What is a Gong Journeyman?
Shoshin

"A Beginner's Mind"


Shoshin (初心) is a word from Zen Buddhism meaning "beginner's mind." It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner would. The term is especially used in the study oZen Buddhism.


What is a Gong Journeyman?

Well, Osten Aune does NOT claim to be a "Gong Master". This is not an attempt to be humble but a state of mind, "Shoshin." I know people who are truly gong masters, but I am a journeyman, content to always be a student of the gong. I am an apprentice to my teachers Barbara Cole and Kenny Kolter (Gong Masters). I enjoy being a student! I enjoy learning. I enjoy sharing the gongs with others. I learn from each and every gong meditation; I learn from my students. I want to always be open to learning what the gong wants to teach me.