Active Meditations and Meditative Therapies
What is an Active Meditation?
“In Buddha’s time, dynamic methods of meditation were not needed. People were more simple, more authentic. They lived a more real life. Now, people are living a very repressed life, a very unreal life. When they don’t want to smile, they smile. When they want to be angry, they show compassion. People are false, the whole life pattern is false. People are just acting, not living. Many incomplete experiences go on being collected, piled up inside their minds.
“Just sitting directly in silence won’t help. The moment you will sit silently, you will see all sorts of things moving inside you; you will feel it almost impossible to be silent. First throw those things out so you come to a natural state of rest. Real meditation starts only when you are at rest.”
What is a Meditative Therapy?
Meditative Therapies were created by Osho. They are scientifically designed for the contemporary man. A breakthrough to meditation, a speeding up process to connect with our natural state of being.
The Osho approach to therapy is that it can never be the ultimate solution to human problems, but it can be used as a tool to help prepare the ground for meditation. Based on this understanding he has created a series of “meditative therapies” that give participants the opportunity to dissolve the tensions and repressions that keep them from being able to sit silently and observe the mind that creates problems in the first place.
Meditative Therapies are processes for freeing old, stuck energies, to renew vitality and to create space for silence. They work energetically, bypassing 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). And all of them are basically meditations – even in the active phase, one is in a moment-to-moment encounter with oneself.
The Meditative Therapies that we offer are:
Born Again: This course is planned for those who want to rediscover the freshness and the innocence of the childhood without going psychological issues. This course is 3 hours a day for 7 days.
No Mind: No Mind is a meditative therapy process lasting for 2 hours a day for 7 days. For the first hour, we use gibberish to empty the mind of all garbage, allowing -in second hour- a great silence to arise from within.
Mystic Rose: Osho created this powerful weeks long meditative therapy to in order to dissolve the blocks to inner spontaneity and joy in order to bring you to a state of deep meditation. This course is 3 hours a day for 21 days.
“I have invented many meditations perhaps this will be the most essential and fundamental one it is the major breakthrough since Vipassana 25 centuries ago” ~ Osho
Our Meditation Retreats are:
One day retreat: One day meditation retreat runs from 10.am – 4.30pm. You will learn a range of techniques which you can then apply to your life at home and work in order to maintain the meditative state that you will achieve during the workshops.
Weekend retreat: Shama’s weekend retreats are designed for both the general public and corporate teams. They can be held in both residential and non-residential places. The sessions normally run from 10.30am on Saturday to 4.30pm on Sunday, including meals and snacks. If you are travelling from far accommodations can be arranged.