Friday, July 29, 2005

Osho Meditation Camps

Meditation Camp in Kottayam
13-16 October
Venue: Oshana Mount
Eddamattom Bharanaganam
Contact: Swami Amano Akhil
Silence--the Osho Book Shop
Kingsway Building, Mavoor Road Jn
Calicut 673001
0495-3092020, 09349119640
Conducted by Swami Chaitanya Keerti

Meditation Camp in Bhubaneshwar
12-15 August
Contact: Swami Anand Krishna 0674-2744626
Swami Anand Maitreya 0674-2302591
Ma Prem Arpita 093371-20890

Oshodham, New Delhi
26-28 August
Contact: Osho World Foundation
011-2626 1616/17
Conducted by Swami Chaitanya Keerti

Osho Tapoban
2-4 September
Conducted by Swami Chaitanya Keerti

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Osho Meditation Workshops


Osho Meditation Workshops conducted by Swami Chaitanya Keerti

27July: Talk in Osho World Meditators Center, Kuala Lumpur 8.00pm

29 July: Osho BodyMind Balancing Retreat, Kuala Lumpur 8-10:30pm

30 July to 1August: Osho BodyMind Balancing Retreat, Kuala Lumpur 7am-8pm

2 August : Talk and Meditation, Penang 7:30-10:30pm

5-7 August : Osho Wellness Weekend - Kuching, East Malaysia

For further information, contact:
Ma Bodhi Tara
Telephone: 0060-122252188

Zorba the Buddha – Summer Festival

With Karajaal, Manasvi & Risk Team
Music: Milarepa & Band
Guests: Ma Dharm Jyoti, Aneesha
Date: July 23 – July 30 2005

This year’s summer festival is a tribute to Zorba the Buddha – the whole man, who can celebrate the body and the earth and also go to the silent depth of his or her inner being. The first half of the festival is dedicated to our Buddha nature – the ingoing silent breath – and the second half to our Zorba nature – the outgoing celebrating breath. There will be at least three workshops and meditations everyday, live music, morning classes, cafĂ©, cabaret and a party evening. Milarepa & his One Sky Band will play most of the days in the festival and Ma Dharm Jyoti will lead meditations. Aneesha will contribute with Heart dance and Tantric Pulsation.

Osho Risk
Bogballevej 3
8740 Braedstrup, Denmark

Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima is the day when one expresses his gratitude to his Guru.

Osho says that a guru is the one who liberates us and with whom we are in deep love, faith and reverence. A guru is a presence. Through him one gets the first glimpse of divinity. A guru creates, transforms and gives a new birth to a seeker so that with complete trust one can follow his guru while traveling through many unknown paths and doors and opening many unknown locks. Speaking on the significance of a guru, Osho says that a guru’s blessing is a vital phenomenon. Through a guru one can look into his own future and can be aware of his own destiny. Through him one starts coming up like a seed trying to sprout towards the sky.

In Osho’s own words:

“Guru means one who has gravitation, around whom you suddenly feel as if you are being pulled. The guru is a tremendous magnet, with only one' difference. There is a man who has charisma -- you are pulled, but you are pulled towards him. That is the man of charisma. He may become a great leader, a great politician. Adolf Hitler has that charisma; millions of people are pulled towards him. Then what is the difference between a charismatic leader and a guru? The difference is tremendous. The difference is: when you are pulled towards a guru you suddenly feel that you are being pulled inwards, not outwards.

When you are pulled towards Kabir, Nanak, Buddha, you have a strange feeling. The feeling is that you are being pulled towards them and at the same time you are being pulled inwards -- a very strange paradoxical phenomenon

at the closer you come to your guru, the closer you come yourself. The more you become attracted towards the guru, the more you become independent. The more you become surrendered to the guru, the more you feel that you have freedom you never had before.

So it is a very subtle difference. Remember it. If you are Pulled towards a man and that pull creates a slavery, that an is not the guru. That man may have charisma, may have magnetic power -- maybe his great intelligence, his physical beauty, or his sheer vitality pulls you -- but you will be going away from yourself. It will be an infatuation. You will be obsessed with this man, and you will be off your center.”