These no-mind meditations are compiled from the no-minds which were done in Osho’s presence. The gibberish stage has been lengthened and silent spaces have been added within Osho’s guided meditations. The links to the meditations are at the bottom of this page. You can either left click and listen online or right click and “save link as” to download to your computer.
For those of you who are not familiar with no-mind meditation here are the instructions:
First Stage: Gibberish or conscious craziness
Standing or sitting, close your eyes and begin to say nonsense sounds – gibberish. Make any sounds you like, but do not speak in a language, or use words that you know. Allow yourself to express whatever needs to be expressed within you. Throw everything out, go totally mad. Go consciously crazy. The mind thinks in terms of words. Gibberish helps to break up this pattern of continuous verbalization. Without suppressing your thoughts, you can throw them out in this gibberish. Everything is allowed: sing, cry, shout, scream, mumble talk. Let your body do whatever it wants: jump, lie down, pace, sit, kick and so on. Do not let empty spaces happen. If you cannot find sounds to gibber with, just say la, la, la, la, but don’t remain silent.
If you do this meditation with other people, do not relate or interfere with them in any way. Just stay with what is happening to you, and don’t bother about what others are doing.
Second Stage: Witnessing
After the gibberish, sit absolutely still, silent and relaxed, gathering your energy inwards, letting your thoughts drift further and further away from you, allowing yourself to fall into the deep silence and peacefulness that is at your center. You may sit on the floor or use a chair. Your head and back should be straight, your body relaxed, your eyes closed and your breathing natural.
Be aware, be totally in the present moment. Become like a watcher on the hills, witnessing whatever passes by. Your thoughts will try to race to the future or back to the past. Just watch them from a distance – don’t judge them, don’t get caught up in them. Just stay in the present watching. It is the process of watching which is the meditation, what you are watching is not important. Remember not to become identified with or lost in whatever comes by: thoughts, feelings, body sensations, judgments.
Third Stage: Let-Go
Gibberish is to get rid of the active mind, silence is to get rid of the inactive mind, and Let-Go is to enter into the transcendental.
After the witnessing, allow your body to fall back to the ground without any effort or control. Lying back, continue witnessing, being aware that you are not the body nor the mind, that you are something separate from both.
As you travel deeper and deeper inside, you will eventually come to your center. – Osho
Fourth Stage: Come Back
Come back but don’t come back as you have gone in.
Bring something new with you; bring the buddha with you.
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Listen to the discourse excerpt in which Osho Introduces No-Mind Meditation.
No-Mind – Zen-The Diamond Thunderbolt #3
No-Mind – The Language of Existence #5
No-Mind – The Language of Existence #6
No-Mind – The Language of Existence #7
No-Mind – No Mind Flowers of Eternity #11
No-Mind – No Mind Flowers of Eternity #12
No-Mind – Yakusan-Straight to the Heart of Enlightenment #1
No-Mind – Christianity and Zen #1
No-Mind – Christianity and Zen #4
No-Mind – I Celebrate Myself #2
You may also like to explore Osho Book of Secrets Meditations.
And also Osho/Music Satsang Meditations.
11 thoughts on “Osho No-Mind Meditations”
Very good. Would also be helpful to have a “gibberish” audio file to play in the background so that beginners can engage in this activity without feeling self conscious about their “silly sounds”.
Each of the No-mind meditation files begin with the sounds of group gibberish. The links are at the bottom of the page and you can either stream or download. Enjoy! Prem
Dear, This meditatation is all about knowing the unconscious craziness by doing conscious craziness.
Thank You very much:) ❤
one must try.
These exercises help one to detach from the stream of thinking and be present, conscious only of the sounds. The mind may interrupt with critical judgments; then just be aware of those thoughts too.
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What a beautiful site for Osho and advaita lovers. Many rare discourses from Osho. And you have really made some beautiful meditations both these no-mind and the satsangs. Thanks for your valuable work.
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Big big thanks who posted these audios
Thanks a lot for giving me life ….