Monday, November 15, 2004

A New Osho centre in Bangalore: Youthful Fresh Energy

"Listening to Osho I was scared to know in the beginning that dance is the most perishable art—it lives with the dancer and dies with the dancer. One moment it is there when the dancer is dancing and the next moment it is not there when the dancer stops dancing. And in dance meditation, when the dancer disappears into dance and only the dance remains, there is a profound experience of Advaita, non-duality. A single moment of dance becomes eternity," said Ms. Pratibha Prahlad, a renowned danseuse and an ardent Osho lover in Bangalore, on the inauguration of a new Osho centre in Koramangala, Bangalore. She launched a dance special issue of Osho World News-- Dance your Way to God—on the occasion.

Swami Vivekananda, a young Osho disciple in Bangalore has opened a new Osho centre known as Osho Sandhyana ( Sandhyana joins two words: Sandhya means Evening and Dhyana means Meditation) which was formally inaugurated by Ms. Pratibha Prahlad, Swami Anand Arun from Kathmandu and Swami Chaitanya Keerti from Osho World Foundation, New Delhi. The centre is attracting the youth of the city which is working under most stressful conditions in American call-centres. It is a vibrant centre with fresh youthful energy for the youth and for those who want to feel young. Meditation is an alchemy of youthfulness.

A two day ( non-residential ) meditation workshop has been organized at the Osho centre on 14th and 15th November 2004. This workshop is being conducted by Swami Anand Arun and Swami Chaitanya Keerti, long time disciples of Osho who travel around the world to conduct meditation events and initiate new seekers into Osho's Neo-Sannyas.

Osho says about dance:
What happens when you dance totally? The dancer disappears in a total dance. That's my definition of the total dance: the dancer disappears, dissolves; only the dancing remains. When there is only dancing and no dancer, this is the ultimate of meditation -- the taste of nectar, bliss, God, truth, ecstasy, freedom, freedom from the ego, freedom from the doer. And when there is no ego, no doer, and the dance is going on and there is no dancer, a great witnessing arises, a great awareness like a cloud of light surrounding you. You are watching it. Check out