Osho Gangadham, the Rustic Himalayan Meditation Ashram – a paradise on earth based at the banks of the sacred river Ganga and nestled in the lap of majestic Himalayas in India. This quiet, serene & rustic meditation Ashram is surrounded by pure nature and away from the noise & hubbub of the city life. It is conveniently located in Brahmpuri, 4 km north of Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh in the Northern India state of Uttrakhand, India.
This is a perfect sanctuary for anyone looking for personal Transformation and seeking a deep inner journey through various holistic techniques of Meditation, Yoga, Inner inquiry or simply a quiet personal retreat etc. Throughout the year transformation events are offered by very experienced facilitators & teachers from India & abroad who specialized in wide range of Inner Transformation modalities from both Eastern & Western schools of thought. For example programs based on Osho Philosophy and Guidelines, Jiddu Krishnamurthy, Sufism etc. to name a few. Various healing modalities are also available on demand such as personal Counseling, Reiki etc.
The Ashram has a large meditation Hall overlooking the river Ganga. A very private Ganga beach just a few stairs down from the ashram and several nearby trails to explore the surrounding hills and the long river bank. There are several rooms both air-conditioned and non-air conditioned for meditative living within the ashram. We also have a large dormitory overlooking the river Ganga for group stay. The ashram kitchen serves pure vegetarian meals and residents can eat within the dining hall or in the outside lawns with vast panoramic view of the Ganga.
Taxis to & from the ashram can be easily booked on demand.
The spiritual energy field is constantly building up here with the vibrations of seekers & abundant sacred nature around, so you are welcome to come and experience the hospitality that comes right from the heart.
Osho philosophy is based on the three C’s, namely, consciousness, compassion & creativity. He was of the opinion that, a person who is capable of developing these three qualities can possess the quality of depth. Most of us keep ourselves away from creativity. According to Osho, there are basically four things that restrict creative living. These are self consciousness, intellectual level, belief and perfectionism. Read on to know more about the philosophies of Zen master Osho.
Osho’s Teachings Osho placed high importance to love, laughter and meditation. He said that, these three aspects of life are the most precious and should be valued by all. He stressed on the need to gain enlightenment and for achieving it, he asked people to inculcate the habit of watching their mind. Don’t keep your mind ideal. Osho preached people to widen their horizon of creativity and block the way for any kind of hindrances. He recommended a few suggestions to unlock the gateway of creativity, which are as follows:
- Live your childhood again by becoming a child.
- It is good to be kiddish at times.
- Learn with an open mind.
- Always keep yourself open for learning.
- Don’t go searching for Nirvana outside.
- Try to find it in the ordinary.
- Be a dreamer.