“Modern man is a very new phenomenon. No traditional method can be used exactly as it exists because modern man never existed before. So, in a way, all traditional methods have become irrelevant.”
Osho, The Psychology of the Esoteric, Talk #4
Meditation is a practice that focuses on training attention and awareness in order to gain a better understanding of who we truly are, what are our fears, our strengths, and how we trigger thoughts in our minds that give us a false feeling of safety, while stopping us from growing mentally and spiritually.
The regular practice of meditation makes us aware of our mental processes. Such awareness is the first step towards self-empathy and personal empowerment. As a direct result, meditation brings mental well-being and helps to develop specific capacities such as calm, clarity, and concentration.
Most meditative techniques known in the West come from ancient traditions, and they require one to sit still and silent. According to Osho, meditation needs to be reviewed and adapted to the reality and needs of the modern individual who, much more than in previous ages, deals with thoughts created by psychological stress, information overkill and mental anxiety.
Before we can hope to access our inner consciousness, we need to let go of all these tensions. The best way to do so is through active meditations based on a combination of psychophysical exercises and still meditation.
In Mevlana we practice Osho active meditations on a daily basis, and we welcome everyone who is interested –with and without experience– to join us.