“Death happens in a single moment; it is very intense. Death is the culmination, the crescendo. Death is the greatest orgasm there is.” Osho
Death is not what your fear says it is
We are all pregnant – men and women – with death! It’s part of the package that comes with birth…the inescapable reality we live in. Yet there is so much misunderstanding about death, so many scary beliefs and superstitions. Not only do we see death as the enemy, but a fundamental death anxiety runs like an undercurrent throughout our lives, sabotaging our ability to live joyously, in trust and gratitude.
Sharing with others who have similar issues, we will bring awareness to ways we live that may be hindering our joy and trust. Through simple, effective meditation methods we will gather resources to use beyond the duration of the course. Resources that can change our understanding and appreciation of life and death.
WHY ATTEND THIS COURSE?
Accepting death: The way to a life of joy and fulfillment
Why would you attend this course? Because probably, like most people, you have been brought up to think life is separate from death, that death is a mistake, a catastrophe. That basic misunderstanding is deeply embedded in us through our conditioning. It makes us cling to life, relationships, achievements, and to think we are the sum total of our body and mind. It makes us view death as an enemy of life that will cut us off from all that we value.
Death: the crescendo of life – don’t miss it!
Once we understand that being present to each moment, and being open to exploring the unknown, is the only way to live a fulfilled and joyous life, it makes sense to approach dying in the same way. But superstition and misunderstanding about death mean that most of us are so fearful that we become unconscious when we are dying. And that means we miss the very crescendo of life.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Learning to live with the inescapable reality of death will give you
- an experiential understanding that can transform your appreciation of both living and dying.
- the knack of changing unhelpful feelings so that your energy is freed up for a life of inner abundance and a calm and graceful death.
- a profound connection with that aspect of yourself which runs through and is transcendent to both life and death.
- practical resources to use in everyday life to create greater joy and fulfilment – the perfect preparation for dying in peace.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
- A LIVE online course over one weekend day. Two 3-hour sessions with breaks
- Directions regarding OSHO Meditations that may support you at this stage of your journey
- Group sharing
- Q&A 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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Maneesha’s sessions – on meditation, all life-related issues and those around dying – are based on her 47 years’ experience of meditation. In addition, she spent seven years in Osho’s evening meetings (“darshan”), observing and recording his conversations with seekers from all over the world. This unique opportunity provided her with a passion for experimenting with meditative techniques and an invaluable learning in responding to a vast range of issues from a meditative perspective.
The experience of twenty-plus years as an international meditation-based course facilitator continues to broaden her understanding, love, and respect for those she works with.
“Meditation prepares you for death… it helps you to know death without dying. And once you have known death without dying, the fear of death will disappear forever. Even when death comes, you will be silently watching it, knowing absolutely that it cannot even make a small scratch on your being. It is going to take away your body, your mind, but not you. You belong to the immortal life.” - Osho