Wednesday, December 23, 2009

THe Greatest GIft is the Present moment:)

Learn to be in the present.

Withdraw your energy from the past. Don't waste your time in memories. What is gone is gone. Say goodbye to it and close the chapter.

What has not come yet has not come yet. Don't unnecessarily waste your time and energy in imagination, because no imagination is ever fulfilled. It is because of this that the proverb exists in every language: "Man proposes, and God disposes" because you imagine a certain thing in the future, and it is never so.

Withdrawing yourself from past and future, you will become a tremendously intense energy, focused in the present, concentrated in the present like an arrow.

Each moment being aware, alert, watchful, in the herenow, is the way not to miss the train. Every experience needs your presence here, this moment.

And this is a simple secret, but it opens the doors of existence, of all the mysteries, of all that is worth knowing, worth tasting, worth feeling, worth being.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Mind

Your mind gives you a sort of stupor. Burdened by the memories of the past, burdened by the projections of the future, you go on living - at the minimum. You don't live at the maximum. Your flame remains very dim. Once you start dropping thoughts, the dust that you have collected in the past, the flame arises - clean, clear, alive, young. Your whole life becomes a flame, and a flame without any smoke. That is what awareness is.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


As far as the universal life is concerned, there cannot be a place where you can say "I have come and now there is nothing further."

It is inconceivable that you will find a place which will be the end and there will be a fence and a board saying, "Here ends the world." And even if you can find such a place, I would like you to jump the fence -- because there must be something beyond the fence. If the fence cannot just stand by itself, there must be something beyond it. Somebody is playing a joke by putting up a board -- "Here ends the world" -- and fixing a fence there. Don't be deceived.

You will come to many places where you would like to make your home -- because it is so blissful, so peaceful, you feel so fulfilled; you don't see the point... why should you continue?
But I say unless you continue, you will never know that there is much more. But if you stop, nobody is going to prevent you.

You need a master to go on goading you, to go on destroying every home you make, so finally you decide not to make any home -- it is better to be homeless under the sky and continue the journey.

If you can continue your pilgrimage with this sincerity -- that there is no home and there is no place you are going to, that just the going is in itself the beauty, the joy, the blissfulness, everything... the going itself -- then the second will also be true: that wherever you are, it is home.

But the second can be deceptive -- because people are very cunning, even cunning with themselves. They have misused all truths, they have managed to give them meanings which support their own ideas. If I say "Everywhere is home" then they will relax wherever they are, then there is no need.

So I say: There is no home, and the journey has to be continued. It has to be a dance. Take your guitars and go on, and never stop anywhere.

That does not mean that you cannot rest for a while. There are caravanserais but no homes -- stay over for the night, but in the morning we have to go.

This ongoing process is what life is.



Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Body

If you become aware of all the functions of your body, you will be surprised. You have never thought what your body has been doing. It is so miraculous, so mysterious. But you have never looked into it. You have never bothered to be acquainted with your own body and you pretend to love other people. You cannot, because those other people also appear to you as bodies. The body is the greatest mystery in the whole of existence. This mystery needs to be loved -- its mysteries, its functionings to be intimately inquired into.

The religions have unfortunately been absolutely against the body. But it gives a clue, a definite indication that if a man learns the wisdom of the body and the mystery of the body, he will never bother about the priest or about God. He will have found the most mysterious within himself, and within the mystery of the body is the very shrine of your consciousness.

Once you have become aware of your consciousness, of your being, there is no God above you. Only such a person can be respectful for other human beings, other living beings, because they all are as mysterious as he himself is, different expressions, varieties which make life richer. And once a man has found consciousness in himself, he has found the key to the ultimate.

Any education that does not teach you to love your body, does not teach you to be compassionate to your body, does not teach you how to enter into its mysteries, will not be able to teach you how to enter into your own consciousness. The body is the door -- the body is the stepping stone.

Osho: Om Shantih Shantih Shantih, Chapter 27

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

OSHO Dynamic Meditation at the A.R.E. center of NY!!!!

We are so excited for this new opening!
Join us and spread the word.
Ashni and Neerajan

OSHO Dynamic Meditation
Every Weekday Morning
October 5th-October 23rd

In a Safe Space we share this powerful method to start your day. During this hour long technique we use breath and body to release tension, stress and repressed emotions. This technique brings you back to your life energy by going through different blocks, that we call layers. Each layer that we face and peel away in this process starts to reveal the truth of who you really are. From this point you can begin to transform your daily life, bringing silence and celebration into any moment.

