Essence of Desire~ Osho Afroz Meditation Center

Eressos, Lesvos Island, Greece

22 Aug  26 Aug

When you hear the word ‘desire’ what immediately comes to mind?  A sound? A caress? A weekend alone with a good book?!  When you see a beautiful flower do you immediately uproot it from the ground or do you leave it to admire it later?  How about a kiss from your lover?  How do you manage that desire?

In all eastern cultures and philosophic traditions desire is an important theme that must be reckoned with by individuals interested in spiritual evolution. In Buddhism desire is seen as one of the major obstacles in reaching  nirvana. In Taoism desire is a fundamental aspect of a person’s essential nature which must be fully integrated into consciousness. In Tantra desire is seen as a guidepost toward unity with the divine.

Desire is a function of the human heart and its manifestations are as varied as the humans who feel those desires and project them out into the world.  But desire is also a surface, and in Essence of Desire we will explore what jewels of transformation exist below that surface.  We will use movement, massage, sound, meditation, the five senses and especially the sense of touch- Taoist & Tantric massage techniques to engage in a deeper relationship with self and lover.

Osho says: “I have a totally different concept of desire. First, desire itself is God. Desire without any object, desire without being goal-oriented, unmotivated desire, pure desire, is God. The energy called desire is the same energy as God.”

“Desire has not to be destroyed, it has to be purified. Desire has not to be dropped, it has to be transformed. Your very being is desire; to be against it is to be against yourself and against all. To be against it is to be against the flowers and the birds and the sun and the moon. To be against it is against all creativity. Desire is creativity.”  Osho, The Book of Wisdom.

If you have worked with us before you will recognise the container we create together to provide a safe foundation for joy, openness and transformation.  If you are new to Tao & Tantra this will be a deep dive into learning:

~ why sexuality is sacred

~ simple exercises for health, vitality and relaxation

~ about men’s and women’s orgasms

~ techniques of self-awareness and pleasure

~ to accept limitations and reject outdated self- perceptions

~ to create depth, spaciousness and potential in relationship

~ to become aware of one’s longing for authentic expression

All are welcome regardless of prior experience, sexual orientation, age or any other designation.

Timetable: Every day 10.00-17.00 with 2 night sessions

Details:

7-8am Dynamic meditation
Breakfast
10am-2pm Morning session
2pm Lunch
3-5pm Afternoon session
5.30-6.30pm Kundalini meditation
7pm Evening Meeting
8.20pm Dinner
9.30-10.30pm Night session ( 2 )

For more information and to register contact: info@oshoafroz.com

For more information about Tao and Tantra: info@taoandtantra.com

Awakening the Ecstatic Body

Details: May 28th & 29th, 18.00 – 21.00

Address: Χοροχώρος, Ναυαρίνου 6, Χολαργός

Booking: kalpita.taoandtantra@gmail.com 2106543435/ 6978074464

Prices: 50 euros for both evening events/ 30 euros for one

Spaces are limited so please book as soon as possible!

~ All are welcome (singles and couples) regardless of prior experience, sexual orientation, age or any other designation.

~ No one will ever be obliged to go beyond one’s limits of what one feels is safe.

~ Wear comfortable clothing that helps you to express yourself.

~ Bring a bottle of water and a notebook and pen.

“Ecstasy” is a term that is normally ascribed to sexual fulfillment or spiritual bliss.  Most of us in the west have grown up in a culture that teaches that sexual fulfillment is ‘sinful’ and spiritual bliss is not possible without renunciation of the body. 

In exact opposition to this view of life Taoist and Tantric traditions encourage us to live ecstatically through cultivation of our connection with our body and then to ‘embody’ that spirit by bringing this awareness to our daily lives.  They tell us that ecstasy is a perfect word to describe the most natural and genuine way humans are meant to live, that the body is the way to reach fulfillment and bliss and that without our bodies we cannot truly experience ecstasy.

Awakening the Ecstatic Body is an exploration of the healing, vitalizing and creative force which often lays dormant within this beautiful and elegant vessel which this human life has gifted us. Ecstasy is alive, pulsing and waiting to be discovered and manifested as our truest personal expression. There is no greater tonic to the human spirit then when sexual energy is connected to the heart!

Humanity is in need of an awakening to its senses!!!

Moreover, Awakening the Ecstatic Body is a journey into the senses.  Our 5 human senses of taste, touch, smell, hearing and seeing can be used as portals to deeper realms of self-knowing and will help to develop our ‘6th sense’ or intuition, which is invaluable when ‘sensing into’ a partner or lover.  The subtle awareness one develops through this work is a kind of ‘qi gong’ which one can continue to evolve in relationships with friends, family and even co-workers after the completion of the workshop. 

This event will showcase techniques and rituals designed to help us, first, to feel more bodily connected to our senses and, second, to celebrate this beautiful, temporary gift we have been given without shame.  We will remind ourselves of the longing and desire that is innate in us to experience ourselves and our world in bold, new ways and, eventually, to embody our love while manifesting our truest selves.

