This process will begin by grounding ourselves in the three steps of Vipassana, as described by Osho, starting with an awareness of our breathing, then focusing on our thoughts, then on feelings. From this point, we move into meditative self-inquiry, using techniques such as mandalas and guided meditation to fine-tune our “inner organs of perception.” Every thought that moves through our minds is also reflected in our bodies and this will be our direction, focusing on experiencing rather than thinking.
The questions we use for this process will include: What is meditation? What is surrender? What is compassion? What is life calling forth in me at this moment? In this way, we open ourselves for deeper insights, clearer understanding and inner guidance.
The process is similar to inquiry structures used in “Who Is In?” and “Satori” but is done alone, in the form of a silent meditative inquiry, rather than in talking pairs. There will be space during the process for group sharing, questions and personal guidance.
“When you have become alert enough to watch your thoughts and let them disappear through watching, then move to feeling – which is even more subtle.
And these are the three steps of vipassana: first breathing, second thinking, third feeling.
And when all these three have disappeared, what is left is your being.”
Harisharan has worked as a psychologist and as a lecturer in group dynamics. He has practiced Osho´s meditation since he became a sannyasin 1978. At Osho Risk he gives meditation counselling and reiki sessions, and is one of the facilitators of the Essence Training. He is also a fantastic jazz musician and has performed for many year on the international jazz scene.