Update: Osho International Festival & Retreat in Jabalpur


Hariprasad Chaurasia will perform at the festival! From Prem Paras and Rabiya we had heard about this event in Jabalpur, on Osho’s Enlightenment Day. They will keep us updated with further expansions of the programme.

Update 6 February 2020

Hariprasad Chaurasia

Hariprasad Chaurasia will perform at the festival offering a concert, together with his students. The name speaks for itself. He is an exceptional musician of our time and it is a great privilege to experience this living legend live.

A musician that needs no introduction, but here an anecdote: Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia used to play for Osho. He would play in his room and Osho would just listen to him. When people asked Hariprasad why he always visited Osho, he answered that what he gets from Osho he can’t get anywhere else.

Many more guests from the world of Osho are joining and enriching the Festival programme with their experiences, talks, and meditation sessions.

special guests at the festival

Swami Satya Vedant, who was blessed by Osho to initiate seekers into sannyas.
Swami Jagdish Bharti will talk about his movie, Rebellious Flower.
Kapil Tiwari, also a sannyasin, will share his philosophical insights on Osho.
Krishna Vedant will launch his new book.

More special guests will be announced soon…

Osho International Festival & Retreat Jabalpur 2020

This is a pre-announcement that on Osho’s Enlightenment Day there will be a Festival in Jabalpur, the very place where our Master became enlightened!

A 3-day festival from 21-23 March for Indian residents, with legends of Indian classical music!

Osho International Festival 2020
Osho International Festival 2020

To the ordinary musician the sound is important. To the master musician the silence is important: he uses sound only to create silence. He raises sound to a high pitch and then drops it so suddenly that you fall into a deep silence.

In the East the classical music is absolutely devoted to meditation. It has not forgotten its origin. But the origin must have been thousands of years back. There is no written record about it, so whatever I am saying is according to my inner experience. I have felt it, that I use language also in the same way… words to create moments of wordlessness. Basically it is the same technique.

So it is possible: listening to music you may remember me. You may feel close to me, although I am not a musician. There is no superficial connection between me and music, but there is something deeply connected.

The musician is using notes of music to create periods of silence.

I am using words to create gaps.

Osho, Light on the Path, Ch 38, Q 3

We are happy to have already received confirmation that Lakshen Sucameli and Kamlesh Pandey will come for their movie screening of Ten Thousand Shades of Ocean! More international guests will be announced soon!

For our friends from all over the world there will be an 8-day Retreat, 20-27 March, that includes the Festival and meditations in the best places in world: Osho’s university, his bodhi tree, the holy river Ma Narmada, Chousath Yogini temple where many saints have meditated (Gouraknath Baba, Meher Baba, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Guru Nanak and Kabir).

We can all get a taste of this energy field, that also our Master has dwelt in and where so many other flowers have blossomed.

Price for the Osho International Festival & Retreat Jabalpur 2020 is $700 including accommodation, food and transfer within India. Registration with www.paramsilence.com

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