OSHO Winter Festival 2017 – From Darkness to Light

OSHO Winter Festival 2017

Our annual winter Osho celebration. Rest in the spaciousness of your being and rise into the light of love and connection. An event to warm your heart, heal from the inside and expand your vision – this is a great weekend for newcomers as well as our many friends. It is a fun and nourishing event, packed with innovative and playful workshops including Bodywork, Core Energetics, Tantra, Family Constellation, Comedy, Trance Dance and Music, plus dance and live performances in the evenings.

There will be daily Osho meditations including Satsangs (meditation with Live Music) and Evening Meeting (Osho discourse/live music) with music by Sattva – our musicians of the heart.

Satvaa Band

Delicious vegetarian food and beautiful countryside setting – perfect for winter rambles.

Bookable as a three day or two day residential event. Make sure you book early if you’d like private accommodation. Day tickets also available.

2017 Workshops/events will include:

  • Meditations with Light with Madhuri
  • Integral Core Therapy with Amadis
  • Getting in Touch with Sarasi
  • Biodanza with Milarepa
  • Trance Dance with Archan
  • Comedy Improv with Prabuddho & Mala
  • Shiatsu with Rajan
  • Beyond Words with Akasha
  • Family Constellations with Vivek
  • Heart Dance with Yatro
  • The Show with You!
  • Live Nataraj with Sattva

 

Workshop, Event & Meditation Descriptions

Triangulating with Light with Madhuri

MadhuriEvery couple eventually invites a third party in: child, extra-curricular lover, house, project…so I thought, why not triangulate with Light?
This is a quiet meditation involving receptive candle-gazing in pairs, and then deep relaxation in a position I call Happy Star.
It’ll gently blast your socks off and remove you into Silence…

Secrets of the Golden Flower with Madhuri 

This beautiful meditation from Osho is done lying down; so we will start with some dancing to get ready for the inward-moving bliss of what follows.
The meditation uses darkness, light, and the breath…to fill you and empty you and fill you again…with both the relaxing depth of darkness and the creative fizz of full light.
Very smooth and absorbing.
Brings you staggering out at the end all quiet, as the Master’s meditations do!

Integral Core Therapy with Amadis

AmadisIn this workshop we will work with a range of spiritual and body-centered therapeutic methods. These engage with your body, energy, emotions, heart and spirit to help you access your inner resources. Combined dynamic sequences and relational processes create a powerful forum for healing, transformation and realisation.
Breathe life into you – through breath and sound
Vitalise and liberate your energy – through dynamic movements
Free and release your emotions – through cathartic expression
Open your heart and feelings – through empathic interaction
Nourish and nurture yourself – through heart-centered processes
Feel into your innate spirituality – through core-centered practices
Release and soothe your pain – through psycho-spiritual therapeutics
Reichian therapeutics including Bioenergetics, Core Energetics, Energetic Integration and Drama Action are used with Integral Core Therapy practices including Core Dynamics and Inspirit Resources. The aim is you experience a core-centered group in a safe environment to help heal your pain, replenish your heart and recover your authentic integral reality.

Getting in Touch with Sarasi

Sarasi Rogers Family ConstellationA playful exploration in movement and dance, letting go and melting back into stillness
Dance often puts us on the edge – call it darkness to light, self-consciousness to let-go, separation to connection.
Welcome the stranger inside and out, be it yourself or the other or dance itself.
Surrender and let the dance lead you back in touch with your aliveness, intimacy and joy.

Biodanza with Milarepa

MilerepaBiodanza is a movement based system of human development and integration which was created in South America in the 1960s. It offers an amazing opportunity to delve into the heart of the human experience and allows us to really connect with ourselves and those around us at a deeply authentic level. Great music too!

