Karakaya Retreat, on the beautiful Aegean Coast of Bodrum, Turkey.

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Nestled amongst beautiful Mediterranean nature, with spectacular sunsets over the Aegean sea, Karakaya is the perfect place to come and dive into this extraordinary and unique three-week-process. Created by the Indian Mystic Osho in 1988, many thousands have participated and continue to participate in this life-changing and healing experience.

IMG_2668As well as the three-hour morning sessions, there will be a daily optional programme of meditations and also some evening events. For those also doing the facilitator training, it is run for two hours on three to four afternoons of each week so there is still plenty of time for rest, beach visits, sightseeing or relaxing around the pool.

The Mystic Rose Twenty-One-Day Meditative Therapy

Untitled design (26)    Week One: Laughter – Three hours per day for no reason at all

“My own experience says to me that if you can laugh rightly, in the right moment, it will bring you out of unconsciousness into the open sky. From the darkness to the light. I am introducing laughter as a meditation because nothing makes you so total as laughter. Nothing makes you stop your thinking as laughter does. Just for a moment you are no more a mind. Just for a moment you are no more in time. Just for a moment you enter into another space where you are total and whole and healed.”


Untitled design (25)Week Two: Tears  –  Releasing and healing. Three hours per day

“The only problem with sadness, desperateness, anger, hopelessness, anxiety, anguish, misery, is that you want to get rid of them. That’s the only barrier. You will have to live with them. You cannot just escape.  So the first thing is, never repress. Whatsoever is the case is the case. Accept it and let it come in front of you. In fact to say ‘do not repress’ is not enough. If you allow me, I would say ‘befriend it’! Sadness goes to the very bones – to the marrow. Nothing goes as deep as sadness. Remain with it and it will take you to your innermost core.”


Untitled design (24)Week Three: The Watcher –  Meditation  three hours per day

“And my effort here is to take away all your scars and all your wounds and make you aware that you are just a watcher. A watcher cannot be wounded; no bullet can pass through it, no nuclear bomb can destroy it. Just be a witness. Go on witnessing whatsoever passes in the mind, and the very process of witnessing has the whole secret in it. Then you know that you are just the quality of reflection, that you are a pure consciousness, a witness, that you are a mirror and nothing else, that you are just a watcher, a watcher on the hill. That is freedom. That’s what is called liberation, nirvana. And that man knows what benediction is!”


The Facilitators: 

Leela has been facilitating The Mystic 1026280_10201699609664653_538119507_oRose  since Osho asked her to create and develop the process over thirty years ago. Since then she has facilitated this unique meditatve therapy  with many thousands of people in centers and retreats around the World. 
IMG_0814Leela’s son Divakar, (Marc Itzler) began training and participating in the Mystic Rose in 2011 and is a fully qualified facilitator and trainer. He and Leela now co-facilitate The Mystic Rose Process and Training together.

Practical Information and Fees:

Mystic Rose Group €800.00 

Facilitator Training €650.00 

(The training is available for those participants that wish to receive a certificate allowing them to facilitate the Mystic Rose or just to gain a deeper understanding of the process. it is run 3-4 days of each week for two hours in the afternoons).

Accommodation and meals

Karakaya retreat offers shared/private accommodation, Inclusive of three delicious vegetarian meals. Prices to be confirmed in December

Karakaya montageLow-cost flights are available from some major European hubs direct to Bodrum Airport avoiding the need to transit via Istanbul.


Bookings for this group will open in January 2022. Please register your interest below and you will be notified when bookings are about to open.