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"I travelled many countries, continents and sacred places. I crossed high mountains and silent deserts. I also listened to wise teachers and met holly-men fro different cultures. Yet the greatest beauty i found it within myself....

Meditation took me there, to that place from where i never left"

"I travelled many countries, continents and sacred places. I crossed high mountains and silent deserts. I also listened to wise teachers and met holly-men fro different cultures. Yet the greatest beauty i found it within myself....

Meditation took me there, to that place from where i never left"

BIOGRAPHY

Prashantam was born in Portugal in 1949. He spent his childhood on the ocean in a small fishing village.

He left home quite early, entered Sorbonne (Paris) at the Faculty of Medicine, and successfully completed it.

Feeling that the education of a person does not end with the specialty training, he set off to travel around the countries of the East and Asia, meeting a lot of extraordinary people on his way, many of whom influenced what Prashantam became today.

But two great masters, who had an amazing, decisive influence, occupy a completely separate, special place in his life.

koku 1"God on Earth" Prashantam calls Koku Nishimura, a Japanese Zen master who led the Tani- Ha sect, Prashantam met him in 1973.

osho1“God in Heaven” he calls the enlightened master OSHO, having met him in 1976, Prashantam decides to stay in the commune of OSHO in Pune.

During his stay in Japan, he studied shiatsu massage at the Tokuhiro Namikoshi school. Later he developed his knowledge, based on his vast experience, in 1982 he completed education at the Heartwood massage school in California, and upon returning to India in 1986 he created his own method of healing, which later became known as “Osho Art of Divine Healing".

Back in Pune, Osho entrusted Prashantam with conducting groups of meditation and spiritual growth, retreat KIO: OSHO ZEN, as well as teaching shiatsu.

Soon he continued his journey around the world: he lived with Aboriginal people in Australia and the Philippines, with shamans in Brazil, the Andes, and Tibetan doctors in Sikkim.

Since then, for more than 40 years, he has been carrying his knowledge, his understanding of life, the result of a long and deep spiritual search, the accumulated experience of meditation to people in many countries: Russia, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Europe.

In 2001, he established the Osho Divine Healing Arts School (O.D.H.A.), recognized by the British Association for Complementary Medicine - BCMA.

During the existence of the school, hundreds of students received training in it and received a specialty, now teaching themselves a unique method of healing.

This is how the most valuable happens: the important, necessary thing for people grows and develops, attracts fresh strength, acquires a new breath.

A few years ago, Prashantam returned to his homeland, Portugal.

He is full of energy and still faithfully devotes himself to serving people, conducting groups and trainings, continuing to teach healing methods, uniting these different types of spiritual work in his new holistic school “I.T.S. My life.”

A rather symbolic name for one who, like Prashantam, lives full, sincere and passionate life: “This is my life”!

ABOUT THE MASTERS

THAT GUIDE MY LIFE


The many places i visited in this planet made it possible to meet unforgetable beings that in their unique ways inspired me to be who i am today.

But i recognise that it was an amazing gift from existence that i met and lived with "GOD on EARTH " and "GOD in HEAVEN". Both of these two incredible Masters have passed away years ago but their presence continues to be very alive in my life.

KOKU SENSEI

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KOKU Sensei , as he was known, was the most creative and skilled person i have ever met. He showed me the way of life devoted to totality and inner discipline, combined with beauty, love and gentle care to all living beings.

He was not only a ZEN MASTER in the ancient ways of japanese spiritualism, but also so much more.

Коку Нишимура Прашантам
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He played and taught the traditional bamboo flute, KYOTAKU ( or Nagai-Shakuachi) like no other person of his time. He harvested, prepared the bamboos and made more than 2.500 flutes that were used by students around the world. Each one of these flutes was in itself a Master-piece of craftmanship and musical excellence.

He called himself a sculptor and so his sculputures and piantings and other artistic pieces are exposed in museums of China and Japan. The amount of such chef-d'oeuvre's is in the hundreds.

He had the highest rank as a Karate Master and his private collection of Bonsai and miniature trees, that he nursed and many started from seeds, filled up most of his wooden house garden.

He cared for his family and raised his 3 children in love and with devotion and the loving way how he related to his wife always touched my heart. And as a young man, for over 12 years, he was a KOMUSO ( wandering monk, an ancient rare japanese tradition that today is almost extinguished) walking and playing his flute, all over Japan.

Above all he was a man of joy and love. To be near him created for me an immediate quality of silence and appreciation to the high values of life. And it was also someone to laugh and drink a cup of tea together, or to walk through a bamboo forest, and to resonate with in the beauty of a rising sun over the volcano near his house.

Коку Нишимура Прашантам

Before meeting KOKU Sensei i was a young man searching in the darkness of material dreams and addictions. Koku Sensei showed that there is a life of beauty within myself and he showed me keys of wisdom that set me on the right path. It was like being taken by the hand of "God on Earth" torwards my own unique path.

