As many of us are facing changes in our life due to either actual crisis or unplanned change, we seek solutions to preserve our peace or regain happiness that the outer world has swept away in what feels like the blink of an eye.
Stressed or depressed by a job loss, lack of money, or delusion in our own future, we need to find new ways to approach life and shift our perspective.
A way that can help us regain peace is meditation. Meditation gives us the opportunity to discover within ourselves, a place where we are free from all tensions. The world has become unpredictable—plans are contradicted and dreams are shattered. Yet in meditation, we can come together in collective willingness to feel the joy and peace inside us. We discover that beyond all the worries and pressures, there is a space within us where everything is peaceful and joyful. This space appears when we start appreciating the present moment without predicting the future or regretting the past.
For the purpose of discovering this inner state free from tension, worry, and fear, a team of Osho’s lovers organized a meditation event on the weekend of June 13-14, 2009.
Held at the Holy Hill in Wisconsin, a beautiful location in nature just a few hours’ drive from Chicago, the group started on Saturday morning and ended on Sunday afternoon. The participants experienced meditations that Osho created to help his disciples on their path.
Osho noticed that for many of us, it is just impossible to sit, close our eyes and remain silent. So, he designed techniques that could help active modern men and women to find our inner peace. Among these new meditation techniques, the Dynamic meditation and Kundalini meditation are the main cathartic devices that allow us to explore our own psyche and release our tensions.
Ma Dharm Jyoti, one of Osho’s earliest disciples, guided the meditations through the weekend, sharing her joy and her meditative presence with the participants. As she lives in India and rarely comes to America, everyone greeted this special moments with lots of cheerfulness and gratitude.
Osho Chicago has created a beautiful Buddha field where these events are very warmly supported and well attended. Another meditation program will be held in July 11-12, 2009 at the same place. This meditation will be conducted by Swami Anand Arun, a close disciple of Osho coming from Nepal. For further information, please contact www.OshoChicago.org.