Date(s) -Wed 07-19-17
Time -7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Because of the hopefully warm late spring and summer nights we will present this meditation every Wednesday until the end of August. ( If it rains we will do alternative meditation indoors.)
Watching the River Flow: The ancient mystic Lao Tzu, the founder of Taoism had his disciples meditate by a river. They would just look into the river and watch it flow. In the back yard area of the Osho World of Meditation there is a creek with a water fall. For this meditation we will sit by the creek and watch it flow. This meditation helps us tune into the ever changing flow of life…one observes it without getting caught in it. We will begin each session with a short active meditation to first release mind/body stress and then we will sit and watch the river flow.
*(If it rains then we will do the Kundalini Meditation – Please see description below).
PLEASE NOTE: The meditation is one hour, but a few minutes goes to giving instructions, meeting each other and setting up the chairs to face the river. And afterwards, let yourself come back into the daily life slowly and perhaps have a cup of tea.
Cost: This money goes towards maintaining the meditation spaces & park-like grounds.
Meditation Pass for 10 meditations $70
The World of Meditation is located in a residential neighborhood. Look for the stained-glass butterfly in the window on the top level.There are many parking spaces (at least 9) in the large driveway, or park in front of the raspberry bushes. There is virtually unlimited parking on 35th Ave, NE. Or on 34th Ave NE – but only park on the side of the school – not in front of houses. The neighbor on the North corner of 115th and 35th *the same side as the Center) asks that no one parks in front of their houses on 115th. Thank you for your consideration. Also be sure to park in the flow of traffic or you might get ticketed! This is written because of previous experience.
If it Rains we will do The active Kundalini Meditation. This meditation technique first helps release the mind/body anxiety and stress, creating a space for relaxation and inner quietness. It consists of four stages of 15 minutes: 1. loosening the body with gentle shaking, 2. free style dance for moving the body’s energy, 3. sitting or standing silently with eyes closed and 4. deeply relaxing and letting go.
Here is a link to watch a demonstration u-tube about the Kundalini Meditation.
The Mystic Osho, who has created this meditation has said: “When you are doing the Chaotic Meditation or the Kundalini or the Nadabrahma, these are not really meditations, you are just getting in tune. If you have seen them, it is like Indian classical musicians playing. For half an hour, or sometimes even more, they simply go on fixing their instruments. They will move the knobs, they will make the strings tight or loose, and the drum player will go on checking his drum – whether it is perfect or not. For half an hour they go on doing this. This is not music, this is just preparation. Active meditation is not really the meditation, it is just preparation. You are preparing your instrument. When it is ready, then you stand in silence. Then meditation starts. Then you are utterly there. You have woken yourself up by jumping, by dancing, by breathing, by shouting — these are all devices to make you a little more alert than you ordinarily are. Once you are alert, then the waiting. Waiting is meditation — waiting with full awareness. And then it comes, it descends on you, it surrounds you, it plays around you, it dances around you, it cleanses you, it purifies you, it transforms you.” Osho.
Please be here on time to meet the other participants and settled in. Instructions will be given in the beginning of the meditation and afterwards there is time for Q & A and a cup of tea!
Meditation Pass for 10 meditations $70
“The Active part of the meditation is preparation for the silent, meditation space. You are preparing yourself. After the first thirty minutes, then you will be able to be in silence. Then meditation starts. Then you are utterly there. You have become very awake by loosening the body and by movement — these are all devices to make you a little more alert than you ordinarily are. Once you are alert, then the real meditation begins!” (Osho)