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Humaniversity AUM Meditation – down to feeling(s)
“…free your pain into love…”

Humaniversity AUM (Awareness Understanding Meditation)- a  way to be a friend to yourself…and to make new friends!

I was at the Osho ashram in Pune – India – the first time I did the AUM Meditation. That day during the  morning coffee  and in Multiversity center there was some “extra” excitement in the air, maybe because Veeresh and his “gang” from Osho Humaniversity Institue in Holland had just arrived and at night they were going to lead the AUM Meditation. Many people were talking about Veeresh, “stories” and methods in the old times of AUM marathon in Pune. My curiosity was increasing, listening to different opinions and versions being expressed; well, I always liked some controversy and rebellion  … And as my way is “experience is the thing “, that night I was present in the “bunkers” of Pune to participate in this AUM Meditation.

…and WOW!…I honor what I sweat, my tears and laughter, my jumps and screams, “le carrousel de ma vie” was there; during 3 hours I could resume and I did a check in of different aspects of myself, of my life with a loving and crazy supportive friendly crowd. Some people that I met first time there became real good friends in time. At the end of the meditation I could feel an enormous ecstatic loving energy together with deep inner silence. I realized immediately that AUM Meditation would be for me like OSHO Dynamic Meditation, part of my weekly regular practice in coming years…and they both are!

AUM Meditation- being a social meditation as I interact with other people- brings me permanently to the present moment; I face or look at myself with and through the others. That’s a practice that I can apply in my day by day life. I became more aware of my emotions and more clear about the choices I have when I need to answer (not react) to a more “challenging” situation.  These years of practice are my best health insurance till now

I am glad and honored I can share today Humaniversity AUM Meditation with friends I meet along the path.


“No fact ever creates any psychological pain.
It is the interpretation that brings pain to you.
Pain is your creation, because it is your interpretation . . .
. . . drop all interpretations and the fact is simply a fact,
neither painful nor pleasant. “
Osho, Unio Mystica, vol. 1

AUM Meditation is a 2 ½ hour guided journey through different aspects of our emotional life. In this adventure- which combines movement, role playing and vocal expression- we learn to master our emotions by expressing different states of mind, moving from one polarity to the other.
The process takes us from negativity to positivity, from anger to love, from crying to laughing, from catharsis to stillness, to finally bring us back into our center.

The fourteen stages of this higly active and interactive meditation are accompanied by specially designed and often uplifting music. The stages feature a variety of emotional expressions, Bio-energetic exercises, dance and encounter.

AUM is a great opportunity to resolve emotional issues in one’s life with the added focus on personal awareness. The process supports the ability to develop a sense of clarity about one’s moment to moment life choices – to respond rather than feeling overwhelmed whenever strong feelings arise.
AUM stands for Awareness, Understanding and Meditation and it’s one of the basic and most powerful techniques used at the Humaniversity. The AUM is also unique because it is a Social Meditation. This means that your co-meditators will support you and act as mirrors in which you will be able to see yourself more clearly. The AUM is designed to help you to deepen friendships and create new ones. It will get you in touch with your power and vitality but also with your inner silence.

aum berlin July

Kalarippayat – South Indian Martial and Healing Art

An alert and clear mind

In a strong and flexible body

For calmness and serenity

Kalarippayat, or ‘Kalari’, originated in the South of India. Just like Yoga and Ayurveda, other Indian treasures, its beginnings also date back several thousands of years. One of the objectives of martial arts is to develop the mind and body to a point where the path of life can be walked fearlessly and courageously. All of us bear the potential to live the way of the warrior – Kalari provides us with the opportunity and tools for recognizing and unfolding this potential.

Like few other physical practices, Kalari enhances flexibility, strength and stamina as well as coordination, presence and calmness – all at the same time. This dynamic training purifies the energetic system of the body, removes blockages and frees energy. Among other techniques, it is comprised of body conditioning excercises, the unique set of kalugal (leg swings or kicks), vadivu (animal postures), meippayat and kaikuttyppayat (choreographed sequences of movement) as well as more advanced techniques, such as a vast variety of partner excercise scenarios with and without weapons.

The movement sequences and postures allow the practioner to experience the energies from the animal world and thus awaken our deeply rooted instinctive movement patterns. This actually makes it quite easy for our bodies to learn and remember the sequences, although it may seem odd at first, and soon enough we become immersed in the flow of movement. The combination of coordination, alignment of the senses and a certain mindset teaches us absolute presence in the moment, becoming one with what is – the goal of meditation.

Just as important as the physical development are the healing aspects of Kalari. The “gurukkal”, grandmasters of Kalarippayat, are also healers. Using massage and an individually adjusted excercise program, the healing knowledge of Kalarippayat may even be able to correct old physical ailments.

Kalarippayat is said to be the mother of martial arts originating around 4000 years back in Southern India. This practice is a unique system of physical exercises, with and without weapons, that will purify the energetic pathways of the body called “nadis”, leading to strength, flexiblity, balance, grounding and a refined development of all senses. This practice leaves you sweaty, fully aware of all muscles in your body, awake, extremely energized from head to toe and profoundly calm and centered – all at once.
 A full body oil massage is part of the Kalari healing system which was developed side by side with the martial arts practice and is closely related with Ayurveda.

Practice at Kalarippayat Berlin from Katrin Kueker on Vimeo.

Kalari Berlin from Katrin Kueker on Vimeo.

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‘Keep on renewing yourself every moment.
One thing has to be remembered, that past is no more, clinging to the past is clinging to the dead. It is very dangerous, because it hampers and hinders your life, in the present and for the future. One should always go on freeing himself of the dead past. That is one of the fundamentals of life: to go on renewing yourself every moment, to die to the past and be born anew. That which is gone is gone – don’t even look back. looking back is not a good sign.’


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