Gong Journeys and Meditation
Gong Bath
Osten Aune
Gong Journeyman
What is a gong journeyman?
Shoshin "Beginner's Mind

In Gratitude to my Teachers

Barbara Cole Salmeron (Gong Master)
The Science of Stress Relief

Ven. Tashi Nyima
The Great Middle Way

Shelly Nibuhr
Spiritual Yoga

Kenny Kolter (Gong Master)
Gong Meditation

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

Yogi Bhajan

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, Healing, Meditation....

In the Old Testament Gongs/Cymbals were used at the Dedication of the Jerusalem Wall.
Nehemiah 12:27-43

Praise Him with the clash of cymbals.
Praise Him with resounding cymbals.
Psalm 150:5

30" Paisete Symphonic Gong, 26" Chau Gong, 22" Wind Gong, Himalayan Singing Bowls, Chimes, FreeNotes, Koshi Bells, Ocean Drum, Buffalo Drum, Shakers....

Osten Aune
Gong Journeyman

Pictured with Paiste Symphonic Gong (top), Chinese Chau Gong (R), Chinese Wind Gong (L)
Tibetan Singing Bowls, Chimes, Koshi Bells and Drums.

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!

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! 

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 30” Paiste Symphonic Gong, Chinese Chau Gong and 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. Beyond that, the sessions are always customized to your needs.

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!

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.

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

Calm the Body. Calm the Mind.

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 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 your 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. 

Gong Journeys Meditation
is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, treat, mitigate,
or cure any medical condition..

Osten Aune
Gong Journeyman

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