‘My people are in the world; they cannot put their totality into meditating 24 hours. It is enough for them to put their totality into it for a few minutes and just have a drink of their eternity, of their immortality; just to have a glimpse of the roots.
‘And don’t continue it; just let it remain like a faraway echo surrounding you… a fragrance. Just as when you pass a rose garden: even if you don’t touch the roses your clothes will carry the fragrance of the roses.’
Osho – The Buddha: The Emptiness of the Heart
The fragrance of meditation: when we are immersed in it we know its subtle potency. Yet when we really need them, the meditative qualities of being present to the moment, aware, relaxed and open can feel very elusive.
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. So what can we do?
Happily, there are many methods that don’t need a special time but which can be directly incorporated into whatever we are doing – from showering, to cooking or washing up, to commuting to work, relating to others, walking, even eating!
In this workshop we’ll try out an assortment of such methods, together. Then, by the end, you can leave with the knowledge, experience and confidence needed to bring the essence of meditation into your everyday living.
See The Benefits of Meditation for more on the physiological and psycho-spiritual effects of meditation – including relaxation, stress-reduction and increased efficiency or productivity. Meditation and Resilience includes a short video on resilience in the workplace.
In the short video below, Maneesha presents strategies to avoid and reduce stress, and meditative methods to unwind.
To learn these and other methods, join us for our 3-day workshop. It is also possible to join for just two days.
Maneesha James read bio here
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 and co-director of OSHO Sammasati and is a published author. Originally from Australia, Maneesha now has a base in north London.
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Recent workshop feedback
‘I enjoyed this workshop very much. I don’t have words for this great experience. Before the workshop, I felt like a Buddha statue or a dead person. I liked the death meditation and lived by avoiding the marketplace. There was silence but no colours. I thought that something was strange.
‘In the workshop Maneesha carried a lot of laughter and the fragrance of Osho and the art of living. I discovered that I'm not a statue, but I feel now like a baby. I'm enjoying my body and the marketplace because of meditation. We can carry the winds of Pune in Shibuya.
‘My favourite method is ‘Include everything in your being.’ There are no enemies – nothing to fight or resist anymore! So now, I'm very relaxed.
Thank you very much, Maneesha and friends!
There were so many fantastic experiences that I haven't been able to put my feelings into words yet. I had the book (Osho’s Meditation for Busy People) and tried some techniques in advance, but the course far exceeded my expectation! Thank you for the wonderful workshop!(Dhyan Amiti)