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Published By Gwenith Kikkawa on October 22nd, 2004 in Circle Stories From The Heart
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 fearful I would burst from laughing.
Today, Martha put her shamanic education to the test and completed an important milestone in her shamanic teaching gathering delegates in a large circle on Margarent Island for a guided meditation that was translated into Hungarian by a translator. It was quite a sight with the large crowd spread out across the park envisioning a healthier self, healthier relationships and a more personal connection with the earth.
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.
Today and through the weekend Martha teaches some Medicine for the Earth program elements in some smaller workshop sessions. With half the conference delegates speaking only Hungarian, Martha is welcoming the opportunity to let the drum do the teaching so that translation is not so necessary.