“The fear of death is you.” Osho
We don’t know what death is, we don’t know what life is – we don’t even really know who we are. And the fear of death keeps us looking in the wrong direction for answers. Outward, always outward, scanning the landscape for threats to our physical survival or to the identity we have created to paper over our inner emptiness.
“If you watch your mind, if you observe yourself, you will find – whether you are aware of it or not – the fear of death is continuously there. Whatever you do, the fear of death is there. Whatever you enjoy, just around the comer the shadow of death is always there, persisting. It follows you: wherever you go, you go with it. It is something within you. You cannot leave it outside, you cannot escape from it. The fear of death is you.” Osho
An existential experience of truth
This course is not an intellectual endeavor – the understanding comes, not in words, but in a profound, life-changing experience of truth.
We will prepare ourselves for this experience through discussion and the use of various meditative techniques, culminating in the powerful guided meditative process OSHO Bardo.
This process is based on Osho’s guidance for dying consciously. It can transform your life.
WHY ATTEND THIS COURSE?
Only the ego can die, you are eternal. Experience the truth of this
“Once you accept death as a friend, suddenly a transformation happens. You become transfigured and now your vision has a new quality to it. Now, there is no fight, no war and you are not fighting against anybody. So, now you can relax, now you can be at home. Once death becomes a friend only then does life become a friend. It may look paradoxical, but it is so…” Osho
The ego as an activity not an entity
Developing a healthy ego is essential for functioning as a social being; we learn to play the game of “I am,” with other egos. The problem is that we forget that the ego is a constructed thing, we become identified with the ego and live our lives within the confines of this identification. We trade the mysterious adventure of existence for a shaky illusion of security and stability.
“The fear of death, basically, is the fear that you are incapable of living and life is going. Soon, there will be no time left, and you have been waiting and you have always been preparing. You are obsessed with preparations.” Osho
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
What benefits can I expect from this course?
- You will learn techniques that can help you relax and let go of who you think you are.
- You will experience that you are much, much greater than the aspect of you that can die.
- You will experience the peace and clarity that is your innermost being and learn ways of stabilizing this experience in your everyday life.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
OSHO Bardo consists of:
- A LIVE online course over one weekend day. Two 3-hour sessions with breaks
- Directions regarding OSHO Meditations that may help you at this stage of your journey
- Q&A sessions with the therapist
OSHO Dynamic, OSHO Kundalini Meditation and the OSHO Evening Meeting are essential parts of any course booked on OIO and if you haven’t already done so, please make sure you have subscribed to iOSHO prior to the course starting. Once subscribed you will be able to do the meditations in the time and place suggested by the facilitator. Currently there is a free, 7-day trial, available. If the course you’ve booked is longer than 7 days, we suggest that you subscribe for one month.
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Sudheer has been a meditator for 46 years and it shows! At the age of 70 he could pass for 50 and has a gentleness that makes him very relaxing to be around. His first experience of OSHO Dynamic Meditation, at the age of 24, took him to “the space he was searching for” and he has experimented with all the OSHO meditations and many meditations from The Book of Secrets since.
As a teenager Sudheer was fascinated by the big questions: What is life? What is death? – his favorite book was The Tibetan Book of the Dead, a kind of guide book for the afterlife. After studying philosophy for a while, he realized that what he was seeking was not to be found in words, so he moved into working closely with people, training as a general and psychiatric nurse.
“This is what is meant by meditation: to pass the door of death consciously… Death is always there: it is a door that exists inside you. It is not something that is going to happen in the future, it is not something outside of you that you have to reach, it is inside you, a door. The moment you accept the fact of death and begin to feel it, to live it, to be aware of it, you begin to drop through the inner door. The door opens, and through the door of death you begin to have glimpses of an eternal life. Only through death can one have glimpses of eternal life; there is no other way. So really, all that is known as meditation is just a voluntary death, just a deepening inside, a drowning inside, a sinking inside; just a going away from the surface toward the depths.” - Osho