Is Meditation the new Punk?

When we think about Punk, we may have the idea of loudness and excess. For me, the main legacy of the Punk culture on an artistic level is not the music, but the attitude of « do it yourself ».

On an aesthetical level, it introduced the concept that we don’t have to be heavily trained in anything to express who we are. You can do it through a song, an artwork, an outfit; whatever comes into your hands. Just do it! That was a revolution in habits.

Many years ago a master called Osho developed the Active Meditations for the modern person. They consist of simple movement techniques combined to wonderful music recordings. They can be practised at home alone or with friends, investing one hour of our time.

No further needs to search for the high mountain guru to access our true nature, although the search for the mountain guru can be fun and healthy as well. We don’t need anyone else to be who we are.

Beautiful Strangers

As a musician, a DJ and a bodyworker living in Berlin, I am involved with many different sides of the human experience (artists, clubbers, meditators, ordinary people) and I often enjoy interesting discussions with people I meet.

All these conversations at some point revolve around the same core topics, no matter what the starting point was: people often don’t know how to relate to their own sexuality; how to approach the other sex; how to make love in a conscious way or how to feel confident in their own body.

They lack sentimental and sensual education, and often feel incapable of stopping negative behaviours such as addiction to porn or compulsive genital obsession.

I can see in each one of these people a shining rough diamond, untamed beauty and potential, but they are often at a loss as to how to take steps to make the positive changes in their lives.

Live fast? Love yourself

This condition is so pandemic, so common in our body, sexuality, friends and environment, that we may end up with the assumption that this state of mind is normal. Hence the widespread societal compulsion to use alcohol, pharmaceutical tablets or illegal drugs to release the tension.

Such temporary solutions only cooperate to maintain the status quo, instead of changing it.

When I suggest to people that to make effective change in their lives, they have to start with the body, they usually assure me that their situation is much more complicated than that.

IN THE BODY

We are so much overwhelmed by TV, commercials, social media, working routines, that our minds often struggle to keep up and our natural capacity to connect with our body is simply lost.

However, the body is the natural doorway to the human experience, not the mind. The mind can only elaborate and process events. As Osho said: “The mind itself is an event.”

So to enter the body, to feel comfortable in it, to become grounded in it, to accept it as it is, and to say YES to ourselves, may look like a very complex procedure because of the mind resistance. But in the end it is so simple.

Feeling good

In some cultures, religions and social conditioning have depicted sex as something impure, an obstacle that must be removed in order to reach higher levels of consciousness.

Apart from any further consideration or judgment about this vision, my suggestion would be to invite you to try it the other way around, to use sexuality as a key element for transformation.

BE/YOND

With the BE/YOND event series that I organized in Berlin, I set myself the task of formulating a structure that would provide the right environment for people to freely access their own inner space in a playful, funky and dynamic way.

The idea was to create an experience that would be easily accessible for all levels, from beginners to advanced meditators, and to have fun with it! Relaxing into it, like going to a party, even if it’s a party of one.

In fact, to connect with our own sacred intimacy, which is the first step, we don’t really need a partner. And I say sacred because when we are connected with ourselves, that intimacy becomes a sacred space, a holy moment.

By starting from a place of movement and individual connection, we can connect with others more naturally. We can side aside any misconceptions, or projections. We can really see each other, embrace each other and reflect into the other. This helps us to expand and discover new aspects of ourselves..

GOIN’ ALL THE WAY!

Then, the possibilities become endless, and the door to a more blissful, intimate and conscious connection is already open.

This is what I call Dynamic Tantra.

So relax, have fun, have pleasure, enjoy the ride!

Check out the next Dynamic Tantra events here.