Gong Journeys and Meditation
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Osten Aune
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25 It is enough for a student to become like his teacher...

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This my temple.
This is my church.
This is my communion.
This is what and who I am.
Michael Bettine

Just like a choir becomes the voice of God
The Gongs are my choir
And the Gongs become the voice of God.
Osten Aune

“Praise him upon the loud cymbals:
praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.”
King James Version (KJV)

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In the Old Testament Gongs/Cymbals were used at the Dedication of the Jerusalem Wall.

Nehemiah 12:27-43

Gongs date back to the Bronze Age (3500 BC). They have been found in India, Tibet, China, Japan, Korea and Western Europe. Gongs have been used for many purposes: Call to Worship, Call to Prayer, Call to War, Danger/Warning, Healing, Meditation....

Gong Journeys Meditation is a Sound Therapy that encourages Meditation and Self-Healing.

A Spiritual Journey of stress relief, deep rest, relaxation, prayer and spirituality; a rejuvenation of Body, Mind and Spirit.

Gong Journeys is a form of sound therapy that encourages meditation,
self-healing, deep rest, relaxation, prayer and spirituality;
a rejuvenation of the body, mind, and spirit!

Have you ever been to a Gong Bath?
Most people haven’t.
Do you have a meditation practice?
Most people don’t.
Gong Meditation is NOT a Yoga Class!

Gong Meditation is especially beneficial for people who have never meditated; for people who think that they can’t sit still and meditate.

If your mind is cluttered and will not turn off --- a Gong meditation will help. If you’re stressed, rushed, have trouble sleeping… if your mind is always focused on your “to-do-list” and what’s on your calendar… multi-tasking… A Gong Meditation is just what your body and mind deserve.

Give yourself ‘Permission to Rest’ and come join us!

Gong Journeyman Osten Aune begins each session by guiding you through movement to calm the body and through hand mudras, or hand gestures, to calm the mind and guide the meditation.  Then participants are immersed in soothing sounds of a gong bath featuring a 40" King Gong from Italy, 30” Paiste Symphonic Gong from Germany, 26" Chinese Chau Gong and 21"Wind Gong, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Koshi Bells, chimes, shakers and drums. This encourages meditation, self-healing, relaxation, prayer and spirituality. A rejuvenation of body, mind and spirit. The sessions are always customized to your needs.

Video at Dallas Meditation Center Sunday, June 30, 2019
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But nothing compares to the sounds and vibrations of being there in person!!!

Gong Journeys at Semones Family YMCA's "Day of Yoga" Celebration!

Think of the gong as the sun. It is a symbol of the spirit. It represents the initial stillness and potential of creation. The sound it issues forth is the first movement of the Infinite. Its vibrations are the life currents of all forms, beings and thoughts that exist or can exist. With a single stroke of the mallet, the gong radiates life across a spectrum of frequencies. With a rhythmical pulse that world is maintained and transformed with indefatigable creativity. - Yogi Bhajan

Over time I have accumulated a unique form for meditation: Sound Immersion Gong Bath. This is a journey of learning (“Shoshin” that of a beginner’s mind) that is always continuing; a perpetual student.

It has taken time, effort and hard work) to create a unique, relaxing, healing Sound Immersion Gong Bath Meditation.

1.      Wear loose comfortable clothing. Bring a water bottle. Chairs & mats provided but bring whatever you need to be comfortable; pillow, blanket, bolster….

2.      Members are encouraged to voluntarily join in for the Gentle Movement to calm and relieve stress in the body.

3.      Mudras (hand gestures) and mantras help to calm the mind, guide and direct the meditation.

 4.      Then the Intention is set with accompanying Koshi Bells.

 5.      Then the Gong Bath gently builds to a sustained crescendo and then drifts back down that leads to a new sound healing vibration.

 6.      There are walking handheld gong techniques that travel throughout the room, giving participants and very personal experience.

 7.      There is about 2-minutes of silence toward the end.

 8.      Djembe Drum and Buffalo Drums are used for Grounding; bringing you back to a grounded, awake, conscious state. Instructions, Questions and Laughter are all a part of the grounding.

 9.      When leaving before driving STOMP your FEET a few times to assure that you are fully awake and conscious. You don’t want to be behind the wheel half asleep!!!

 10.  Afterwards drink plenty of water. Your body has been one Listening Device. The gongs have vibrated every cell in your body for healing and release of stress. Drink plenty of water to get the toxins out of your body.