The technique consists of 5 stages: breathing, releasing, grounding, silence and celebration. Through these steps a joyous and relaxed balance is restored to body and mind and once the ground is prepared in this way meditation becomes easy and enjoyable. Dynamic Meditation is most effective when it is practiced in a 21 day format. For this month, for six days, we will dive deep into this technique. This revolutionary active meditation technique can transform your life.

New Location!!!!
A.R.E.Center of NY
241 West 30th Street, 2nd floor

Please arrive 10 minutes early to receive an introduction
Pre-registration is suggested by phone or email

If you are interested in participating

call (718)399-1428

or email

Thursday, September 10, 2009


If your awareness lacks love then it is still impure. It has not yet known one hundred percent purity. It is not yet really awareness. It must be mixed with unawareness. It is not pure light. There must be pockets of darkness inside you still working, functioning, influencing you, dominating you. If your love is without awareness, then it is not love yet. It must be something lower, something closer to lust than to prayer.

So let it be a criterion if you follow the path of awareness, let love be the criterion. When your awareness suddenly blooms into love, know perfectly well that awareness has happened, samadhi has been achieved. If you follow the path of love, then let awareness function as a criterion, as a touchstone. When suddenly, from nowhere, at the very center of your love. a flame of awareness starts arising, know perfectly well...rejoice! You have come home.

Monday, June 15, 2009

OSHO Rebalancing


OSHO REBALANCING® is a form of body-oriented awareness-work which helps people to come back to harmony with themselves, so they can live their intrinsic unity of body, mind and heart. OSHO REBALANCING® works with a unique synthesis of bodyreading, deep connective-tissue massage, joint-release, energy- and breath-work, bodyawareness- and movement education, as well as with emotions and their expression.While the body frees itself from muscular rigidity and begins to relax, energy is released. Simultaneously we become aware of our old emotional holding-patterns, mental attitudes and habits. This released energy supports us in our process to more self-understanding and helps us to discover our hidden potential. We come in touch with our essence and enables us to meet life in a more spontaneous and meaningful way.

The essence of OSHO REBALANCING® is a loving, sensitive touch. Bodywork is one of the most subtle arts and not just a matter of technique- rather an expression of love. OSHO REBALANCING® consideres the body as a gift of immense value, not as a mechanism to be put right.

A full treatment consists of a series of 10 to 20 sessions and pays respect to the unique background of the individual, his/her needs and challenges of the actual life-situation.

and how was it born ?

In the mid-seventies a community of seekers grew around the enlightened master OSHO in Pune, India. Bodyworker and therapists from various backgrounds got inspired by Osho’s vision in their work.

In an open, experiental atmosphere they took the courage to go beyond their limitations in their work. As old structures dissolved, a new space of playfulness and totally new ways of human growth came int existence. The form of bodywork that emerged from this space, became known as OSHO REBALANCING® in 1980 for the first time. Meanwhile thousand of people have been trained as OSHO REBALANCING® worldwide.


Structural Balance

A balanced body is characterized by the ability to expand. This balance through expansion is the result of harmonious vertical and horizontal lines through the main joints of the body. It requires the uplifting forces to be spread evenly in order to balance the gravitational forces.
Contraction or collaps of the body is often caused by several factors: as a result to any experience, which has not been lived fully (something in the energy-cycle remaining incomplete) we contract. Particularly so called “negative emotions” as paralysing fear, hidden sadness, held back anger and avoided pain cause contraction. If this happens repeatedly it becomes a pattern, leading to chronic contraction.
Additionally we learn contraction by imitating holding patterns of our parents, and any not healed physical and emotional traumas result in compensations within the overall balance of the body.
For these reasons, releasing contractions is necessary for the body to regain the ability to expand again.

