GONG is the most resonant tone-producing instrument known. When it vibrates one can sense musical reverberations within all the cells of the body. It produces long rolling waves of sustained tones called “holistic” that thicken the surrounding air by combining it together to create completeness of total sound. The final result is the all-enveloping sound field, called “sound envelope” that is completely filled with resonance.
Because the great collective OM tone of the gong is a multi-unity of living tones that work together, it is speculated that this power of synthesis which creates soniclly a dynamic sense of peace can affect the consciousness of our global society to become more vibrant and cooperative while less discordant and fragmented.
In the past gong was used to liberate one from fear of death, to empower intuition, to renovate the body’s cells. Ancient mystics believed we can transmit universal life energy to any place in the Universe through sound of the gong.
Gongs were used by ancient psycho-therapists for healing the existential fears of individuals in a kind of sonic cleansing through the use of sustained pulsating tones.
Gongs were also used in ancient days to announce the time of peaceful cooperation after a war ended and the appearance of spiritual royalty.
All people despite their differences have in common a unique experience with the universal gong. You may call this experience a ‘re-spirit-ing of the soul’ and it seems not to matter whether a person belongs or doesn’t belong to a religion, giving rise to the thought that the gong might exalt humanity at large.
Although a gong is a metallic entity that produces living or organic tones, a human being is also an organic gong, and when dedicated to humanity, it can synthesize diverse peoples and beliefs into dynamic cooperation of functional harmony. I am and You are Gongs of humanity.
The role of the gong player is to be a catalyst for the realization of unity in diversity.
Along with their symbolic social meaning, the musical resonators of gong tone have other unique qualities. One is the process of synthesis on a mental/emotional level.
During this workshop:
We present the Gong Yoga exercises
You will learn how to play the Gongs
You will learn how to give Individual and Group Gong Baths
You will experience the effects of Sound Improvisation, Gong Bath
You will learn about 4 elements Gongs as a special and unique way of working with them
You will also listen history, myth and presence knowledge about the Gong
You will have the opportunity to play the great collection of the Gongs including 150cm Cosmo and many, many others….
Open yourself to the force of the sound experienced through the highest resonant harmonic, GONG.
The ancient mystics believed that through the sound of the Gong people share universal life force. Gong Therapy is a method of bringing back balance and peace in the midst of the storm of life.
GLOBAL HEALING THROUGH SOUND
In the present time concerts with the Gong and other archaic instruments are becoming very popular all over the world. The sound shows us new possibilities each day and the effect on the human which in ancient times was very important. Thousands of people who have taken part in Gong Baths all agree that this is the most effortless way of cleansing negative emotions, supporting daily needs through a form of entertainment where each participant experiences their own internal movie to the soundtrack we play. At the end of the session people generally feel relaxed and in a neutral space, which is non judgmental and of love, compassion and understanding towards ourselves and our environment. Those who experience the resonance of the Gong feel a unity which inspires them to live in a stronger bond with family and society both on an individual and universal level. The purpose of this workshop is to encourage personal growth and as a result enrich and enhance the life of each participant.
Join for a transformative weekend!
We begin at 4pm on Friday the 24th, so please arrive by 3.30pm
Workshop ends at 4pm on Sunday the 26th
Cost of workshop including Food and Accommodation: €250
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To secure your place please send deposit of 50% of cost of workshop to the following account:
Tone of Life Tomasz Czartoryski
ul.bLakowa 6, 43-353 Porabka, Poland
BANK HANDLOWY IN WARSAW
Ul. Senatorska 16
(cp 00-923) Warszawa
IBAN; PL51 1030 0019 0109 7806 0102 7170
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