FAQs

Here you will find answer to the most frequently asked questions we get. If you still help please contact us for more information.

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General enquiries

  • Comfortable clothes for the active meditations, for women a sports bra is recommended for Dynamic Meditation
  • Clothes according to the seasons (even in summer the Scandinavian evenings get chilly)
  • Inhouse shoes or slippers
  • Outdoor walking boots or shoes if you want to explore the surrounding nature
  • Swimsuit (we have lakes and swimming pool nearby)
  • Notepad and pen
  • Your own water bottle to use and refill
  • Earplugs if you are a light sleeper

If you come to participate in a group we encourage that you don’t bring too many “distractions” for yourself. If you are here on a guest or worker stay you might enjoy bringing books for reading (we also have a library here) or some hobbies – creative tools, etc paints.

We have a diverse range of people of all ages living and visiting Osho Risk, from all over the world. The one thing we all have in common is the love for the truth, placing priority on our longing to become more authentic in day to day life, and honouring our commitment to meditation, celebration and creativity as our path.

The nearest town is 3 km away, and has several supermarkets, small shops, secondhand shops and a pharmacy.

Yes. We have plenty of space available.

Yes for long term guests and workers only.

No, this is provided by us.

Cigarette smoking is allowed only in our smoking temple, located in the courtyard.

Occasionaly, alcohol is enjoyed at Osho Risk. When participating in a course or a retreat, in general, alcohol is not recommended.

Osho Risk is a meditation centre exclusively for people who wish to explore Osho’s meditations.

In very rare cases we have the possibility of accepting dogs. Contact us to explore this possibility.

There are no children living at Osho Risk. Depending on what is going on at Osho Risk, it might be possible to bring children for shorter stays. Write to us and we can see about your situation.

We do not have lockers. Osho Risk is a very safe, trusting, home-like space, where theft has never been an issue.

We do have a monthly meditation pass for people living close by. The pass includes all meditations, daily events, a discount on meals and gives the possibility of doing work exchange at Osho Risk.

Here are some examples:

  • Forest walks
  • Local hot pool and sauna/steam room
  • Canoeing down the river
  • Beach trips
  • City trips
  • Legoland
  • Aarhus old city
  • Viking burial sites
  • Safari park

Yes. We have books for sale in the office and a library where you can borrow books.

We have specially filtered, revitalised tap water that is safe and nourishing to drink.

Of course, you can stay without joining a group, through one of the two options below. Please click the links for more information:

You cannot stay if you are not interested in the meditations, there can be exceptions for example:

  • If you make your own retreat and have your own meditation practices;
  • You are a friend of Osho Risk and have been here before;
    You have physical disabilities.

You are welcome to write to us and discuss further.

We advice all our guests to join at least one active meditation per day and Evening Meeting.

We provide chairs, a variety of cushions and blankets, and we recommend you bring your own yoga mat.

You can read all about covid restrictions, travel rules, covid passport, etc. here in English:
https://en.coronasmitte.dk/

Yes, you can apply for the workers program after staying as a guest. Get in contact with the worker’s coordinator.

We request that you don’t take your phone to the meditation rooms during meditations, and also that you don’t take pictures during the meditations and events. In your leisure time with friends, you are more than welcome to take pictures if you like, but make sure to talk with the people you take pictures of to clarify with them if it is ok for you to post such pictures online.

A simple English is the language used at Osho Risk.

All ages are welcomed here! In Osho Risk we have a variety of ages, from young adults to retired people. We feel that this interaction between all generations is fruitful to all involved. Besides, there is no age when we relate through the space of the heart and awareness. We are all fellow travellers.

Bookings and payments

You can make a booking via phone or email. To book via email go our contact page here.

Mails are checked daily and the phone is answered on Mon, Thu and Fri 16:00 – 18:00.

To secure your booking we require a deposit by card (Visa, Master, Amex) or bank transfer. The remaining balance can be paid before (card or bank transfer) or upon arrival by card or cash (DKK).

Yes, we receive payment on visa, master and amex.

When making a transfer for either deposit or full payment, please indicate your name and the course title. We accept international card payments onsite. We accept both Euro and Danish Kroner cash payments.

