Event Schedule

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

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March 24, 2019 2pm - March 29, 2019 2pm

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The Bönpo 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 Bön, 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 Bön 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 the world today. The program covers the uses and knowledge contained with the Bönpo culture, and then extends further into the shamanic uses by the lha-pa, dpa-mo, and lha-beb priests; as well as the uses by the Bomba, Paju and Naxi. The Shang is an incredible sound tool in the hands of someone who has been trained and tutored in the ways of this instrument. Do not confuse this program...

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April 7, 2019 2pm - April 12, 2019 2pm

The Bönpo 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 Bön, 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 Bön 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 the world today. The program covers the uses and knowledge contained with the Bönpo culture, and then extends further into the shamanic uses by the lha-pa, dpa-mo, and lha-beb priests; as well as the uses by the Bomba, Paju and Naxi. The Shang is an incredible sound tool in the hands of someone who has been trained and tutored in the ways of this instrument. Do not confuse this program with any other...

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June 2, 2019 9am - June 7, 2019 2pm

SOLD OUT - on wait list

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,...

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July 1, 2019 3pm - July 5, 2019 2pm

For the first time ever, Gong artists and their community who support this multi faceted instrument, from Meditation to Yoga, Ambient Music to Gong Baths and Personal Change; can gather together. This assembly will include master classes with national and international Gong savants, who are shaping Gong culture today. What’s unique about this conclave, is the addition of panel discussions to openly discuss issues and topics of interest that impact the Gong community. We are at a unique time in Gong history. The Gong from all historical accounts, is more popular now than ever before. This heightened awareness demands that the global community has a chance to come together, at this precise time in history. By all accounts, this recent popularity offers the opportunity to formulate and account for what we know, and to steer the conversation for decades to come.

This assembly, will feature Master Classes with both international and national presenters, who are educating and performing on many levels; both driving and shaping today's Gong Culture. Each Master Class is...

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July 18, 2019 11am - July 19, 2019 7:30pm

Harmonic Therapy is a non invasive, translational based treatment, where the direct, live, presentation of indigenous sound, rhythm, and melody is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and societal needs of individuals. Employing the over and undertones of sound through the use of transcultural instruments, they allow the listener an enhanced firsthand experience, which can produce extraordinary states of consciousness; and can initiate the Relaxation Response. Sessions can also lead to a higher sense of self, and create an entry point for self discovery.

Session Times THURSDAY: 11am, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

Session Times FRIDAY: 11am, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

Circles of Wisdom • 386 Merrimack Street, Methuen, MA 01844 • 978-474-8010

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July 20, 2019 9am - July 21, 2019 5pm

Singing Bowls of the Himalayas: Circles of Sacred Sound is a foundational examination into one of the most widely used sound tools in meditation, sound healing, mindfulness techniques and personal transformation. Their popularity is at an all time high, people draw deep connections with these instruments, but finding accurate information is a daunting task, much less finding a mentoring program that can create progressive skill sets enabling one to sink deep roots into the experience of working with them. Students are encouraged to bring their own bowls, or ones will be provided for student use. The focus of this workshop is built upon these preliminary steps:

• Selecting and evaluating Singing Bowls, in order to make the best buying decision so your not wasting money on Singing Bowls you lose interest in. This includes learning how the people of the Himalayas evaluate and choose them, and what types of Bowls are the most effective in western methods of sound therapy. Included in this aspect of the program is a video from Mitch’s most recent field studies...

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August 8, 2019 9am - August 12, 2019 2pm

NO Information is Available, Nor will be Provided - Exclusive Gathering for GongMasters

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August 18, 2019 9am - August 23, 2019 2pm

SOLD OUT: on wait list

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.

Our program is...

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September 29, 2019 9am - October 8, 2019 2pm

SOLD OUT - on wait list

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 and advanced training syllabus PERIOD.

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 course of study for those who own Gongs, or are thinking of purchasing one....

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October 24, 2019 11am - October 25, 2019 3:30pm

Harmonic Therapy is a non invasive, translational based treatment, where the direct, live, presentation of indigenous sound, rhythm, and melody is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and societal needs of individuals. Employing the over and undertones of sound through the use of transcultural instruments, they allow the listener an enhanced firsthand experience, which can produce extraordinary states of consciousness; and can initiate the Relaxation Response. Sessions can also lead to a higher sense of self, and create an entry point for self discovery.

Session Times THURSDAY: 11am, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

Session Times FRIDAY: Session Times: 11am, 2pm, 3:30pm

Register @ Circles of Wisdom

Circles of Wisdom, 386 Merrimack Street, Methuen, MA 01844 • 978-474-8010

Circles Website Link

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October 25, 2019 7:30pm

A BIG Gong Event including metallophones and awakened metals. The migration from black and white requires a vividness of saturated color or tone. Once free, new expressions can be experienced in the Gongspace. Participants can layout for this event.

This is a composed piece and stands as a testament to the creative process of artistic Gong play. Prepare to go beyond the confines of a 'gong bath', into the realm of serious, deliberate artistic Gong expression.

Circles of Wisdom, 386 Merrimack St #1A, Methuen, MA 01844 website

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October 26, 2019 9am - October 27, 2019 5pm

This program will teach tenets of working with Sound in a therapeutic approach through the use of the Bonpo Shang, Shamanic Drumming, Rattles, Peruvian Shamanic Whistling Vessels, Aztec shaman whistles and Death Whistle, Otag Water Vessel, and more. This program is hands on with museum quality pieces serving as teaching aids. This program has 3 instructors.

9ways is currently focused on training the Sound Worker of tomorrow. If you desire to rise above the mundane, and wish to tread in the footsteps of those that go about seeking the aim or purpose of Wisdom, give serious attention to our programs.

The enormous popularity of working with Sound has taken the term ‘sound healing’ mainstream, and a day does not go by where people are not talking about sound immersions, gong baths, kirtans, and a host of sound healing events promoted on social media. With this popularity comes interest, and with interest comes the responsibility of...

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March 22, 2020 10am - March 31, 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 and advanced training syllabus PERIOD.

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 course of study for those who own Gongs, or are thinking of purchasing one. Aspects of this...

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August 15, 2020 10am - August 23, 2020 2pm

This is the 9ways Sound Therapy Certification, and is only open to those who have performed all the work required. This is a biannual event in the pursuit of Spiritual Harmonic Knowledge.

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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 and advanced training syllabus PERIOD.

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 course of study for those who own Gongs, or are thinking of purchasing one. Aspects...

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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. 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 GongMaster becomes the 'thread' weaving the rope that pulls them from 'inertia' into 'action', into 'quality' or 'lucidity'....

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