In addition to the “Standard AUM” (approx. 2.5 hours), there are other variations of the AUM, such as the “Mini-AUM” (approx. 1.5 hours) and the “Animal AUM” or the “Kids AUM” (about 45 minutes).
I have been leading the AUM several times a month since 2021 and vary both the length and focus of each stage, depending on the group and participants.
It is important to me to prepare the participants, who usually come from their daily lives and will return to it afterwards, in a way so that they can get the most out of the process and still go to work feeling refreshed and centered the next day. To get started, I therefore use various preparatory playful exercises from improvisational theater in order to let the logical mind run a little empty. 😉
There is also a quick briefing and explanation each time through all 14 stages, whereby I alternately go into two or three of them in more detail.
In addition, during the AUM with me, you get the opportunity to work with yourself in front of a mirror in some stages. Relatively new but working well is the integration of elements from Primal Play in the “Dance of the Lovers” phase.
Therefore, an “Extended AUM” like the one I lead takes a little longer than a “Standard AUM”, totaling about 4.5 hours. There is a short break after about 75 minutes, the last 3 hours are done in one go.
A “Special AUM” is one where you can also work with nudity, shame and issues related to it.
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The ➤ AUM-Marathon is one of the most exciting and intense workshops at ➤ Osho Humaniversity, the “School for Masters”, located in Egmond aan Zee, in the Netherlands. This workshop is what inspired ➤ Veeresh to develop the Humaniversity AUM. If you can only do one workshop in your life, make it this one!
You’ll experience some of the most successful Humaniversity techniques as well as many surprising innovations. Explore the parts of yourself that you struggle with, both the uncomfortable and the beautiful, the ones you don’t dare to accept and share. This way, you can integrate what’s going on inside you and make positive decisions in your life that are truly for you. By being lovingly challenged and supported, you develop the confidence in yourself that is necessary to do what you really want and enjoy your journey. You’ll feel refreshed, inspired, empowered, more authentic and more in love with life.
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Aum Meditation Leader Training
The ➤ Aum Meditation Leader Training at the Osho Humaniversity is led by ➤ Chandrika and ➤ Prem Jan. They both have several decades of experience in guiding people in their growth and have mentored and trained “generations” of students to become Humaniversity therapists.
Although I am not a “Humaniversity therapist” myself, I have completed the Aum Meditation Leader Training with them and highly recommend it to you if you are interested in facilitating ➤ social meditations. The training is intensive, providing you with all the necessary knowledge for practical implementation: content-wise, organizationally, legally, and technically (e.g., handling a mixing console and microphones). For me, it was an excellent starting point to begin my AUM event series in an organized manner, and the teachings and values I received continue to be my benchmark, even as I experiment with form, content, and duration.
Many thanks to Chandrika and Prem Jan!
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Find out more on the next page ➤ who will accompany you through this experience here and open and hold the space for you.