Osho Maha Vipassana
The Great Vipassana of 100 Buddhas
This is a rare opportunity to see what is possible when you give this time and space of meditation to yourself, away from your usual busy life.
When we meditate together we are supporting each other energetically. Imagine what it can be like with one hundred soon-to-be Buddhas living together in silence and sitting in vipassana meditation for seven days.
Through awareness of the breath you can watch, without getting involved, as your mind's dramas slow down.
Your thinking process settles when you withdraw your attention and involvement with it. It also brings to the surface and dissolves deep-seated complexes and tensions. It is a deep cleaning.
Vipassana is known as an insight meditation. An insight is an understanding that can happen, not through thinking, but through giving the thinking process a rest.
In insight meditation you ‘know' rather than think. To know an object during vipassana meditation means to experience it with nonverbal awareness. You merely register the sensation with impartial attention, without identifying, judging or describing it.
Of course, the greatest results come through continued practice, but within these seven days the essentials of vipassana can be learned and experienced so that it can be applied in daily life. It is really a meditation for the market place, and once you get the knack of watching the breath then you can take it into everyday life.
Simply to be inactive is already an invitation for the body-mind to relax.
We will be in silence totally for the seven days, and this will include not using the computer, or telephone.
"All meditations are helpful...hundreds of techniques are available, but the essence of all those techniques is the same, just their forms differ. And the essence is contained in the meditation vipassana. That is the meditation that has made more people in the world enlightened than any other because it is the very essence. All other meditations have the same essence, but in different forms; something nonessential is also joined with them. But vipassana is pure essence. You cannot drop anything out of it and you cannot add anything to improve it."
Osho Miasto - Siena - Italy