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29Sat

Atisha. The Seven Doors to Meditation : A Retreat with Videha

Anand Chetna @anandandchetna

Osho Vivek Meditation Center - Suwanee, GA
1750 Thunder Gulch Pass

Sat, Jun 29 at 11:00 PM - Sat, Jul 6 at 9:00 PM, 2019

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7 DAY OSHO MEDITATION RETREAT ON ATISHA TEACHINGS With Videha An invitation to transform our mind and heart, an opening to the limitless space of our inner being. This meditation retreat is for seven days, all 7 days and all sessions during each day are mandatory. There is no partial days participation. Based on “The Book of Wisdom”, Osho’s commentary on Atisha teaching “Seven Points of Mind Training”. “These 'Seven Points of Mind Training' are the fundamental teaching that Atisha gave to Tibet. They are of immense value. They are the whole of religion condensed. They are like seeds, but they contain the infinite. The moment you move into the statements deeply, when you contemplate and meditate and start experimenting with them, you will be surprised, you will be going into the greatest adventure of your life… …Meditate on Atisha, listen to His advice; they are of immense value. It is not a philosophy, it is a manual to discipline yourself, it is a manual of inner transformation. …These sutras are golden. Keep them in your heart, they will nourish you, they will strengthen you, they will transform you. … It is the teaching that can help you grow into Wisdom.” - Osho About Videha - Videha. Osho disciple since 1980. Initiated into the Mevlevi Sufi Order of Konya ( “The Whirling Dervishes” ), Videha integrates the Sufi Path into Osho’s vision and love. For years as a Zazen meditation practitioner, he has traveled and trained in Mongolia, China, Central Asia, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Tibet, where he got many initiations. Leading groups, seminars, camps and meditation retreats all over the world since 30 years, uniting the path of Love and the path of Meditation. “All the work is inspired by Osho teachings, my Master, and an endless source of compassion and wisdom, an inexhaustible mine of countless Dharma teaching treasures”. SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS RETREAT 1. The preliminaries. 2. “Tong-len” (“Giving and Taking” in Tibetan), also known as “Heart Meditation”. 3. The rising of Bodhichitta ( Buddha Consciousness ). 4. The base of mind’s functioning and the illusion of the ego. 5. The four bodies ( Kaya). 6. The essential meaning of witnessing. 7. The difficulties and the fundamental points of the process of awareness. 8. The meaning of “Compassion” and “Wisdom”. 9. The transcendental function of the five senses. 10. The “Three principal causes” and “The three treasures”. 11. The authentic and true meaning of “Freedom”. EVENT CONTRIBUTION All Osho Atlanta (http://www.oshoatlanta.com/) events are not for profit - "at cost events" jointly organized by Osho Atlanta volunteers. The participation cost is based on projected expenses. The cost includes complete participation and all food for seven days. Food served is nutritious vegetarian food including breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner. Individual: $425 + $35 for essential participation material to be provided by Videha - Total $460 Couple: $800 + $70 for essential participation material to be provided by Videha - Total $870 ACCOMMODATION For out of town guests and Atlanta area friends who would like to stay near to the event venue, we have rented a beautiful large house near Buford Dam. The house has 1 palatial King Bedroom and 6 Queen Bedrooms You can rent the whole bedroom or share with a friend. King Bedroom - $500 / June 29-July 6 (can be shared) Queen Bedroom - $350/ June 29 - July 6 (can be shared) REQUEST Space is limited for this event, it is on first come basis. If you plan to attend please confirm your spot at the earliest by making the payment in advance. HOW TO PAY a. Check - Send the check in favor of 'Sankalp Mathur' and mail to 1750 Thunder Gulch Pass, Suwanee, GA 30024. Call 770-851-5055 for questions. b. Online (preferred) - Using Paypal send payment to msankalp@gmail.com OR Zelle to 770-851-5055 For any questions please reach out to msankalp@gmail.com or call Dev Darshan @ 770-851-5055 PARKING – Please park in the cul-de-sac in front of the Venue.