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OSHO Born Again

This is a one-week process created by Osho to rediscover the beauty of childhood without verbalizing or analyzing our past psychological experiences.

The course includes one hour of allowing yourself to just be a child again, and one hour of silent sitting together as a group.

For the first hour you behave like a child. Just enter your childhood. Whatever you wanted to do, do it – dancing, singing, jumping, crying, weeping – anything at all, in any posture. Nothing is prohibited except touching other people. Don’t touch or harm anyone else in the group.

BECOMING A CHILD AGAIN

Once upon a time we were all real! Just naturally ourselves. When we wanted to laugh, we laughed. When we wanted to cry, we cried. When we were angry, we were angry. We danced and jumped and shrieked with delight. Playfulness was our essence. We lived in innocence, knowing nothing, except what we needed in that moment.

We were very small and needed the love of others, it was our only security. The price for that love was that we started “growing old,” rather than just naturally maturing and “growing up.” The day we became good boys and girls was a catastrophe. We stopped growing – we became artificial, unnatural, serious….

Also, the world around us was so exciting and we wanted to go “out” and discover everything, and so we became so knowledgeable about everything except ourselves. In the process we forgot who we really are, and lost the innate ability of relaxing into not-knowing.

Now is our chance to take ourselves back to that same fork in the road. This time we can consciously choose to take the path of playfulness, innocence, naturalness, laughter… rediscovering our originality, individuality, and freedom. And once we are on the road of authenticity, then finding ourselves, finding our center, finding our own inner joy will happen by itself.

Then follows the hour of just sitting silently. You will be fresher, more innocent, and meditation will become easier.

SITTING IN SILENCE

“You are using awareness without being aware of it, but only about outside things. It is the same awareness that has to be used for the inside traffic. When you close your eyes there is a traffic of thoughts, emotions, dreams, imaginations; all kinds of things start flashing by.

 

“What you have been doing in the outside world, do exactly the same with the inside world and you will become a witness. And once tasted, the joy of being a witness is so great, so otherworldly that you would like to go more and more in…. From unawareness to awareness is the greatest quantum leap.” Osho

 

“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.

 

“This is your second childhood. You are born again. Your eyes are no longer filled with the dust of knowing. But this not-knowing is a tremendous perceptivity, a great clarity. It does not need to know, because it feels, and feeling is a higher state than knowing. As the clarity becomes more and more transparent, instead of feeling it becomes your being.” Osho

 

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OSHO Mystic Rose

“I have invented many meditations, but perhaps this will be the most essential and fundamental one.” Osho

 

Laugh, Cry, and Let the Scars of the Past Be Dissolved in Silence

For 21 days, Laugh for 3 hours a day for 7 days, Cry for 3 hours a day for 7 days, and then Sit Silently, for 3 hours a day for 7 days.

Whenever any experience is not fully lived in the moment, it leaves a residue inside us. It may be a small thing or something really significant but those residues or scars stay in the unconscious blocking our natural ability to flower to our full potential.

Whatever is left in the unconscious remains, waiting for an opportunity to be expressed, accepted, and resolved.

When we allow all our un-laughed laughter, our un-cried tears, and our un-lived silence to be experienced, we can allow whatever is in the unconscious to flow freely and be lived now – and be resolved forever.

The laughter, tears and silence do their work without the need for words, discussion, or analysis as is typical of conventional “therapy.” You just participate with totality and sincerity, and the rest happens by itself.

The OSHO Mystic Rose provides that opportunity.

Details of this 21-day course:

As Osho explains:

For seven days we laugh for no reason at all for three hours each day.

“The first part… for three hours, people simply laugh for no reason at all…. Digging for three hours you will be surprised how many layers of dust have gathered upon your being. It will cut them like a sword, in one blow. For seven days continuously, three hours every day… you cannot conceive how much transformation can come to your being.”

 

“When a man reaches into his innermost being he will find the first layer is of laughter and the second layer is of agony, tears.”

 

For the second seven days, we cry for no reason at all for three hours a day.

“So for seven days you have to allow yourself to weep, cry, for no reason at all – just the tears are ready to come.”

 

“The first part removes everything that hinders your laughter – all the inhibitions of past humanity, all the repressions. It cuts them away. It brings a new space within you, but still you 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.”

 

The third part is the time for the “Watcher on the Hill,” just watching whatever is happening inside or out.

“And my effort here is to take away all your scars and all your wounds and make you aware that you are just a watcher. A watcher cannot be wounded; no bullet can pass through it, no nuclear bomb can destroy it.”

 

“Just be a witness. Go on witnessing whatsoever passes in the mind, and the very process of witnessing has the whole secret in it.”

 

“Then you know that you are just the quality of reflection, that you are a pure consciousness, a witness, that you are a mirror and nothing else, that you are just a watcher, a watcher on the hill.”

