|The IAAP welcomes you to the Chakra Energy Seminar Series
In Awakening Psychology, the journey through the seven chakras is very transformative for practical and deep positive change. The Chakra Energy
seminar series is well known for its intensive highly experiential seminars from which participants gain new understandings into their life issues and
also effect an energetic transformation.
In 1988, Samudroprem was asked to lead the Intuition of the Heart seminar at the Osho Multiversity, Pune, India. In 2000, he was also asked to create
the First Chakra seminar. Soon after he added seminars for all the other chakras.
Each chakra contains multiple interconnected life themes that normally could require separate therapies for each issue. So, by working with the
energetic roots in the chakras we can heal multiple life issues in just one week of a seminar. Each seminar is highly condensed and intensive as we work
over all levels of our being – the physical, the emotional, the psychological or mental plus the spiritual. All levels are connected by our life energy. The
first task of each seminar is to awaken the life energy in the chakra, so that we can be more conscious of its issues in our life, then we clean out those
issues, we purify that chakra so that we can move on and integrate its positive qualities into our daily life.
Chakra Journey: The Two Paths of Love and Awareness
The 3-day Chakra Journey, is the ideal introduction to the series of chakra seminars. In just 3 days you will be introduced to each of the 7 chakras
through teaching and experiential exercises. It is also a wonderful seminar for those who have already attended all of the chakra seminars, as it is a
summary and a reminder of what they have learned and experienced. The sub-title of the seminar, ‘The Two Paths of Love and Awareness’
refers to the highest masculine and feminine energies that relate to the two major nadi energy channels that connect all the 7 chakras together.
The masculine active energy centres, the 1st, 3rd and 5th chakras relate to the qualities of action, achievement, creativity and awareness. The feminine
active energy centres, the 2nd, 4th and 6th chakras relate to the qualities of relational love, trust and unconditional love. The Chakra System is a map
of human development from the material to the spiritual. You are welcome to join the great adventure that is the Chakra Journey.
The First Chakra: From Fear to Loving Life
Although logically you might think the First Chakra group should be the first to attended, it is actually very, very intense and so the more sensitive
person might prefer to attend the Chakra Journey or the Heart Chakra groups first. The major themes we explore in the First Chakra seminar are life
energy, totality, facing individual fears and then exploring the three major fears that all humans experience. Although we might feel fear in the
stomach or third chakra area, the roots of fears is in the Muladhara Chakra - the word Mula actually means root.
It is the root of our life energy but also of our fears. It is when we are total in our energy that the three major fear roots come up as blockages on energy.
We all have the fear of going crazy, losing control and being become mad; we all have fear of our full sexual energy and we all have the fear of death.
In a very strong but safe way we will go deep into the fears and transform them into an attitude of loving life.
Second Chakra I: Love Beyond Dependency
The second chakra is located in the lower belly and the navel where we once had a cord that connected us to our mother –
who was our first relationship in life. As adults we now tend to form similar bonds of attachment to those we love.
When we are in love, we want to be close to the other, but it is a duality. Often, we consider love is need,
“I need you” is often synonymous to “I love you.” But the chakra system teaches us that everything in life is a duality – if we love, we will hate; if ‘I
need you’ then ‘I do not need you.’ It is all too common that we destroy our own love relationships, yet unfortunately, we blame the other for that.
The chakra system guides us to find the middle point of the duality which then leads to conscious transformation of our relationships – especially our
intimate partnerships. Yet the same energetic dynamics also occur in families and amongst friends.
Wherever we have relationships, the second chakra seminar can really help us make a positive change and understand love as one of our major life
lessons and that love is also a spiritual path.
Second Chakra II: Conscious Relating
In this seminar we continue the lessons from Level 1: Love Beyond Dependency, this time we will explore further models of understanding
relationships. As love is one of our major life lessons and relationships are so often emotionally complex, some psychological concepts can actually help
us gain more clarity and find new ways to behave in loving relationships.
The two levels of the second chakra seminar can really help us to find a new more conscious way to love and relate.
