Are you fascinated by the healing and harmonic resonance of the Gong? Whether you are new to playing the gong or an experienced player, this workshop will offer a new perspective on how to work with this powerful sound current. Expand your relationship with the gong in a way that is transformative yet liberating, playful and creative. No prior experience playing the gong is necessary. Learn a number of gong strokes and playing techniques that will deepen your understanding and experience with the gong. Novices will get a solid base of playing techniques and deep listening exercises to help enter into an active state of meditation while playing. More experienced gong players will get an expanded vocabulary of sonic possibilities, subtleties and dynamics in producing various sounds, textures and tone qualities. We will also focus on playing the gong in different settings – individual therapy, group experience and Savasana. We will have a large selection of gongs to practice with during the workshop. Participants are welcome to bring their own gong(s) to practice with as well.
Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
Curriculum (20 hrs)
– Gong Strokes
– Combining and Connecting Gong Strokes
– Gong Tone Combination/Playing Multiple Gongs
– Gong for Individual Sound Therapy Session
– Gong for Group Meditation/Relaxation
– Gong for Savasana
– Extended Playing Techniques
– Subtleties and Tone Color
– Rhythm and Pulse
– Gong and Movement (Flow and Dance)
– The Nature of Sound
– Deep Listening
– Exercises and Meditations for gong players
– Gong Improvisation
– Playing as a group/Multiple gong players
– How to receive the vibration while playing
– Fearlessness in the gong field
– Experimentation and Exploration
– The Sound of Silence
– Gong Mantras and Toning
Friday, May 15, 2015 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, May 16, 2015 | 9:30 am – 7:00 pm (a vegetarian lunch will be provided)
Sunday, May 17, 2015 | 9:30 am – 7:00 pm (a vegetarian lunch will be provided)
$222 if paid by May 1 | $252 after
Space is limited to 12 participants. Advance registration strongly advised!
-100% Refund will be issued if notification is received up to 1 month in advance
-A $50 cancellation fee will be subtracted from the 100% refund if notification is received less than 1 month and more than 5 days in advance
-No refund is available if notification is received less than 5 days prior to the training
About Crown of Eternity:
Crown Of Eternity spend their lives serving people through vibration, sound and music as well as with relaxation and energy movement techniques. Through their workshops, classes, therapy sessions and concerts they have helped thousands of people connect to their life energy, to deeper relaxation and to self healing. Over the past 20+ years Mike Tamburo has become well known as a multi-instrumentalist and polymath, performing and recording ecstatic and transcendental music as well as folk, ambient and sometimes unclassifiable sounds. He is also an artist and a film maker. As he worked deeper and deeper with the sound current and his own self healing practices, he discovered the healing power of the gong and other tuned metal instruments (singing bowls, bells, sound plates) as well as the healing power of mantra and toning. In 2008 he met Gallina Tamburo, who was on her own journey of healing. Their shared love of ecstatic music, kundalini yoga, the gong, sound therapy, and sacred chanting set the foundation of their relationship, marriage and eventual musical collaboration. They currently live in Pittsburgh, PA where they both teach sound therapy and kundalini yoga and run their own yoga and vibrational healing center (also called Crown of Eternity). In addition to completing their Kundalini Teacher Training at the mother ashram in Espanola, NM and Yoga For Youth Training with Krishna Kaur they have studied with Gongmasters Don Conreaux and Sotantar and trained in the Peter Hess Method of Sound Massage using Himalayan Singing Bowls for healing. The duo have released 3 CDs together and also run the Sounds Eternal record label that has released many of Mike’s solo recordings. Together, Mike and Gallina have developed their own style of relating to the therapeutic vibrations of the Gong, incorporating ancient wisdom and infusing it with creativity, playfulness and joy. Crown of Eternity offer a unique sonic experience that is as much grounded in tradition as it is groundbreaking. There is an expansive, blissful, ethereal and epic quality to Crown of Eternity’s music. They are truly immersed in vibration. They are touring in 2015 in support of their Gong CD: “Earth in Space” and Mantra CDs: “Vibrate the Cosmos” and “The Cosmos Shall Clear The Path” which were released in 2014 and Mike’s newest hammered dulcimer release “The Way To Be Free’ released in 2015. Whether they are bathing you in the complex harmonics of multiple gongs, ecstatic instrumentals or their cosmic renditions of sacred Kundalini Yoga mantras, Crown of Eternity delivers a heart centered experience that you will deeply appreciate and remember.