Osho is an enlightened mystic who has enriched the world with an immensely rich and profound vision of creative and friendly living, freed from old conditionings and prejudices and rooted in meditation.

One of his most important contributions is to bring together ‘enjoying life to the full’ as Zorba the Greek did like no other,  and ‘going deep into our your own being’, the path that Buddha has shared with the world. The western material and the eastern spiritual orientation come together in his vision for a new man: Zorba the Buddha.

Osho has created a series of meditation techniques called OSHO Active Meditations, especially for contemporary people. For us it is not so easy to sit, close our eyes and be silent inside. With everything coming our way and all the demands made on us, in a society that is focussed on achievement and competition, this is often impossible. The active meditations offer a solution: by first discharging or harmonising and only then sitting or lying down, space is created in which inner silence can arise by itself.

In addition Osho has developed some meditative therapies, which can also help tremendously in getting free from the mind and making space for our natural state of joyous silence.

This is what Osho himself said about how to use his vision:

“Always remember, whatsoever I say to you, you can take it in two ways. You can simply take it on my authority, ‘Because Osho says so, it must be true’ – then you will suffer, then you will not grow.

“Whatsoever I say, listen to it, try to understand it, implement it in your life, see how it works, and then come to your own conclusions. They may be the same, they may not be. They can never be exactly the same because you have a different personality, a unique being.

You should try to understand me, you should try to learn, but you should not collect knowledge from me, you should not collect conclusions from me”