Live Online Course
7 days, about 2 hours a day
“Only a no-mind is a creative mind. When the so-called mind disappears and there is just pure emptiness, virgin emptiness, out of that virgin emptiness arises creativity. A thousand and one flowers bloom in that emptiness.” Osho
OSHO No-Mind is a powerful Meditative Therapy consisting of an hour of gibberish followed by an hour of sitting silently. Gibberish is a cathartic technique which encourages expressive sounds and body movements. The more total you are the more effective it is. To speak gibberish means to speak in nonsense words, as Osho says “using any language that you don’t know.”
Gibberish helps to break mind’s habit of continual verbalization. It allows thoughts to be thrown out rather than repressed, leaving the mind empty and silent.
WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?
“Once you start looking directly, you will be surprised. You will come to know that you are carrying a madman; not one really, a madhouse; many madmen inside, running hither and thither, all against each other, fighting, struggling, warring.” Osho
Very often the advice we get for escaping an overactive mind involves a series of tips such as: “Detach from your thoughts,” or “Practice mindfulness” or “Move into the present moment.”
These suggestions may work when we are capable of achieving even a little distance from the mind; the problem is that there are times when we are so caught up in the mind that such suggestions are simply irritating.
OSHO No-Mind is a way of throwing out your mental garbage wholesale and moving into the silence of no-mind quickly and easily. A way of relaxing when relaxing seems impossible.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
“Then something happens. Even though you are not doing anything you are totally conscious – silent, but conscious…exhausted, but conscious. Only consciousness is there: a consciousness of your deep let-go, a consciousness that now everything has disappeared.” Osho
In this program, you will learn – through existential experience the following:
Who you really are, beyond the chaos of the mind.
- The significance of being present in the moment
- An effective meditation technique that can work even when you are very stressed out
- How to stop the mind from overthinking and worrying
- How to relax the mind effectively, so as to sleep better naturally at night
- A quick and easy method of freeing yourself from obsessive thinking
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
- 7 live online sessions of a little more than two hours a day over one week
- Osho insights and quotes about the mind and meditation
- Q&A and support from your facilitator
- Completion of the prerequisite for facilitator training
In that first hour of this course, we have the perfect opportunity to throw out the gibberish of the mind. As Osho explains, “Gibberish is one of the most scientific ways to clean your mind”. And also that:
“To be in the mind is to be out of yourself, and to be out of the mind is to be in your own being.”
“Just go inwards and it is not thousands of miles away. It is only thousands of thoughts away.
“So it is only a question of reducing the thoughts and the mileage is reduced.
If you don’t have any thoughts, you are in it. You are it.
“You don’t have to go anywhere; you have to simply go on throwing your thoughts.
“That is the purpose of our gibberish before the meditation. Just a time to throw everything, without inhibition. These creatures that you throw out are eating your head continuously, destroying your intelligence. Catch them and throw them out.”
What Is Gibberish?
Just say everything that you ever wanted to say and have not been able to say because of civilization, education, culture, and society. Be very passionate, as if you are talking, as if your whole life is at stake. You are talking nonsense and there is nobody except you, but be passionate, be in a passionate dialogue. Saying anything that is moving in your mind, all kinds of rubbish – throw it out.
And say it in any language you don’t know! Use Chinese, if you don’t know Chinese. Use Japanese if you don’t know Japanese. Don’t use German if you know German. Shouting, laughing, crying, making noises … making gestures …. Sounds will come – utter them – and one sound will lead into another. Soon you will be speaking Chinese and Italian and French, languages that you don’t know. Simply allow whatever comes to your mind without bothering about its rationality, reasonability, meaning, or significance. For the first time enjoy that freedom – the same as all the birds have.
Do it totally, with great enthusiasm …. Be authentic, honest …. You have to be total. Don’t act or do it automatically like a robot. Be sincere … make it a reality …. So don’t be partial, don’t be middle-class. Be a first-rate crazy man! Just go crazy without any fear. Don’t spare anything. Don’t sit there like a Buddha; that stage comes later. Remember, the first step in meditation is to forget the whole world and just bring out all your craziness in rubbish, gibberish sounds, gestures …. As you throw it out you will find yourself becoming light, becoming more alive. But be total because once you are freed of it, then there is a possibility of going deeper into silence than you have ever gone.
As Osho describes it:
“Put the conscious off and allow the unconscious to speak….”
“Be very passionate in it, as if you are talking, as if your whole life is at stake. You are talking nonsense and there is nobody except you, but be passionate, be in a passionate dialogue.”
“You have to be authentic about it. It is not for somebody else, it is for the sky. And you cannot deceive the sky.”
“It is one of the most ecstatic meditations ever. As you go into it, get more and more ecstatic with it. If your body starts moving, your hands start moving, gestures happen and you feel like standing up or jumping or dancing, allow it. Let your whole body and being say it. And get deeper and deeper into it – be possessed by it.”
“Out of this will arise the second part, a great silence in which you have to close your eyes and freeze your body, all its movements, gather your energy within yourself.”
SITTING IN SILENCE
Just be absolutely silent, gather your whole energy inwards, just like you are coming home.
“Now you are ready to go inwards with all your consciousness, with all your life energy. Move towards the center of your being. That is from where you have come and that is where everybody goes back.
“Deeper and deeper … the deeper you go, the more fragrant becomes the air. The deeper you go, suddenly flowers start showering on you. At the deepest point you are the buddha. The buddha means simply witnessing, pure witnessing. Just witness: the body is there, the mind is there, but you are neither.
“You are a separate force which comes from the center, and the center is joined with eternity. It knows no birth, no death. This buddha is your ultimate potential, the very Everest of consciousness. Great is the splendor of this moment.” Osho