Sunday Meditation and Celebration
Sunday events are a day of celebration. It typically includes two meditations.
We spontaneouly decide on the meditation technique depending on the energy in the room. The first meditation lasts one hour and is followed by a short tea break.
The second meditation is called the Evening Meeting.
The Evening Meeting is in three stages.
Stage one: high- energy music for dancing with totality.
Let the energy of celebration build up inside.
Don’t waste energy in shouting or whistling or looking around at others.
Wearing a blindfold can be helpful.
At several times in the dancing the energy will go very high.
When it peaks, the music will stop and one shouts “Osho!” with arms high in the air.
About the word “Osho”:
It is simply a sound without meaning. In this meditation we use it as a sound to express our energy at its peak.
Raising of one’s hands to the stars indicates a longing for higher consciousness.
The shout "Osho!" should be really sharp.
It has to be said exactly like the lion’s roar.
Let the shout come from the belly, not just from the tongue ; not even from the throat or heart.
Let it hit deep to your life center and come from just under the navel.
Watch from what source you are shouting it from and go inwards to that source.
Then the sound not only hits your center, it hits your very being.
It also brings with it a tremendous feeling of joy, laughter and dance.
Osho is celebration.
Stage One ends with three shouts of "Osho!"
This is a ten minute silent sitting with soft Eastern-style music with gaps of silence.
Stage Two ends with three drum beats.
Stage Three: a specially-selected video discourse of Osho speaking.