 

“That is freedom. That’s what is called liberation, nirvana. And that man knows what benediction is!”

 

As Osho further explains:

“Laughter is a great medicine. It is a tremendously powerful therapy. If you can laugh at your own unconscious, the unconscious loses its force. In your very laughter your guilt, your wounds, disappear.”

 

“I am giving you a very fundamental technique, fresh and unused. And it is going to become worldwide, without any doubt, because its effects will show anybody that the person has become younger, the person has become more loving, the person has become graceful. The person has become more flexible, less fanatic; the person has become more joyful, more a celebrant.

 

“All that this world needs is a good cleansing of the heart of all the inhibitions of the past. Laughter and tears can do both. Tears will take out all the agony that is hidden inside you and laughter will take all that is preventing your ecstasy.”

 

“My own experience says to me that if you can laugh rightly, in the right moment, it will bring you out of unconsciousness into the open sky, from the darkness to the light. I am introducing laughter as a meditation because nothing makes you so total as laughter; nothing makes you stop your thinking as laughter does. Just for a moment you are no more a mind. Just for a moment you are no more in time. Just for a moment you have entered into another space where you are total and whole and healed.”

 

“This is absolutely my meditation.”

 

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OSHO No-Mind

This is a seven-day course, which includes one hour of Gibberish and one hour of silent sitting together as a group.

“I am dealing with the contemporary man, who is the most restless being that has ever evolved on the earth. But people do become silent; you just have to allow them to throw out their madness, insanity, then they themselves become silent.”  Osho

 
GIBBERISH

In that first hour we have the perfect opportunity to throw out the gibberish of the mind. As Osho explains, “Gibberish is one of the most scientific ways to clean your mind”. And also that:

“To be in the mind is to be out of yourself.
To be out of the mind is to be in your own being.”

 

“Just go inwards and it is not thousands of miles away. It is only thousands of thoughts away.

 

“So, it is only a question of reducing the thoughts and the mileage is reduced.
If you don’t have any thoughts, you are in it. You are it.

 

“You don’t have to go anywhere; you have to simply go on throwing your thoughts.

 

“That is the purpose of our gibberish before the meditation. Just a time to throw everything, without inhibition. These creatures that you throw out are eating your head continuously, destroying your intelligence. Catch them and throw them out.”

 

What Is Gibberish?

Just say everything that you ever wanted to say and have not been able to say because of civilization, education, culture, and society. Be very passionate, as if you are talking, as if your whole life is at stake. You are talking nonsense and there is nobody except you, but be passionate, be in a passionate dialogue. Saying anything that is moving in your mind, all kinds of rubbish – throw it out.

And say it in any language you don’t 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. Shouting, laughing, crying, making noises … making gestures …. Sounds will come – utter them – and one sound will lead into another. Soon you will be speaking Chinese and Italian and French, languages that you don’t know. Simply allow whatever comes to your mind without bothering about its rationality, reasonability, meaning, or significance. For the first time enjoy that freedom – the same as all the birds have.

Do it totally, with great enthusiasm …. Be authentic, honest …. You have to be total. Don’t act or do it automatically like a robot. Be sincere … make it a reality …. So, don’t be partial, don’t be middle-class. Be a first-rate crazy man! Just go crazy without any fear. Don’t spare anything. Don’t sit there like a Buddha; that stage comes later. Remember, the first step in meditation is to forget the whole world and just bring out all your craziness in rubbish, gibberish sounds, gestures …. As you throw it out you will find yourself becoming light, becoming more alive. But be total because once you are freed of it, then there is a possibility of going deeper into silence than you have ever gone.

As Osho describes it:

“Put the conscious off and allow the unconscious to speak….”

 

“Be very passionate in it, as if you are talking, as if your whole life is at stake. You are talking nonsense and there is nobody except you, but be passionate, be in a passionate dialogue.”

 

“You have to be authentic about it. It is not for somebody else, it is for the sky. And you cannot deceive the sky.”

 

“It is one of the most ecstatic meditations ever. As you go into it, get more and more ecstatic with it. If your body starts moving, your hands start moving, gestures happen and you feel like standing up or jumping or dancing, allow it. Let your whole body and being say it. And get deeper and deeper into it – be possessed by it.”

 

“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.”

 

SITTING IN SILENCE

Just be absolutely silent, gather your whole energy inwards, just like you are coming home.

“Now you are ready to go inwards with all your consciousness, with all your life energy. Move towards the center of your being. That is from where you have come and that is where everybody goes back.

 

“Deeper and deeper … the deeper you go, the more fragrant becomes the air. The deeper you go, suddenly flowers start showering on you. At the deepest point you are the buddha. The buddha means simply witnessing, pure witnessing. Just witness: the body is there, the mind is there, but you are neither.

