This Meditation Toolkit provides an easy way to find all the resources you need to learn or practise meditation and to support others in doing so, whatever the state of health.
Newcomers to Meditation
If you have never meditated before or are still quite new to it, read our meditation articles (links to them are below) that explain what meditation is (and isn’t!) See also our suggestions about how to get started and the benefits you can experience.
Some definitions; characteristics by which the state of meditation can be recognised. Meditation as our essential nature.
About the nature of the mind and how, when you approach it rightly, rather than getting in the way of your finding inner peace, the mind can actually help you meditate.
Explains the difference, and it’s a significant one, between ‘being mindful, aware or conscious of’ and ‘thinking about.’
Ways to find a method that works for you.
Why the need for active meditations and the importance of being total in meditation but not pushing yourself.
Some of the many physical, psychological and spiritual benefits of meditation.
We look at some basic aspects to consider when you are starting out (or in!), including when and where to meditate.
This site offers a wealth of different meditations all developed or recommended by Osho. These methods can be used effectively regardless of whether you have any connection with Osho. They are compatible with whatever your religious or other beliefs.
Access the Index of Meditations. It provides a brief view of each meditation and the best time to practise it. For ease of access the methods are placed in categories and feature guidance:
- Meditations in Health and Ageing
- Meditations for Pain Management
- Meditations in Illness
- Methods for the Dying Process – both for those actively dying and those exploring how to die consciously whilst healthy
- Guided Meditations – techniques for guiding others in meditation; and audio recordings to download or purchase. See also How to Guide Someone in Meditation.
We are regularly adding to the list of meditations, so do check back for new ones.
In addition to the above index of meditations, see the Meditation of the Day section on the homepage and other pages randomly featuring methods – perfect for those who like to be spontaneous (or who can’t decide!).
Osho on Meditation
A selection of short quotes, discourse excerpts and video clips
If it is not a goal to be attained or something to practise, what exactly is ‘right-mindfulness’?
Foundational to OSHO Sammasati’s approach is meditation as a way to be more conscious in our dying as well as in our living. In this article we explore some of the ways in which meditation and dying are similar.
Some general guidelines and specific suggestions
This new CD (available in a limited edition) by Maneesha James & Sudheer P. Niet can be pre-ordered. It will also be available as a download.
CD by Maneesha James with music by Sambodhi Prem. This guided meditation is created specifically for those new to meditation.
Short audios & videos with Maneesha & Sudheer
Meditation Workshops & Sessions
Through practising a range of meditative techniques you’ll learn how to relax quickly and easily, remain centred, aware, loving & joyful regardless of external circumstances. Features several short method and those that can be instantly incorporated into your everyday routine.
This workshop provides a variety of meditative methods that can help us find those inner resources that enable us to live more consciously, more joyfully, more lovingly and with a greater appreciation of each moment. The various techniques create not only a recipe for living but also the best preparation for dying – without regrets and the anguish of an unfulfilled life.
Many of us know we need meditation in our busy, stressful lives, but in a typical day we just don’t have the time or energy for an hour of meditation. Happily, there are many methods that don’t need a special time but which can be directly incorporated into whatever we are doing enabling you to bring the essence of meditation into your everyday living.
Introductory events and a series of longer, meditation-based workshops to support us in dying without fear, and to help others to do the same.
Meditation counselling sessions available, also via Skype
Guiding Someone in Meditation
Suggestions that even a non-meditator can use to guide another in meditation, whether they are healthy, ill or dying.
Some suggestions and considerations
Some additional considerations including the person’s physical and mental state and the hospice or hospital environment; meditation as a rehearsal for dying, and for the last hour and minutes of a person’s dying.
Articles on Meditation by Maneesha James
Meditation as key to building or maintaining your emotional integrity and strength – in everyday life and in trying situations.
A series of articles relating to the emotions: Finding calm – Allowing the feeling – To fight or flow – Positive thinking vs vigilant realism – Choiceless awareness
Accept it, express it, mobilise it, unfreeze it and watch it – are among some meditative approaches to support you in being with whatever feeling you have.
Moving into the vertical reality gives us an entirely new perspective on situations outside us and the changing experience inside too.
We look at how to retain a meditative state even with the challenges often presented by the working environment.