Third Chakra I: The Power Group
For very good reasons this seminar has a reputation for being one of the most intensive experiential seminars. The Third Chakra, which is physically
located at the solar plexus, is one of the most commonly damaged chakras, because it is all about power, identity, the ego, judgement, control,
comparison and competition. Mostly we experience third chakra issues in our work life and our interaction with social authorities, especially in
hierarchical structures. Power issues divide society and divide our own inner energies. The duality of the chakras is very apparent in the third
chakra. It is where we feel strong or weak, one moment we can feel powerful and capable of achieving all our goals, then the next moment we might feel
powerless and a weak failure. The power issue goes very deep within multiple levels of our unconsciousness, so we dig deep, very deep. We go through
the memories of our adult life, our childhood, into the collective levels and into previous lifetimes. Through focused determination, we will clear out the
This seminar is the most physically and emotionally intensive of all the chakra groups, so for very sensitive people it may not be the best to start with.
However, it can really bring a lasting positive change for our daily life. We can become more courageous, more determined; we learn that respect and
dignity are the positive qualities of the Manipura Chakra. Manipura means diamond-city, because when we have awoken and transformed the third
chakra, our coal-like ego become crystallized into a clear sense of self and we become a shining diamond.”
Third Chakra II: Empowerment
This is a follow-up to Level I where we intensively broke-through ancient blockages caused by the power duality. Now we are ready for deeper
understanding using modern psychological concepts such as social identity theory (SIT) and workplace psychology as well the ancient wisdom systems
of the Qabbālāh and the Tarot to understand that to use power more wisely in our business and work-life, we need to empower others. That is, we go
beyond the ego’s greed for personal value through power and we find that by helping others to find their position of power then we build a mutual
support working model for team success.
Fourth Chakra: The Way of the Heart
The fourth chakra is located in the very centre of the chest. Whereas our physical heart is located slightly on the left side of the chest, the
spiritual heart is aligned directly to the middle but it also extends to include the whole area of the chest. As with the other chakra energy groups,
we will begin with awakening and activating the heart chakra, so that the energetic blockages are revealed so they can be purified. Our heart often
contains many emotional wounds, especially regarding love. As we return to the feminine active energy channel, the Ida nadi, which is the path of
love. So, we need to clean our heart from the wounds of love such as betrayal and jealousy. Then we can heal our heart through the tremendous power
Then we are ready for becoming more sensitive to the subtle inner layers of the heart where our intuition and our inner guide reside. In many spiritual
traditions The Heart Chakra is regarded as very important for the spiritual journey as it is certainly a magical energy centre. Through the heart we can
more easily access all the other chakras and find that the centre of the heart is really the Anāhata – the silence of the unstruck sound. In its purified
state the Anāhata Chakra is silent, intuitive and full of unconditional love.
Fifth Chakra I: Communication, Creativity and Conditioned Beliefs
The fifth chakra is located in the throat and includes the shoulders and up to the mouth. The major themes are communication, creativity, conditioned
beliefs and channel of energy. Its name Vishuddha means ‘completely cleansed, purified, virtuous.’ The Sanskrit names of the chakras indicate their
positive or transformed quality. The throat is like a bottle neck. It is where the energies of the lower chakras rising up the body, meet the energy of the
head – the mind. All too often our mind tries to suppress the wild life energies of the body and emotions, the result is a blockage in the throat chakra.
The throat is where we both receive from the outer world – as in food and drink – and where we give out to the world through our communications.
It is also where we received and store the verbal message of our psychological conditioning. Where the superego tells us, what is right or wrong.
A major question in the fifth chakra is whether we communicate the true of our hearts or are we repeating our conditioned beliefs.
Creativity is another major theme, but is our creativity really creative or is it just productivity and imitation? The spiritual practice of questioning is
one of the major resources that helps unblock this very challenging chakra. Once, we are able to purify our Vishuddha then we can find vast
improvements in our work life. We also find that work and meditation need not be separate, our daily work can also be our meditation if we bring
creativity, spontaneity and awareness into it.