 

“You are a separate force which comes from the center, and the center is joined with eternity. It knows no birth, no death. This buddha is your ultimate potential, the very Everest of consciousness. Great is the splendor of this moment.” Osho

 

Opening to Intimacy

Osho:

“Everybody is afraid of intimacy. The problem becomes more complicated because everybody wants intimacy. Everybody wants intimacy because otherwise you are alone in this universe — without a friend, without a lover, without anybody you can trust.”

 

Our fear of intimacy comes from the fear of being unacceptable as we are. Using gentle non-cathartic methods, we will allow ourselves to experience some of these fears at a conscious level.

We will also look at how the judgments we make of ourselves hinder our ability to be open and loving. As we become more loving and accepting of ourselves, the doors open to intimacy with others.

The work consists of interactive exercises in pairs, introspection, and group sharing. We begin to see how we all have similar fears around intimacy. This allows us to become more playful and light-hearted in our connections with others. To move from the seriousness of the ego to the childlike innocence of the heart.

Osho:

“Once you have accepted yourself as you are, the fear of intimacy will disappear.”

 

And:

“Only a man of meditation can allow intimacy to happen.”

 

Opening to Self-Love

If you totally accepted yourself just as you are, without changing anything, would you have any problems?

“In self-love you will start becoming more and more relaxed. A person who loves himself is totally relaxed.” Osho

 
Opening to Self-Love helps us confront the beliefs and fears that stop us from being loving and compassionate to ourselves and to others.
When we focus awareness on the mechanisms of self-rejection, they start to fade away. This allows us to open to our unique beauty, to rediscover our essential value; to open up to positive, loving relationships with others.

The Opening to Self-Love process is based on individual, paired and group exercises, designed to bring our inner critics into the light of awareness. Our approach is light-hearted and loving so that the energy tied up in negativity can be gently released into creativity.
Group sharing allows us to see that we all have similar beliefs that get in the way of our self-acceptance and to see that we are all sensitive, human, and worthy of love.

When we open up to loving ourselves we find that our meditation deepens and happens more easily.

“The more you love yourself, the less you will find of the self in you, and then it becomes a great meditation, a great leap into God.” Osho

 

Opening to the Inner Child

“The spring is there, and the fresh water is still running there – but rocks have been put around you. You have been blocked. Once those rocks have been taken away again you will become a child. It will be a rebirth. Again, you will start flowing. Again, your eyes will have luster and your face will have joy. Again, you will become luminous.” Osho

 
Some of the natural qualities of a child are innocence, playfulness and joy and a sense of wonder about the mystery of life. Rather than supporting these qualities, parents and society force their own values onto the child’s vulnerable mind and vital, spontaneous impulses are slowly repressed.

This is a healing process to uncover the layers of emotional hurt, allowing them to be felt, expressed, and dissolved in a loving atmosphere. The result is a space of meditative awareness in which the natural child, with all its aliveness, can re-emerge.
 

“Meditation simply means learning to forget all that you have learned. It is a process of deconditioning, a process of dehypnosis.” Osho

 

Primal Mirror

As children we develop a series of false identities or masks in response to the expectations and projections of those we depend on for survival. Over time these become autonomous and start to run our lives. We move between them with little or no awareness, triggered by external events.

Wounding happens when we are not seen and loved unconditionally as children. The wounded child is a powerful and convincing identification which can keep us stuck in defense mode and, when we are triggered, we start to live out our childhood movie.
We can learn to recognize and accept this when it is happening and, instead of remaining stuck, begin to heal the inner child by giving it the love and reassurance it needs – from our own adult resources.

Reclaiming and healing the inner child allows us to regain the spontaneous joy and wonder of life. It is the essential journey of life to become a child again healed, whole and awake.

“Parents, because of their own investment – business, politics, religion, philosophy – are less interested in the potential of the child. They are more interested in how to mold the child so that he fits in their world, becomes respectable in their world, is not an outcast, is not a misfit. All this arises out of good intentions, but the result is not good. It is almost slaughtering the child, destroying, killing him. Most of his potential will always remain only potential. He will never be even aware what treasures he has brought with his life. He will die and those treasures will remain unopened.” Osho.

 

AFH – The OSHO Freedom Process

With his profound understanding of the conditioned mind, and of the transforming power of meditation, Osho reframed the Fisher-Hoffman Process, an egocentric system; transforming it into what he called the Anti-Fisher-Hoffman Process.
This deep work enables us to liberate ourselves from any source of conditioning, be it from family, religion or society.

