Osho experience … Ying and Yang “The Dynamic Duo”

This post is dedicated to my Dynamic Duo, Ying and Yang.

They were my companion spirts in Pune.

Yang is the white boy and Ying is the black girl. They are both of a special breed … Indian Street Terrier.

They escorted me every morning to Dynamic meditation. 

As I would come out to walk the North Main road, one of them would be there … Sleeping, but awake as dogs always are. I’d get a greeting and the other would show up … As if they knew that their friend is awake. 

We would say good morning and I’d give them a treat and I would start my walk to Dynamic meditation. As I walk and talk to them Ying would stay by my side … Following or leading just a bit. Yang would run ahead, or dance around me, or chase the cars and trucks on the early morning runs.

I would spend those minutes talking to these two buddies of mine … asking them how was their morning and poking jokes at them. And they just stayed with me along that path, happy to be there for my morning journey.

We’d go together until the guard posts of the resort and Ying would turn around and start heading back while Yang would go as far as he is allowed and watch me walk away.

They had to go in to forbidden land with me. The block before Lane A and this lane (that’s where Osho resort is) belongs to other pack of dogs. The first day we had to bid a quick retreat down the block as four or five dogs came up snarling and barking their warning. Yang growled and stood ground as Ying stood by my side as I shooed the block owners off. Next time we stayed together and crossed the road a bit earlier to give the land owners their respect. But Dynamic Duo braved the risk and followed me to my destination. 

We saw each other again the night before I was due to leave. And they followed me again to my apartment and waited by the gate as I went upstairs to get them a treat.

We played and I scratched their heads and we said our good byes.

Yang watched me walk away as Ying sat next to him watching the road.

Fare Well Dynamic Duo… I will see you again.

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Sikkim reflections 1

I watched the moon today

Bright in the early white morning mist.
And I watched the moon hide today
With the morning cooing of the birds and the morning calls of the rooster.
But the water never stopped running.

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Osho experience Day 4… I made friends today :)

Ying and Yang, The Stone and Bamboo.

Ying and Yang escorted me in the morning to Dynamic meditation (they will get a separate post).

After the meditation, as I came out to the rising sun, I was greeted by the Stone and held hands with Bamboo.

It was the feeling after meditation that was special today.

No-Dimenstion meditation brough on more feeling of opposites … I felt the Warrior and the Lady.

Nadabrahma and Kundalini woke up the animals within and I spend some time trutting through the valley and loping towards the mountains.

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Osho experience Day 3 … Physical Rebellion.

Day 3 and 4 hours of meditation. Starting with Dynamic at 6 am and followed by 1 hour Vipassana, Nadabrahma and Kundalini.

My body completely rebelled today. My arms would not stay up; my brain went crazy during meditations and would refuse to be calm. Through the day I felt anxious and full of tension. My muscles would hurt, go numb and jerk. 

The tension was somewhat released during Kundalini dance part of the meditation. Yet, I still feel a consistent buzz in my arms.

My mind kept yelling at me and urging me to stop doing this and questioning the process every step of the way. 

I guess I’m breaking some pattern. Let’s see what happens tomorrow!!!

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Osho experience Day 2 … Dynamic !!!

Today was my first Dynamic meditation at the Meditation Hall. It was an amazing and profound experience.

I screamed, I cried, I growled, I danced, I flew above the mountains, and I ran through the forests.

Starting at 6 am, the meditation left me profoundly happy and in peace.

During the day, two more meditations followed… Nadabrahma and Kundalini.

Tomorrow I’ll do this again!

5:30 AM … We are ready for Dynamic 

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Osho experience Day 1

My first experience of the meditation resort was on a rainy fresh day.

After a standard HIV test and a brief 20 minute intro we went for a Laughing Drums meditation. It was a nice celebration of drums and stillness. I was not moved by it, but I think it was a good warm up for things to come.

Second meditation, Nadabrahma, was a lot more engaging. Humming with a group of people and feeling the vibrations permeate the room created warmth and equilibrium within. I experience complete relaxation during the second part of the meditation. My muscles became fluid and relaxed. 

Third and last was Kundalini meditation. My mind went into full rebellion during the third stage of the meditation… Stillness. The imagery and sensations went from heat and vibrations to loss of balance and sexual imagery. It was a great experience of relaxation and recharging.

So day one track record was … 3 masala chais and 3 hours of meditation. 

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American Sniper by Chris Kyle

Here is a review by Steve: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1174723508

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Child-44 by Tom Rob Smith

Child 44 (Leo Demidov, #1)Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book was highly recommended by a friend.
Because of that I think my expectations were quiet high. Unfortunately, the book fell a bit short of it.
It is an interesting narrative and takes place in an era rarely represented in English literature. Stalinist Russia was a secretive, disturbing and puzzling period.
Smith does a good job presenting it to a reader, especially considering he is not a native Russian. However, as a native Russian, I am possibly a bit more sensitive and biased when the author attempts to be authentic in his Russian language and narrative. Thus, few things bothered me. Some of the Russian words are not used appropriately and some Russian terms are not accurate.
The story is interesting, but the plot is a bit easy and by the middle of the book, I was pretty certain on how it will end.
Never the less, I gave it 3 stars as it is a good book to read and an engaging story to follow.
I will read the next one as it did intrigue me enough to want to know what happens next.

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the LaneThe Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another wonderful story from Neil Gaiman.

If Caroline is a kid’s book and Graveyard Stories is an adult fairy tale, this book is in between.

The imagery is dark and deep and the story is full of wit and intelligence.

Gaiman delves into the human psyche and our relationship with the child within.

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Another chapter in the Void Series by Peter Hamilton

The Abyss Beyond Dreams: Chronicle of the Fallers (Commonwealth: Chronicle of the Fallers)The Abyss Beyond Dreams: Chronicle of the Fallers by Peter F. Hamilton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very nice follow up to the Void series. Hamilton explorers further into the mystery of the Void and it’s origins.

The new societies and impact of Commonwealth technology are well developed and entertaining.

As always, Hamilton delivers an engaging and intriguing story that keeps you wanting to know what happens next.

Can’t wait for the second book.

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