Osho Dhamma and the Secrets of Meditation: 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. Witnessing means “awarefulness.”

“Watch your mind. Don’t do anything – no repetition of mantra, no repetition of the name of god – just watch whatever the mind is doing. Don’t disturb it, don’t prevent it, don’t repress it; don’t do anything at all on your part. You just be a watcher, and the miracle of watching is meditation. As you watch, slowly mind becomes empty of thoughts; but you are not falling asleep, you are becoming more alert, more aware.

“As the mind becomes completely empty, your whole energy becomes a flame of awakening. This flame is the result of meditation. So you can say meditation is another name of watching, witnessing, observing – without any judgment, without any evaluation. Just by watching, you immediately get out of the mind.”
-Osho, from The Invitation, Discourse #21

Here you will find audio programs which are approximately 2 hours in length. They are divided into two parts so that you can take a short break in between if you wish. The first part is a listening meditation and the second is a satsang meditation. You can begin the program with Amido giving the invocation.

The Listening Meditation is simply an invitation to remain here and now, to Be present, to be in silence. And the way to enter this silence is through right listening.

Albert Blackburn has said about this kind of listening, There has to be a listening, not you listening, there has to be a listening without ‘you’ in the picture.  And when there is that listening, then what is heard is not being interpreted, it is not being analyzed, and it is not being filtered through your conditioning.  In that, there’s a holistic understanding which affects you at a deep level, and changes your life, and brings about this inner revolution.”

And here is what Osho says about Right Listening:

The Satsang Meditation is comprised of alternating periods of silence, music and Osho’s spoken word. The satsangs always begin with silence and end with three bells.The Satsang Meditation is an opportunity to sink ever more deeply into stillness, into silence.

The satsangs based on The Book of Secrets give us an opportunity to experiment and explore ever more deeply the techniques that Osho guides us into.

The alternate satsangs give us an opportunity to explore witnessing. From this place of silence, with closed eyes, we watch, we witness whatever appears within our consciousness. It may be sensations in the body, it may be thoughts in the mind and it may be feelings in the heart, all or any of these are allowed to reveal themselves without us judging and without analyzing. Our job is to discover the witness.

Below you will find the links to the pages from which you can access the files. You can either play the files by left clicking on the link or download them by “right clicking” and choosing “save file as.” Also included below are links for reading. Enjoy!

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: Between Two Breaths

Program #02: Discipline & Meditation

Program #03: As Breath Turns from Down to Up

Program #04: The Only Gift to Me: Your Enlightenment

Program #05: Whenever In-Breath and Out-Breath Fuse

Program #06: Fulfillment Through Centering

Program #07: Attention Between Eyebrows

Program #08: Witnessing-The Base of All Techniques

Program #09: See Your Inner Being in Detail

Program #10: The Third Eye

Program #11: Wherever Your Mind is Wandering

Program #12: Sudden Enlightenment and its Obstacles

Program #13: Wherever Your Attention Alights

Program #14: The Outer Cannot Change the inner

Program #15: Feel-My Thought

Program #16: Your real being the Master

Program #17: Before Desire and Before Knowing

Program #18: Witnessing is Not a Mental Activity

Program #19: You Are Everywhere

Program #20: How Not to Get Identified

Program #21: Thinking No Thing

Program #22: Take Your Destiny in Your Hands

Program #23: Contemplate Something Beyond Perception

Program #24: Ego and the Self

Program #25: Perceive One Being as Knower and Known

Program #26: Death is Not the Enemy

Program #27: Put Mindstuff in Such Inexpressible Fineness

Program #28: Charaiveti, Charaiveti

Program #29: He Remains in the Subjective Mood 

Program #30: Meditation is Your Mastercard

Program #31: Each Particular Perception is Limited (BOS #75-3)

Program #32: I Have No Name

Program #33: Suppose Your Passive Form to be an Empty Room

Program #34: My Approach is Individual

Program #35: Enter Space, Supportless, Eternal, Still (BOS #79-4)

Program #36: No Time Left for any device