Awareness Through Touch

By touching someone with our hands- even lightly- amazing things can happen, just by being totally present in our touch: a deep sensation of energy, a subtle communication, as if the most deep layers of our being are being touched and moved, along with a feeling of coming closer to oneself, accepting oneself more deeply.
This way of touching can have a great impact on us, but it can’t be explained scientifically. With this in mind we can’t reduce OSHO REBALANCING® to just a particular technique of touch.
What is the effect of changes in the body?
Deep connective tissue massage is usually done with applying a certain pressure, which seems to be the cause for change. Actually it is the awareness of the person, being touched as a main trigger for change. Change simply happens when we suddenly become aware again of some part of the body that seemed forgotten.
Passiv mobilisation of joints creates space in the joints, deep structural massage-strokes initiate changes in the organisation of layers in the body’s connective tissues.
With the experience of awareness creating the most change we hold the key to overcome our deepst holding-patterns.

Emotional Release And Awareness

Our emotional, mental and physical reality form one unity, they can’t be seperated.
Our habitual reactions are based on incomplete emotional energy-cycles, originating from our past. The shape of our body indicates, how these patterns have formed us, determine our behaviour and even how we perceive ourselves, our self-image.
We are mostly cot off by chronic muscular tension from our natural, spontaneous movement, a vibration or streaming of energy, felt throughout the entire body.

This muscle-armor (W. Reich) keeps a tight controle over our thoughts and feelings.
For this reason we are mostly not very conscious of our emotional attitudes and patterns of thought.

Bodyawareness And Meditation

“Live consciously- whatever you are doing- walking, sitting, eating....or, if you don’t do anything, just breathing, relaxing, laying in the gras- never forget, that you are the watcher. Make it an ongoing process….you will be surprised, how your life changes in its entire quality”

Emphasising on bodyawareness is a first step towards going in, a new orientation of our consciousness from the outer to an inner space of peace and silence. This is at the core of OSHO REBALANCING®. This meditative approach to bodywork can initiate a process of deep transformation, becoming less identified with outer concerns. It does not mean to go on an “inner escape”, but being deeply rooted in our reality (essence).


Another important aspekt of bodywork and personal growth is what we call grounding.
Our body –as a link between our being and the world around us- has to reconnect with the earth.
Our legs and feet act as the roots of a tree: the tree can only grow to its full size, if it is anchored by strong roots deep in the ground.
Accordingly, we humans, wanting to find our place in this vast existence, need a solid foundation, an “under-standing”.
A more holistic understanding of ourselves enables us to find our way in this world and to meet its challenges intelligently.

Inner Alertness

In this training we work with powerful methods, which will help us to recognize our defense-mechanisms.
For this reason it is impotrant to develop an openess to contact our vulnerability.
This requires the willingness and the courage to look at our old patterns.
To enter a space of openess and inner alertness, is one of the most basic aspects of learning, how to work with people.
During the group-process and by giving and and receiving sessions, we learn the acceptance of our sensitivity and vulnerability. In this space transformation through a deep acceptance of ourselves is possible.

Our approach to learning is based on the insight that we can facilitate somebody’s
growth process only to the extend of how deep we have gone in our own experiences.

Infotmation gathered from OSHO-Rebalancing Institute,

Monday, June 8, 2009

Back to the Roots

Back to the roots, to the basics. I must admit I wasnt ready for Dynamic today; I had no idea about what to expect, would I even remember how to facilitate? Would I be able to breathe to jump? All these questions popping up, floating around. In the end all thoughts fell away...We came in set up the space around us and within us. I put on a mix cd and we waited for participants to show...Familiar faces and one new face entered the room and we breathed together released together grounded together stood in silence together celebrateed together. It is all about coming home to ourselves to eachother. I am grateful for this........

Thursday, June 4, 2009

We have been on a bit of a hiatus from sharing meditations. During this time we travelled and built strength, discovered new silences, faced ourselves, dancing, creating and loving. We are glad to offer a five day OSHO Dynamic Meditation Intensive next week to get grounded in this space and create even more space for health, love and light to exist. Check the site for info

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Great Way

The Great Way is not difficult
for those who have no preferences.
When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
Make the smallest distinction, however,
and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.

If you wish to see the truth
then hold no opinion for or against.
The struggle between what one likes
and what one dislikes
is the disease of the mind.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Chakras + Breath=Life

Wheels, Spirals of energy, Centers and countless other names for the word "Chakra." There are seven main chakras that run along the center line of the body. There are many more "minor chakras." This week, after Charging our energy with Dynamic Meditation, we will continue to energise through this simple and powerful technique.

OSHO Chakra Breathing Intensive

April 13th-18th

7-8am Weekdays 7.30-8.30 Saturday

Chakra Breathing is an active meditation technique, that uses the power of breath and musical sounds to activate and energize the chakras, or energy centers of the body.

