Dynamic Meditation

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Probably the most used and the most important meditation in Osho's legacy.

The Dynamic Meditation lasts one hour and is in five stages. It can be done alone, but the energy will be more powerful if it is done in a group. It is an individual experience so you should remain oblivious of others around you and keep your eyes closed throughout, preferably using a blindfold. It is best to have an empty stomach and wear loose, comfortable clothing.

First stage
10 minutes

Breathe chaotically through the nose, concentrating always on the exhalation. The body will take care of the inhalation. Do this as fast and as hard as you possibly can – and then a little harder, until you literally become the breathing. Use your natural body movements to help you to build up your energy. Feel it building up, but don’t let go during the first stage.

Second stage
10 minutes

Explode! Let go of everything that needs to be thrown out. Go totally mad, scream, shout, cry, jump, shake, dance, sing, laugh, throw yourself around. Hold nothing back, keep your whole body moving. A little acting often helps to get you started. Never allow your mind to interfere with what is happening. Be total.

Third stage
10 minutes

With raised arms, jump up and down shouting the mantra "Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!" as deeply as possible. Each time you land, on the flats of your feet, let the sound hammer deep into the sex centre. Give all you have, exhaust yourself totally.

Fourth stage
15 minutes

Stop! Freeze where you are in whatever position you find yourself. Don’t arrange the body in any way. A cough, a movement, anything will dissipate the energy flow and the effort will be lost. Be a witness to everything that is happening to you.

Fifth stage
15 minutes

Celebrate and rejoice with music and dance, expressing your gratitude towards the whole. Carry your happiness with you throughout the day.

If your meditation space prevents you from making a noise, you can do this silent alternative: rather than throwing out the sounds, let the catharsis in the second stage take place entirely through bodily movements. In the third stage the sound ‘hoo’ can be hammered silently inside.

see also
Dynamic (music album)
Dynamic Meditation conducted by Osho
Dynamic Meditation conducted by Osho (2)
Dynamic Meditation conducted by Osho (3)
A Compilation on Osho Dynamic Meditation
A Compendium on Osho Dynamic Meditation
The Silent Explosion (ch.2 of 1973 ed. contains earlier instruction of 4 stages)
external links
oshodynamic.com A website about Dynamic by Osho International Foundation
activemeditation.com A website by Ma Prem Maneesha about Dynamic and other active meditations
Osho explains the the need for cathartic meditations
Video instructions for the Dynamic Meditation (facebook)
OSHO Dynamic Meditation - A Closer Look - First Stage
OSHO Dynamic Meditation - A Closer Look - Second Stage
OSHO Dynamic Meditation - A Closer Look - Last Stages
Cult Status - Osho (2018) : a Dutch documentary about Dynamic Meditation
Questions about the meditation
The Supreme Doctrine ~ 05, q.3
The Supreme Doctrine ~ 09, q.1