Osho Camp Dallas with Swami Anand Arun, July 2 -4 2010
Beloved Swami Anand Arun, Osho’s long time associate and medium, graced the USA with his presence once again at a packed house for Independence Day weekend at Zorba Studio. The fireworks began immediately with Swami Arun’s warm welcome and a series of Osho’s active meditations that merge healing breath, freeform dance, emotional release, silence, and stillness.
For the newcomer, Osho’s intense active meditations can work like a powerful cleansing of many hidden shadows that block the heart, hiding love from view. No matter how much we meditate at home, being in the presence of this Living Buddha and an active Buddafield of 60 or more celebrants has a way of energetically catalyzing deep sorrows, revealing unconscious forcing currents, and releasing deeply held patterns that squash the music inside of us. After hours of Osho’s Dynamic Meditation, Kundalini Meditation, and others, emotions are released, body armor dissolves, and at the end of 3 days, there is only bliss and silence in a loving, lighthearted community that is unparalleled anywhere in the USA.
What is essential to communicate to a newcomer to the world of Osho, is that it is very, very safe to be yourself in the camp environment, even if you feel angry, sad, frightened, confused, or ashamed. You can move freely in a dimly lit room. You can cry freely as others will also naturally be releasing any unconscious content that wants to arise for healing. Most of the time participants have their eyes shut, so it is a private yet supported emotional healing for everyone. Rest assured that the impossible-seeming emotion of grief will turn into gladness in a very short time. Healing happens at a Osho Camp, profound healing, profound insight, profound love.
Everyone loves Swami Arun who is natural, easy-going, and very humorous. He is so loveable that it is easy to forget he is a holy man but would never call himself that. A tireless engineer, architect, and international teacher of Osho, Swami Arun shared his special vision of creating a beautiful Osho International Village with a special facility where older sannyasins ready to take the death flight could do so consciously with warm, loving people by their side as well as topnotch medical care. Arun is so effective at manifesting his dreams that is only a matter of time before this first class facility is launched. Arun talked about how many sannyasins come from broken families and have no other support. Out of compassion, he dreamed this dream of better-than-hospice care, more a celebration of conscious dying to ensure enlightenment if possible and a beautiful reincarnation next time around. In one discourse, Arun shared Osho’s words that “Death is not in the future. Death has always been happening.” These words gave me a deep acceptance of how things really work on planet Earth. We should never be surprised by death since it started happening to us the moment we were born into this life. A special highlight of the camp was that several long-time sannyasins blessed us with their presence, those practicing over 20 – 30 years and bringing with them a visible lake of light. You can feel it and see it in them—the rewards of doing Osho meditations for many years—they are the silent, glowing ones.
My personal experience of Osho consciousness is refreshing and vividly unique with every camp. This time I felt a protective golden dome around me, where I could simply view an ocean of light in total silence. It seemed I was being healed of things that do not have stories or even names. After we drop the past, remnants in need of healing come from remote regions of the unconscious. The healing went so deep that I fell into silence and witnessed all the gorgeous people around me, just letting me be. This kind of trust in the process and tender-hearted community is unfathomable in Western society.
The over-arching message of the weekend was that throughout history Enlightened Masters have done so much for the world that it is now up to all of us to continue the work of consciousness and awareness so that we save and continue their work of evolution. Osho sees his sannyasins as the realized hope of the world. We are the ones bridging spirit and matter, East and West, money and meditation.
To find this heightened level of spiritual refreshment elsewhere, one would have to go to other Osho Camps or to the Himalaya to any of the 5 emerging Osho communes founded by Swami Arun, the latest in Pokara. In the country of Nepal, Arun has already initiated over 65,000 people into Beloved Master Osho’s discipleship, and has effectively garnered the support of every government leader and even the army.
Heartfelt thanks to Swami Anand Arun and Zorba Studio! Next stop: Atlanta! July 9, 10, 11. See www.oshoatlanta.com to sign up.
Ma Prem Geet