So, naturally, it prepared and led the way to meet "GOD in HEAVEN".

Before i met OSHO, in His ashram in PUNE/INDIA, i had not yet the understanding of what is a Master of Masters.

OSHO

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He was a man that seemed to float instead of walking....lighter than the air that surrounded Him. Someone that radiated an energy where it seemed that nothing that He did or said was fruit of effort. He made me feel as if an human being can be made of cristal with a body as sensuous as a rose.

And that was the impression from the first time i saw Him....so much more would follow.

My choice to live in His comune, hence stopping all my world travels, and to focus on practicing the meditation techinques that OSHO created, together with the meditative way of life that He inspired, took me to a much deeper understanding of the power and benefits of His teachings.

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My consciousness widen to such a dimension of clarity and love that words feel to me poor to express it.

It is an existential experience that one wants to continue to nourish and from which no other values appear to be more relevant.

OSHO is a "Master of Masters", like it has happened before in the history of mankind, but such profound event, capable of touching millions of people, happened very rarely .... A BUDDHA happened, a JESUS happened, a MAHOMET happened ....and others, all happened once upon a time ....long ago!

OSHO is happenning NOW! A human being, like you and me, who is blessed by an immense source of love and cosmic energy, that HIS presence on this Earth will be felt for long, long time after HIS bodie died.

What makes me say that OSHO is a Master of Masters, and absolutly alive today, even if i saw His body being cremated years ago, it is that besides the legacy of His hundreds of books and videos where you can find the pearls of His wisdom, or the awakening that you will certanly benefit from the practice of His meditation techniques, He is giving us so much more through the channels of understanding and wavelength of consciousness that He expressed and are avalilable to anyone, beyond any dogmas or cultural values.

Such awakening will create a loving collective world, and above all will free each individual to realise one's existencial purpose.

This quality of life, OSHO suggests, is available through meditation, a scientific and intelligent way that will lead everyy one to one's unique identity.

Every Master speaks in similar ways. OSHO goes further in giving us the tools to integrate such understanding. HIS presence also shows that we can reach beyond understanding as well as to be such understanding ( integration)... and being both, one: Is!

When i said above, that i met "GOD in HEAVEN", OSHO is such man. One that reached to the sky and from that universal source of wisdom guides us , as alive today as ever, to that blissful place within ourselves where the oceans and the heavens meet.

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KYOTAKU

"Kyotaku is an instrument through which I find inner harmony.

It is a wonderful legacy of my meditative experience following Koku Sensei, in Japan, in the 1970s.

Practicing the breathing through the Kyotaku gives me the opportunity to live the ecstasy in a space of freedom, creativity and peace.

My sound, which is always new and regenerated, expresses my emotivity, my harmony, my deepest being, in one breath."

Немного истории


Великий мастер Дзэн Фуке, который жил в Китае в VII веке, был владельцем деревянного колокола, покрытого металлом, который он использовал для медитации. Один из его учеников, Чохаку, сделал первую бамбуковую флейту, чтобы подражать звуку колокола Фуке. Слово «кётаку» означает «колокола, которые делают ум пустым».


     Примерно в 1200 году бамбуковая флейта появилась в Японии вместе с сектой Фуке. Флейта стала популярной, особенно размер 1.8 шакухати. На Шакухати часто играли с другими инструментами, и для этих инструментов была создана специальная музыка. Шакухати в конечном итоге стала настолько популярна, что этим именен было принято называть все бамбуковые флейты.

Когда сёгун-эпоха подошла к концу в 1868 году, шакухати начали меняться. Они больше стали походить на флейты западного мира. Инструмент шакухати стал более гладким и более симметричным внутри, и теперь его можно было разобрать. Эти события в структуре инструмента повлияли на то, как играла флейта. Становилось все труднее находить оригинальные флейты кётаку. Чтобы получить желаемый звук при игре на оригинальной кётаку флейте в нее скорее дышат, чем дуют.

Сегодня только бамбуковые флейты, сделанные Коку Нишимурой, можно назвать «кётаку». Каждый кётаку, сделанный мастером, получает свою специальную печать подлинности.

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LETTER FROM LHASA


Prashantam's letter to friends after climbing the sacred mountain Kailas
Lhasa, May 2005


 

Dear Friend
Love

I am writting this letter to you from LHASA in TIBET where i arrived last night after a 3 week journey to and around Lake Mansarovara and Mount Kailash, in the far-east of Tibet. This journey started in my heart and mind more than 25 years ago when i used to hear OSHO speaking about these places and the their mystic role in the hearts of millions of seekers.

As the years went by, i never gave up the wish to travel there.

