GONGHEALING.COM & ACUMOM PRESENT:
SCHEDULE OF GONG EVENTS
Wednesday, OCTOBER 16, 2013 @7PM
"EXPLORING THE COSMOS WITH PLANETARY GONGs"
SOUND BATH experience
With Gongmaster Don Conreaux and Friends
Where: Larchmont Charter School at Fairfax: 1265 N. Fairfax Ave, 90046
When: 7pm-9pm Please be on time (or 5 minutes early!).
Contribution: $35 (pre-pay by Oct.2), $40 (after Oct.2), At The Door: $50.
- to get on the list!
What to expect? What to bring? scroll down to learn more!
*Note: This is not a officially sponsored Larchmont Charter School fundraiser,
all funds raised will go to the school as a part of The Shaphirs' pledge*.
DON CONREAUX IN LOS ANGELES: WORKSHOP/SOUNDBATH SCHEDULE CLICK HERE
What to bring to a Gong Sound Healing Bath: water bottle, yoga mat, pillow, blanket, sheepskin, whatever you need to be comfortable in a reclining position. Chairs are available for those who wish to remain seated.
"The gong is a sacred threshold. It is the portal that links the finite and the infinite experience of the Self. As such, the gong is the most sublime instrument of the Yogi. It is a cauldron in which you can create alchemical blends of qualities that open and develop the Inner Self."
- Gurucharan Singh Khalsa
What you can expect at the Gong Bath: A Gong Bath (also has been referred to as a Gong Meditation or Gong Savasana) after some gentle movement and breath work, participants recline and are “bathed” in the sound of the gong.
The sound is organic, deep and nurturing. The “living tones” build upon each other and evolve on their own, producing a sea of sound that is both timeless and alive. We not only hear the sound through our ears but through our bodies. Affecting us at the deepest cellular levels. Within this experience, tensions are released, blockages cleared, and the mind is able to stop its chattering.
History of The Gong: Historic research provides us with four main centers -
The Planet Gongs resemble Symphonic Gongs in character, but feature a strong fundamental note tuned to represent a natural harmonic series based on the orbital properties of the Sun, the Earth, the Moon and the other planets as calculated by Hans Cousto. Planet Gongs resonate harmonically with the cycles of the cosmos, communicating to us what has been known since antiquity as the "music of the spheres". Mysterious in sound color, Planet Gongs convey an unusual atmosphere.' One buys a gong through a distributor. I got mine through Don Conreaux at the Gong Master's Training Retreat in
My father and teacher: Gongmaster Don Conreaux on "The Gong Experience":
Gong vibrations are gifts from the universe called:"free energy." Sonar energy comes through the gong in a continuous flow in every direction, emanating from its center. Dane Rudhyar, better-known for his astrological expertise than his musical philosophy, once speculated that a gong would have to be kept sounding for many thousands of years before it would finally dissolve, dematerialize and disappear. His theory was that the atomic lattices, the living particles that make up the gong would finally, after eons of gonging, be spent and burned up through natural friction, causing the gong to disappear. Therefore, as the body of the gong outlives a human by thousands of years, in comparison to our short lives, it is an immortal.
The gong is named after the sound that it makes: it "is" what it "does" which is the prerequisite of being considered a shamanic powertool, likened to the mythic philosopher's stone. Its energy of immortality, and re-youthing attributes, bestow upon us a sustained, heightened curiosity, an important gift that can enhance the quality needed for a productive "late" human life.' It is even possible that the process of aging may be suspended in a gong bath, and because of its element of unresolved suspense, the food of curiosity, is very much in abundance. So it stands to reason that as we soak up the vibrations of gong tones, our youthful curiosity is amply nourished as well.
Cleansing the mind and emotions with gong tones creates a sort of exorcism that results in what we call spontaneous healing and transformation. Initiation, as we know it, is a quickening of the soul which, when we look back along our memory time track, is always recognized as a higher sensory experience. When the senses of hearing and feeling sound are mixed, a blissful mood occurs which science calls "synaesthesia". In this altered state, with our eyes closed, it is possible to behold the Invisible Light of Illumination, and also experience various levels of samadhi, ecstasy and enlightenment.
During the gong experience, we are in the completely awake while completely asleep meditative state, what I call the 4th dimensional dreambody. In this state, which is also known as the completely neutral yogic state of "Turiya," we greatly increase the re-youthing efficiency of our innate intelligence that operates 24 hours a day. After a gong tone immersion, when the personal ego returns to material consciousness, one seems better able to attain a condition of non-judgment or neutrality, the quality of total body/mind harmony.
I believe the gong experience improves our spiritual "quality of life" because it imprints the deep sound immersion event with special significance. It is in this mystical mood that we become a vessel for spontaneous creative thought and meaningful insight.'
-excerpt from Don Conreaux's informative website: www.holistic-resonance.com
"The gong is an engine of power releasing tone resonance and complex harmonics that are transferred to the recipient. It is an etheric opening of fullness. It simulates the paranormal experiences of yogic samadhi... De-materialization, levitation, timelessness, bliss and rejuvenation." -Gongmaster, Don Conreaux.