We have seven major energy centers located along the midline of the body. Each chakra is connected to sound, color and light as well as to the organs and appendages of the body. For more information about chakras click here.

During these six day intensive we will begin to bring awareness to and revitalize these energy centers.

OSHO Active Meditations were created with the understanding that we live in a very different way today than in the times of the Buddha. These modern techniques prepare us to go into a space of awareness and relaxation. Using different physical movements, sound and/or breath to release tension and repressed emotions, a new energy and silence arise, allowing one to be more present in daily life.

Located at New York Core Center

115 East 23rd st at Park ave., 12th floor.

Contribution: $60 for all six days

Drop in $12

Here are some links to sites with info about Chakras and More!!!!!!!
OSHO Chakra Breathing blog with instructions for the technique
Wikipedia site
I really like this site!!
A short article on Breath

Monday, April 6, 2009

Living in a Dynamic World

Today was the first day in what will be a series of OSHO Active Meditation Intensives. This week we will be diving into OSHO Dynamic Meditation. This is the one of the first techniques that I did and continue to practice. The effects of this technique on my life have been innumerable. For me the main effect is that I have been able to become aware of different destructive patterns that I have created in my life and through this awareness allow these patterns to dissolve. I was remarking to a new participant this morning that, although I have been doing this technique for some time, each time is new, is a discovery. Dynamic is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are gonna get! Over in Europe our beloved friends Ali Von Stein and Krisana Locke of Creative Module, have just completed a research project on the effects of Dynamic Meditation. Below you will find some info that Krisana sent to me about the work.

Dynamic Meditation Research Project

From March 16th to March 29th
The Osho Meditation Studio Berlin and The Meditation Module NYC
participates in an international study on the effects of
OSHO Dynamic Meditation.
This study is conducted in collaboration with researchers from the North Lake College Texas and John Hopkins University Washington DC. We are looking for participants - There will be a financial incentive to compensate for the participants time - Limited Space available.
Screening: Monday March 16 2009 (anytime between 4.00 – 8.00 p.m.)
Daily Meditation: Wednesday March 18 to Tuesday March 24 2009, 7.15 – 8:15 a.m.
Follow Up: Sunday March 29 2009 (anytime between 4.00 – 8.00 p.m.)

The participant must meet the following requirements:
1. Age 18 years to 45 years
2. Not undergoing any medical treatment
3. Not taking any medications
4. Not Pregnant
5. Not using any street drugs
6. Able to partake in vigorous exercise
7. Come for a screening interview on March 16 2009
8. Attend 7 Days of Osho Dynamic Meditation March 18 to March 24 2009
9. Come for a Follow-up session on March 29 2009
10. Not having participated in Osho Dynamic Meditation prior to this date
11. Non Smokers only
12. Able to read and write in English

The international research project (in Berlin) has gone well with 7 days dynamic
with 30 people who have never done the meditation before.
they were all so beautiful and really helped giving us lots of feedback
and filling out psychological test forms, and saliva testing for DNA and
RNA to test epigentics and the effects of meditation on the biology of
the body.
Viram and Urja, researchers from the North
Lake College Texas and John Hopkins University Washington DC, are so lovely and have contributed so much to this project too.
It was an intense week, with the screening day 2 days before where 60
people turned up hoping to be part of the project.
yes, they got paid as any international research project participants
must be paid. If they completed the 7 days and all the screening and a
follow up evening, a participant receives $120
There were 30 participants in total.

We hope to do a project in NYC this year too!

We hope that they bring this project to NY too, the tests results will be put in a scientific journal in a bout 6 months, we will keep you posted. If you want to do some research of you own come and join us this week for the remainder of the Dynamic Intensive and let us know what you think.

