About meditation

What is meditation?

Meditation helps you to reconnect with your wholeness. It takes you to the source of your energy. That is an individual path, different for everyone, yet with lots of common signposts. Many people experience this journey as beneficial and fulfilling.

Meditation techniques

There are many methods and techniques that help you to go deeper in meditation. On the page Meditations you will find the most important ones. In addition you can regularly do a small meditation during the day, when you have 5 or 10 minutes to spare. Meditation can be something joyful to come back to when you have time and feel the inclination. On the homepage of this website each month another small meditation will be shared.

How can meditation help you in daily life?

Often you get new insights into yourself and your life. Sometimes you will make new choices that are more nourishing and suitable for you.

In daily life you will be more and more present, aware, alert and at the same time relaxed. The more present you are, the deeper, richer and more vital your life becomes.


Osho on meditation

“Meditation is a state of no-mind. Meditation is a state of pure consciousness with no content. Ordinarily, your consciousness is too full of rubbish, just like a mirror covered with dust. The mind is a constant traffic: thoughts are moving, desires are moving, memories are moving, ambitions are moving. It is a constant traffic, day in, day out. Even when you are asleep the mind is functioning. It is dreaming, it is still thinking, it is still in worries and anxieties. It is preparing for the next day; an underground preparation is going on.

Meditation is the awareness “I am not the mind.”When the awareness goes deeper and deeper in you, slowly, slowly, a few moments arrive – moments of silence, moments of pure space, moments of transparecy, moments when nothing stirs in you and everything is still, In those still moments you will know who you are, and you will know what the mystery of this existence is.

If a few moments of meditation are possible, then there is no problem. Slowly, slowly, more and more moments will be coming. As you become skillful, as you learn the knack of not getting involved in the mind, as you learn the art of remaining aloof, away from the mind, as you learn the science of creating a distance between you and your own thoughts, more and more meditation will be showering on you. The more it showers, the more it transforms you.

A day comes, a day of great blessings, when meditation becomes your natural state. Mind is something unnatural, it never becomes your natural state. But meditation is a natural state which we have lost. It is a paradise lost, but the paradise can be regained. Look into the child’s eyes, look and you will see tremendous silence, innocence. Each child comes with a meditative state, but he has to be initiated into the ways of the society – he has to be taught how to think, how to calculate, how to reason, how to argue; he has to be taught words, language, concepts. Slowly, slowly, he loses contact with his own innocence. He becomes contaminated, polluted by the society. He becomes an efficient mechanism. He is no longer a man.

All that is needed is to regain that space again. You had known it before, so when for the first time you know meditation, you will be surprised because a great feeling will arise in you as if you have known it before. That feeling is true: you have known it before. You have forgotten. The diamond is lost in piles of rubbish. But if you can uncover it, you will find the diamond again – it is yours.

It cannot really be lost: it can only be forgotten. We are born as meditators, then we learn the ways of the mind. But our real nature remains hidden somewhere deep down like an undercurrent. Any day, a little digging, and you will find the source still flowing, the source of fresh waters. And the greatest joy in life is to find it.”

Osho, Philosophia Perennis, Vol. 2, Ch. 5