|OSHO ZEN SATORI
THE ENLIGHTENMENT INTENSIVE PROCESS
The single most important question in life is
"Who Am I?"
This question is the foundation for all deep spiritual search.
We cannot find out we are truly are until we learn to question.
Questioning is in fact the way to discover one's own truth.
The truth of our own reality, can only be discover by ourselves.
Throughout our life we have been continuously told who we are and who we should be -
by parents, society, friends, psychologists even spiritual teachers.
True Enlightened Masters are wise enough to not tell us who we are but tell us how we can find out who we are for ourselves.
They ask us to ask ourselves
“Who am I?”
The question "Who Am I?" is to used like an arrow that goes directly to the centre of our being. The question has to become an
intense thirst to discover the truth, the totality of the process of the search is what brings us to the experience of our truth as the
Ramana Mahashi, an Enlightened Master of the last century, is famous for focusing his disciples on the question "Who Am I?"
Numerous Zen masters of China and Japan have used questions called "koan's" such as
"What is your original face, the face you had before your parents were born?"
Now Osho modernises the search with the question
"Who is in?"
This new question is a progress from the traditional "Who Am I?" to make it clear to the seeker to not to get stuck in the layer of
personality but to penetrate even deeper, to find the source of consciousness, the centre of our Buddha Nature, which is inside us.
Since the early days of Osho's Multiversity (Spiritual University) the ‘Enlightenment Intensive’ group process has been one of the
most essential groups, Osho himself recommended it personally to many seekers. When seekers asked him questions about finding
the hara, his reply was to instruct to do the ‘Enlightenment Intensive’ group (also known as ‘Awareness Intensive.’) The group
structure was designed by an American seeker who realized that modern man is not ready for the
Zazen meditation practice he found in Japan, so he created a process to prepare people.
Osho confirmed the structure of the group process. Originally done as a 72 hour process, a seven day version was later created in
which other questions were included, such as "What if Life?" "Who is another?" "What is love?" "What is death?" The questions
were tailored according to the need of the seeker.
Now, Samudro is presenting Osho Zen Satori in a new format according to the original aim - to prepare the modern seeker for
the absolute silence of Zazen. Based on his experience of participating in and of leading the group structure numerous times since
1987, he realized that Osho's book "The Search" was a guideline for the ‘Enlightenment Intensive’ group process.
In "The Search" Osho talks on the 10 Bulls of Zen, which is a story of a seeker's journey, from the beginning of leaving the world
to the return to the marketplace. Over the 5 days of this group we will pass through the Osho Zen structure, which is a discipline
designed to focus all our energy into the search, in the first 36 hours all group members will use the question "Who Am I?" which
progresses onto the second question "Who Is In?" which will prepare us for the third phase of sitting silently in Zazen Meditation
(sitting in silence with open eyes) plus chanting of the Buddha’s Heart Sutra in Japanese. From the peak of silence we then on the
last day move back towards the marketplace to fulfil Osho's vision of Buddha's who are Zorbas also: who can enjoy life both
spiritually and materially. Osho’s Active Meditations- Dynamic, Kundalini and Mandala are a part of the daily structure.
All group participants are required to be in isolation from the outside world,
all business and family matters must be completed before departure to the group residence. Mobile phones are strictly prohibited.
Perfume, cosmetics, mirrors, jewellery, alcohol and all sugary foods are prohibited, no extra food is allowed,
a special diet will be given. Smoking will only be allowed under a controlled limit.
Anyone with special physical or medical requirements must notify the organizer in advance.
Osho Zen Satori is available either for 5 or 10 days. The five day structure is:
Day 1 – “Who Am I?”,
Day 2 - “Who Am I?” + “Who Is In?”,
Day 3 - “Who Is In?”,
Day 4 - “Who Is In?” + Zazen,
Day 5 - Zazen + Zorba
In the full 10 day Osho Zen Satori Intensive,
when we take each day for the meditative experience indicated by Kakuan in each of his 10 paintings of the search for the bull.
Days 1 – 3 “Who Am I?”,
Days 4 - 6 “Who Is In?”,
Days 7 - 8 Zazen,
Days 9 -10 - Zazen + Zorba
Samudroprem was coordinator of "Who Is In" groups in Osho Multiversity, Pune from 1988 - 1990