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Osho No-Mind Meditation Therapy
January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$30
OSHO Gibberish Meditation
The word “gibberish” comes from a Sufi mystic, Jabbar. Jabbar never spoke any language, he just uttered nonsense. Still he had thousands of disciples because what he was saying was, “Your mind is nothing but gibberish. Put it aside and you will have a taste of your own being. Use gibberish and go consciously crazy. Go crazy with absolute awareness so that you become the center of the cyclone. Simply allow whatever comes, without bothering whether it is meaningful or reasonable. Just throw out all mind garbage and create the space in which the Buddha appears.
Osho created three revolutionary meditations
No-Mind Meditative Therapy is one of the four therapies that Osho created and scientifically designed for the contemporary man. These methods are a breakthrough to meditation, a speeding up process to connect with our natural state of being. The Osho approach to therapy is used as a tool to help prepare the ground for meditation. Meditative Therapies are processes for freeing old, stuck energies, to renew vitality and to create space for silence. They work energetically, bypassing the conscious, analytical mind. They are therefore clear, pure processes where individuals are connecting directly with their own energy. All of them are basically meditations – even in the active phase, one is in a moment-to-moment encounter with oneself.
Because they form a link between expressive group therapies and individual mediation techniques.
Osho created these three meditative therapies in 1988 not long before his departure from our planet, since then thousands
of seekers has been transformed through their simple but deep effective methods. Many feel they are Osho final gift to us.
No-Mind Meditation Therapy
So be more and more in the state of no-mind. Just go on removing memories, imagination, to clean and clear the present moment. And as it deepens, you become more and more capable of having no-mind, enlightenment comes of its own accord.”
Gibberish when done with absolute intensity, takes us out of our logical mind and into the realms of the mysterious and spiritual. It supports participants to move beyond their usual boundaries of expression and daily structures, to experience a state beyond mind.
People who have participated in the No-Mind Meditative Therapy around the world report that they have experienced themselves as more open, vulnerable, and centered afterwards, and find they can be much more deeply relaxed and silent during meditation.
The meditation experiment evolved daily, and gradually became a new “meditative therapy” group process called No-Mind. The meditation itself is a week-long program consisting of two hours each day. The first hour is gibberish, where all the rubbish of the mind is thrown out in nonsense language, sounds and movements of the body. The second hour is spent in silence, sitting with eyes closed and witnessing.
No-Mind is one of the Meditative Processes that Osho created shortly before leaving his body. Mystic Rose, Born Again and the No-Mind all fall under this category of powerful energy releasing meditations .
Using the unique and an unusual technique of speaking only Gibberish you can release the stress in your mind and unburden yourself by expressing blocked, repressed energies in a new and original way.
Seven day process, two hours daily. One hour gibberish, one hour silence and witnessing
Osho first introduced the No-Mind meditation as part of his evening discourses on Zen. Later on, it became a group process. Here is an excerpt from the talk where Osho first introduced the meditation:
“The first part is gibberish. The word ‘gibberish’ comes from a Sufi mystic, Jabbar. Jabbar never spoke any language, he just uttered nonsense. Still he had thousands of disciples because what he was saying was, “Your mind is nothing but gibberish. Put it aside and you will have a taste of your own being.”
To use gibberish, don’t say things which are meaningful, don’t use the language that you know. Use Chinese, if you don’t know Chinese. Use Japanese if you don’t know Japanese. Don’t use German if you know German. For the first time have a freedom – the same as all the birds have. Simply allow whatever comes to your mind without bothering about its rationality, reasonability, meaning, significance – just the way the birds are doing. For the first part, leave language and mind aside.
Out of this will arise the second part, a great silence in which you have to close your eyes and freeze your body, all its movements, gather your energy within yourself. Remain here and now.
1 hour sitting in silence
Gibberish is a technique in which we make sounds with no meaning and allow our body to move in any way it wants to.