OSHO Dynamic Meditation Intensive
April 6th through April 11th
7-8am Weekdays 7.30-8.30am Saturdays
The technique consists of 5 stages: breathing, releasing, grounding, silence and celebration. Through these steps a joyous and relaxed balance is restored to body and mind and once the ground is prepared in this way meditation becomes easy and enjoyable. From this point you can begin to transform your daily life, bringing silence and celebration into any moment.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

So as Spring begins to reveal itself, we move into a new time, new phase of relating to each other and the shifts around us. We also have been shifting from our normal meditation schedule, to create space for our artistic selves to dance a bit more. Neerajan journeyed to the beutiful jungkle in Brazil last month, while I held it down here in the NY jungle. Instead of our 21 day Dynamic cycle, we decided to do two six day intensive. One OSHO Dynamic and the other Chakra Breathing Intensive, we chose Chakra Breathing to share another powerful technique in the morningtime. From the first day I felt the power of this rather simple technique. Both Dynamic and Chakra Breathing utilize the breath to awaken the body, its cells, muscles and emotions exactly what we should be doing in the morning awakening our whole selves into a new moment. I had so much energy after each session, it was nice to experiment with this technique. As far as particpants or my expectation of what they turnout would be, as with most expectations was not met. The Dynamic intensive had more people joining each day as it went along, and the Chakra breathing attendance was low, but as they say quality not quantity. For both workshops the energy of the particpants was high and invested in every moment of their participation in the process. With that said, We will do a six day OSHO Dynamic Intensive starting this week. Woohoo!

This month we will offer a six day Intensive!

March 16th-21st

Weekdays 7.00-8.00AM

Saturday 7.30 - 8.30 AM

In a Safe Space we share this powerful method to start your day. During this hour long technique we use breath and body to release tension, stress and repressed emotions. This technique brings you back to your life energy by going through different blocks, that we call layers. Each layer that we face and peel away in this process starts to reveal the truth of who you really are. From this point you can begin to transform your daily life, bringing silence and celebration into any moment.

The New York Core Center
115 E 23rd St, 12th Floor (between Park & Lexington Ave)New York NY 10010
Subway 6 to 23rd St

Price for the 6 Day Program $ 60.-
Drop In Classes are welcome at $ 12.-
Please arrive 10 minutes early to receive an introduction
Pre-registration is suggested by phone or email

If you are interested in participating

call (718)399-1428

or email

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Field is Growing

The buddhafield is growing! More and more people are starting to take an interest in meditation and beginning to see all the amazing benefits that come out of developing a consistent meditation practice. Here are just a few benefits of Active Meditations:

Why OSHO Active Meditation?

Psychological Benefits

  • Regular meditators generally report increased feelings of well-being, enhanced relaxation and, reduced tension and stress levels.
  • Regular meditation is an effective antidote to depression and anxiety. Regular meditators frequently report improved perceptions of self-image and self-worth.
  • Studies have indicated that regular meditation can contribute to the development of a more positive attitude and outlook.
  • Regular meditators are generally more readily able to handle the physical, emotional, psychological and social rigours of daily life.
  • Regular meditation helps a person to be more forgiving, tolerant and accepting.

Physical Benefits

Regular OSHO Active Meditation...

  • Increases the functional capacity of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
  • Promotes the maintenance of functional capacity, muscle tissues and flexibility, thereby reducing the risk of injury.
  • Enhances blood flow and oxygenation in the body, benefiting all internal organs.

Overall Health Benefits

  • Aids in reducing high blood pressure.
  • Aids in relaxation.
  • Promotes alertness and clarity.
  • Increases metabolic rate to help prevent obesity.
  • Reduces craving and emotional eating; aids in weight management.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Induces restful sleep. educes the risk of diseases.
  • Delays the effects of aging.
This info from

This week we began a six day Dynamic Intensive and each day a new person comes and stays on! I feel truly blessed to be able to share this amazing (if there has to be a word:) Technique. Before Prem left for Brazil we were discussing new ways to share meditation and i can sesne that committing to six days of Dynamic is a lot less intimidating that commiting to the 21 days. I just want to put out there that if you can commit to six you can also commit to twenty-one days it is just a matter of dropping the mind and its fears. I am truly in love with existence at this moment andd excited for the workshop on SUnday which will be for women to reconnect to the wild goddess within, as well as next weeks Chakra Breaathing Intensive.
After four years of doing these techniques on a daily basis, I feel the seed I planted so long ago is starting to peak its out out of the earth. In this moment I feel right on the edge, never knowing what is going to happen the next moment, exciting scaring, both and neither.
Give Thanks Give Thanks Give Thanks

Blossoming in Awareness

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Returning to the Source, Meditation Camp

We had an amazing camp this past Saturday. What a beautiful experience right here in the center of NYC, literally we were on 34th street. We started, of course, with Dynamic to clear away all the crap and help to ground us. We had a little break for breakfast, then Vipassana and other techniques throughout the day. I still feel the effects, very present and my mind is clear. Everything around me is smiling alive and vibrant. Again I am so grateful to be able to share thee techniques and am continually amazed at how things just grow and blossom on their own. Just committing each day for myself to meditate in some way, whehter it be through an hour long technique, or eating or walking down the streets, or listening to birds, music or a discourse, has a profound effect on my life. Life itself can be/is a beautful meditation, each moment a precious gift and I am infinitely grateful:)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Survival is not life........