Trance Dance with Archan

ArchanTrance Dance is a Shamanic Journey through breath and movement and a natural way to experience ecstasy. Shamanic Trance Dance has been practised by indigenous people for thousands of years for ceremonial and practical purposes. It is also fun! You can expect to feel connected to your roots and the earth as it is a grounding experience, but also can give you wings to fly. Looking forward to dancing with you.

Comedy Improv with Prabuddho & Mala

PrabuddhoWe will warm up with fun, interactive games and then try some simple, playful Improv comedy exercises – moving into a space where we are enjoying the moment. Our creative juices will start to flow, and laughter may happen spontaneously and frequently. Results include: an improved ability to respond to new situations, more confidence in self-presentation, and more playfulness in life. No previous experience is necessary – less is better! There will be an opportunity to showcase some of these fun structures in the Saturday night show (optional but a lot of fun!)

Shiatsu with Rajan

RajanThis will be an opportunity to give and receive simple and deeply relaxing shiatsu techniques, mainly focusing on your partner’s back and shoulders. Learning to use your body weight while palming your partner’s back, some rocking techniques to relax the whole body, and some simple stretches.

Beyond Words with Akasha

AkashaUsing all kinds of instruments, including voice, wind, string, drum and percussion sounds to stillness & silence. Touch and movement massage to accompany the music.

Family Constellations with Vivek

VivekFamily constellation taster session, to heal your family patterns. We all have unconsciously inherited traumas from our ancestors, by which we have been hypnotised (enspelled) and which tend to spoil our relationships, and may make us ill. Family constellation groups are a simple meditative way of heal and cure them by dehypnotising us, so we don’t pass them on to our children. I will demonstrate the technique by giving short (20 minute) constellations for several participants, but everybody will have an opportunity to represent members of the client’s family.

Heart Dance with Yatro

YatroHeart Dances are lighthearted and easy-to-learn circle dances, with constantly changing partners, to finish the festival with the eyes filled with the language of the heart, connecting with fellow meditators with the warmth of appreciation and hands spread in a gesture of joy and friendliness.

Saturday Night Show

Creativity, talent and a lot of laughs…

The Show
A hilarious act from last year’s show.

Meditations

Daily Dynamic and Kundalini meditation.

… we have Satsang, Evening Meeting and Nataraj meditations with live music from our wonderful band, Sattva (Tarisha, Manu, Suvarna, Prabodh)
Osho’s Satsang meditation is a sitting meditation with music, silence, humming, and Osho’s words.

Osho’s Nataraj meditation is 40 minutes wild and total dance, 20 minutes silent lying down, 5 minutes dancing from the silence.

Osho’s Mahamudra meditation is a powerful method to connect yourself with the cosmos and feel the immense strength rising out of this meeting. 30 minutes gentle spontaneous movement, 15 mins kneeling and bowing down, 15 mins lying down.

Osho’s Evening Meeting meditation, also called “White Robe” meditation, is 20 – 25 minutes of high energy music to dance to, rising to a peak; 15 minutes of music and silence, really a short form of the satsang meditation above; and 30 – 45 minutes listening to Osho talking.

Programme

 

THURSDAY 7th Dec

FRIDAY 8th Dec

SATURDAY 9th Dec

SUNDAY 10th Dec

7:00 – 8:00

  • Dynamic (Z)

  • Vipassana (S)

  • Dynamic (Z)

  • Yoga (S)

  • Dynamic with Osho (Z)

  • Vipassana – (S)

8:00 – 9:00

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30

An introduction to Osho for newcomers with Madhuri (Z)

Second welcome and presentation meeting (Z)

Audio discourse (Z)

10:00 -11:00

Satsang with live music by Sattva (S)

Satsang with live music by Sattva (S)

 

Satsang with live music by Sattva (S)

11:00-11:30

Tea Break

Tea Break

Tea Break

11.30 – 1:00

Triangulating with Light with Madhuri (Z)

OR

Getting in Touch with Sarasi /live music (S)

Secret of the Golden Flower with Madhuri (Z)