“My effort here is to destroy all conditioning – Hindu, Mohammedan, Christian, Jewish … it does not matter what kind of conditioning you are carrying; I want you to drop it. It is a weight. And through all the therapies, I am trying to do something else which the West has not understood yet. Through therapies they try to bring you to normal humanity. Their psychoanalysis brings people to what they call sanity. My therapies – and all the psychoanalytic methods used here – have a different purpose. It is not to make you into normal, average, so-called sane people: it is to cleanse you of all traps, all theories, all religions, all kinds of conditionings. All these therapies here are deprogramming you and leaving you free, without any program. The negative part is being done by the therapies – they destroy your programming. And the positive part is done by meditation.” Osho

 
In our childhood we have always been directed to be, and to behave, in a way that was acceptable to our parents and society, rather than to be true to ourselves.
This has created a layer of conditioning and a false self which masks our true essence and hinders us from living a rich and full life – in our work, in our relationships and in our creativity.
When we look inward we have no idea who we truly are; we find instead a deep longing to find love and freedom.

The AFH process opens us to an understanding of how our conditioning has been created and how it has been passed down from generation to generation. From this understanding comes freedom, grace, and responsibility for our own lives.

“And if you can risk, totally risk, not preserving anything, not playing tricks with yourself, not withholding anything, suddenly the unknown envelops you. And when it comes you become aware that it is not only the unknown, it is the unknowable. It is not against the known, it is beyond the known. To move in that darkness, to move in that uncharted place without any maps and without any pathways, to move alone into that absolute, the quality of the warrior is needed.
Many of you still have a little of it left because you were once children; you were all warriors, you were all dreamers of the unknown. That childhood is hidden but it cannot be destroyed; it is there, it still has its own corner in your being. Allow it to function; be childlike and you will be warriors again. That’s what I mean.”
Osho

 
The process is mostly residential, in silence and in isolation, with only a limited number of participants.
Pre-requisite: Primal Deconditioning and emotional release work recommended.

Admission is by a series of interviews that start from 6 months prior to the start of the course.

For a pre-interview write to Kala from 9-31 August, 2020 write to Sosheera

You will need to arrive in the OSHO Meditation Resort Pune at least one week before the process starts.
 

The Rebel

Living life according to our conditioning leaves us running around in circles, repeating patterns that keep us addicted, co-dependent, and fixed in negative behavior patterns.
Finding the source of our conditioning and addressing our unconscious patterns, enables us to start living our lives in a new way – in tune with the essential qualities we were born with.

“Don’t become a revolutionary; become a rebel. A rebel is one who has no ideology, no ideals, who has nothing to impose upon himself, who takes life as it comes and takes it easily, who enjoys it, dances it and sings it. This spontaneity will give you the flavor called meaning. Otherwise life becomes just a repetition of the past. It is no more alive – just formalities and rituals; it becomes burdened.” Osho

 
The Rebel focuses on developing our ability to watch without judgement – the key to a life of tremendous joy and freedom.

“A rebel is one who does not react against the society, who understands the whole game of it and simply slips out of it. It becomes irrelevant to him.” Osho

 
This course is recommended as a preparation for AFH – The OSHO Freedom Process, and some previous experience with primal related work is required.

“The rebel is in a state of tremendous love with freedom — total freedom, nothing less than that. Hence, he has no savior, no God’s messenger, no messiah, no guide; he simply moves according to his own nature. He does not follow anybody; he does not imitate anybody. Certainly, he has chosen the most dangerous way of life; full of responsibility, but of tremendous joy and freedom.” Osho

 
This course is residential and in silence and isolation.
 

Primal Deconditioning Intensive

Conditioning is given to us by parents, family, teachers, and society – it is learned behavior. It fuels all that is false about us by maintaining the personality – a mask. This in turn disconnects us from our individuality, that place where we feel at home and connected.

“All personality is false. Good personality, bad personality, the personality of a sinner and the personality of a saint – all are false. You can wear a beautiful mask or an ugly mask, it doesn’t make any difference. The real thing is your essence.” Osho

 
This process works through the layers of our personality which manifest as self-destructive behavior, addictions, and co-dependency issues.

We use different techniques, to re-connect with the healthy child within us – to set it free from the “hypnosis” of the past. And we will experience how meditation allows us to acknowledge our wounds while we remain in a space that is essentially untouched by them.

“Whatever is repressed will have to be witnessed; whatever is buried inside will have to be faced. Wherever we have made ourselves blind, we will have to create eyes. We will have to undo the things we were taught to do as children and redo them in a totally different manner. We will have to return to that point in our childhood at which our energy was stolen. This is why all religiousness is nothing but the reclaiming of childhood.” Osho

 

Meditation on a daily basis will embed this new freedom into our daily lives allowing us to maintain a healthier more fulfilled life – living the truth of who we are each moment.

This course is residential and in silence and isolation.