Survival is not life.
Survival is a necessity--to exist in the material world is a necessity--but the end is always to come to a flowering of the potential, of all that is meant by you. If you are fulfilled completely, if nothing remains inside in seed form, if everything becomes actual, if you are a flowering, then and only then can you feel the bliss, the ecstasy of life. The denied part of you, the unconscious part, can become active and creative only if you add a new dimension to your life--the dimension of the festive, the dimension of play.
So meditation is not a work, it is a play. Praying is not a business, it is a play. Meditation is not something to be done to achieve some goal--peace, bliss--but something to be enjoyed as an end in itself. The festive dimension is the most important thing to be understood--and we have lost it totally. By festive, I mean the capacity to enjoy, moment to moment, all that comes to you.
We have become so conditioned and habits have become so mechanical that even when there is no business to be done, our minds are businesslike. When no narrowing is needed, you are narrowed. Even when you are playing, you are not playing, you are not enjoying it. Even when you are playing cards, you are not enjoying it. You play for the victory and then the play becomes a work; then what is going on is not important, only the result. In business the result is important. In festivity, the act is important. If you can make any act significant in itself, then you become festive and you can celebrate it. Whenever you are in celebration, the limits, the narrowing limits are broken. They are not needed, they are thrown. You come out of your straitjacket, the narrowing jacket of concentration. Now you are not choosing; everything that comes, you allow. And the moment you allow the total existence to come in, you become one with it. There is a communion. This communion--this celebration, this choiceless awareness, this nonbusinesslike attitude--I call meditation.
The festivity is in the moment, in the act, not in the bothering about the results, not in achieving something. There is nothing to be achieved, so you can enjoy that which is here and now. My definition of meditation is that it is simply an effort to jump into the unconscious. You cannot jump by calculation because all calculation is of the conscious and the conscious mind will not allow it. It will caution: "You will go mad. Do not do it." The conscious mind is always afraid of the unconscious because if the unconscious emerges, all that is calm and clear in the conscious will be swept away. Then everything will be dark, as in a forest. It is like this: you have made a garden, a garden with a boundary. Very little ground has been cleared, but you have planted some flowers and everything is okay--ordered, clear. Only, the forest is always nearby. It is unruly, uncontrollable, and the garden is in constant fear of it. At any moment the forest can enter and then the garden will disappear. In the same way, you have cultivated a part of your mind. You have made everything clear. But the unconscious is always around, and the conscious mind is always in fear of it. The conscious mind says, "Don't go into the unconscious. Don't look at it, don't think about it." The path of the unconscious is dark and unknown. To reason, it will look irrational; to logic, it will look illogical. So if you think in order to go into meditation, you will never go--because the thinking part will not allow you to. This becomes a dilemma. You cannot do anything without thinking, and with thinking you cannot go into meditation. What to do? Even if you think, "I am not going to think," this is also thinking. It is the thinking part of the mind that is saying, "I shall not allow thinking." Meditation cannot be done by thinking; this is the dilemma--the greatest dilemma. Every seeker will have to come to this dilemma; somewhere, sometime, the dilemma will be there. Those who know say, "Jump! Do not think!" But you cannot do anything without thinking. That is why unnecessary devices have been created--I say unnecessary devices, because if you jump without thinking, no device is needed. But you cannot jump without thinking, so a device is needed. You can think about the device, your thinking mind can be put at ease about the device, but not about meditation. Meditation will be a jump into the unknown. You can work with a device and the device will automatically push you into the unknown. The device is necessary only because of the training of the mind; otherwise, it is not needed. Once you have jumped you will say, "The device was not necessary, it was not needed." But this is a retrospective knowing; you will know afterward that the device was not needed. That is what Krishnamurti is saying: "No device is needed; no method is needed." The Zen teachers are saying, "No effort is needed; it is effortless." But this is absurd for one who has not crossed the barrier. And one is mainly talking with those who have not crossed the barrier. So I say that a device is artificial. It is just a trick to put your rational mind at ease so that you can be pushed into the unknown. That is why I use vigorous methods. The more vigorous the method, the less your calculative mind will be needed. The more vigorous it becomes, the more total, because vitality is not only of the mind--it is of the body, of the emotions. It is of your full being…….
Society creates a narrowed consciousness, but consciousness itself means expansion; it is unlimited. Both are needs, and both should be fulfilled. I call a person wise who can fulfill both needs. Either extreme is unwise; either extreme is harmful. So live in the world with the mind, with your conditioning, but live with yourself without mind, without training. Use your mind as a means, do not make it an end; come out of it the moment you have the opportunity. The moment you are alone, come out of it, take it off. Then celebrate the moment; celebrate the existence itself, being itself. Just to be is such a great celebration if you know how to take the conditioning off. This "taking off" you will learn through Dynamic Meditation. It will not be caused; it will come to you uncaused. Meditation will create a situation in which you will come to the unknown; by and by you will be pushed from your habitual, mechanical, robotlike personality. Be courageous: practice Dynamic Meditation vigorously and all else will follow. It will not be your doing, it will be a happening. You cannot bring the divine, but you can hinder its coming. You cannot bring the sun into the house, but you can close the door. Negatively, mind can do much; positively, nothing. Everything positive is a gift, everything positive is a blessing; it comes to you, while everything negative is your own doing. Meditation, and all meditation devices, can do one thing: push you away from your negative hindrances. It can bring you out of the imprisonment that is the mind, and when you have come out you will laugh. It was so easy to come out, it was right there. Only one step was needed. But we go on in a circle and the one step is always missed... the one step that can bring you to the center. You go on in a circle on the periphery, repeating the same thing; somewhere the continuity must be broken. That is all that can be done by any meditation method. If the continuity is broken, if you become discontinuous with your past, then that very moment is the explosion! In that very moment you are centered, centered in your being, and then you know all that has always been yours, all that has just been awaiting you.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Active Meditations based on OSHO Active Meditation techniques

