OSHO Meditative Therapies

The ancient methods of meditation were all devel­oped in the East. They never considered the Western man.    I am creating techniques which are not only for the Eastern man, but which are simply for every man - Eastern or Western. 

Osho, Light on the Path, Ch. 16


The Osho approach to therapy is that it can never be the ultimate solution to human problems, but it can be used as a tool to help prepare the ground for meditation. Based on this understanding he has created a series of "meditative therapies" that give participants the opportunity to dissolve the tensions and repressions that keep them from being able to sit silently and observe the mind that creates problems in the first place.

Uniquely simple and effective, these methods involve a minimum of interaction among the participants, but the energy of the group helps each individual go more deeply into his or her own process. No "therapist" is required, but only a facilitator who has gone through the process and has been trained in conducting it.


OSHO Mystic Rose
The Mystic Rose is a three-week process, lasting three hours per day. During the first week, participants laugh "for no reason at all," dissolving the blocks to their inner spontaneity and joy. The second week is devoted to crying, and the third week to silent watching and meditation.


OSHO No-Mind
Osho first introduced the No-Mind meditation as part of his evening discourses on Zen. Later on, it became a group process, lasting for two hours a day for seven days. For the first hour, participants do gibberish. For the second hour, they sit silently, doing nothing.


OSHO Born Again
Born Again is a process that takes place for two hours a day, over seven days. For the first hour, participants take the space and freedom to behave as children. For the second hour, they sit silently, doing nothing.


OSHO Talking to Your BodyMind
Reminding Yourself of the Forgotten Language of Talking to Your Mind and Body
Using hypnosis, you first reconnect with your body/mind, making friends with it, and then start a healing process by communicating with your unconscious. Of this meditative therapy Osho points out that it can be used for weight control, for dealing with migraines and any other body aches and pains or for anything in the body which is out of natural balance.