Meanwhile found out so much more about the mystery and mysticism of Mount Kailash, that realise i was preparing for a very different kind of journey than all those i did around the world before. It hit me stronger when about two years ago, i started arranging schedules and chose time of the year to be able to travel to this very remote part of our planet... it was no longer a travelling adventure but rather a pilgrimage, a spiritual quest, a unique investment of all my resources and an experience that requested much more than material or physical possibilities. It was a like a journey to a Master, where i will face all known and hidden parts of myself. It was like All meditations that i have done put togethere in ONE, it was truely a journey to die and be reborn.....the ultimate pilgrimage.

Although i could feel this in me, as if the right spirit had blessed me, i was so far from knowing how deep and total would touch me. And i am not refereing to the enormous physical difficulties i had to go through.....it was hard, tough, un-human.....i wished so many times to quit,....and only this amazing presence of the KANG RIMPOCHE (as Mount Kailash is known by the Tibetans) sustained my journey and returned the energy for me to persevere.

There were moments so hard, that i would look up to the mountain and wisper: "please let me get to the end...then i can die!"... the winds were like knives on my face, the cold! impossible to get away from, the snow covered the only path there was (so they said, for i never saw any path....)and in these conditions my whole life would pass and repass in front of my eyes/thoughts.....i felt small, insignificant, mad to put myself through such horrendous challenge/meditation, i felt lost, far away from everyone and all, .....i cryed from pain and dispair....the body was totally out of control because of the high altitude and i did not know how to cope with the most basic biological needs....and all the time my only reference, my savior and guide was the Sacred Mountain. Its presence , resonance and Love were so imposing and clearly i felt in Its hands.

It happened then in one of those nights where sleeping was only a wish.....my body , all its cells and functions were in a delirous state, when with no warning i was out of all pain and sacrifices. There was i bright light of bliss, i was happy....truely SO HAPPY. And for many hours, may be the whole night, i cryed from JOY and GRATITUDE.

At first it was GRATITUDE without object...just un incredible wish to say GRACIE - THANK YOU - then slowly it took forms and faces. Gratitude to my 3 travelling compagnions (ORAZIO from Italy, AYDIN from Turkey and MEGHA-san from Japan) who were also going through their hells and heavens, gratitude to my Master's Koku sensi and OSHO, and so so on .... when it became a little more focused all my friends and lovers, one by one passed in front of my eyes/thoughts, and so there was also YOU.

In that moment i held you so tight in Gratitude for all the Love and Friendship that you have given to me this life, that as i write it to you now, days...it seems ages have passed, i still cannot hold back my tears and love feelings. Then Kang Rimpoche directed me to hurry and come and tell you this and say again to YOU, my friend, GRACIE - THANK YOU that you have loved me, it has been the blessings and the food to my heart and soul.

The day before last of completing the pilgrimage around Mount Kailash (The KORA or PARIKRAMA), there is a very high path to cross - the DROLMA-LA - about 5.700mts... it was like the last challenge, or the ultimate bliss... deepended a little "who" you were at that time!, i layed to the eternal winds a long line of prayer flags for good blessings to our Scuola O.D.H.A. and its members, i played a few notes on my japanese flute (Kyotaku) while Megha-san threw to the winds some of the ashes of KOKU sensei and then i layed another long line of Prayer Flags for all my friends and your wellbeeing and selfrealisation.

In that moment i looked at the Sacred Mountain and saw HER .....smilling!. My meditation was complete. It takes many long hours, and it is as hard to descend from the DROMA-LA as it was to climb to the top.....as i was coming down i had so much time to look into all that had been happening these passed days.

It was a profound teaching on SUFFERING (all self-created) and SELF-IMPORTANCE (all ilusion) and within i felt a lightness that i knew only from listning to OSHO talking about it. In my words the best i find to express it is as if there was a "I-PLUS" that now feels disolved and its left simply: " I ".

I look so much forwards to return to that ordinariness of my creativity and life as usual because i am coming down from the mountains with a tremendous wish to play more, love you "freerly", appreciate you better and not miss those moments where you need me to feel you and listen to your needs and ways.

My body can hardly stand on its own without effort....but i feel so fresh and light inside! I also need to ask for your understanding that this letter will not have follow-ups, and that i will need some time to digest the incredible "roller-coast" i lived this past weeks. I would have difficulty to talk about or answer to the needs of your coments and questions.

The time you gifted YOU and I while reading this is the recognition of how our life is so special and you so much so to me. 

prashantam big2

May this fin you in peace, loved and dancing.

OM MANI PADME HUM

Prashantam


Prashantam's letter to friends after climbing the sacred mountain Kailas
Lhasa, May 2005


 

Dear Friend
Love

I am writting this letter to you from LHASA in TIBET where i arrived last night after a 3 week journey to and around Lake Mansarovara and Mount Kailash, in the far-east of Tibet. This journey started in my heart and mind more than 25 years ago when i used to hear OSHO speaking about these places and the their mystic role in the hearts of millions of seekers.

