Come and get a taste of the work we will be doing this weekend in this evening's interactive intro!
In this workshop we will use Meditation and Theater Based techniques to encounter and explore different aspect of our being and personality with playfulness.
NY Core Center
115 East 23rd street
New York, NY
Friday, August 20, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
The beauty of truth is that the moment you hear the truth something inside you responds, says yes. It is not an agreement of the mind, remember, it comes from your totality of your being. Every fiber of your being, every cell of your body, nods in tremendous joy, “Yes!”
This quote has really been on my mind the past couple of days. I have been thinking back to moments where my whole body has responded like this. Seeing a dance performance and every cell is shouting "Dance!". Being on the plane to India scared out of my wits and with no plans , but somehow every part of me pulsing with this Yes. These days the yes seems to be more faint, more like a maybe or possibly. I have been sitting with that and waiting for that cell shaking yes to arise from the depths. I guess I will just keep listening, sitting, standing, dancing patiently.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
If you are ready to disappear, I am already not there. I exist only in your mind. As far as my own existence is concerned it is not there. If you are ready to dissolve, suddenly you will become aware that you have dissolved into a nothingness; there is neither master nor disciple.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
So the first step of the technique is just to create the opposite situation to what the society has created.
You have to breathe so deeply that the sex center is hit from within, and hit so forcibly that the energy is released from there.
The sex center can be hit in two ways. It can be hit from without. When you are attracted to the opposite sex, it is hit from without; then the energy moves outward. If you take a deep breath and hit the center from within, the energy moves within – the same energy. Sex is both. It can move out; it can move in. It can move down; it can move up. Both avenues are there. In one direction or another, the energy has to be released. An inner system exists in which sex energy can move: we have called it kundalini. Kundalini is nothing but sex energy moving within.
So for ten minutes you have to fight with civilization, through shallow breathing, chaotic breathing! This will do another thing also. It will release your body energy, your body electricity. This is what is known as bioelectricity. Once the bioelectricity is released in the body you can use it as a vehicle to go beyond – to go beyond the body. We are afraid of the body, so we don't allow it to be really alive. We have made it half dead. If it is half dead, it is controllable. If it is totally alive, it is not controllable.
We are afraid of it. The mind is always afraid, and afraid of only one thing: what will happen if the mind is not in control? The mind can control only a dead body or a half–dead body. If the body is fully alive, the mind becomes afraid. The energy is so much that the mind is thrown off.
These ten minutes of chaotic breathing will help your body energy to be released. Every cell of your body will become alive and dancing. And when these cells start dancing within, you will also have a feeling of dance yourself. Your whole body will start dancing and jumping. Allow it.
This is how one enters into the river of existence.
Osho: "The New Alchemy: To Turn You On"
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
So we have had a flurry of emails and conversations about techniques that people really feel. darkness and Dynamic. Dynamic for me being the meditation technique that introduced me to the world of OSHO holds a special place in my heart and in my life. This technique really transformed and continues to transform the way that I relate with myself and to the world. I have learned ( and am continuing to learn) to take responsibility for who I am, to BE simple and extra-ordinary and to be open to the magic that is touching us every moment of everyday.
Darkness meditation, also a favorite, has taught me to look beyond form to the source of all matter/matters:) In the darkness one can not be seen, that is the body can not be seen, no form. So what is left? I am still searching and exploring that. So I invite any and all who are interested in transformation, in truth, in love, in being true to ones nature to come and explore these techniques and find your own answers, ask your own questions or to throw all the mind out the door and simply BE.........
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Waking up this morning...cool breezes sneaked through a slightly cracked window. Birds gently opened their throats to sing to the morning. I am opening up to all this. clearing the way, clearing a path for truth to enter, for love to reside, for joy to bubble over in. I am opening to all the light and love in this magical city.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Returning back to the concrete jungle from the Brazilian Jungle, has me wondering what is reality and what is not. What I can see is that there are all these lights all around, really that come from within. Each person has this spark within, carries a certain magic with them here in NY an all over the world. I feel that somehow here even though we call it the big city of dreams our dreams dont have the space to be nurtured. We may get so busy planing and meeting and building and shopping that our dreams are up on that dusty top shelf. Well no longer! I am reaching up and dusting off that shelf and pulling my dreams out and bringing 'em down to be realized and I encourage us all to do the same. Lets really dream our dreams and use the bright lights of this city to illuminate them. We had an amazing gathering this past Saturday where we sat round in a circle and just shared our dreams/shared ourselves; what was so beautiful was that though we each said different things, I felt that all of our dreams were and are connected. I want to have more of these gatherings. Where we can share our dreams and come back and share how they are becoming a reality.....
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
A new man is emerging. The image of the new man is not yet clear, but the horizon is becoming red and the sun will soon be there. The morning mist is there and the image of the new man is vague, but still a few things are very crystal clear about the new man.
And this is of tremendous importance because since the monkey became man, man has remained the same. A great revolution is on the way. It will be far more deep-going than the revolution that happened when monkeys started walking on the earth and became human beings. That change created mind, that change brought psychology in.
Now another far more significant change is going to happen that will bring the soul in, and man will not only be a psychological being but a spiritual being too. You are living in one of the most alive times ever. The new man has already arrived in fragments, but only in fragments. And the new man has been arriving for centuries, but only here and there.
