This one-day workshop provides a preliminary step into the subject of death generally and, specifically, into the OSHO Bardo meditation as a way to move into death consciously.
The one-day workshop is based on the role of meditation in coming to terms with dying. We will look at the part that death has played/plays in our lives, and experiment with particular techniques to dissolve fear and to consciously let go into a space of deep relaxation. The workshop will conclude with OSHO Bardo – a guided, meditative process that is both helpful as a daily practice and as a support in dying, yours or that of another.
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.
Sudheer P. Niet read bio here
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.
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Recent workshop feedback
What was helpful for me in the OSHO Bardo workshop was that I could share my experiences of seeing off my friends. When the memory of the sudden death of my ex-Iover came up I felt the energy of celebration descending on me. I was in bliss! Then when my mind understood that he had died I went into tears and misery. I swung between bliss and misery again and again, as if I were living in two different dimensions.
Years after his death, one of my friends passed away in Pune and we had a death celebration. I had just come out from a 7-day workshop and I was so open. When I came close to my friend’s body I started laughing. I felt his giggling, his joy in leaving his body. I had not shared these experiences because I was afraid to be judged, but in the workshop for the first time I could talk my experience, my truth. It was great relief for me.
I've been listening to OSHO Bardo CD since then every night. It reminds me of these experiences. The meditation brings me detachment from the ego: it is becoming easier and easier just to be simple and natural in my daily life. In the process, when it comes to the point of remembrance of ourselves as a light, I feel my whole body lifted up and fully washed in celebration. It is beautiful. I love it!
Also, my experience of evening meeting has deepened. After ‘Gibberish,’ when Osho starts guiding us inwards, it is to the same space. It is becoming so easy to just slip into it.
(Siddha Deva, Japan)