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"Meditation is just sitting silently deep within yourself, looking at whatsoever is happening inside and outside both. Outside there is traffic noise, inside there is also traffic noise -- the traffic in the head. So many thoughts -- trucks and buses of thoughts and trains and aeroplanes of thoughts, rushing in every direction. But you are simply sitting aloof, unconcerned, watching everything with no evaluation. 

So meditation is not really mind-effort. Real meditation is not effort at all. Real meditation is just allowing the mind to have its own way, and not interfering in any way whatsoever, just remaining watchful, witnessing. It silences, by and by, it becomes still. One day it is gone. You are left alone. 

Meditation has only one meaning, and that is going beyond the mind and becoming a witness. In your witnessing is the miracle -- the whole mystery of life. 

Meditation is nothing but putting the mind aside, putting the mind out of the way, and bringing a witnessing which is always there but hidden underneath the mind. This witnessing will reach to your centre, and once you have become enlightened, then there is no problem. Then bring the mind in tune with you."  - Osho

Meditation in Action

Meditation is not just silent sitting it is also a way to carry this meditative state throughout the day, so in every activity we are watchful of our moods, emotions, resistances, energy levels and how much passion we put into everything we do.

Our Meditation in Action includes projects in the gardens and forest, cleaning communal areas, building alternative dwellings or preparing food. We joyfully partake in activities to find enjoyment in everything we do no matter what we are doing.  


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