very day PachaMama enjoys what we refer to as 'an inner shower" – the daily SILENT SITTING in the Osho Hall from 7.00 - 8.00 pm. In that hour we wash the impressions of the day away and return to the stillness inside.
It is as essential for individuals as for the whole village to refresh daily through meditation.
Besides the Silent Sitting there are several meditations and Yoga classes to choose from during the day. Participation in meditations and classes are free of charge.
During groups and Silent Retreats various Osho meditations are available, such as Dynamic, Kundalini, Nadabrahma.
A few times a year there are also Vipassana meditation retreats.
Once the mind enters, the fragrance of sitting in meditation becomes will power;
‘’I will succeed to reach higher…”
“I will prove that I can find it…”
“I will achieve what I came here to do...”
So we can sit in meditative posture full with will power and discipline, but this will simply be another act, another doing.
Meditation is not a doing. Meditation is resting in that space of simply being yourself, not trying to achieve it and not waiting for something to release you out of it.
Resting in that which you are already is meditation!
Usually that is overlooked because there is an idea hiding in the unconscious.
An idea of what this moment ‘should’ be like, what I ‘want’, what I’m ‘afraid of’...ideas.
Meditation happens when you sit in the theater of the mind and suddenly, no matter what movie is projected on the screen – boring, scary, a drama, a thriller – all of a sudden you lose interest in the movie. You have simply watched it too many times.
Without an effort comes a mysterious pull within you to move inwards and to rest, awakened rest in the silence of your being.
It is a peaceful rest in a state of being in which we don’t need to gain any fulfillment, without a need for stimulation of the senses and without the need to chase after our dreams.
You can look at this as your natural willingness to be who you are, unconditionally, totally, without any effort to go somewhere, without any need to accomplish something, without any wish to chase after anything.
You rest in that which you are and you are totally present, in the Here and Now.
Discover that flame within you, and suddenly the waiting for the gong that ends the meditation is no longer there.
This is the timeless moment of meditation. It is timeless, because you are not waiting for it to finish.
When expansion of consciousness is happening, it is a state of grace not of will power.
If you stay with will power, the waiting for the gong will always be there… ticking; ‘A little while longer and I’ll have a break…’, ‘A little while longer and the meditation is over…’
But you are not in a prison. Awakening is a state of being that reveals when your realization is opening to see how liberated you are, how joyful it is to dissolve into this moment and to be totally present. Not by doing something, but with expansion of consciousness; beyond dreams, fantasies, expectations.
Rather than waiting for the meditation to finish, find the crack in that body/mind mechanism. The crack that leads you – even if just for a single moment but a moment that becomes eternity – the crack that leads you to total peace, resting in the now where you are not doing meditation, but when you are being meditation itself.
Excerpt from Satsang with Tyohar