The Meditative Therapies – created by Osho – are processes for freeing our energies, to renew vitality and to create space for silence. They work energetically, by-passing the conscious, analytical mind. They are therefore clear, pure processes where individuals are connecting directly with their own energy, without any interference or intervention from a facilitator ( except in rare circumstances where guidance is needed ). All of them are basically meditations – even in the active phase. One is in a moment - to -moment encounter with oneself.
OSHO MYSTIC ROSE
“ The symbol of the mystic rose is that if a man takes care of the seed he is born with, gives it the right soil, gives it the right atmosphere and the right vibrations, moves on a right path where the seed can start growing, then the ultimate growth symbolized as the Mystic Rose: when your being blossoms and opens all its petals and releases its beautiful fragrance.
For those who want to go deeper, I have chose to create a new meditative therapy. The first part will be laughter, for three hours people simply laugh for no reason at all. For seven days continuously, three hours every day you cannot conceive how much transformation can come to your being.
The second part is tears. The first part removes everything that hinders your laughter all the inhibitions of past humanity, all the repression, it cuts them away. It brings a new space within you. But you still have to go a few steps more to reach the temple of your being, because you have suppressed so much sadness, so much despair, so much anxiety, so many tears. They are all there, covering you and destroying your beauty, your grace, your joy. Pain is suppressed. You don't want to be painful, so you suppressed it, you avoid, you look somewhere else. But it remains. If you cry and weep with out any reason, just as an exercise, a meditation nobody will believe it. Tears have never been accepted as meditation. And I tell you, they are not only a meditation, they are a medicine also. You will have better eyesight and you will have better inner vision. Tears will take out the agony that it is hidden inside you and laughter will take all that is preventing your ecstasy.
If you go in, you will find both, laughter and tears. Existence does not believe in concepts, ideologies: existence transcends all concepts, which are dualistic, which are based on duality. Day and night, laughter and tears, pain and blissfulness come together. When a man reaches in to his innermost being he will find the first layer is of laughter and the second layer is of agony, tears. So, for seven days you have to allow yourself to weep, cry, for no reason at all.
Finally, the third part is witnessing, the watcher on the hills. Finally, after the laughter and the tears, there is only witnessing silence. Witnessing on its own is automatically suppressive. Weeping stops when you witness it, it becomes dormant. This meditation gets read of the laughter and tears before hand, so that there is nothing to suppress in your witnessing. Then the witnessing simply opens a pure sky. So for seven days you experience simply clarity.
This is absolutely my meditation. I have invented many meditations, but perhaps this will be the most essential and fundamental one. Mystic Rose is the fulfillment of your inner being” .
OSHO NO MIND
Osho first introduced the No-Mind meditation as part of his evening discourses on Zen. Later on, it became a group process, lasting for two hours a day for seven days. For the first hour, participants do gibberish. For the second hour, they sit silently, doing nothing.
Here is an excerpt from the talk where Osho first introduced the meditation:
" The first part is gibberish. The word ' gibberish ' comes from a Sufi mystic Jabbar who never spoke any language, he just uttered nonsense. He had thousands of disciples because what he was saying was: ' Your mind is nothing but gibberish, put it aside and you will have a taste of your own being '.
To use gibberish, don't say things which are meaningful, don't use the language that you know. Use Chinese, if you don't know Chinese. Use Japanese if you don't know Japanese. Don't use German if you know German. For the first time have a freedom - the same as all the birds have. Simply allow whatever comes to your mind without bothering about its rationality, reasonability, meaning, significance - just the way the birds are doing. For the first part, leave language and mind aside.
Out of this will arise the second part, a great silence in which you have to close your eyes and freeze your body, all its movements, gather your energy within yourself. Remain here and now ".
OSHO BORN AGAIN
A process especially created to rediscover the freshness and innocence of childhood without going into psychological issues.
"This great experiment through which we are passing is basically to achieve your lost childhood again. When I say ' your lost childhood ' I mean your innocence, your eyes full of wonder, knowing nothing, having nothing, but yet feeling yourself at the top of the world. Those golden moments of wonder, joy, no tension, no worry, no anxiety, have to be regained, rediscovered. The sage is nothing but the circle that started in your birth coming full way, complete, back to the same point". Osho
The course is 2 hours a day for 7 days. The first hour is for entering into your childhood and doing what you always wanted to do. The second hour is for sitting silently in meditation.
OSHO REMINDING YOURSELF OF THE FORGOTTEN LANGUAGE OF TALKING TO YOUR BODY-MIND
Using hypnosis, you first reconnect with your body/mind, making friends with it, and then start a healing process by communicating with your unconscious. Of this meditative therapy Osho points out that it can be used for weight control, for dealing with migraines and any other body aches and pains or for anything in the body which is out of natural balance. The course is 1 hour a day for 7 days.
Here is an excerpt from the meditation Cd
"The body is the visible soul, and the soul is the invisible body. The body and soul are not divided anywhere, they are parts of each other, they are parts of one whole. You have to accept the body, you have to love the body, you have to respect the body, you have to be grateful to your body... The body is the most complex mechanism in existence - it is simply marvelous! And blessed are those who marvel. Begin the feeling of wonder with your own body, because that is the closest to you. The closest nature has approached to you, the closest God has come to you, is through the body. In your body is the water of the oceans, in your body is the fire of the stars and the suns, in your body is the air, your body is made of earth. Your body represents the whole of existence, all the elements. And what a transformation! What a metamorphosis! Look at the earth, and then look at your body, what a transformation, and you have never marveled about it! Dust has become divine - what greater mystery is possible? What greater miracles are you waiting for? And you see the miracle happening every day. Out of the mud comes the lotus...and out of the dust has arisen our beautiful body ".