Buda visit Pest

Published By on October 22nd, 2004 in Edge Insider

Yesterday the Peace in Education Conference got underway with some opening programming that included a boat ride on the Danube River in Budapest. Upon arrival on Margaret Island, the 150 delegates who were present participated in a guided meditation led by co-founder of the Edge, Martha Lucier. (Yeah Martha way to go!).

A few years ago Michael Harner, founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies was addressing Martha and another student by pointing to Martha and saying “Buddha” and pointing to the other gentleman and saying “Pest”. He did this three or four times and had me in stitches.

Today, Martha put her shamanic education to the test gathering delegates in a large circle on Margarent Island for a guided meditation that was translated into Hungarian by a translator. Later, a guide highlighted some of the history and identifying many of the grand sites along the Danube on a 45 minute cruise enjoyed by Tim, Em, Todd and Martha. Here Tim and Martha share the spirited journey.