As the years went by, i never gave up the wish to travel there.

Meanwhile found out so much more about the mystery and mysticism of Mount Kailash, that realise i was preparing for a very different kind of journey than all those i did around the world before. It hit me stronger when about two years ago, i started arranging schedules and chose time of the year to be able to travel to this very remote part of our planet... it was no longer a travelling adventure but rather a pilgrimage, a spiritual quest, a unique investment of all my resources and an experience that requested much more than material or physical possibilities. It was a like a journey to a Master, where i will face all known and hidden parts of myself. It was like All meditations that i have done put togethere in ONE, it was truely a journey to die and be reborn.....the ultimate pilgrimage.

Although i could feel this in me, as if the right spirit had blessed me, i was so far from knowing how deep and total would touch me. And i am not refereing to the enormous physical difficulties i had to go through.....it was hard, tough, un-human.....i wished so many times to quit,....and only this amazing presence of the KANG RIMPOCHE (as Mount Kailash is known by the Tibetans) sustained my journey and returned the energy for me to persevere.

There were moments so hard, that i would look up to the mountain and wisper: "please let me get to the end...then i can die!"... the winds were like knives on my face, the cold! impossible to get away from, the snow covered the only path there was (so they said, for i never saw any path....)and in these conditions my whole life would pass and repass in front of my eyes/thoughts.....i felt small, insignificant, mad to put myself through such horrendous challenge/meditation, i felt lost, far away from everyone and all, .....i cryed from pain and dispair....the body was totally out of control because of the high altitude and i did not know how to cope with the most basic biological needs....and all the time my only reference, my savior and guide was the Sacred Mountain. Its presence , resonance and Love were so imposing and clearly i felt in Its hands.

It happened then in one of those nights where sleeping was only a wish.....my body , all its cells and functions were in a delirous state, when with no warning i was out of all pain and sacrifices. There was i bright light of bliss, i was happy....truely SO HAPPY. And for many hours, may be the whole night, i cryed from JOY and GRATITUDE.

At first it was GRATITUDE without object...just un incredible wish to say GRACIE - THANK YOU - then slowly it took forms and faces. Gratitude to my 3 travelling compagnions (ORAZIO from Italy, AYDIN from Turkey and MEGHA-san from Japan) who were also going through their hells and heavens, gratitude to my Master's Koku sensi and OSHO, and so so on .... when it became a little more focused all my friends and lovers, one by one passed in front of my eyes/thoughts, and so there was also YOU.

In that moment i held you so tight in Gratitude for all the Love and Friendship that you have given to me this life, that as i write it to you now, days...it seems ages have passed, i still cannot hold back my tears and love feelings. Then Kang Rimpoche directed me to hurry and come and tell you this and say again to YOU, my friend, GRACIE - THANK YOU that you have loved me, it has been the blessings and the food to my heart and soul.

The day before last of completing the pilgrimage around Mount Kailash (The KORA or PARIKRAMA), there is a very high path to cross - the DROLMA-LA - about 5.700mts... it was like the last challenge, or the ultimate bliss... deepended a little "who" you were at that time!, i layed to the eternal winds a long line of prayer flags for good blessings to our Scuola O.D.H.A. and its members, i played a few notes on my japanese flute (Kyotaku) while Megha-san threw to the winds some of the ashes of KOKU sensei and then i layed another long line of Prayer Flags for all my friends and your wellbeeing and selfrealisation.

In that moment i looked at the Sacred Mountain and saw HER .....smilling!. My meditation was complete. It takes many long hours, and it is as hard to descend from the DROMA-LA as it was to climb to the top.....as i was coming down i had so much time to look into all that had been happening these passed days.

It was a profound teaching on SUFFERING (all self-created) and SELF-IMPORTANCE (all ilusion) and within i felt a lightness that i knew only from listning to OSHO talking about it. In my words the best i find to express it is as if there was a "I-PLUS" that now feels disolved and its left simply: " I ".

I look so much forwards to return to that ordinariness of my creativity and life as usual because i am coming down from the mountains with a tremendous wish to play more, love you "freerly", appreciate you better and not miss those moments where you need me to feel you and listen to your needs and ways.

My body can hardly stand on its own without effort....but i feel so fresh and light inside! I also need to ask for your understanding that this letter will not have follow-ups, and that i will need some time to digest the incredible "roller-coast" i lived this past weeks. I would have difficulty to talk about or answer to the needs of your coments and questions.

The time you gifted YOU and I while reading this is the recognition of how our life is so special and you so much so to me. 

prashantam big2

May this fin you in peace, loved and dancing.

OM MANI PADME HUM

Prashantam

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