Fifth Chakra II: Inner Voice Dialogue Course
This is a stand-alone course that can be completed at any time, as we will be learning a simple yet highly effective psychological method of
communicating between our sub-personalities. It continues the work of the Fifth Chakra seminar where we are investigating our beliefs and the voices
of our mind. Now we can discover that our whole personality is not unitary, we are not just one person. We are all poly-psychic. One part of us tells us
to do one thing and another tell us to do the opposite. Like the metaphorical devil and angel on our shoulders, if we have no centred awareness, we
might feel we could become schizophrenic. This certificate-course is based on the method of Voice Dialogue by H. & S. Stone. However, I am
adding the word ‘Inner’ to the title because we are adding the crucial element of conscious witnessing at our centre. So, we are combining a
psychological technique with meditation.
The technique of Inner Voice Dialogue is very helpful in times when we are confused and cannot make a decision. Allowing conflicting aspects of our
personality to dialogue to each other, we gain a greater sense of clarity and then we can find our direction in life much easier.
The full course consists of three three-day courses. In the first part we learn the basic technique of dialoguing for our own self. In the second part we
work with relationships, how the sub-personalities of two people in a relationship meet in conflict or harmony. It is a very helpful course for those
interested in conscious relating. The third part is training to be an Inner Voice Dialogue consultant. Inner Voice Dialogue is a very helpful technique
for psychotherapeutic counsellors to add to their repertoire of skills.
Sixth Chakra: Opening Intuition
Of course, the sixth chakra is most well known as the location of the third eye and the extrasensory perception. However, to opening our intuition we
need to remove the obstacles that prevent from seeing clearly. As with the other chakra groups, we first need to clean out the blockages in all
levels. Our physical eye movements are connected to our thoughts and emotions, so will explore those small muscles and find if there are some tensions
we can release. Then we will work on psychological projections, which means we are not seeing the world clearly as it is. We see the world as we
subconsciously want to see it. It is also often forgotten that the sixth chakra is also a feminine active chakra and thus it is also about the path of love.
To make love more conscious we need to become aware that romance is also a projection. Only if we can dissolve our projections can we really see our
beloved’s true face.
After the projection work, we then more onto practicing clear perception, we will train our natural abilities of clairaudience (clear hearing),
clairsentience (clear feeling) and clairvoyance (clear seeing). Once the sixth chakra has been cleansed and can trust our intuition, then we can see why
the sixth chakra is called Ajna, which means ‘command or order.’ Only when the Ajna is awakened and purified then all other chakras listen to its
command and all our energies fall into order.
Seventh Chakra I: Inner Man & Inner Woman
The seventh chakra is physically located at the top of the head and includes the two hemispheres of brain.
It is common knowledge that the two sides of the brain have somewhat different functions and are often labelled as male and female.
In the chakra system we understand that the dualities of masculine and feminine, of active and passive, of yin and yang, can now unite into oneness.
The spiritual terms advaita and yoga both mean unity beyond duality. Although it is commonly assumed that the seventh chakra is equivalent to
enlightenment, that is a misnomer. Enlightenment is the outcome, the result of the dualities merging into each other, but first they need to meet.
Participants of the seventh chakra group often report that the seminar is a lot of fun. Because when we switch our identity to the other, often unseen,
half of our self, there is a lot of energy that is released. In the group we provide opportunity for men to experience their own inner woman and for
women to experience their inner man. By realising both sides of our self, we unite our chakra energies together. The ida and the pingala meet, the moon
falls in love with the sun, the yin marries the yang. Our inner masculine sword-like awareness unites with our feminine rose-like love. At last love and
awareness unite. It is the inner marriage, the mystic union.
Seventh Chakra II: The Art of Dying
There is another major theme that we must face in the seventh chakra – completion or incompletion, especially at the end of life. Death is one of the
major fears that we faced in the first chakra, life and death are actually one theme. Preparing for death is one of the most important issues a seeker can
face. In this seminar we combine both ancient traditional meditation that prepare us for death and more modern bereavement or grief psychotherapy.
Death is a great taboo; it is something very few of us willing want to face until we are forced to. We go on postponing that fact of death, until someone
we love dies, or we meet a death-like situation ourselves. An accident, a divorce, loss of employment – all can trigger grief. Losing a loved
one, especially if their death is sudden also triggers deep grief.
