Osho’s dynamic meditation is a fast, intense and thorough way to break old, ingrained patterns in the bodymind that keep one imprisoned in the past, and to experience the freedom, the witnessing, silence and peace that are hidden behind these prison walls.

Osho’s meditation techniques are used by millions of people worldwide to reduce stress, increase creativity and personal power and find peace of mind, inner calm and stillness. During the hour long meditation you will experience some active techniques (Chakra breathing, Nataraj, No Dimensions, Kundalini, Vipassana) that involve sound, breathing, movement, dance and stillness. They are suitable for all ages, temperaments and levels of health and spiritual growth. They are simple to learn and once learned you can use them for the rest of your life. You will taste the fullness of peace that will be with you forever.

Osho is a modern Buddha whose wisdom, clarity and humor have touched the lives of millions of people all over the world. He is creating the conditions for the “New Man”, a new kind of human being who is aware, life affirming and free. This “New Man” can be you!

At Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat, Shola Angela Ricco, facilitates the active meditations. She has been a practitioner of Osho Meditation since 1999. She was certified to lead Osho’s Meditation Training in Pune India.She has been facilitating workshop at Kalani since 2004.

What Osho Said About the Dynamic Meditation

“This is a meditation in which you have to be continuously alert, conscious, aware, whatsoever you do. The first step, breathing; the second step, catharsis; the third step, the mantra, ‘Hoo.’

Remain a witness. Don’t get lost. It is easy to get lost. While you are breathing you can forget; you can become one with the breathing so much that you can forget the witness. But then you miss the point. Breathe as fast, as deep as possible, bring your total energy to it, but still remain a witness. Observe what is happening as if you are just a spectator, as if the whole thing is happening to somebody else, as if the whole thing is happening in the body and the consciousness is just centered and looking. This witnessing has to be carried in all the three steps. And when everything stops, and in the fourth step you have become completely inactive, frozen, then this alertness will come to its peak.” – Osho

Video demonstrations – there are many, many different techniques

Osho Dynamic Meditation™ – How to do Oshos’ Active Meditation


The meditation lasts one hour and has five stages. Keep your eyes closed throughout, using a blindfold if necessary. It can be done alone, and can be even more power if is done with others.

First stage

For the first stage of ten minutes stand with your feet shoulder width apart and knees relaxed and slightly bent. This will help you to stay loose throughout. Make sure you have enough space to allow your whole body to move and really get into the breathing. Keep your mouth closed and breath fast and deep through the nose. Breathe like bellows emphasizing the exhalation (the out breath). And avoid getting into any rhythm. Be total, don’t let up. Allow the energy to build and build.

It is important to stay aware of the breathing to observe from the inside as if you were just a spectator. As if everything is happening to somebody else.

Second stage

EXPLODE! Allow all your feelings to come out over the next 10 minutes. A little acting can help you to start and then you will find many emotions surfacing on their own accord, whatever comes out: anger, sadness, laughter, fear, just let it all erupt through body movements and sound. The feelings will keep changing if you stay open and don’t let your mind interfere with what is happening. Be total but stay conscious observing from inside. If you can’t make noise because of the neighbors, a catharsis is just as effective when you turn the sound inside channeling all your feelings into bodily expression.

Third stage

Keep your eyes closed, arms raised and for the next ten minutes jump up and down shouting “hoo” as you land on the floor. Keep your knees unlocked so that you can land on the flat of your feet. Don’t hold back, totally exhaust yourself but remain aware of everything that is happening inside and outside of you. If physical space makes it impossible to make noise let the impact of the “hoo” move inside soundlessly.

Fourth stage

STOP! Freeze immediately when you hear the “stop” and for the next 15 minutes remain just like a statue, eyes closed without adjusting the body in any way at all. From inside just be a watcher, observing passively any bodily sensations, any thought any feelings as well as being aware of anything happening outside you. The first three stages are a preparation for this stage.

Fifth stage

Still with your eyes closed, for the last stage of fifteen minutes, just let the body move into dance as a celebration.

You can download the music for this meditation here.

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh – Osho

Birth Name:  Chandra Moha JainOsho bio

Born: 11 December 1931

Died: 19 January 1990 (58y)

Osho was born in central India into a Jain family although he himself never believed in any one religion. He was also known as, Acharya Rahnees, from the 1960s onwards and as, Bhagwan Shree Rahneesh, during the 1970s and 1980s and as, Osho, from 1989.

Osho studied philosophy at the University of Saugar and after obtaining his master’s degree was a professor of philosophy at the University of Jabalpur for nine years. He left his academic career to pursue his own truth, teachings and role as spiritual master. He combined elements of many religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity. His philosophy was that God was in everything. He introduced a new type of meditation that involved letting go of all attachments to the past and future and ego. If a seeker could attain a consciousness where there was no past, no future, no attachment, no mind, no ego, no self – then he would attain enlightenment.

Osho’s Active Meditation Facilitator – Shola Angela Rico

Osho’s Active Meditation, Trance Dance, Mayan Bath, Soul Hunting


In 1991, Shola began her personal healing journey in Italy, where she was an active student and teacher at acclaimed holistic healing center, SoleLuna. During her 12 years at SoleLuna, Shola received certification in Trance Dance, Soul Hunting, Osho’s Meditation techniques and many other body, mind and spirit modalities. Later, she became a graduate of 9 Gates Mystery School in California. Shola is experienced in fire walking, sweat lodge ceremonies, and other shamanic traditions, including Mayan, Aztec and Inca. In 2003, she came to Kalani as a staff member for a shamanic retreat facilitated by Wilbert Alix. Shola felt such a strong connection to this land that she quickly called it home. She has found through inward exploration and external experiences that her best teacher is still and always Mother Earth.

Shola is a very curious being that craves and creates powerful experiences. She fully believes that in order to change something in this world, we must be the change, first. The healing practices that she offers focus on the journey inward, to nourish the Self from one’s center. She believes an intimate relationship with one’s self takes willingness and practice to develop, as it is the most important relationship for us.

Through her shamanic modalities, Shola facilitates a reconnection of ancestral awareness and the natural environment. This connection to the land holds healing beyond human capability, and once established, it can assist in transformational healing. Shola feels blessed to be able to continue her life work and share her gifts on this island, where Mother Earth is so alive and vibrant.

– Shola

Osho Quotes

“Experience life in all possible ways — good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don’t be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become.” ― Osho

“Be — don’t try to become” ― Osho

“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.” ― Osho

“Be realistic: Plan for a miracle.”― Osho

“Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.” ― Osho

“You feel good, you feel bad, and these feelings are bubbling from your own unconsciousness, from your own past. Nobody is responsible except you. Nobody can make you angry, and nobody can make you happy.” ― Osho

“Life begins where fear ends.” ― Osho

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