Live Trance Dance with Archan (S)

 

  • Family Constellation with Vivek (Z)

 

Live Nataraj with Satvaa (S)

1:00 – 2.30

Lunch

Lunch

 

Lunch

2.30 – 4.30

  • Beyond Words with Akasha  (Z)

  • Shiatsu with Rajan (S)

Integral Core Therapy with Amadis (Z)

  • From Improv to Sketch – comedy theatre with Prabuddho (S)

Heart Dance
2:30 –
3:30

with Yatro

then Closing Circle (S)

4.30 – 5:00

4pm Arrive

Tea Break

Tea Break

5:00 – 6:00 Osho Kundalini Meditation (Z)

Osho Kundalini Meditation(Z)

Osho Mahamudra Meditation (Z)

6.15

Snacks

Snacks

Snacks

6.30 – 8:00

Evening Meeting (S)

Evening Meeting with live music by Sattva (S)

Evening Meeting with live music by Sattva (S)

8:00 – 9:00

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

9.15-12

Opening Circle (Z) followed by Bar open and DJ

  • Biodanza with Milarepa (Z)
  • Bar/ Bonfire &Sauna

 

  • SHOW

  • followed by Bar & Disco with DJs/ Bonfire &Sauna

IMPORTANT: For smooth running there will only be a limited number of slots for performers. Please let Prabuddho know if you might like to perform. First come, first served.


Group rooms: Zorba (Z); Shankara (S)

Download the programme here.

Join our Facebook Event.

See photos from last year’s festival here.

Feedback from previous festivals

“Wild – wonderful – magic” …”Heart opening – love overflowing – Laughter” …

“tender – creation – ocean” …”Osho – Osho – Osho” …

“Nourished – surrendered – Embracing the mystery.”

“A fun, spontaneous, active introduction to the spirit of Osho. Made it come alive.”

“I love the community, they make people feel welcome….”     

“A real Osho Celebration!”

“….just so nurturing….”   “Powerful staff and programme guaranteed to open your heart and send your woes packing.”

“The most joyful weekend in 2014!!!”

“Happiness galore”

“A wonderful Osho festival with silence, celebration, meeting of friends, fantastic food.”

“The place to come to drop inside, enter the endless, and get a lot of cozy hugs along the way.”

“I had a wonderful, transformational time. Everyone is so warm and welcoming.”

“Brilliant, rejuvenating, heartful. True fun.”

“Beautiful weekend of meditation, friendship, rest and peace plus a good dose of dancing, fun & laughter. A great celebration.”

“The December Osho Festival is my favourite event at Osho Leela. Thank you to all who make it the lovely event that it is every year.”

“A really ‘must do’ event for anyone interested in Osho.”

“Very well-organised and high-spirited.”

“A deeply nourishing, replenishing experience yet again! With lovely people and fun workshops, I highly recommend it to anyone curious about Osho.”

“It was such a reviving experience – spiritually, physically and mentally. WOOHOO! Thank you.”

Practical Details

Date: 7 December 4pm to 10 December 4pm

Venue: Osho Leela, Thorngrove House, Common Mead Lane Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4RE

Cost: £189 (3 day) or £149 (2 day) £10 less if booked by 30 November, 2017.

Prices are for dormitory accommodation – room upgrades are available on enquiry.

For further information about the festival contact Prabuddho at prabuddho1@gmail.com or 07799 407900

To book your place contact Osho Leela at info@osholeela.co.uk or
Phone: 01747 821221   Website: osholeela.uk

We’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Love from the OSHO Winter Festival Team

Osho Winter Festival Team
From the left: Mala, Sidika, Prabuddho, Tarisha & Smaran

 

1 thought on “OSHO Winter Festival 2017 – From Darkness to Light”

  1. I love osho thought on spirituality he is real person in this world to understand the internal and external problems specially thanks all to oshos lovers.Harbans raina

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