This is an opportunity for you to enjoy five days in silence; away from your usual busy life and to explore your inner world. Osho created the Zazen retreat and the simple structure that supports it, around the same time that he gave us the guidance for OSHO Vipassana. The meaning of the word ’Zazen’: ’Za’ means sitting doing nothing. And ’Zen’ means: in that sitting when you are not doing anything you fall upon yourself, you encounter yourself, you see yourself. The word ’zazen’ is beautiful. ’Sitting and looking into yourself’ – that is the meaning of it. If you already love Vipassana you will be intrigued how the fundamentals of these two methods are the same, and yet the small differences, make a difference. In Zazen you will keep your eyes lowered and unfocused, with your gaze resting on the ground. Relaxing into your own being. Should you need to ask something during the course, we can have a private talk.
“A man who has experienced zazen simply knows that whatever comes before the eyes is just phenomena, it comes and goes just like clouds come and go, flowers come and go. Everything in the world, except your being goes on moving into new forms. To find yourself is to find the center of the cyclone. The whole world is a cyclone, but once you have found your center the cyclone disappears.” Osho
Osho Miasto - Siena - Italy