 11.  Keep track of your sleep. Hopefully you will have a nice restful sleep and awaken with energy, intuition, inspiration, clarity, problem solving, healing and much more. Gong Meditation may be short term or cumulative and long lasting. Every gong bath is different, and everyone is different and receives the gong bath differently.

The gong is a sacred threshold. It is a portal that links the finite and the infinite experience of the self.                     - Yogi Bhajan

The most sublime instrument of the Yogi is the Gong. It is a musical instrument, a healing tool for the nervous system and a cauldron in which you can create alchemical blends of qualities that open and develop the Inner Self.... Yogi Bhajan

Gentle Movement to calm the body and mind.

NO Experience Required! All you need to do are to sit or lie down comfortably and RELAX!

“The gong is very simple. It is an inter-vibratory system. It is the sound of Creativity itself. The gong is nothing more, nothing less. One who plays the gong plays the universe. The gong is not an ordinary thing to play. Out of it came all music, all sounds, and all words. The sound of the gong is the nucleus of the Word. - Yogi Bhajan 

Gong Meditation Benefits

  • Relieves Stress, Anxiety 
  • Depression & Insomnia
  • Low Energy & Lethargy
  • Helps Support the Immune Systems
  • Stimulates brain function, focus, problem solving
  • Memory
  • creating new brain synoptic connections and increased neurons
  • Clears your energy pathways/chakras

The Gong's relaxing sounds stimulate both hemispheres of the brain. and activates the endocrine system of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction and mood.... 

The Gong's Reverberations (physics: the persistence of a sound after it's source has stopped caused by multiple reflection of sound within a closed space.)  and sounds stimulate both hemispheres of the brain. Quickly calming the brain, mind and body. These reverberations bring us quickly from our awake state (Beta) to a more relaxed and calm state (Alpha).  As the Gong Meditation progresses, your mind comes to (Theta) Deep Rest, Relaxation, Meditation and PEACE. (Delta) is a deep dreamless sleep.

During Gong Meditation we want to drift between (Theta-Deep Rest/but still awake) and (Delta-Deep Sleep). Even if you have difficulty meditating, Gong Meditation makes the meditation easier to achieve!

The sound of the gong creates deep relaxation, releases you from the torrent of thoughts and stimulates the glandular system to a higher level of functioning. - Yogi Bhajan

Entrainment: Our bodies and minds are often going in a rhythm that is too fast (Beta 14-30 Hz) Awake/Alert. The gong is a tool that resets our internal rhythms to a slower more relaxing state; Alpha (9/13 Hz) Relaxed and Calm, Theta (4-8 Hz) Deeper Relaxation and Meditation, and Delta (1-3 Hz) Deep Dreamless Sleep.

This entrainment happens when we connect/restart/reset our energy pathways/chakras. The gong’s vibrations harmonize our bodies, entrains our bodies and maximizes our frequencies for optimal health. The gong meets you where you are in (Beta) and lowers your frequencies to more relaxing Alpha, Theta and Delta. (Not everyone will reach Delta.)

All of the Sounds of Creation are contained within the gongs. The frequencis and reverberations of the gong cannot be predicted by the mind. The mind starts to giveup predicting the sounds and the brainwaves SLOW down into a meditative state THETA.

When the mallet is used with the proper stroke the sound of the gong builds and reverberates with harmonies and pulses which are indescribable. The range of frequencies stimulates all the nerve endings, large and small alike. A well-stroked gong will collect and direct you. - Yogi Bhajan

           Mudras, hand gestures to calm the mind               and guide the meditation.

Calm the Body. Calm the Mind.

The gong impacts the body and its meridians. It releases blocks, reduces tension and stimulates circulation. The result of this is a reorganization of the emotional energy and feelings that are tied into the body structure. - Yogi Bhajan

30-minutes in Theata = 4-Hours Sleep

Some people may even fall asleep during the meditation and that's FINE! You will Still Receive the Full Benefit of the Gong Meditation!

Your body becomes one listening device;
Your entire body is listening!
You are immersed in sound on a cellular level.
You don’t just Listen… You FEEL the Vibrations!

The Vibrations reach Every Cell in your Body for Healing and Release.

How to Prepare for a Gong Immersion Meditation

(Gong Bath)
Absolutely NO Experience Required.
This is NOT a Yoga Class!
There is NO Right or Wrong Way!

