Osho Zen and the Mystery of No-Mind: A Course in Witnessing

Osho spent his whole life working to awaken as many individuals as possible through the practice of meditation. In addition to teaching the 112 ancient meditation techniques of the Vigyan Bhairava Tantra, Osho also devised new “active” meditation techniques designed specifically to overcome the complexities and busyness of the modern mind. But Osho has also said that the very core of meditation is witnessing.

Osho Meditation Atlanta offers many opportunities to experience the “active” meditations of Osho. Here in our circle of meditation we will be focusing on awarefulness: sensing the body, watching the breath and witnessing the mind.

In this module we will be exploring Osho’s unique teaching of Zen and his emphasis on no-mind, all of which is included in Osho’s Witnessing meditation. This module is part of A Course in Witnessing.

Osho has said:

“Real meditation is Zen, Vipassana. Real meditation is nothing but to sit silently, doing nothing. Just doing nothing, sitting silently, that is real meditation. There is no other technique, no technique at all in it. No mantra has to be repeated. No prayer has to be done, no God’s name to be pronounced.

You simply sit . . . but that is the hardest thing to do in the world. Looks so simple!

When I say again and again:

Sitting silently,
Doing nothing,
And the Spring comes
And the grass grows by itself…

You think it is very easy: ‘We can sit and the spring will come and the grass will grow by itself.’ This is the hardest and the most difficult and the most arduous thing in the world: to sit silently, doing nothing. And this is the greatest meditation. […]

Real meditation is not a technique. Real meditation is just relaxing, sitting silently, letting it happen, whatsoever it is. Allowing the whole anxiety to come up, to surface. And watching it, watching it. And doing nothing to change it. Witnessing it is real meditation.

In that witnessing your Buddhahood will become more and more powerful. Witnessing is the nourishment for your Buddhahood. And the more powerful your Buddhahood is, the less anxiety there is. The day your Buddhahood is complete, all anxiety is gone.”
-Osho, from The Perfect Master, V.1, Discourse #8

Osho Zen and the Mystery of No-Mind : A Course in Witnessing  is made up of 24 programs, each one is approximately two hours in length. You can use them progressively from #1 – #24, or each one independently.

MP3 audio files of the complete discourses can be downloaded from Osho.com or you can read the entire books online at the Osho Library.

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Program #01: What is Zen

Program #02: Zen is Not a Theology

Program #03: What is this you in yourself

Program #04: See the False as the False and Follow Your True Nature

Program #05: Like the Empty Sky it has no Boundaries

Program #06: Consciousness Minus Thinking is Samadhi

Program #07: Man: The Greatest Problem, The Only Solution

Program #08: The Unity of Emptiness

Program #09: All Moons in the One Moon

Program #10: All Beings are from the Very Beginning Buddhas

Program #11: Surrender is Understanding

Program #12: This Very Place the Lotus Paradise

Program #13: No-Mind and Being Present

Program #14: The Whiskers of the Pebble

Program #15: Witnessing is the Beginning, No-Mind is the Fulfillment

Program #16: My Abiding Place Has No Pillars

Program #17: Go Like an Arrow

Program #18: The Emptiness of the Heart

Program #19: Ripe Plum

Program #20: Go On Digging

Program #21: The Sky of Completion

Program #22: Zen is a Brave Step

Program #23: The Ocean is Always Waiting

Program #24: Inscape – The Ultimate Annihilation

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