presents a revolution in consciousness OSHO Dynamic Meditation is one of a group of OSHO Active Meditations, specifically designed for contemporary people to experience meditation. Clearly, the term ‘Dynamic Meditation’ is a contradiction in terms, because, ‘Dynamic’ means ‘Effort’ and ‘Meditation’ means ‘Silence’. No Effort, No Activity. In this revolutionary method from Osho, the activity is used to create and then release energy, repressed tension and emotions, to prepare the way for an experience of silence. This meditation is a specific response to a situation of restlessness, tension and repression that arises in modern society. We’re the most restless beings ever to evolve on this earth. First, we begin with intense physical activity, building energy to a peak which then allows us the opportunity to throw out our repressed madness and insanity. After the active stages, we can have an experience of silence. This meditation will leave you alert, refreshed, and newly energized with a deep experience of relaxation, awareness, and your inner silence. The magic of the meditation is the immediacy of the meditation. You do this once, and it will change your life. And if you keep practising, it’s like every time you do it, there’s more to see, more to understand about who you are as a human being, as an individual. … because, I really… got in touch with something… some deep source of energy. And, I couldn’t believe how much I can… how much energy I have. And, through the whole day I was so energetic. People were asking me, “What’s… what is it? What’s happening with you?” This meditation is a fast, intense, and a thorough way, to break old ingrained patterns in the BodyMind that keep us imprisoned in the past, and, to experience the freedom, the witnessing, silence and peace that are hidden behind these prison walls. The meditation lasts one hour, and has five stages. Keep your eyes closed throughout using a blindfold, if necessary. This is a meditation in which you have to be continuously alert, conscious, aware, whatsoever you do. Remain a witness. And when, in the fourth stage, you have become completely inactive, frozen, then this alertness will come to its peak. First Stage: 10 minutes Breathing chaotically through the nose, let breathing be intense, deep, fast, without rhythm, with no pattern, and concentrating always on the exhalation. The body will take care of the inhalation. The breath should move deeply into the lungs. Do this as fast and as hard as you possibly can, until you literally become the breathing. Use your natural body movements to help you build up your energy. Feel it building up, but don’t let go during the first stage. Second Stage: 10 minutes EXPLODE! Let go of everything that needs to be thrown out. Follow your body. Give your body freedom to express whatsoever is there. Go totally mad. Scream. Shout. Cry. Jump. Kick. Shake. Dance. Sing. Laugh. Throw yourself around. Hold nothing back. Keep your whole body moving. A little acting often helps to get you started. Never allow your mind to interfere with what is happening. Consciously, go mad. Be total. If your meditation space prevents you from making noise, then you can do a silent alternative. Rather than throwing out the sounds, let the catharsis take place entirely through body movements. Third Stage: 10 minutes With arms raised high above your head, jump up and down, shouting the mantra, “Hoo… Hoo… Hoo!” as deeply as possible. Each time you land, on the flats of your feet, let the sound hammer deep into the sex center. Give all you have. Exhaust yourself completely. If your meditation space prevents you from making noise, then you can do a silent alternative. The sound “Hoo” can be hammered silently inside. Fourth Stage: 15 minutes STOP!. Freeze wherever you are, in whatever position you find yourself. Don’t arrange the body in any way. A cough, a movement, anything will dissipate the energy flow and the effort will be lost. Be a witness to everything that is happening to you. Fifth Stage: 15 minutes Celebrate! With music and dance, express whatsoever is there. Carry your aliveness with you, throughout the day. The first time I did OSHO Dynamic Meditation was really one of the most shocking experiences of my life. I was so impacted by the effect of going through these components of the meditation. I mean, first of all, it was not easy. It was not easy at all. It’s an intense meditation. That’s why it’s called Dynamic Meditation. Dynamic completely blew me away, and I did it pretty much every day for eight months. And, it was an intense experience. Completely changed who I thought I was. The first stage consists of chaotic fast breathing through the nose where you fill your body up with energy. And, the thing with the first stage is you have to do it totally. And, the more totally you do it, the breathing takes over, and breathe itself. So, finally you are not putting effort to breathe. The breathing just takes you, and you lose