Bank transfer from abroad:
IBAN-number DK26 6128 9040 587591
BIC-number (SWIFT-code) KRONDK22.
Bank address: Sparekassen Kronjylland, Tronholmen 1, DK-8969 Randers, Denmark.

Bank transfer within Denmark:
Bank account number 6128-9040587591

Cancellations

Cancellation policy for Workshops, Festivals, Stay as a Guest, Healing Stay and Work as Meditation program:

  • In case of cancellation up until one week before the start of the event, a cancellation fee of 400 DDK is charged.
  • In case of cancellation within one week before the start of the event, the deposit is non-refundable.

Cancellation policy for Trainings:

  • In case of cancellation up until one month before the start of the Training, a cancellation fee of 1.200 DDK is charged.
  • In case of cancellation within one month before the start of the Training, the deposit is non-refundable.
  • In case of cancellation once the Training has started, both the deposit and the payment for the next part of the Training to come, is non-refundable.

In case Osho Risk have to cancel the Group/Training/Stay, a full refund will be made, however you can choose to safe the deposit for another visit with us.

In case of cancellations due to sickness or medical condition, a doctor’s certificate is needed to obtain the deposit back. A cancellation fee of 400 DKK will be charged.

In these times with Covid-19 and other uncertainties around organising events, we advise you to always book flight/train tickets that can be re-booked or cancelled.

Food and accommodation

Risk is known for its luxurious and diverse kitchen. The diet is vegetarian, and some vegetables are grown in our own garden.

We do offer dairy and gluten free options. It is a good idea letting us know in advance so we are sure to prepare for you. If you have any serious allergies we are also able to to offer alternatives.

Yes, depending on the availability. We will let you know before confirming your booking.

Yes, depending on the availability.

Yes you can, this depends on the group you are attending, in our early childhood therapy groups and training we do not recommend this.

We learned over the years it is more supportive for ones process to have no distraction and give the time and space totally for yourself on your own inner journey.

Meditation and Osho

Meditation is just being delighted in your own presence; meditation is a delight in your own being. It is very simple – a totally relaxed state of consciousness where you are not doing anything. The moment doing enters you become tense; anxiety enters immediately, meditation is just witnessing the body, mind and feelings without judgment.. The modern man, of eastern or western origin has changed so much that new methods are needed. Chaotic methods are required because the modern mind is restless and chaotic, then silence can happen.

“Meditation is adventure, the greatest adventure the human mind can undertake. Meditation is just to be – no action, no thought, no emotion. You just are, and it is sheer delight.” – Osho

Meditation is for everyone, it is there already we just have to slow down and be.

“I use chaotic methods rather than systematic ones because a chaotic method is very helpful in pushing the center down from the brain. The center cannot be pushed down through any systematic method because systemization is brainwork. Through a systematic method, the brain will be strengthened; more energy will be added to it. Through chaotic methods the brain is nullified. It has nothing to do. The method is so chaotic that the center is automatically pushed from the brain to the heart. If you do my method of Dynamic Meditation vigorously, unsystematically, chaotically, your center moves to the heart. Then there is a catharsis.

Then catharsis is needed to unburden the heart, to throw off suppressions, to make the heart open. If the heart becomes light and unburdened, then the center of consciousness is pushed still lower; it comes to the navel. The navel is the source of vitality, the seed source from which everything else comes: the body and the mind and everything.”


Osho: The Psychology of the Esoteric, #4

“A belief simply means you don’t know – still you believe. My effort here is that you never believe unless you know. When you know, there is no question of believing, you know it. I destroy all belief systems and I do not give you any substitute. Hence, it is not easy to understand me.” – Osho

No, we welcome all people.

Yes, we have Silent Sitting every morning, also other non active meditations like Vipassana, Nadbrahma, and Chakra Sounds…

Osho uses speaking as a device for meditation, to create silence, it is an aid in helping stop the mind from functioning, his wish is for you to have an awareness in your body and sense yourself and listen at the same time, dropping deeper in the silence gaps between the words gives such an incredible experience.

“A sannyasin is one who has trusted me, who says, “Okay, so I am also coming — but I am coming with you.” Then something starts transpiring between me and you. It is not only changing your clothes, it is not only changing your name. It is simply dropping your whole past and starting from A-B-C. That’s why I change your name — mm? — just to give you a new start, as if you are born again.

