OSHO Bardo, OSHO Bardo is a meditation, and the metaphysical dying or ‘letting go’ that happens when we move into meditation is similar in many ways to physical death. Meditation is a way to rehearse – and so become more at ease with – the process of dying before it actually happens. To benefit from OSHO Bardo you don’t need to wait for the final moments of death; regularly practicing the process can create this freedom in your life and at the same time dispel the fear of death. In dying, as in meditating, we can... ⁕ Shift from the outer world to the inner ⁕ Relax, letting go of all tension ⁕ Move from doing to being ⁕ Let go of all the various roles with which we have been identified ⁕ Enter our own journey, however many other people might be around us OSHO Bardo can be used by anyone, of any or no religious or spiritual affiliation. It is for: ⁕ Anyone who would like to live and die consciously ⁕ Anyone who would like to be able to relax while remaining present and alert ⁕ Anyone who has a fear around living or dying ⁕ Those already familiar with meditation as well as those who would like to learn how to meditate ⁕ Carers of those who are ill or dying The term BARDO means ‘a transitional time’ and, as such, it offers a heightened potential for inner transformation. The original Bardo Thödol was an ancient method used in Tibet to support the transition of dying. Osho has asked that a new, more contemporary version be created which supports people who want to die consciously and in a spirit of celebration. OSHO Bardo can be used as a regular meditation to help us to relax and know more awareness and joy in our everyday lives. It is also a preparation for the crescendo of life and the greatest experience of letting go that we will encounter – letting go of life itself. Over two thousand years ago Tibetan Buddhists created a practice of dying and being reborn. Central to this is the scripture called the Bardo Thödol – Liberation in the Intermediate State through Hearing (aka The Tibetan Book of the Dead). The term, ‘bardo’,’means ‘a transitional time’ and as such it is a time of a heightened potential for inner transformation. Meditation is used as a method to enter this ‘Intermediate State’ consciously and so become free of attachments. Osho praises the Bardo Thödol as Tibet’s most valuable contribution to the world. However, he also says that a more contemporary version of the Bardo, or a process like it, is needed. The Bardo Thödol was created for a specific time, culture, and religion and for people for whom the practice of meditation was intrinsic to daily living. Osho’s vision is global, encompassing the diversity of those who are new to meditation as well as contemporary and even future meditators. This is reflected in the text of OSHO Bardo, with its easily understandable suggestions that are free of any cultural or religious references. ABOUT OSHO Osho is a contemporary mystic whose life and teachings have influenced millions of people of all ages, and from all walks of life. His often provocative and challenging teachings generate today more and more interest and his readership is dramatically expanding around the world in more than fifty languages. People can easily recognize the wisdom of his insights, and their relevance to our lives and to the issues we are facing today. The Sunday Times in London named Osho as one of the 1,000 Makers of the 20th Century. He is known around the world for his revolutionary contribution to meditation – the science of inner transformation – with the unique approach of his OSHO Active Meditations acknowledging the accelerated pace of contemporary life and bringing meditation into modern life.