But Bereavement Psychotherapy can help us with it concept of five to seven stages of grief. Once we understand these stages are natural, then we can
be guided to know where we are while are experiencing that grief. Then the traditional meditation methods help us to prepare for our own death.
Because it is a fact – everyone that is born will die. I will die, you will die, we all will die.
This seminar presents theories, meditations and practical exercises to help you to prepare to meet death with deep acceptance and as
consciously as possible.
Osho Energy Counselling Training Level I - Energy Reading
This training is for those who feel they want to understand the underlying fundamental concepts of the chakra system and to further the practice of
intuitive perception of other people’s chakra energies that we began to learn in the sixth chakra seminar.
This first level of training is a step towards becoming a professional energy counsellor by teaching you the skill of giving a consultation of perceiving
the energies of a client’s seven chakras, their inner man and inner woman and their general aura. As part of the training process you will receive many
energy readings from other students, this gives us an opportunity to review your own current life situation and to find the best guidance for
your future personal development. The minimum requirement for participation is previous attendance of the sixth chakra plus at least one other
Osho Energy Counselling Training Level II - Consultation Skills
This training is for the Training Level I students who wish to take a further step in their education towards becoming a professional Energy Counsellor.
Now, we will continue practicing the skill of Energy Reading but add consultation skills in order to help client begin their personal development
according to the energy of their chakra and inner man and inner woman. You will be introduced to three major therapeutic methods of Energy
Breathing, Dialoguing and Regression Therapy. Attendance requires previous participation in all of the chakra energy seminars, Training Level I and
to have given 25 practice sessions.
Osho Energy Counselling Training Level III - Qualification
After both levels of Energy Counselling Training and participation in at least the seven first level chakra energy seminars plus 50 practice sessions, the
trainee can now request the feedback/test observed sessions. Participation in the five level II chakra energy seminars, plus Chakra Journey and
Chakra-Tantra, will greatly help develop your consultation skills. If the trainee meets a sufficient skill-level they will receive qualification to begin
their professional practice as an Energy Counsellor.
Chakra-Tantra: from the mud to the lotus
The chakra system is basically a Tantric system. In all the chakra seminars we are dealing with masculine and feminine energies. The other chakra
groups are very intensive on the emotional and psychological levels. In Tantra seminars we approach the chakra system in another way, we take the
life energy that we can experience as sexual in the lower chakras and rise up directly to the spiritual in the higher chakras. So, in chakra-tantra we do
not go so much into emotional or psychological issues.
In Tantra we experience our chakras on a more energetic level. The presence of other participants helps us experience the differences between our
energies. With each other’s loving presence and support we can feel how our chakras meet those of another person. We will experience which chakras
can join with another person’s energy. This may result in an increase in sexual sensitivity or greater feelings of love and wholeness.
Tantra is very healing on an energetic level, it helps us embrace our own energy, to love ourselves. It is also very helpful in guiding us into new
experiences that can refresh our intimate relationships. Tantra guides us into experiencing that love is a partnership in spirituality.
Many of the Chakra-Tantra seminar exercises were inspired by the temples in Khajuraho, as we are now in a new era that can regain the ancient secrets
of sensual love. Sex is no longer a taboo. But with more sexual freedom humanity is going to the other extreme where sex is a commercial commodity.
Tantra teaches sex can be divine, sex on its own is mud, but by adding sensitivity, respect, reverence, and energetic meditations, we can it become the
Osho (1978) The Divine Melody. Available at: www.osho.com or www.oshoworld.com
Advaita अद्वैत means ‘without twoness, non-duality.’ It implies the oneness that is the ultimate state of consciousness, which is experienced at the
Ājnā आज्ञा means ‘command, order.’ It is the name of the sixth chakra which includes the third eye.
Anāhata अनाहत means ‘unstruck’ and implies ‘soundlessness, silence.’ It is the name of the fourth chakra.
Chakra चक्र means ‘wheel, circle, energy-wheel’ and implies a ‘moving wheel of energy.’ It may also be translated as ‘energy-centre.’
