We look at how to retain a meditative state even with the challenges often presented by the working environment.

Meditation in the workplace

'Meditation is a kind of medicine. Its use is only for the time being. Once you have learned the quality, then you need not do any particular meditation. Then meditation has to spread all over your life.'

'Talking or silent, moving, unmoving, the essence is at ease. The essence is at ease, that is the key word. The essence is at ease, that is the key statement. Do whatsoever you are doing, but at the deepest core remain at ease, cool, calm, centered. '



There’s not a lot of value in feeling Buddha-like – conscious, serene and centred – for an hour here and there, if for the rest of our day we inwardly flail about, caught up in stress, anxiety and reactiveness.

It’s no small ask to remember our essential selves when we are surrounded by noise and activity, by the constant demands on our time. When we are monitored for our productivity and driven by the need to succeed – to be quicker and smarter than the next person – to support ourselves and perhaps a family too.

Yet it’s that challenge that keeps us sane and connected to the most meaningful values. However many times we may lose it, bringing a loving awareness into whatever we do gives our lives significance.


How to grow and live meditativeness?

Our suggestion is: start with one of the many methods available.  See Choosing a Meditation Method.  Most of us need a method that combines some form of activity with a period of inactivity. That might be one of Osho’s active methods such as Dynamic, Kundalini or Nataraj, or sitting silently watching the breath in ‘Vipassana,’  having preceded that with vigorous dancing, running, or swimming, for example.

When you have become deeply familiar with the space of silence, of stillness and vastness inside, then find a method or two that you can incorporate into your working day. It will act as a reminder, constantly bringing you back to base.

Then by and by, as Osho points out, all methods can be dropped. A relaxed, loving awareness is your default space. It is how you are. It is who you are.


Resources for bringing meditation into the workplace

Living in the Vertical Reality  shows that meditation can be practised anywhere, at any time. We look at a hypothetical typical day and how to incorporate any of the short, 20-plus methods.


Mediation for busy peopleOur new workshop, Meditation for Busy People


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.

 Check here for the next workshop date and location or Contact us if you would like to organise one in your area.


Below is a 10 minute excerpt (1 of 4) from a video “Stress Free Living – Meditation For Busy Women”.
This video presents strategies to avoid and reduce stress, and meditative methods to unwind, based on ‘The Book of Secrets’, by Osho.




The video below is a recent interview with Maneesha on Siberian TV (11 minutes).

Maneesha describes how her youthful restlessness and desire to find truth led her to Osho in 1974. She explains how this meeting completely changed the course of her life and how meditation is the essence of her personal practice and what she shares with others. Maneesha describes Osho’s unique contribution – incorporating active phases in the meditations which enable us to release the stress and tension so endemic in contemporary life so that in the passive phases we may experience the stillness and silence. Of the 100s of meditation methods available, we can find at least one which will suit us and which when practiced regularly will allow us to bring the silence and stillness into our everyday life – even if we are a stressed TV presenter!



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