13 Jun Dynamic Meditation
OSHO Dynamic Meditation
Saturday Mornings at 7:00 a.m. PST, 8:00 a.m. MST, 9:00 a.m. CST, 10:00 a.m. EST
Offered via Zoom together with Osho Leela Meditation Center, Boulder, Colorado
“Silence must happen while you are absolutely alive, vital, bubbling with life and energy. Then the silence is meaningful. … It will not be dull. It will be alive. It will be a subtle balance between two polarities…. Dynamic meditation is a contradiction. Dynamic means effort, much effort, absolute effort. And meditation means silence, no effort, no activity.” – Osho
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What is Dynamic Meditation?
This active meditation is a fast, intense, and thorough way to break old, ingrained patterns in the body and mind that keep one imprisoned in the past, and to experience the freedom, the witnessing, silence and peace that are hidden behind these prison walls. It is a powerful meditation that will help you to ground yourself and connect to your body and at the same time help you to open up to your feelings.
This is a meditation in which you strive to be continuously alert, conscious, and aware. Remain a witness. In the fourth stage, when you are completely still, this alertness will come to its peak.
The meditation lasts one hour and has five stages. Keep your eyes closed throughout, using a blindfold if necessary.
First Stage: 10 minutes
Breathing chaotically through the nose, let breathing be intense, deep, fast, without rhythm, with no pattern – and concentrating always on the exhalation. The body will take care of the inhalation. The breath should move deeply into the lungs. Do this as fast and as hard as you possibly can until you literally become the breathing. Use your natural body movements to help you to build up your energy.
Second Stage: 10 minutes
EXPLODE! Let go of everything that needs to be thrown out. Follow your body. Give your body freedom to express whatever is there. Go totally mad. Scream, shout, cry, jump, kick, shake, dance, sing, laugh… hold nothing back; let your whole body move. A little acting often helps to get you started. Don’t allow your mind to interfere with what is happening. Consciously go mad. Be total.
Third Stage: 10 minutes
With arms raised above your head, jump up and down shouting the mantra, “Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!” as deeply as possible. Each time you land, on the flats of your feet, let the sound hammer deep into the sex center. Give all you have; exhaust yourself completely.
Fourth Stage: 15 minutes
STOP! Freeze wherever you are, in whatever position you find yourself. Don’t arrange the body in any way. A cough, a movement, anything, will dissipate the energy flow and the effort will be lost. Be a witness to everything that is happening to you.
Fifth Stage: 15 minutes
Celebrate! With music and dance express whatsoever is there. Enjoy! Carry your aliveness with you throughout the day.
Here are some words from Osho on Dynamic Meditation:
“Remain a witness. Don’t get lost. It is easy to get lost. While you are breathing you can forget: you can become one with the breathing so much that you can forget the witness. But then you miss the point. Breathe as fast, as deep as possible, bring your total energy to it, but still remain a witness. Observe what is happening as if you are just a spectator, as if the whole thing is happening to somebody else, as if the whole thing is happening in the body and the consciousness is just centered and looking. This witnessing has to be carried in all the three steps. And when everything stops, and in the fourth step you have become completely inactive, frozen, then this alertness will come to its peak.”
“It takes time – at least three weeks are needed to get the feel of it, and three months to move into a different world. But that too is not fixed. It differs from individual to individual. If your intensity is very great, it can even happen in three days.” – Osho
Description from Osho.com. https://www.osho.com/meditation/osho-active-meditations/osho-dynamic-meditation