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Work As Meditation Work as Meditation Program Details

This is a three-month residential program where participants are part of  Work as Meditation in the Meditation Resort. A unique opportunity to integrate being present and aware, the essence of meditation, in our daily lives, whether at work or play. This program is ideal for anyone who is in (or has) a gap in their life. Perhaps between school and university, between jobs or careers, between marriages…or for anyone who is intrigued by the question of what makes them tick!
 
As Osho explains:
“Work is a necessary part of your transformation….”
 
General Description of the Program
The OSHO Multiversity is a bridge to meditation. A point is soon reached where the structured meditations in OSHO Auditorium provide a taste of the knack of being able to be aware, to observe what is happening both inside and around us.
 
The next question that arises is whether I can continue to "watch," to be alert and aware in the midst of my busy schedule back home. Sitting in a quiet meditation hall is one thing, staying centered and aware while sitting in a busy office trying to beat that deadline, or dealing with difficult situations in our personal lives, is quite another!
 
The work as meditation program is specifically designed to bridge the gap between the process of learning to be aware, which is best experienced in a quiet secluded space, and then experimenting with taking that awareness into our regular everyday lives - the real litmus test of what we have learned.
 
In this Program we work seven days a week, minimum eight hours per day: six hours working on campus, and two hours of learning the art of listening and "non-doing" during the evening meditation meeting.
 
The actual work varies widely from designing on a Macintosh to making cappuccinos. From welcoming new arrivals to translating, from helping in Multiversity programs to planning and setting up nightly events. Work that challenges us to watch the body and the mind, our patterns of thinking and feeling, and our habits of reacting rather than responding to people and situations.
 
And the key starting point is learning that it is not what we do, but how we do it, that changes the gestalt from just "work" to an opportunity to grow as individuals. Essentially we can learn that any experience in life, whether "at work" or "at play," can be an opportunity to learn about ourselves.
 
In our regular work, we tend to trade our time and energy for money and rationalize our resentment at having to sell ourselves with the fantasies of how we are going to enjoy spending that money, "going out to relax." We sacrifice being present, relaxed and aware in this moment for the tension of striving for some future time when we imagine we can be at ease. A third of our life is spent in this illusory hunt for some golden "tomorrow" which of course never comes. It is always only today. 
 
Normally we are taught that in order to succeed, we have to struggle, to strive, to set goals, to focus…. The problem with this approach is that the more we struggle, the more we focus, the more tense we become. And the more tense we become, the worse we perform. The alternative approach offered in this program is to learn that in order to give the most to each moment, and to receive the most from each moment, we need to be aware. And to be aware, we need to be relaxed.
 
Specific Learning Experiences Offered by This Program Include: 
  • That we have the choice of being playful rather than serious -- which is often confused with sincerity
  • Respecting ourselves and our unique contribution to the whole.
  • Respecting those same qualities in others.
  • The value of totality as an essential doorway to transformation.
  • The value of living with awareness of the present moment rather than daydreaming of tomorrow.
  • An opportunity to look at our prejudices about physical work, mental work, "higher" work/"lower" work, hierarchies, authority issues, teamwork, meritocracy….
  • That we are all creative. It is a natural outcome of responding intelligently to the present moment.
       Interacting with people from many different cultures and backgrounds which help us to see:
  • our own cultural prejudices and biases
  • our inability to listen to the other
  • our difficulties in simply agreeing or disagreeing easily and playfully
  • our tendencies to react emotionally rather than respond
Details of the non-residential Work as Meditation Program: 
Visitors to the Meditation Resort can apply to participate in the non-residential Work as Meditation program for a minimum of 2 weeks. Apart from arranging your own accommodation, the daily Work as Meditation schedule remains the same whichever program you are on with the exception of the Learning Module which is part of the first time residential Work as Meditation Program. Click here for details of this residential Learning Module.
 
Fees from March 1, 2013:
 
For International and National Participants:
  • For 14 days participation: 2,100 INR
  • For 30 days participation: 4,200 INR
 
There is no need to apply for this program in advance. You can simply come to the Work-as-Meditation office when you are at the Meditation Resort, or contact workmed@osho.net.
 
