The Osho Ashram: A Meditation Resort
Article by Jeff Pierce
Are you looking at doing something different for your next vacation? While sitting at the beach with your toes in the sand and an umbrella drink, or cruising from port to port eating and drinking way too much may be the norm for many people, others are looking to take something more home than a tan and a hangover.
If you are one of those people then the Osho Ashram may be your ticket. With all of the stress and negativity in today’s life many are looking for ways to deal with it. And a more and more accepted way is through meditation.
The Osho Ashram campus is located in Pune, India on 28 acres of tropical oasis where nature and modern day blend seamlessly. White marble pathways through lush foliage lead to elegant black buildings and an Olympic size swimming pool. The ashram is more like a resort providing a luxurious environment where people can be at ease with themselves.
Everyone wears maroon robes during the day and while meditating to create a sense of unity rather than of competition.They are purchased onsite.
Many different types of meditation are offered to the supplicant and some of them are not your garden variety types of sit in one spot while quietly pondering the universal ether. There is that type of meditation offered, of course, but the most popular one is called the Dynamic Mediation. It lasts for an hour and has 5 different stages.
You start by sitting breathing very fast and deeply for 10 minutes to bring long buried emotions to the surface.
For the next 10 minutes, you will jump up and start yelling or shouting whatever words or phrase that sums up what you are feeling. You want to go mad to release that emotion.
The next stage consists of 10 minutes of jumping up and down with your arms raised above your head while shouting the mantra “hoo, hoo, hoo.”
In stage four you will suddenly stop your jumping and totally freeze-no movement what so ever and let the energy flow while quietly observing your surroundings.
And lastly, spend 15 minutes dancing joyously to celebrate your gratitude to the universe.
Like I said; not your garden variety of meditation but one of his most popular.
Dynamic Meditation is typically done in the morning and is a great way to start your day. If you do this at home you probably don’t want to be in a public park.
One of Osho’s most important teachings is that you need to be alright with being alone before you can be with someone. He teaches this through meditation. But he also recognized that the experiences and discoveries that come with this very active and deep circumspection are to be shared with others as well. So take along your friend or spouse.
More than 50%of the people that visit the Meditation Resort are first timers that come from more than 100 countries worldwide. There is no membership involved nor do you have to join anything-and you need not be of any specific religion or have ever meditated before.
Have an adventure for you next vacation, see India and discover new things about you at the Osho Ashram.
About the Author
Jeff Pierce is a writer who specializes in healthy activities including meditation. You can check out his latest website at <ahref=”http://www.oshomeditation.net”>Osho Meditation where he provides unbiased reviews for a wide range of Osho meditation techniques, Ashram and <ahref=”http://www.oshomeditation.net/osho_books.html”>Osho Books, and more.
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