The OSHO Sammasati Experience (formerly the Sammasati Support-Person Training) is a combination of four workshops. Together they provide the skills and practice that can help support a conscious and celebrative entry into death – both your own and that of someone whom you may be supporting.
It is possible to do any of the workshops singly. If you decide to participate in more than one, we suggest participating in the order in which they appear in The OSHO Sammasati Experience, that is: The Tantra of Living & Dying (3 days), An Experiential Enquiry into Death (an evening plus 4 days; residential, interview required); and Doing Dying Differently (3 days), In Rapport (4 days).
See our Calendar for the exact dates of The OSHO Sammasati Experience.
For those wanting to participate in the first three modules over a period of several weeks, under the name of The OSHO Sammasati Intensive, that option is available at the Osho International Meditation Resort, Pune, India. See our Calendar for the dates of the next Intensive, in January/February 2017.
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Those who participate in the whole OSHO Sammasati Experience or the entire Intensive – either at one time or over a period of months or years – can expect to take away with them an experiential understanding of what death means to them personally; a large variety of meditative methods and some psychological tools to facilitate their own dying and that of others.
For descriptions of each individual workshop:
These workshops are based around meditative techniques developed by the contemporary mystic Osho – for more information see The OSHO Vision – and are facilitated by Maneesha James and Sudheer P. Niet either jointly or individually.
A glimpse of the power of meditation when facing death…
A video clip (6 minutes) of Maneesha James working with a client…
Why is this series of workshops for you?
You want to… …
identify your own issues around illness, dying and death as part of your ongoing personal growth
support friends and/or family members in their illness and dying and to have some skills, knowledge and experience to help you
if you are a care worker, acquire meditative-based skills, knowledge and experience
This is an opportunity to explore a whole new approach to death. In the Sammasati vision we learn to bring presence and awareness to what can be a precious and even sacred time. We can consciously and fully live our dying. Death can even be the peak of life!
Some self-work – in the form of workshops or individual therapy – is helpful, though not essential
A personal experience of meditation or willingness to learn and practice meditation
A resonance with the mystic Osho’s vision of living and dying on which the project is founded.
An interview (in person, by Skype or telephone) with Maneesha or Sudheer for the workshop ‘An Experiential Enquiry Into Death’.
These workshops are for everyone who is dying – that is, all of us! However, the daily structure of each is such that you will want to be in relative good health – that is, able to sit and also to move about with ease – in order to participate.
Who is facilitating the training?
S.R.N., S.C.M., R.M.N. Grad. Dip. Psychotherapy & Counselling, Member of BACP
Maneesha has been facilitating workshops and retreats focused on conscious living and conscious dying for the last 20 years. Drawing her inspiration from the many years she spent in the company of the Indian mystic Osho, she creates a safe space for exploring conscious dying using a wide range of meditative techniques and simple structures.
Maneesha has also worked with a number of individuals who were facing death and provided the psycho-spiritual support to help them through the transition of death – she sometimes calls herself a ‘transition midwife’. She is co-founder of The Sammasati Project CIC – in health, sickness and dying and is a published author.. Originally from Australia, Maneesha now has a base in London. More
Sudheer P. Niet
Sudheer is an experienced meditator and teacher of meditation. Over the past 35 years, he has used many different meditation techniques and has helped hundreds of people to get the knack of meditation. He has been on the journey of meditation with the Indian mystic, Osho, the Buddha of our times, who developed a science of transformation for the modern man.
Sudheer received training in self-hypnosis from Dr. Brian Alman, a student of Milton Erickson, M.D., the father of modern hypnosis. He trained in NLP and Hypnosis in Pune, India with Prabodhi and Premananda, as well as with H. Hoenderdos, a student of Richard Bandler, one of the developers of NLP, Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
Sudheer facilitates a range of meditation groups in the Osho Meditation Resort, India and around the world. More
In this radio interview on Bristol Radio BCfm, Maneesha shares about the value of being able to support people when they are dying (27 mins).
What will I gain from these workshops?
Psycho-spiritual tools to support someone – a family member, a friend or a patient– in their illness and dying. These skills include the ability to be truly present with someone at one of the most vulnerable and sacred times in their life
Experience of a variety of meditation techniques to enhance everyday life as well as the last phase of life
Access to practical tools to help yourself and others prepare for the transition of death
A more profound understanding of your own dying process
A deeper appreciation of what it is to be alive in this body
A support group of friends who share our understanding of the challenges and rewards of working with death and dying – our own or our loved ones
Some feedback from previous workshop participants:
Dr Santhosh Nagaraju shares his experience at the end of the 2012 training
Priya Alvarez shares her experience after the An Experiential Enquiry into Death workshop
You may also like to read some of Maneesha’s articles about conscious dying.