one sky music
May 6, 2018

The Nataraj Dance Meditation is one of the most-beloved meditations from the World of Osho. It is also one of the most fun to play live with a band. The format is always the same: forty minutes of continuous dancing, twenty minutes of silence lying on one’s back, and several minutes of soft music with three bells at the end. As with all Osho’s active meditations, the key is totality: the more one pours of oneself into the meditation, the more profound will be its effect. With this particular meditation, dance so totally that the dancer disappears and only the dance remains. The track presented here was recorded live in 2002 at a meditation and celebration festival in Varazze, Italy. The band is (if my memory serves me right):

Atmo – trumpet
Chintan – tablas
Harshil – percussion and didgeridoo
Milarepa – guitar
Mohan – keyboards
Rishi – drums
Satgyan – bass
Subodha – guitar

I am not a big fan of live recordings, but as Rishi said when he shared the track with me, “Hey, give this a listen. It’s not too bad.” And indeed it isn’t. I am happy to share it here as a free download.

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