 

Work as Meditation Living In

This very popular program helps you to bring meditation into your work activities and your daily life in general. You become part of the daily running and workings of the Meditation Resort. You work a minimum of 6 hours every day, and then join the Evening Meeting for another 2 hours of “non-doing” – just being.
 
“Live in the market but don’t allow the market to live in you. Act without being active, move but remain unmoving inside.”
 
"If inaction and action can meet, then the harmony arises.” Osho
 
There are two booking options within “Living In” Work as Meditation. If you have never done this program before you need to take option 1:
 
 
1) The Learning Program (for first-time participants)
This is a three-month program which includes our “Learning Program” comprising thirty hours in workshops and individual sessions – the OSHO-developed methods for Work as Meditation and for developing “inner skills” for work and life.
(If you don’t have two or three months available at one time, it may be possible to arrange the three months in a way that suits your other commitments.)
 
Includes:
  • Accommodation in a single occupancy room.
  • Your Meditation Resort entry pass. (This includes all Auditorium and Chuang Tzu meditations, and the open-air classes on Buddha Grove. You can choose to attend those that are scheduled outside of your Work as Meditation timings.)
 
Not included:
  • Food and all extras other than the above
 
Fees:
     Summer Fees from March 1, 2013:
  • For two-months (60 days) participation: 40,000 INR
  • For three-months (90 days) participation: 52,000 INR
If you decide within 2 weeks of starting that you want to extend your program up to 3 months, you will be able to pay the lower rate. Otherwise the extension fee will be 20,000 INR.
 
     Summer Fees from March 1, 2013 for National Indian Residents:
  • For two-months (60 days) participation: 28,000 INR
  • For three-months (90 days) participation: 35,000 INR
If you decide within 2 weeks of starting that you want to extend your program up to 3 months, you will be able to pay the lower rate. Otherwise the extension fee will be 15,000 INR.
 
Once your application has been accepted a non-refundable deposit, with final confirmation of your arrival date, is due within 5 days to confirm your participation.
 
 
2) Returning (or continuing) participants
If you have already completed “The Learning Program” and so have previously participated in the OSHO residential Work as Meditation program, the additional “Learning Program” course fees do not apply.
 
Recommended participation is two to three months. It may be possible to extend your program once you are here by mutual agreement.
 
Includes:
  • Accommodation in a single occupancy room.
  • Your Meditation Resort entry pass. (This includes all Auditorium and Chuang Tzu meditations, and the open-air classes on Buddha Grove. You can choose to attend those that are scheduled outside of your Work as Meditation timings.)
 
Not included:
  • Food and all extras other than the above
 
Fees:
  • For one-month (30 days) participation:
             Summer Fees from March 1, 2013: 11,500 INR
  • For two-months (60 days) participation:
             Summer Fees from March 1, 2013: 23,000 INR
  • For three-months (90 days) participation:
             Summer Fees from March 1, 2013: 31,000 INR
 
 

Work as Meditation Living In Program Details

You are welcome to apply for a Work as Meditation Living In Program offered year around for people who want to learn to use their work as a tool for personal growth and meditation in their daily life. It includes the experience of being fully involved in the unique un-learning environment that is the Osho International Meditation Resort.
 
The Program playfully offers understanding, experience, resources and methods to radically change approach to life and work. In particular helping us to dissolve the distinction between work and play we have learned since childhood.
 
All methods offered are based on Osho insights and tips, and have passed the test of time and extensive practice within the Osho International Meditation Resort. Enhance your life while simultaneously enhancing the quality of your work!
 
The starting date is at your request, subject to availability.
 
For details of the Learning Program module, see Workshops and Individual Sessions for Learning Program outlined below. The Learning Program is best taken over a 2-month period followed by a third month of actually experiencing what you have learned.
 
Once this 3-month programm has been completed, participants can then apply for the Work as Meditation Living In "Returning" option for a minimum period of one to two months at a time, subject to availability.
 
 
Workshops and Individual Sessions for the Learning Program
 
Workshops:
  • A two-day Meditation Intensive (if you are new to OSHO meditations).
  • One-day course: "Fast-Track to Yourself"
  • Three-day course: "Inner Skills for Work & Life"
  • Three afternoon seminars.
 
Individual Sessions:
  • Two introductory sessions.
  • A session specifically related to the "Fast-track" course.
  • Individual support available on request throughout.
  • Individual evaluation at the end of the program.
 