That’s how things happen. When the spring comes it starts with one flower. But when the one flower is there, then one can be certain: that spring is not faraway – it has come. The first flower has heralded its coming: Zarathustra, Krishna, Lao Tzu, Buddha, Jesus – these were the first flowers. Now the new man is going to be born on a greater scale.
According to me, this new consciousness is the most important thing that is happening today. I would like to tell you something about this new consciousness, its orientations, and its characteristics, because you are to help it come out of the womb – because you HAVE TO BE IT. The new man cannot come from nowhere, he has to come through you.
The new man can only be born through your womb. You have to become the womb. Sannyas is an experiment to clean the ground so that new seeds can fall in. If you understand the meaning of the new man, you will be able to understand the significance of sannyas too.
And it is because sannyas is concerned with the new man that the old orthodoxies of all kinds are going to be against me and against sannyas, because this will be their end. If sannyas succeeds, if the new man succeeds, the old will have to go. The old can live only if the new man is prevented from coming.
It cannot be prevented now, because it is not only a question of the new man’s coming into existence, it is a question of the survival of the whole earth, of consciousness itself, of life itself. It is a question of life and death. The old man has come to utter destructiveness. The old man has reached the end of his tether.
Now there is no life possible with the old concept of man but only death. The old man is preparing for a global suicide. The old man is piling up atom bombs, hydrogen bombs, in order to commit a collective suicide. This is a very unconscious desire. Rather than allowing the new man to be, the old man would like to destroy the whole thing.
You have to understand, you have to protect the new, because the new carries the whole future with it. And man has come to a stage where a great quantum leap is possible. The old man was other-worldly, the old man was against this world. The old man was always looking to the heavens. The old man was more concerned with life after death than life before death.
The new man’s concern will be life before death. The new man’s concern will be THIS life, because if this life is taken care of, the other will follow of its own accord. One need not worry about it, one need not think about it. The old man was too concerned with God. That concern was out of fear. The new man will not be concerned with God, but will live and love this world, and out of that love he will experience the existence of God.
The old man was speculative, the new man is going to be existential. The old man can be defined in the Upanishadic statement: NETI-NETI, not this, not this. The old man was negative – life-negative, life-denying. The new man will be life-affirming: ITI-ITI, this and this. The old man’s concern was THAT, the new man’s concern will be this, because out of this that is born, and if you become too concerned with that, you miss both.
Tomorrow is in the womb of today. Take care of today and you have taken care of tomorrow. There is no need to be in any way worried about tomorrow. If you become too worried about tomorrow you have missed today. And tomorrow will come as today – it always comes as today. If you have learned this suicidal habit of missing today, you will miss tomorrow also.
You will go on missing. The old man was continuously missing, was miserable, sad. And because he was sad he was against the world, he blamed the world, he blamed SAMSARA. He said, ’It is because of the world that I am in misery.’ It is not so. The world is immensely beautiful, it is all beauty, bliss and benediction.
There is nothing wrong with the world. Something was wrong with the old mind. The old mind was either past-oriented or future-oriented, which are not really different orientations. The old mind was concerned with that which is not. The new man will be utterly in tune with that which is, because it is God, it is reality: iti-iti, this is it.
This moment has to be lived in its totality. This moment has to be lived in its spontaneity, with no A PRIORI ideas. The old man was carrying ready-made answers. He was stuffed with philosophy, religion and all kinds of nonsense. The new man is going to live life without any A PRIORI conclusion about it. Without any conclusion one has to face existence, and then one knows what it is. If you have already concluded, your conclusion will become a barrier.
It will not allow you inquiry – your conclusion will become a blindfold. It will not allow you to see the truth – your investment will be in the conclusion. You will distort reality to fit your conclusion. That’s what has been done up to now. The new man will not be Hindu, will not be Mohammedan, will not be Christian, will not be communist.
The new man will not know all these ’isms’. The new man will simply be an opening, a window to reality. He will allow reality as it is. He will not project his own mind upon it. He will not use reality as a screen. His eyes will be available; they will not be full of ideas. The new man will not live out of belief, he will simply live. And remember, only those who can simply live, without belief, come to know what truth is.
The believer or the disbeliever never come to know what truth is. Their beliefs are too heavy on their minds. They are surrounded too much by their belief systems. The new man will not know any belief system. He will watch, he will observe, he will see, he will live, and he will allow all kinds of experiences. He will be available, he will be multi dimensional.
The old man lived out of fear – even his GoHe will not carry scriptures in his head, he will carry only alertness awareness. He will be meditative.d was nothing but a creation out of fear. His temples, mosques, GURUDWARAS, churches – they were all out of fear. He was trembling, he was afraid. The new man will live out of love, not out of fear, because fear serves death, love serves life.
And if you live out of fear you will never know what life is, you will only know death again and again. And remember, the person who lives out of fear creates all kinds of situations in which he has to feel more and more fear. Yom fear creates situations, just as your love creates situations. If you love, you will find so many occasions to be loving.
If you are afraid, you will find so many occasions to be afraid. Love is going to be the taste of the new consciousness. Because fear was the taste of the old consciousness it created wars. In three thousand years man has fought five thousand wars – as if we have not been doing nything else – continuous fighting somewhere or other. This is a very mad state of affairs. Humanity’s past is insane.
The new man will become discontinuous with this insane past. He will believe in love, not in war. He will believe in life, not in death. He will be creative, not destructive. His science, his art – all will serve creativity. He will not create bombs. He will not be political, because politics is out of hatred.