ABOUT ACTIVE MEDITATIONS
For many, it can be extremely difficult to watch the mind in silent sitting when most of our day is consumed with activities, work and so much stimulus. Though we may sit silently with eyes closed, the mind is usually hyperactive behind our peaceful demeanor. Active meditation methods utilise movement and/or sound to first concentrate the mind and then bring internal awareness through observation of the body, sound vibrations and ultimately inner sensations. By taking an indirect approach to meditation through conscious ‘doing’, emotions can be released, energy can be moved, and we can eventually come to a natural place of ‘non-doing’. These techniques (Osho Active Meditations) are suitable for beginners or advanced practitioners. Below are some of the methods we practice at Satsanga.
WHEN DO WE GATHER?
After 8 years of gathering every Tuesday evening for active meditations and monthly for Osho Dynamic Meditation, we have taken a sabbatical for the regular events and have now moved to an event-based offering. However in June 2018, we will resume weekly gatherings again. Please subscribe to the newsletter to stay up to date of our schedule. We also are available for private and/or group bookings for any of the meditations below. Please contact us HERE if interested.
WHAT DO WE PRACTICE?
Nadabrahma Meditation – This meditation technique was developed by Osho and inspired from the Tibetan Buddhist methodology of using low sound vibrations to access consciousness. Nadabrahma meditation uses humming sound vibrations to create a healing and aligning effect throughout the body/mind, as well as uses hand movements to balance masculine and feminine energies through visualisations of giving and receiving. This meditation method is very gentle, easy to learn and extremely effective at offering an opportunity to centre oneself into wholeness. Suitable for beginners or advanced practitioners!
Chakra Sounds Meditation - This beautiful sound meditation uses free toning with directed attention at each energy centre along the spine. When performed in a group, this method is extraordinary. Participants remain seated throughout the duration and the technique is wonderful for absolute beginners or advanced practitioners.
Devavani Meditation – This method from Osho is an amazingly delicate & calming technique. Devavani (Divine Voice) uses one’s own sounds to make gentle non-language speech (latihan), as well as free movement of the body and silence to reach an inner state of awareness. The method is very quiet, offers a beautiful balance of sound and silence, stillness & silence. Devavani needs a quiet environment to be appreciated fully.
Gourishankar Meditation – This method is one of the more passive of the Osho Active Meditations. Gourishankar was developed from inspiration of the Yogic path and uses ancient techniques in a structured format. Pranayama (breath control), Tratak (candle gazing), Latihan (spontaneous, gentle free movement), and stillness create a powerful, yet subtle, method for cultivating attention and awareness, and raising energy to the third eye centre. It is said from Osho that if one does the first stage correctly with the breathing, one can feel as high as if on Mt Everest (Gourishankar).
Mahamudra Meditation – This is a beautiful movement meditation developed by Osho, meaning ‘The Great Gesture”. Using our body as a medium to communicate to the Divine Essence, we create free flowing gestures of the physical body as a communion to Existence, offering our love & gratitude for this miracle of life. This moving meditation follows in the tradition of Bhakti Yoga in that every movement becomes an offering to Love and a mindful way of entering a deep state of Awareness. Complete with receptivity, gratitude, openness, gentleness & humility, this technique brings the practitioner into the silent depths of the heart. The effect on the physical & energetic bodies is one of harmony, surrender & love. Anyone can practice this technique and will surely find that the heart is more open after such a delicate journey inwards.
Sufi Dance Meditation (No-Dimension) – This is a powerful active meditation inspired by Osho and based on the heart-centered Sufi tradition, which uniquely uses repetitive dance & whirling to bring awareness to our hara (centre). So often we are pulled into the cyclone of impermanence, misidentification, circular thoughts and runaway emotions; this technique empowers us through dance to find the centre of the cyclone and to rest in a place of witnessing, untouched and unaffected by the peripheral storm. Suitable for beginners or advanced practitioners and modifications are available for those with physical limitations.
Kundalini Dance Meditation – This is a potent active meditation inspired by Osho, that creatively uses shaking, free dance, stillness & silence to bring one into a deep state of awareness. Most of us have realised that repressed emotions and stressful living can affect our ability to calm the mind, to live vibrantly and to relate to others. Osho Active Meditations are scientifically designed to effectively release such tensions that block the natural flow of energies in our body, allowing us to become more joyful, peaceful and authentic. Kundalini Dance Meditation is a wonderful technique that allows us to embody our Inner Shakti and to find ourselves in a pure state of awareness! Come shake off what is no longer serving you, connect to the Kundalini Energy, express yourself fully and drop into a state of pure watchfulness! Suitable for absolute beginners or advanced meditative practitioners. No experience is needed and modifications are available for people who have any physical limitations.
Chakra Breathing Meditation – This is an intense active meditation inspired by Osho that uses intentional directed breathing, visualisation, stillness & silence to bring one into a deep state of awareness. During one hour, we will use slight movement while standing and active breath to bring awareness to each energy centre along the spine. Chakra Breathing Meditation is a wonderful technique that rebalances & harmonises our energy centres, and allows us to find ourselves in a pure state of awareness! Come breathe yourself into harmony and drop into a state of watchfulness! Suitable for absolute beginners or advanced meditative practitioners and modifications are available for those with physical limitations.
Osho Dynamic Meditation – This is a powerful active meditation developed by Osho, that uses deep breathing, cathartic expression, active mantra, silence and free dance to bring one into a deep state of awareness. Dynamic Meditation is an EXCELLENT opportunity to release old, lingering emotions, de-stress, and have a GREAT catharsis! The depth of this technique is enhanced when practiced in a powerful group energy and the experience is always different. No experience is needed and modifications are available for people who have any physical limitations.
These methods were developed by Osho. You can read more about them, as well as learn specific instructions and purchase music at www.osho.com. Though we practice Osho Active Meditations, this is NOT an Osho Centre and we are not officially certified by Osho Ashram to facilitate these techniques. We simply share them from the authentic intention of our hearts to serve humanity and share meditative techniques that have included profoud transformations for ourselves. We do not encourage any lineage dependence or guru-dom; however we are grateful to the incredible teachings of Osho.