The day of your initiation into sannyas becomes your real birthday. You disown the past and you tell me: “I am ready for a new future — I will not continue my past; I am ready to discontinue it. And I will not insist on my past — I disclaim, I disown it. And I am absolutely open: wherever you lead, I am ready. I have no prejudices.”

If you have been here with me in a deep intimate relationship, if you have loved me, and if you have tasted my love, this is bound to happen” – Osho

Osho is not a Guru and often speaks totally against the Guru trips happening all over the world and mostly in India.

Groups and therapy

You can always get in contact with our team to select the best entry workshop for you at Risk. Some of the groups are for people with experience in therapy and meditation, while others are open for all.

You are very welcome to ask for more information if you have questions regarding a certain group or just would like to have some support in finding a natural next step on your personal journey. Especially if you are new to Osho or to meditation and/or therapy, it might be nice to have a small chat before deciding to join a process.

Please click here to ask for more information.

Yes, upon checking with the group leader. We will arrange and make a sannyas celebration for you!

English is the primary language in our commune, workshops and groups. If by chance you are Danish and need a Danish translation, that is a possibility too. Get in touch with us for more information.

We will take the measures that are recommended by the Danish authorities.
Right now, in October 2022, there are no restrictions about covid in Denmark, so in case of a participant getting sick, they will only be asked to leave the course/stay isolated in their room for the first 4 days.

Please write to us, sometimes this might be possible although we always encourage participants to stay for the whole duration. It is always worth taking the time!

Stay as a guest

The standard price for food/accommodation is 410 DKK per day and includes three meals a day and a bed in a shared room. We have different types of shared rooms, some smaller ones shared between 2-5 people and a bigger dormitory shared by up to 12 people. All our shared rooms are in the main building and have a homefelt, cosy vibe.

Single rooms are available upon request. Most single rooms are in Rumi house, our newest and most luxurious building and cost an extra 250 DKK per day. We have a few other single rooms in the main building, some in a small cosy loft space under the stars, and some a bit bigger. These rooms range between 150-250 DKK extra per day.

Always ask specifically if you want/need a single room, as they often book out early.

During the booking process you are encouraged to choose the most suitable way for you to be part of the daily life. Whether it is in silence, in your own space, or being more social with others around.

You can also follow our daily program which you will find here.

The pace at Osho Risk varies depending on the season and periods of time. During courses and festivals it will be lively and social, and in between events, it will be more quiet and contemplative. It is a good idea to ask in your application when would be a good time for you to visit.

We recommend you bring:

  • Comfortable clothes for the active meditations, for women a sports bra is recommended for Dynamic Meditation;
  • Clothes according to the seasons (even in summer the Scandinavian evenings get chilly);
  • Inhouse shoes or slippers;
  • Outdoor walking boots or shoes if you want to explore the surrounding nature;
  • Swimsuit (we have lakes and swimming pool nearby);
  • Notepad and pen;
  • Your own water bottle to use and refill;
  • Earplugs if you are a light sleeper.

We encourage that you don’t bring too many “distractions” for yourself. You might enjoy bringing books for reading (we also have a library here) or some hobbies – creative tools, etc paints.

Most days we are able to receive visits and show you around at Risk. Write us an email and we can find out.

Yes, you can apply for the workers program after staying as a guest. Get in contact with the worker’s coordinator.

Yes, we offer pickups from the nearest airport Billund for 340 DKK, the train station in Horsens for 140 DKK and from the local bus stop in Brædstrup, free of charge. Please let us know in advance, so we can coordinate with our drivers.

If you have other questions please visit our FAQ page by clicking here.

Healing retreat

4200 DKK for 5 days in a private room with 3 sessions of your choice – either massage and/or therapy.

If you would like a different length or conditions for your stay please let us know in the application form.

During the booking process you will be supported to choose the most suitable way for you to be part of the daily life. Whether it is in silence, in your own space, or being more social with others around.

You can also follow our daily program which you will find here.

The pace at Osho Risk varies depending on the season and periods of time. During courses and festivals it will be lively and social, and in between events, it will be more quiet and contemplative. It is a good idea to ask in your application when would be a good time for you to visit.

