For the past two months we've been working on finalizing a beautiful space located on 14th street in Manhattan. I'm happy to announce after much negotiation we have now signed the lease which means renovation can start soon and hopefully we should be open for meditation the first week of May. Yay
Thank you to everyone for all the donations that have been given, we've been able to raise close to $10,000 which is a great help for much of the work that's needed. The journey is not over yet. There is still much work ahead which includes new flooring, meditation equipment and a sound system. For all this we are still asking for help from friends. We have created a donation page with youcaring.com which you can take a look at. We also have a PayPal account (firstname.lastname@example.org) if preferred. Whatever can be donated will be much appreciated. Thank you for your support.
Osho Padma NYC has been running since 1977, which is the longest running Osho center in the USA. A women named Satya Priya who ran the center for over 35 years passed away May of last year. Her passing also meant losing the center which was her home. Since the center closing many of us who have been meditating together for years have realized how important it is to have a center in New York. Our feeling is that people are needing a space for expression and creativity more than ever, an environment where they can come and simply be themselves.
Osho introduced to the world a series of what he calls active meditation techniques. His understanding is that in this fast-paced modern world we live in, it is almost impossible to go straight from this crowded mind to being silent and relaxed. The process of these techniques first help us release mind/body stress and slow down the overthinking mind. This then gives space to relax into the inner silence that’s already there.
It is Osho’s vision to bring East and West together as a whole. He says, “Out of that wholeness will arise a new kind of health.” At Osho Padma we combine the wisdom of the East with the science of the West. We offer different approaches that are all parts of a bigger movement towards the growth of consciousness, covering a wide range of body-oriented therapies and energy work.
Love Arpana & Meera