Idā इदा means ‘goddess.’ The ida nadi is the channel of energy that rises up from the left leg and through the whole left side of the body. It corresponds to
the feminine active chakras, the 2nd, 4th and 6th. It corresponds to Yin, Anima and the Inner Woman.
Kundalinī कुण्डलिनी means ‘coiled snake.’ It refers to the vital energy that rises up through all the chakras. The kundalini is usually considered to reside at
the base of the spine in the first chakra and is symbolised as a sleeping coiled serpent. When awakened the kundalini rises up and ultimately reaches the
seventh chakra where it is symbolised by the cobra’s hood above the buddha’s head.
Manipūra मणिपूर means ‘city of jewels,’ or 'diamond-city.' It is the name of the third chakra.
Mūlādhāra मूलाधार means ‘root-support’ or ‘root-stream.’ It is the name of the first chakra.
Nadi नडी means ‘river’ it refers to meridian like channels of energy that rise up through the seven chakras. The three major nadi are the pingala, ida and
sushumna which are our masculine, feminine and neutral energies.
Pingala पिङ्गल means ‘reddish-brown-gold colour.’ The pingala nadi is the channel of energy that rises up from the right leg and the whole right side of the
body. It corresponds to the masculine active chakras, the 1st, 3rd and 5th. It corresponds to Yang, Animus and the Inner Man.
Sahasradala सहस्रदल means ‘thousand-petaled.’ It is an alternative name of the seventh chakra.
Sahasrāra सहस्रार means ‘thousand-spoked.’ It is the usual name of the seventh chakra.
Shatchakra षट्चक्र is a term to refers to the first to sixth chakras, which all have duality.
Sushumnā सुषुम्णा means ‘very gracious.’ The sushumna nadi rises up the middle of the body connecting the centre of all the seven chakras. It is the
pathway through which the kundalini energy rises. It corresponds to the neutral force, which is neither active nor passive. Yet, it is also the union of those
energies. It corresponds to Dao, Syzygy and our Inner Child and the marriage of the Inner Man and Inner Woman.
Svādhishthāna स्वाधिष्ठान means ‘one's own place, abode of the self.’ It is the name of the second chakra.
Vishuddha विशुद्ध means ‘completely cleansed, purified, clean, virtuous, honest.’ It is the name of the fifth chakra.
means ‘river, channel’ it refers to meridian like channels of energy that rise up through the seven chakras.
Osho or OSHO or Oshō
The spelling and usage of the word ‘Osho’ can be controversial. Here is some explanation:
Osho is the spelling we can use when taking about the spiritual master himself.
That master who visited this planet from 11 Dec 1931 to 19 Jan 1990,
who was previously known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. OSHO is the trademark brand name, that can be used for intellectual properties such as the
musical tracks for OSHO Dynamic Meditation, OSHO Kundalini Meditation, etc.; and for the corporate entities of OSHO Multiversity and
OSHO International Meditation Resort. It is a trademark used by OSHO International who also claim copyright to Osho’s books, audios, photographs and
videos. Oshō is the transliteration of the Japanese word from which the name Osho was originally derived.
Later, OSHO International claimed that Osho said the word was derived from William James phrase ‘Oceanic’. The use of the capital letters OSHO can be
seen as a reference to when his followers shout out his name with raised arms as practiced in the Evening Meeting (White Robe Brotherhood). It is not
intended as an acronym.
Furthermore, yet unrelated, Osho is also a common Nigerian family name.
So now you know - Osho and/or OSHO and/or Oshō ….
|Man is a rainbow, all the seven colours together.
Man is a rainbow, I say, because a rainbow will give you the total perspective in which man can be understood -
from the lowest to the highest. The rainbow has seven colours, man has seven centres of his being.
The allegory of the seven is very ancient.
In India, the allegory has taken the form of seven chakras: the lowest is Muladhara and the highest is Sahasrara
and between these two are five steps, five more chakras. And man has to pass through all these seven chakras - seven steps towards the divine.
Osho – The Divine Melody, Chapter 3