Amrit and me have visited the Humaniversity several times to discuss the Medicine Buddha Weekend. Every time we were received gracefully; everyone was very happy we were there. We felt very welcome!
The first time Naropa came with us, and the second time our son Wouter. Thus there were at least three people who knew the mantra.

Wouter at Humaniversity

Wouter at Humaniversity

 Because at the Humaniversity no-one knew the mantra beforehand, we performed the ceremony two times to teach them the mantra. We chant the mantra 112 times: four runs of 28. We have experienced that halfway almost all participants can put the booklet away and chant increasingly fluent.
They were all very prepared to learn the mantra, even while not knowing what they were up to. It was striking how we really chanted together. Especially the first time it sounded as if we had been chanting together for years.
We chanted then loud, then more slowly, then again very soft and tender, changing all the time.
We find that chanting the mantra in different ways does something with a person. Amrit claims that Medicine Buddha does different things with the diamond shape around us when we change volume and speed.
The diamond shape is for her the shape around a person, around a group of people, or around the world. Well, around several kinds of things.
After the ceremony she often relates what she has seen. Other people as well have clear-cut experiences, or see the color blue.

it gets more intense every week

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