Osho Mystic Rose Meditation
a meditative therapy
Laughter, Tears & Silence
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 partici-pants, but the energy of the group helps each indivi-dual 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.
"The symbol of the Mystic Rose is that if a man takes cares of the seed he is born with, gives it the right soil, gives it the right atmosphere and the right vibrations, moves on a right path where the seed can start growing, then the ultimate growth is symbolized as the mystic rose - when your being blossoms and opens all its petals and releases its beautiful fragrance."
The Mystic Rose Meditation is a 3-week process, lasting 3 hours per day:
- First week: 3 hours per day
- During the first week, participants laugh for no reason at all, dissolving the blocks to their inner spontaneity and joy.
- Second week: 3 hours per day
- The second week is devoted to crying.
- Third week: 3 hours per day
- The third week is devoted to silent watching and meditation.