We recommend you bring:

  • Comfortable clothes for the active meditations, for women a sports bra is recommended for Dynamic Meditation;
  • Clothes according to the seasons (even in summer the Scandinavian evenings get chilly);
  • Inhouse shoes or slippers;
  • Outdoor walking boots or shoes if you want to explore the surrounding nature;
  • Swimsuit (we have lakes and swimming pool nearby);
  • Notepad and pen;
  • Your own water bottle to use and refill;
  • Earplugs if you are a light sleeper.

We encourage that you don’t bring too many “distractions” for yourself. You might enjoy bringing books for reading (we also have a library here) or some hobbies – creative tools, etc paints.

Yes, we offer pickups from the nearest airport Billund for 340 DKK, the train station in Horsens for 140 DKK and from the local bus stop in Brædstrup, free of charge. Please let us know in advance, so we can coordinate with our drivers.

If you have other questions please visit our FAQ page by clicking here.

Work as meditation

These are the requirements for you to be part of the program. Talk to us if you have any questions.

  • Work 4 hours a day, 6 days a week (1 weekly day off);
  • If it is your first time visiting Risk, we suggest starting with a commitment of a 3-4 weeks period. After evaluating with the team the stay can be prolonged up to a total of 3 months;
  • daily participation in active meditations;
  • regular participation in the Evening Meditation;
  • daily practical Morning Meetings;
  • weekly check in with your main contact person; 
  • weekly sharing circle with the other workers;
  • weekly inquiry circle;
  • weekly practical house meeting;

Your days at Risk will look like something like this:

  • 7:30 – Osho Dynamic meditation
  • 8:30 – Breakfast
  • 9:45 – Morning meeting
  • 10:00 – Work as meditation*/ free time
  • 13:00 – Lunch
  • 15:00 – Work as meditation* / free time
  • 17:00 – Osho Kundalini meditation
  • 18:00 – Dinner
  • 19:00 – Osho Evening Meeting meditation
  • 20:00 – Free time

On Fridays there will be a worker’s sharing from 14:00 to 15:00.

On Mondays there will be a practical house meeting with the whole community from 14:00 to 15:00.

*Work as meditation: as part of your program you will work in the community for 4h/day, 6 days a week. These hours can be distributed in the morning from 10:00 or in the afternoon from 15:00. This is something you will arrange with your coordinator each day during the morning meeting.

The financial exchange is to cover the costs of your food and accommodation.

  • a financial exchange of 125 DKK per day for the first month, 100 DKK per day after that;
  • once we have read your application and agreed on you coming here as a worker we ask for a 1000 DKK deposit, non refundable in case of cancellation on your part less than 14 days before agreed arrival;
  • We can provide one of us to pick you up in Billund Airport for 380 DKK or on the train station Horsens for 140 DKK.

You will help with meals preparation and serving, doing dishes, cleaning our spaces, caring for our garden and group rooms. There are also tasks in maintanence and space for you to contribute using the full range of your creativity and inate skills.

As a worker you have to stay a minimum of 3 weeks. But if you need to come and visit us before commiting with the program, you are very welcome to stay with us as a guest first.

Scholarships (worker stay free of charge) are in some cases offered to those who aren’t able to fund their own stay. In most cases we grant scholarships to those bringing special/needed skills to Risk, for example carpenters, professional cooks, photographers, handy(wo)men and so on… In some cases scholarships are also offered to young people without sufficient funds.
If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please write us an email explaining your skills and/ or financial situation.

We suggest that you stay fully here, committed and engage in our daily schedule. But there is room for flexibility. Contact our worker’s coordinatior for more information.

Our priority for single rooms is for participants and guests. There is a possibility for you to stay in a single room during low seasons paying an extra fee.

No, everybody is welcome to apply.

The Dynamic Meditation every morning is a great way of moving the emotions inside and creating space for more clarity and awareness. 

But no, you don’t have to go every morning. Part of this program is that you attend to at least one active meditations every day. You can choose between Dynamic or Kundalini or both if that fits your working schedule during the program.

Yes. Just talk to the worker’s coordinator.

If you have other questions please visit our FAQ page by clicking here.

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