  • Come early to relax and unwind.
  • Wear comfortable loose clothing
  • Get Comfortable laying down (recommended) or sitting.
  • If you want to move during the meditation try to focus on your breath and breathe.
  • Try to keep your eyes closed. With your eyes closed it heightens your other senses but peek if you want to! 
  • There are moments of Silence throughout and at the end of the meditation; these are important moments of Self-Healing.
  • Afterwards Drink Penty of water to continue to cleanse the body.

You’re Welcome to bring a pillow to support your head and a blanket; your body temperature and blood pressure decreases with meditation.

Don’t worry if you fall asleep;
you will still get the full benefit of the Gong Meditation!

You will be invited to participate in Trul-Khor Khor (Traditional Tibetan Movement)  a voluntary seated gentle stretching to release stress and tension in the body and Mudras (hand gestures)dras to help calm the mind and guide the meditation. This is NOT a yoga class! All you need to do are to RELAX, lie down and ENJOY!

What to Expect?

Everyone experiences a Gong Bath differently! (Auditory, Visually and/or Physically) Gong meditations heightens your senses.

(Auditorily) You may hear voices, angels, choirs, ocean waves, seagulls, whales and dolphins, elephants, the Sounds of Creation....  

(Visually) Even with your eyes closed you may see flashes of colors and lights; it may bring back past memories and hurts that are ready to be healed. You may find a new openness, healing and comfort with your loved ones.

(Physically) You may experience hot/cold, tingling, goosebumps or a sense of floating or being out of body. Every person is different and each and every gong bath is different; no two gong baths are the same! 

(Creativity) a Gong Bath encourages creativity... you may become energized, inspired and motivated to begin new challenges, new ideas and problem solving. 

Expect the Unexpected!  

There are moments/spaces of SILENCE throughout the gong bath. The Silences are very important; where much of the self-healing happens. There are a couple of minutes of silence at the end of the Gong Bath. 

There will be approximately a 2-minute silence at the end of the gong bath. Try to remain quiet and still until I verbally bring you back into a grounded state of consciousness.  

After the Gong Meditation

IMPORTANT: After the Gong Meditation you need quiet to become grounded before driving etc. There will be approximately a 2-minute silence at the end of the gong bath. Try to remain quiet and still until I verbally bring you back into a grounded state of consciousness.  You will also need to drink plenty of water afterwards to continue to cleanse the body.

Outdoors when leaving, before driving STOMP your feet a few times to assure you're grounded and alert! (You've been spaced out for over an hour; grounding is necessary!)

Everyone is different, and each Gong Bath experience is different. The rejuvenating effects of a Gong Meditation may be short term or cumulative and long lasting. Giving you rest and energy all at the same time! Keep track of your sleep patterns over the next few nights; hopefully you will have some better sleep after the gong meditation. 

The gong impacts the body and its meridians. It releases blocks, reduces tension and stimulates circulation. The result of this is a reorganization of the emotional energy and feelings that are tied into the body structure. - Yogi Bhajan

“The Gong is the spirit song.
It’s the primal whisper of the soul”

Yogi Bhajan

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo (the Adi Mantra)
I bow to the Creative Wisdom, I bow to the Divine Teacher within.
This mantra is used for “tuning in” to the divine flow and self-knowledge within each of us,
and linking us to Yogi Bhajan and the Golden Chain of teachers.
It is chanted at least three times at the start of each Kundalini Yoga class.

I do not want to mislead anyone or claim to be something I am not.
I do not have any formal Kundalini training nor am I a Kundalini Gong Artist.
Kundalini Gong is a unique style of playing.
My own style I believe is more ambient, rhythmic and conducive for meditation (my opinion).

Yogi Bhajan introduced Kundalini Yoga to the America in 1968
and was greatly influential in spreading the use of the Gong,
from India to the Western world.
If it were not for Yogi Bhajan, I would not be practicing the gongs today!

When you play remember to establish the proper consciousness,
so you are an instrument of the instrument.
- Yogi Bhajan

Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D. learned the art of the gong at the hands of Sant Hazara Singh. He mastered the art of the gong and sound current. He passed on this secret and sacred knowledge to all who will respect the discipline regardless of background or status. A person who can wield the gong perfectly can give you the inner experience of the first sound - the Adi Naad. One who perfects and commands that threshold is called an Adi Nath.

The Art of the Gong in Kundalini Yoga Meditation
 2000 Kundalini Research Institute
Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D.
Compiled by Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Ph.D

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