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Anthony de Mello

Posted by Alex Colao on November 4, 2010

Anthony de Mello (4 September 1931, Bombay, British India – 2 June 1987, New York, United States) was a Jesuit priest and psychotherapist who became widely known for his books on spirituality. An internationally acclaimed spiritual guide, writer and public speaker, de Mello hosted many spiritual conferences. See below for the names of these programs which are available on audio CD and film. He traveled to many countries to study and later to teach, most notably Spain and the United States.
One can actually listen to a live de Mello Conference, “Wake Up to Life”, the only full-length Conference he ever allowed to be recorded. Listeners across the globe, have found the program to be life-changing. It also includes many principles of psychology and psychotherapy; both of which de Mello practiced in his life. His main objective in the program is “Awareness”, waking up and being present to reality; which means one can be happy, loving, and real right now.
The few talks which he allowed to be filmed, such as “A Rediscovery of Life” and “A Way to God for Today,” have inspired many viewers and audiences since being released; and have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of tv watchers throughout the United States, Canada, and Central America; in colleges, universities, Newman centers, and communities. De Mello established a prayer center in India. He died suddenly in 1987. His works are readily available and additional writings were published after his death. Read the rest of this entry »

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What is Meditation?

Posted by Alex Colao on November 4, 2010

OshoMeditation is Non-doing

When people come to me and they ask, “How to meditate?” I tell them, “There is no need to ask how to meditate, just ask how to remain unoccupied. Meditation happens spontaneously.  Just ask how to remain unoccupied, that’s all. That’s the whole trick of meditation – how to remain unoccupied. Then you cannot do anything. The meditation will flower.

When you are not doing anything the energy moves towards the centre, it settles down towards the centre. When you are doing something the energy moves out. Doing is a way of moving out. Non-doing is a way of moving in. Occupation is an escape. You can read the Bible, you can make it an occupation. There is no difference between religious occupation and secular occupation: all occupations are occupations, and they help you to cling outside your being. They are excuses to remain outside. Read the rest of this entry »

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