On the Path of Sacred Sexuality~ Osho Afroz, Lesvos, Greece

with Atithi and Kalpita

“Unless your sexuality rises and reaches to love it is mundane, it has nothing sacred about it. When your sex becomes love, then it is entering into a totally different dimension – the dimension of the mysterious and the miraculous. Now it is becoming religious, sacred, it is no longer profane.”   Osho, The Dhammapada: The way of the Buddha, Vol.2

Are you seeking a broader, yet, embodied definition of sexuality?  In ‘On the Path of Sacred Sexuality’ one takes the steps in one’s journey toward that authentic, empowered, alive, radiant and present ‘You’! 

 Taoist Sexual Practices and Tantra are both founded in the understanding that the body is a sacred vessel; a vessel we use to experience ourselves as complete and eventually integrated beings. Taoist self-cultivation techniques are movement meditation practices which nourish and energize the physical body to prepare us for a sustainable, lasting transformation. Tantric rituals and meditations cultivate the relationship with self so that our connection with the ‘other’ and the world feels like a true union with the divine.  In an atmosphere of openness and warmth we work with the feminine and masculine polarities cherished by both Taoist and Tantric traditions.

On the Path of Sacred Sexuality is a celebration of the human capacities of self-awareness, compassion, playfulness, communion and love. 

In this module participants will:

~ learn why sexuality is sacred

~ learn to drop masks imposed by society

~ get to know the truth about men’s and women’s orgasms

~ begin to accept and cherish one’s own limitations

~ learn techniques of self-awareness and pleasure

~ feel a sense of openness and possibility

~ learn to perceive weaknesses as strengths

~ become aware of one’s longing for authentic expression

~ learn how to reject outdated self- perceptions

~ refine one’s ability to identify and attract a suitable mate

~ learn to create openness, depth and spaciousness in relationship

~ begin to live as love rather than to live for love

Explore the revitalizing and healing potential of sacred sexuality in a playful, safe and joyous environment. The event is open to all singles, couples and partners of whatever style of relationship.

All are welcome regardless of prior experience, sexual orientation, age or any other designation. Participants need not be in a relationship to attend.  No one will ever be obliged to go beyond one’s limits of what one feels is safe.  

Osho Afroz, Lesvos island, Greece

August 18th-22nd, 2021

Timetable: 10.00-14.00 and 15.30-17.00.

Dynamic Meditation at 7:00

Breakfast 8.00

Lunch 14.00 to 15:30

Kundalini Meditation 17:30

Evening meeting 19:00

Dinner 20:20

2 night sessions 21.30-22.30

If someone has done module 2 (On the Path…) with us before, anywhere in the world, that person gets a 20% discount off the group price and accommodation fee. If the person did module 1 (Awakening the Ecstatic Body) at Osho Afroz in 2019, that person gets a 10% discount off the group price. 

For booking your place and prices please contact Osho Afroz https://oshoafroz.com/contact-us/

On the Path of Sacred Sexuality~ Osho Afroz, Lesvos, Greece

August 22nd-26th, 2020 *****

Are you seeking a broader and yet embodied definition of sexuality?  Are you interested in a sacred practice that has the power to feed the body, mind and spirit AND is rooted in two ancient traditions and thousands of years of practical experience?

Taoist Sexual Practices and Tantra are both founded in the understanding that the body is a sacred vessel- a vessel we use to experience ourselves as complete and eventually integrated beings. Taoist self- cultivation techniques include various physical and energetic practices, which purify and heal past traumas at the individual level. Tantric rituals and meditations nourish and cultivate the relationship with self, the other and world as the path toward wholeness and unity with the divine.  In an atmosphere of openness and warmth we work with the feminine and masculine polarities cherished by both Taoist and Tantric traditions.

On the Path of Sacred Sexuality is a celebration of the human capacities of self-awareness, compassion, playfulness and authenticity.  In this module participants will:

~ learn why sexuality is sacred

~ learn to drop masks imposed by society

~ get to know the truth about men’s and women’s orgasms

~ begin to accept and cherish one’s own limitations

~ learn techniques of self-awareness and pleasure

~ feel a sense of openness and possibility

~ learn to perceive weaknesses as strengths

~ become aware of one’s longing for authentic expression

~ learn how to reject outdated self- perceptions

~ refine one’s ability to identify and attract a suitable mate

~ learn to create openness, depth and spaciousness in relationship

~ begin to live as love rather than to live for love

Explore the revitalizing and healing potential of sacred sexuality in a playful, safe and joyous environment. The event is open to all singles, couples and partners of whatever style of relationship.

All are welcome regardless of prior experience, sexual orientation, age or any other designation. Participants need not be in a relationship to attend.  No one will ever be obliged to go beyond one’s limits of what one feels is safe.

Go to Osho Afroz for more information or to book.

***Beloveds, a decision was reached to cancel all workshops at Afroz in August. We are looking forward to meeting you and meditating together with you here this summer in the Buddhafield… or in Athens when we begin our one year program this September, Awakening the Ecstatic body!

Stay tuned! 
***Αγαπημένοι, καθώς όλα τα σεμινάρια έχουν ακυρωθεί και για τον Αυγουστο στο Osho Afroz, το On the Path of Sacred Sexuality δεν θα πραγματοποιηθεί. Σας περιμένουμε να διαλογιστούμε όλοι μαζί εδώ στο Osho Afroz ή στην Αθήνα από Σεπτέμβρη που θα ξεκινήσουμε τον  1ο χρόνο σεμιναρίων με θέμα “Αφυπνίζοντας το Εκστατικό Σώμα!”
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