control in the breathing. And you fill your body, charge your body full of energy, and prepare yourself for the rest of the meditation. This breathing was very difficult, specially like the emphasis was on the out-breath, not the in-breath. And, somehow after the breathing… during the breathing, almost after the breathing, I realized that my shoulder was totally… you know… like touching my head… and I was really holding like this, instead of breathing out, instead of letting out. I had to constantly change my rhythm, because, as soon as I was in a rhythm, my mind was comfortable. And, I recognized that I had to break the comfort zone of the mind. Initially when I see people come for the first time, the breathing is difficult for them, especially breathing deeply. It usually stops here, or it hits the resistance point where they hold… where the holding of emotions takes place, because, this is… they don’t want to feel what is being liberated by the breathing. Now, Dynamic Meditation, in the beginning, where we actually deliberately move oxygen to these places, and activate them, and bring them out so we can cathart them in the second stage. And, it’s the only way to cleanse yourself, you have to really get down there and get dirty in a way. And… and… activate these repressed, unpleasant, laid to rest emotions and feelings. Also, I mean, if once you don’t breathe deeply, the second stage naturally become also difficult, because… because, nothing has been activated. The second stage is releasing energy and, when you breathe totally in the first stage, what happens is that you bring so much energy charge to the body… that all you have to do then is to let go into the intelligence of the body, because, the body knows how to release all the old tensions, and pains, and hurts. And in the second stage you allow that release to happen. You lose control. . I’ve been somebody, who when I came here, and started Dynamic Meditation, I had a lot of control. And, the Dynamic really helped me to break that control in the second stage. And, so, it’s all it is… is just listening to the intelligence of the body, and the body releases naturally the old pains and traumas. I was very much in control of my emotions. And, out of nowhere, I started to get extremely angry. I was so angry! And, what was really amazing was it that there was no reason to be angry. There was nobody to be angry at. There was no situation that could create anger. It was just something in me was releasing like a pent up rage, really. I had never been so angry before, actually. When I shouted, I just looked around. You know, like… is anybody looking at me? Or, when I started, like, crying, I felt kind of something… somebody must be watching me. Probably, there was some kind of conditioning which I had that girls should not speak loud. Girls should not cry loud. Let’s say, girls should not express their emotions. As a Korean, I was growing up in that kind of environment that girls should be silent. It’s pretty amazing what you do and how crazy you can get. And, you wouldn’t even believe yourself if you were watching yourself at that moment. I’ve felt it before. It’s a… we’re so confined many times. Do this, don’t do that. When you’re a child, don’t cry, don’t laugh, don’t scream, don’t shout. So, when you start screaming, and shouting, and laughing, and… and… you feel free, and not only free, but with an energy. You could… you’re just… you get to explode. When the catharsis of the second stage is brought to a peak, the third 10 minute stage begins as we vigorously repeat the mantra “Hoo”. If you repeat “Hoo” continously, you’ll find that the center of your life is hit again and again. The energy that’s been awakened through breathing, and expressed through catharsis begins to move inward and upward. The mantra re-channels the energy. Before, it was moving downward and outward. Now, it begins to move inward and upward. And, we’ve had actually high class athletes come in and try the technique. And, they suddenly ran into a lot of difficulty. They were really scratching their heads afterwards like what has happened. I can’t do this. And, because they were used to using, first of all… using more muscular strength, rather than energetic strength, which comes from much deeper layers of your being. My mind was saying, “You can’t do this. This is impossible.” The beauty for me of doing that in a group was that there was… I could feel, I could hear everybody else doing it, without stopping. So, it was kind of like, well yes, I can. My mind was saying I can’t but I know I could feel it around me that everybody else was. So, that was a very nice impetus and support for me to… go through with the… the full… time and jumping the whole time with the mantra, “Hoo”. And, I really felt a kind of a… another level of energy in my body that I wasn’t really aware of before. Like there was a source of energy that I could tap through this meditation. The jumping up and down, arms