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Meditation opens the door to a new dimension and consequently changes your life. Meditation guides focus and awareness from without to within, from the periphery to the centre. On the periphery, we lose ourselves in desires and ideas - be it our own or those of others. We get enmeshed in actions, which we believe will bring us closer to our goal. We want to shape life according to our own design - even if we have to force it. Desire and reality become separated, resulting in tension, anxiety and frustration. To look inwards to the centre means to forego impulsive, instinctive action and to see what is, with profound acceptance and without judgment. This opens the door to the dimension of Being: from this Being, from this acceptance, a flow emerges that carries effortlessly. For many people, meditation is a need. It signifies relaxation, composure and balance.

In the following courses we dedicate ourselves to meditation: we investigate a variety of meditation techniques and learn to facilitate them.

Osho, a new age Indian mystic, developed meditation techniques for modern man. Initially, they involve a phase of movement and expression in which the person meditating frees him/herself from stress, stimulus satiation, anxiety and physical tension. This step eases the way to the next phase: a phase of tranquility, awareness and inactivity.

Over the past 40 years, this ingenious concept has opened the door of meditation to hundreds of thousands of people. In Germany, Osho's meditation techniques are now offered by adult education centers, fitness studios, psychosomatic clinics as well as health insurance organizations; they are also practiced in the course of personnel development in the corporate world. (although not always explicitly stated as being Osho meditation techniques).

Meditation Workshops

Meditation Workshops are 2 – 4 day workshops are an indroduction into meditation or are focussed on different  themes such as Chakras, Centering or active meditations.

Meditation Retreats (5 – 7 days)

If we think of a Retreat we can have have various associations. Besides the idea of spending time alone, being without disturbances and retreating, we often think it that they may include a special diet, discipline, asceticism and effort.

For me a retreat is an opportunity to step out of the activities our daily life, that we are so involved in and to enter into a  space of non-doing and relaxation.

We often are deeply identified with being busy so that we start avoiding still and relaxed moments. More so we are getting fearful of drowning into inaction if we allow ourselves to slow down or stop. It seems that we believe that we always have to be awake and on top of everything and are never allowed to sleep and take things slow and easy.

A Retreat takes you into a deep process, where you come back to yourself and restores a balance between silence and non-doing on one hand and action and activity on the other hand.

There are 2 different retreats that can be done: one consists of a mixture of active and silent meditations as sitting silently and one that is focussed on sitting silently and is only framed by 2-3 active meditations each day.

Whichever way we go we will find that meditation, as simple as the techniques might be, takes us into a deep and powerful process. Meditation brings awareness to each moment and invites us to simply be present with what is. As easy as it sounds, once we dive into meditation we discover that we are confronted with various issues:  our behavioral patterns, our minds and the tensions that are held in our bodies.As the process continues we will discover that a new space opens up inside. We experience more distance from our thoughts, feelings and body sensations. As awareness grows  – we start moving towards true freedom and drop back into our center, into being and relaxation.

A retreat is done in silence and during the retreat Interviews given by the facilitator will support you in your personal process.

Meditation Instructor Training

Meditation instructor training consists of four parts and involves on the one hand, intensive experience in meditation, and on the other hand, detailed training on how to provide guidance in all varieties of Osho meditation. The course is an invitation to delve deeply into the different meditation techniques and experience their effects on body, soul and spirit.

Part I focuses on active meditation and part III on more tranquil meditation techniques. Parts II and IV are dedicated to didactics and the essential theoretical aspects of leading meditations.

This training is aimed at all those who wish to pass on their experiences with Osho's meditation techniques and those who wish to use these in a professional environment.

Training content

- What is meditation?

- Dynamics and tranquility: conscious activity and letting go; when is discipline necessary?

- The three basic elements: be relaxed, be aware, and non-judgmental

- Heart meditation and centering meditations

- Guidance in meditation techniques: Dynamic, Kundalini, Nataraj, Nadabrahma, Gourishankar, Devavani Meditation, Hara Meditation and others

- the benefits of individual meditation techniques on physical and mental health.

- Presence, monitoring and motivation

- Microphone training

- Which meditation technique for which participant?

  1. -Answers to frequently asked questions

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Participants will receive training material and a certificate.

Prerequisites for certification on completion of the course are: submission of a protocol of 21 days dynamic meditation and the participation in the Meditation Workshop and the course.

Information and Bookings at Osho UTA Institute, Venloer Str. 5-7, 50672 Cologne, Tel. 0221 5740730 or