Gongs


I love working with Gongs. This Is Magic!

Here's a recent response from a Yoga studio owner:

Thank you again for such an incredibly awesome experience on Saturday! My yoga students are still talking about how awesome it was! You truly have an amazing gift!!


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Michael with Gongs & Singing Bowls @ Live It Yoga, Buffalo Grove, IL


There's something very magical about Gongs.

I remember the first time I encountered a Gong face to face. It was in Middle School band class. There it was, sitting in the corner on a chrome ring stand. Just seeing it was a thrill, and I was drawn to it like a magnet. Just one little tap and the vibrations owned me. I would have given anything to play it all the time. Everytime I went into the storage room, I would sneak a little tap on its face with my fingers, just enough to release the vibrations. 

So here I am, 40 years later, and I'm still enamored with the vibrations. I have no doubt that there is something very magical about Gongs and their vibrations. And having played them for people over the years, I know that the magic reaches others.

Gongs have the power to transcend time, space, and other realms. They are energy portals that gather and focus energy from the Universe. I know this from years of experience. There are many times in playing a Gong Meditation Session where an hour feels like ten minutes—where did the time go? Or you might feel yourself transported to other places, just as one participant did:

I actually could feel myself getting calmer and calmer as he struck the gongs with mallets, the shape and color of planets. A few minutes into it, I went into a state of "no thought."  I was transported through the Halls of Shambhala, saw Tibetan Llamas before me and the next thing I knew, I saw myself laying in a tomb in Egypt! I felt myself moving through cosmic layers, and felt like I was moving into the Center…The amazing thing is the energy of healing in the gongs, as you simply "be", and they transport you. 



This Is Amazing!

 

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Michael presenting a Gong Workshop @ PASIC 2012, Autin , TX


Here's another comment from a recent session:

I don't believe in this kind of stuff, but I came with my friend anyway. I was laying on the mat resisting, and when you hit the big Gong, I just opened up!

This is all about RESONANCE and creating a vibrational field. Gongs are powerful transmitters. Imagine immersing yourself in an ocean of sound where you can feel the healing vibrations of the elemental energies: earth, wind, fire, water & OM. The Gong Meditation Session will both calm and inspire your spirit. The vibrations can help balance and cleanse the energy in your body, working like a sonic acupuncture. They work at a cellular level and can help with stress, fatigue, depression, anger, and blocked energy.

I use specially designed Paiste Gongs to create these extraordinary vibrations.  This is an experience you will never forget. Bring a mat & a blanket, and be prepared for a journey of a lifetime…


For further information, please see:

Gongs, Elements & Angels

Gongs & Cymatics

Philosophy On Gongs & Sounds


A short Gong & Singing Bowl Session from February 2014.


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Michael presenting a Gong Workshop @ PASIC 2005, Columbus, Ohio.


How other participants have described their experiences:

It's a sonic experience that relaxed everyone else (and several people fell asleep). It invigorated the hell out of me. I sat there watching him, enraptured. 


It was loud and invigorating, It lasted what seemed to have been 90 minutes. This raised my vibration to new heights. 


I felt that experience processing through me for days....truly magic.


I saw golden eagles and white tigers.


I found myself  laying between two giant pyramids.


Wow, I can feel the earth and the planets.


I had an out of body experience tonight.


It's like doing Yoga. I came here all crunchy and tight, and as things went on, I loosened up.


I was looking out through the eyes of an eagle.


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The Gong Experience @ Live It Yoga, Buffalo Grove, IL




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