raised, with the… flats of the feet hitting the ground, for some people it is difficult, especially keeping the arms up. But, what that does, if you really keep your arms up, you open that whole liver, gall bladder meridian. That really opens up your life force. And, you can really become that pillar of energy. What I found helpful is to really work with the sound, because, the sound has a rebound. If you really can synchronize the sound with the hitting the ground, there’s a rebound. And on that rebound, after some time, you do almost jump as if by itself. It jumps. It’s not really you that’s jumping anymore. Go on hammering the sound “Hoo” within, until the whole being becomes nothing but the sound. Exhaust yourself completely. Only then does the fourth stage, the meditation happen. Stop. When you’ve become vacant and empty, only then this sound can move within you. The movement of the sound is possible only when you are empty. You have to stop completely as you are. Then don’t move. Don’t do anything. If your hand is raised, if you’re in a dancing posture, or you’re jumping, stop! then and there. Now, you simply stop doing anything. And, you start watching. What happens when you really start watching? All that energy that has built up in the previous stages… it can… it’s almost as if it jumps in an empty ground, and it can become pure awareness. It’s a pure raised state of energy. The difficulty that I found most here in America is how to relate to people to stop doing, because, the collective here is so geared towards controlling, through action, through doing, controlling your environment, controlling yourself through being in action, through being doing something. That’s why acting is such a big thing in America. It’s all about doing and action. . So what I meet a lot here is that then they want to do the ‘Stop’ too. But, it’s so difficult to relate that it’s not about doing the ‘Stop’, it’s about stopping the doing. In the stillness, the mind was… it was amplified, it was like the mind had a microphone. And, it was telling me to move, to wipe the sweat from my brow, or to scratch my nose, or to do anything to move. And, at the outset, I would follow my mind. If my mind said, “Wipe your brow.”, I would wipe my brow. And, then I started to notice that as soon as I moved I lost the sensation of energy in my body, because, in the stillness, the thing that’s most profound, let’s say, was this experience of energy. Like my body had never felt so alive. I’d never felt so alive. And, as soon as I listened to my mind and followed my mind, I lost that sensation. And, it’s such a wonderful feeling that eventually I just wanted to stay in the energy of it. I wanted to stay with my hands up. I didn’t want to move, because, I knew immediately that I would lose the blissfulness of the stillness. You start dancing, whatever you feel in that moment. Again it’s brought me into my everyday life that I started feeling that anything can be celebrated. The easiest way to see the results is to walk home after Dynamic, and, hear the birds chirp, and, really keep that space of celebration even as you walk home. I’ve been doing it in New York city, and, it’s even possible in New York city. Dynamic Meditation to be total, means to not hold anything back, to bring your total energy, and, life to this technique. If… if you don’t do that what usually happens is, either one economizes, or one gives space for the mind, for the dreaming mind, to come back in. When I did it with totality, then there’s no pain. Maybe there is a pain, maybe the body feels some pain, but, when I’m telling you it’s like you know, there is some kind of how you say, like… some kind of feeling, that I’ve completed, I’ve done it with a totality, I didn’t leave anything behind, but, I was totally into it. Then this kind of fulfillment makes myself totally rich. This was really the meditation that required the most commitment, and the most totality. It required my totality in my breath, it required the totality of my body, of my stillness, of my dance, of my celebration. It’s really the meditation of totality. …because, it’s a meditation of energy. And, what it does is it allows energy to open up and release throughout the whole body. And when one can allow that and one is connected to themselves, to others and to the whole. I would have said, “Dynamic would change your life, for the better.” Now, I’d have to say, “Just do it.” If you want exercise, you can go to the gym. This meditation will give you exercise too. But, the real point is meditation, and, if you want to taste it, this is… there’s no other hour that I know about, …one hour that can give it to you. Copyright© OSHO International Foundation www.OSHO.com/copyrights OSHO is a registered Trademark of OSHO International Foundation This process includes strenuous physical activity, if you have any reason to be concerned about the effects of such activity on your health, please first consult your physician.