A 7-day process for 2 hours a day, designed by Osho, to cleanse and de-stress the mind. No Mind Therapy is one of the meditative processes that Osho created shortly before leaving his body. Mystic Rose, Born Again and the No-Mind all fall under this category of powerful energy releasing meditations
Using the unique and an unusual technique of speaking only Gibberish you can release the stress in your mind and unburden yourself by expressing blocked, repressed energies in a new and original way.
No Mind therapy is a seven day process, two hours daily. One hour gibberish, one hour silence and witnessing
The first part is Gibberish
The word “gibberish” comes from a Sufi mystic, Jabbar. Jabbar never spoke any language, he just uttered nonsense. Still he had thousands of disciples because what he was saying was, “Your mind is nothing but gibberish. Put it aside and you will have a taste of your own being. Use gibberish and go consciously crazy. Go crazy with absolute awareness so that you become the center of the cyclone. Simply allow whatever comes, without bothering whether it is meaningful or reasonable. Just throw out all mind garbage and create the space in which the Buddha appears.
The second part is silence and witnessing
The cyclone is gone and has taken you also away. The Buddha has taken its place in absolute silence and immobility. You are just witnessing the body, the mind and anything that is happening.
Gibberish when done with absolute intensity, takes us out of our logical mind and into the realms of the mysterious and spiritual. It supports participants to move beyond their usual boundaries of expression and daily structures, to experience a state beyond mind.
People who have participated in the No-Mind Meditative Therapy around the world report that they have experienced themselves as more open, vulnerable, and centered afterwards, and find they can be much more deeply relaxed and silent during meditation.
The meditation experiment evolved daily, and gradually became a new “meditative therapy” group process called No-Mind. The meditation itself is a week-long program consisting of two hours each day. The first hour is gibberish, where all the rubbish of the mind is thrown out in nonsense language, sounds and movements of the body. The second hour is spent in silence, sitting with eyes closed and witnessing.
Osho on No Mind Therapy
During the discourse series Live Zen, Osho introduced a new meditation to thousands of people gathered in Gautama the Buddha Auditorium.
“My Beloved Ones, I am introducing you to a new meditation. It is divided into three parts.
The first part is gibberish. The word “gibberish”comes from a sufi mystic, Jabbar. Jabbar never spoke any language, he just uttered nonsnese. Still he had thousands of disciples because what he was saying was, “Your mind is nothing but gibberish. Put it aside and you will have a taste of your own being.”
To use gibberish, don’t say anything meaningful, don’t use language that you know. Use Chinese, if you don’t know Chinese. Use Japanese, if you don’t know Japanese. Don’t use German, if you know German. For the first time have a freedom – the same as all the birds have. Simply allow whatever comes to your mind without bothering about its rationality, reasonability, meaning, significance – just the way the birds are doing.
For the first part, leave language and mind aside. Out of this will arise the second part, a great silence in which you have to close your eyes and freeze your body, all its movements, and gather your energy within yourself.
Remain here and now.
In the third part I will say, “let go!”. Then you relax your body and let it fall without any effort, without your mind controlling. Just fall like a bag of rice. Each segment will begin with the sound of a drum”. Osho – Live Zen #17