Event Schedule

Sacred Sound and Indigenous Studies, Sound Workshops and Retreats, Philosophical Programs

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March 22, 2020 10am - March 31, 2020 2pm

Wait List for on-site lodging in effect

We will explore Chau Gongs, Feng Gongs, Heng Gongs, Meinl Gongs, Paiste Gongs, original Zildjin Gongs, Ufip and Bosphorus Gongs, Burma Bells, Ascending and Descending Opera Gongs, Bao Gongs, Xiang Jia Gongs, Jing Gongs, Bertoia Studio, Matt Nolan Custom, Nipple Gongs, Floor Gongs, Cloud Gongs, Gongs from Indonesia, Turkey, Italy, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, and rare Gongs from Nepal. Big Gongs to tiny Moon Gongs and glass Gongs. Every type and style. This is the world's most complete Gong program (substantiation) and advanced training (progressive) syllabus PERIOD. One could say, 'thorough and complete' in comparison to others.

The Gong is one of man's oldest therapeutic instruments, and is used in yoga, sound meditation, and vibrational therapy from the distant past to present. The Gong is an ideal tool for stress reduction, stimulation of the glandular system, and as a facilitator to break up emotional blockages. This training program is meant to take you...

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April 27, 2020 10am - May 2, 2020 1pm

Sonic Theology is the metaphysics of sound, and features an examination of Western, Mid Eastern, and Far Eastern theoretical approaches to Sound Therapy. A 43,000 year analysis of the footprints of Sound Therapy, and beyond. One of the power-points features over 150 frames of information alone; and there are 5 power-points throughout the program. We even have a movie night! Sonic Theology is everything missing from all sound healing programs presented in the West, and may very well be the most thorough historical investigation on the subject ever presented. Don't be fooled into thinking that the western model of Sound Therapy is important, because it is based on much older systems outside the Greek model. This program is limited to just 11 new students to insure an intimate learning environment. Discover what Pythagoras brought to Crotana from India, why is the House of Wisdom important, follow the thread from Gobustan to Anatolia, and discover ancient systems that are useful today. While Europe was under the grips of the Dark Ages, the Golden Chain...

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May 17, 2020 9am - May 22, 2020 12pm

Overview: Portions of this event will be silent, and out of doors. Traditional Bonpo practices will be observed, as well as shamanic elements. Esoteric subjects will be examined including an introduction to Milam trul khor, Nying Po Nam Soom, and protection practices. Traditional guidelines will be followed, and explored.

Innerview: A Deep Dive with lots of practice time, expect to be stretched to the limit.

The Bonpo Shang is one of the world's oldest shamanic Sound Tools, and quite possibly the oldest metal sound tool, predating the gong. It's history dates back to the ancient kingdom of ZhangZhung, and is mentioned in writings attributed to the founder of Bon, Tonpa Shenrab. The instrument existed at the time of Lord Shenrab ( 18,000BC according to some historians ), and may be considerably older according to sources in the Bon community. The instrument is found in other shamanic traditions in the Himalayas, Tibet, Bhutan, Yunnan, Tuva, Mongolia,and as far north as the Buriyat Republic.

This is the most comprehensive training program on this instrument in...

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June 10, 2020 12pm - June 14, 2020 12pm

With Mitch Nur, PhD and Taunya Rivera of My Second Breath and Special Guests Craig Shankster (UK), Stephanie Woods - the Singing Bowl Lady (US) and more.

This is NOT a 'sound healing' program - if you want to study that subject, review the 9ways Sonic Theology programs, or the Soundworkers Cookbook. This program addresses Himalayan Singing Bowls from the perspective of 'Subject' and 'Object'.

Dr. Mitch will show you, what he was shown from the Far East beginning in the early 1970's in the form of demonstrations and Oral Transmissions. He was given the name Men-ghak Rinchen by his Root Teacher which means - 'precious esoteric wisdom' after completing his Preliminary Practices. (the same training given to monks in the monastery) He is a Drup Shen Pa or Long Life Master in the lineage of Tsewang Ridgzin. Regarded as a Nagpa (lay priest) by many in the Nyingma and Bönpo communities. Studies and Empowerments too many to mention. Regarded as an 'insider' by Tibetan and Nepalese academics.

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July 12, 2020 9am - July 17, 2020 2pm

Distinctions in understanding the Science of Sound Therapy, presented in a clear transmission. This program examines all the latest information drawn from cognitive neuroscience, brain studies, psychology, music therapy, acoustical physics, wave phenomena, behavioral neurology, harmonic theory, understanding musical terminology, and more. This is the how and why sound influences the mind-body complex. This program goes far beyond the current 'talking points' found in most sound healing studies; and stretches the boundaries on how to train the Sound Therapist of tomorrow.

We are not an instrument based program like so many training's that are offered worldwide; and we see the student as the instrument that requires tuning. Teaching sound therapy with instruments is simply musical instrument lessons disguised as theory, this approach leaves the student unprepared for dealing with many issues including trauma. Sound is the motivator behind the transformation of consciousness, and this is the basis of our training protocol.

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DATE • TBA

This is the 9ways Sound Therapy Certification, and is only open to those who have performed all the work required. no exceptions no exclusions. This is a biannual event in the pursuit of Spiritual Harmonic Knowledge and Acoustical Expression.

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October 1, 2020 10am - October 10, 2020 2pm

We will explore Chau Gongs, Feng Gongs, Heng Gongs, Meinl Gongs, Paiste Gongs, original Zildjin Gongs, Ufip and Bosphorus Gongs, Burma Bells, Ascending and Descending Opera Gongs, Bao Gongs, Xiang Jia Gongs, Jing Gongs, Bertoia Studio, Matt Nolan Custom, Nipple Gongs, Floor Gongs, Cloud Gongs, Gongs from Indonesia, Turkey, Italy, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, and rare Gongs from Nepal. Big Gongs to tiny Moon Gongs and glass Gongs. Every type and style. This is the world's most complete Gong program (substantiation) and advanced training (progressive) syllabus PERIOD. One could say, 'thorough and complete' in comparison to others.

The Gong is one of man's oldest therapeutic instruments, and is used in yoga, sound meditation, and vibrational therapy from the distant past to present. The Gong is an ideal tool for stress reduction, stimulation of the glandular system, and as a facilitator to break up emotional blockages. This training program is meant to take you through the world of the Gong which makes this an ideal...

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October 13, 2020 10am - October 19, 2020 2pm

Invitation Only after all prerequisites are met

This program replaces The Art of the Zildjin.

How do you qualify for an invitation? Complete Sonic Theology, do at least one Gong Camp, complete all work related to the reading list. An exercise in Aspiration and Diligence, on top of the Right Attitude and Right Conduct. You cannot work with spiritual substances until YOU change.

➤ Art of Tactile Tonality is the 'inner' element of being a representative of the Gong. In this case, our Gong is seen as an organon.

This program is not focused on 'social identity' but professional distinctiveness, and serves to raise the bar on how someone is educated, and mentored on the Art of Gong. The final element of the training is the 'purification of intelligence' the removing of the darkness of ego. The Gong Aarti, is the Gong Practitioners symbolic offering, to the measureless tonality of being. Through this, the action of the...

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