Accommodation
The program includes single occupancy accommodation on-campus.
 
 
Facilities
The full facilities of the campus will be available to you to enhance your stay here. Some examples are: meditations in the Osho Auditorium and in Osho Chuang Tzu, evening events, swimming, tennis, ball games, and gym facilities, dining areas and gourmet café spots. Personal support is available to help you make the most out of the work-as-meditation program, and also to help you discover which additional meditations are best for you and to introduce you to the wide variety which is available.
 
 
Requirements
The full program for first time applicants is best experienced over two months. This can be completed in one month by arrangement. You can then apply for a Renewing or Returning program whenever you would like to deepen your experience and/or to participate in this way in the Meditation Resort.
  • These programs are offered throughout the year.
  • You will need a good command of English.
  • You will need to take care of your expenses for food, other personal expenses, and for any emergencies.
  • This program is 7 days a week, a minimum of eight hours a day. This includes at least six hours of work as meditation on campus and two hours of discovering the art of listening and "non-doing" during the evening meditation meeting.
  • And a lot of humor too!
  • The starting date is at your request, subject to availability.
 
 
Additional Costs
In addition to the costs of the program, we recommend that you budget 400 - 450 USD/ 280 - 320 EUR per month for your food and extras.
 
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
Can I participate in Osho Multiversity Courses during my time in the Living In Work as Meditation Program? 
The Learning Program has a number of Multiversity courses included, related to learning Inner Skills for your work and daily life.
The program is designed to work best when approached totally, taking on the minimum eight hours a day, seven days a week. First time visitors may like to participate in some courses or therapies before starting the work-as-meditation Living In program. Another option is to participate in further Osho Multiversity courses after you finish this program. Or you may want to consider one of the other Living In programs available.
(See below: What are the possibilities for outside of work times?)
 
Why do we work seven days a week? 
There are no weekends off or vacations during the time of your participation. This is part of the technique of transforming old habits around work: Not having "time off" to look forward to, helps you get the knack of making this very moment come alive. This program is challenging, exciting, unique, and it works!
 
Do I choose my own work?
No, after an initial tune-in talk the work is assigned, and it may be changed several times during your stay. One facet of the program is learning to enjoy change, to be flexible and fluid when confronted by the unexpected – a very useful skill in today's work environment. Be ready for the unforeseen, and whatever comes your way can be used for self-discovery, for being more aware and alive.
 
What are the possibilities for outside of work times? 
The Meditation Resort offers a full range of activities and you can choose what suits you. From meditating in the OSHO Auditorium, evening dance parties, swimming in the pool and other sports activities, to silent sitting, all the Meditation Resort facilities will be available to you. In addition, a wide array of Multiversity morning classes and evening events are offered outside of working times. Some examples of morning classes are: Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Gung, Belly Dance, Movement Integration and Gibberish. And for evening events, some examples are Humaniversity AUM, Tantric Pulsation, Gurdjieff Movements and Family Constellation.
 
I can't participate in the Living In Work as Meditation Program at this time, but I like the idea of learning work as meditation. Is there any other option? 
Yes, visitors to the Meditation Resort can apply to participate in the non-residential Work as Meditation Program. Apart from arranging their own accommodation, the daily Work as Meditation schedule remains the same.
 
 
Fees from March 1, 2013:
For International and National Participants:
  • For 14 days participation: 2,100 INR
  • For 30 days participation: 4,200 INR
 
Apply
You can fill in the application form and submit it on-line.
 
You will need to attach a scanned copy of the photo ID page in your passport to the form.
If you are an Indian national and have no passport, please attach other valid photo ID (e.g. driving license or PAN card).
You will need to make sure that the file size of the attached ID document is less than 4 Megabytes (MB) in .jpg format.
The form is in English, the international language most widely used at the Meditation Resort.
 
If you have recently participated in a Work as Meditation Living In or a Residential Program and have already completed an application form, there is no need to do this again. Simply email livingin@osho.net with the details of your application: your legal name, the start and end date you are applying for, and your Meditation Resort Entry Pass registration number. If you don't have this number please include your country of residence and passport number so we can locate your old application form. You can also add any information you think may be of interest.
 
For any additional questions you can email us at livingin@osho.net