A friend asked for some ways to start to release tension and held emotion, so I wrote this...Enjoy!

These techniques are for you! Take the time to release things you do not need making space for acceptance, awareness and Love. Watch the mind but don’t get identified with the mind. All the techniques are to be done with the eyes closed.

Gibberish- this meditation is good for releasing all the crap out of the mind! This meditation can be done any time of the day. You can increase the time by adding two minutes per week, if you like.

Gibberish Language is speaking in a language that you do not know. There is no point to what you are saying; you are just throwing things out.
Set two timers: One for five minutes and the second five minutes after the first. Then Set two timers one for five minutes and the other for five minutes later. with eyes closed for five minutes speak in gibberish, move the body. After the timer goes off sit in silence for five minutes. After the timer goes off sit in silence for five minutes.


Whenever you feel angry or really pissed, stressed out. Go in your room, close the door and start to scream, release, hit a pillow for as long you like, and then sit in silence.

Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake it off

This is great to do when you feel you want to release, then renew your energy. It can be done with or without music.

Stand with your feet planted on the floor, and begin to shake the body. Start at the feet and allowing the shaking to move up through the body all the way to the crown of the head. Imagining you are turning from a rock into liquid. After shaking for five minutes, sit in silence. After the timer goes off sit in silence for five minutes continuously gibbering for five minutes. After the timer goes off sit in silence for five minutes.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The mystery

This moment is ripe with change, transformation, revelations, silent celebrations. Because of the "economic Crisis" many are now faced with a lot of free time. What happens now? Well for me at this moment not having as much work ( for money:) as I usually do has meant that my soul/spirit has a lot of time and space to do work. And has she been working! Full time nine to five, and I feel like there are many others who are moving into this space. Now more than ever I really feel like in this space anything could happen. Really living in this moment, I literally have no Idea what could happen in the next hour and am open to all the infinite possibilities out there.
It is a very refreshing and frightening all at once, I am really excited and really anxious and the two somehow cancel each other out, leaving me here, in this present moment. Feeling the keys beneath my fingers while typing, listening to the sirens outside, breathing.
I am jumping into this mystery, arms open to the sky.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Long Time Coming

