What you will learn
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This course takes place over one weekend day. Approximately 7.5 hrs a day with breaks.
“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
There is so much misunderstanding about death, so many beliefs and superstitions that create fear. So, we tell ourselves it is always others who die to avoid facing the fact that we, too, have a place in the queue.
This is a course for everyone who would like to move beyond fear. You will leave with greater clarity and understanding, as well as some invaluable, practical tools to be able to approach your own dying in a relaxed way and to support others in the same process.
When we accept that life as we know it will end one day, we appreciate life so much more. And, when we begin to explore what dying is – beyond all the misconceptions – a whole new dimension opens up to us.
In this one-day course, through a variety of meditative methods, exercises and discussions, we will identify and address the various issues we have around death and dying.
Once we understand that being present to each moment and being ready to explore 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 can you gain from this experience? Deeper clarity and understanding about your own issues around dying and some invaluable practical tools to support yourself – and others – in the dying process.
Practical recommendations for the course:
* Using earbuds is recommended
* Notebook and pen, if you want
* Let others know that you are in a course and are not available
* It’s important your screen is on and you are visible all the time
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.
In addition, as a qualified psychotherapist, she has gained an added awareness of the human psyche, along with skills in creating rapport and supporting her clients in finding their way to clarity and understanding.
Maneesha facilitates OSHO A Matter of Life and Death, OSHO Dealing with Feelings, OSHO Living with the Inescapable and OSHO Bardo courses and the following sessions online: OSHO Death-Related Issues, OSHO Deepening Your Meditation, OSHO Everyday Living Issues, OSHO Bardo.
"A more profound understanding of death and, through that, a deeper love for life." - Maneesha
“Deep down you are not individuals. We belong to each other; we are rooted in one consciousness. So, a group meditation can be a tremendous experience. You start as an individual, but sooner or later you are not there and the group soul has started functioning. When the group soul starts functioning, you have entered the divine. So, don’t remain individuals; that is false, egoistic. Melt into others, and things will start happening to you.” - OSHO