Whew! It has been way too long since our last post. But I am glad to be writing to you at this moment. I feel like what has been occurring in this moment has It has been a long way coming, for the past five years doing active meditation techniques in NYC has been like carefully tilling the soil and with patience and awareness gently planting, sowing and cultivating seeds of consciousness here. As a result the number of people we share with has grown along with the various types of individuals we share with from pre-teens to those with a bit more life experience:)

This past year in particular has been a time of really working to cultivate this awareness and joy in each moment and what a journey it has been! We started also n this past year to work with 718 design to develop a logo and some marketing materials. Because in the this year we intend to spread awareness through meditation and creativity inspired by meditation to as many people as we can reach. SO we will be working this year to make the techniques we share more visible and available. So if you know of anyone who has ever wanted to try meditation, or of spaces in which we may be able to share let us know.

Well we start of the new year with deep and chaotic exhales, consciously releasing the old and jumping into the new! Our Dynamic cycle started yesterday and we are over joyed to have a really strong and committed group of individuals right from the start!
Darkness Meditation has growing over the years and last month we had 15 people attend and enter into the formless with eyes wide open! so we will have another darkness meditation this month , continuing to embrace that within us all which is beyond definition.
Also a very special treat is that we will be offering a one day Meditation camp this month! In the camp we will share several active meditation techniques interspersed/interlaced with time for integration and Osho art of listening. Check out more details for all the events I have mentioned below.

As we enter into this new year it is a small reminder that we always have an opportunity to start again to start anew. Each Day, hour, minute moment of breath is fresh, is a clean slate for your soul to write upon. So I invite you to look at your life through this lens and know that we create our lives, through the choices we make in each moment. So let us make choices this year that will bring more love, light, peace, freedom and celebration into our lives.

Happy New you!
Ashni and Neerajan
Meditation from the Source

OSHO Dynamic Meditation

January 7th - January 27th
7.30-8.30 Weekends
This is the perfect ment to try this powerful technique, created by OSHO specifically to get rid of within for vitality. The technique consists of 5 stages: breathing, releasing, grounding, silence and celebration. Through these steps a joyous and relaxed balance is restored to body and mind and once the ground is prepared in this way meditation becomes easy and enjoyable. Dynamic Meditation is most effective when it is practiced in a 21 day format. This revolutionary active meditation technique can transform your life.
The New York Core Center
115 E 23rd St, 12th Floor (between Park & Lexington Ave)
New York NY 10010

Subway 6 to 23rd St

Price for the 21 Day Program $ 130.-

Drop In Classes are welcome at $ 12.-

Please arrive 10 minutes early to receive an introduction
Pre-registration issuggested by phone or email
If you are interested in participating call (718)399-1428
or email

Nourish YourSelf
OSHO Active Meditation Camp
January 31st, 2009

Back by popular Demand, an all day camp devoted to you! Relax, Relate, Release and Renew your body mind and spirit with others during this day. You will have the opportunity to experience a variety of OSHO Active Meditation techniques, audio discourse and other practices that will allow you to integrate celebration, silence and bliss filled awareness into your daily life. Join us for day dedicated to nourish your spirit. We will begin the day with an active technique that will allow you to release tension and ground you a space of silence and peace, from that clearing we will then continue the journey inward using Osho active meditations, journaling, and explorations of the arts to reconnect to a pure and creative space which exists within us all.

The Camp will be held at:
Actors Movement Studio

302 West 37th St , 6th Floor

Darkness Meditation
January 23rd 7-9pm
Living in NYC we are constantly surrounded by 
light, which is a form of subtle tension. When
one enters into darkness this tension can be released
and one is then open to experience deep relaxation
and unity within and outside of oneself.
This Meditation is based on the journey of the

Essenes into the forests to commune
with the divine in darkness. In Darkness we enter into a deeply

nourishing and relaxing space where we can come
into contact with ourselves and the divine. In a completely

lightproof room we will journey
into the darkness with eyes wide open.
"Just like the seed that starts its life in the darkness of the soil, or the child that starts its life in the darkness of the womb, all beginnings are in the dark,because darkness is one of the most essential things for anything to begin."

Meditation will take place at:

New York Core Center
115 E.23rd St, 12th floor NYC,NY

Price $15

Write to us for more details about events
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