Program Schedule

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

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June 23 to June 29, 2024

Wang 1 and 2 - Residential Retreat for NEW STUDENTS

The Bonpo Shang is one of the world's oldest ritual Sound Tools, and quite possibly the oldest metal sound tool, dating back to the pre-Imperial Period of the ancient kingdom of ZhangZhung.

Today's Yungdrung Bon tradition attribute the Shang to the founder of Bon, Tonpa Shenrab. The instrument existed at the time of Lord Shenrab (16,000BC 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 Himalayan region of Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, Yunnan, Tuva, Mongolia,and as far north as the Buriyat Republic.

Why is this important? According to Dr. Mitch's research, "the upturned flat bell may be the only authentic sound healing instrument. There are numerous texts in the monasteries attesting to this which include how it is to be made, how it is played, and by whom. Every antique Shang found in museums confirms this (very few Shangs available today are...

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July 14, 2024 9am - July 20, 2024 4pm

Advanced Gong Studies and Inner Instructions with Mitch Nur

In ORGANON, the Gong was seen as a 'Tool for Knowledge' - In this program we are guided by Ibn Sina's "thought Experiment" of the 'floating man'

Thought Experiment Link

Floating Man Link

CLICK HERE for Registration

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Sound Therapy Certification

Pre Req- METAPHYSICS (including Reading List essays) FOR CERTIFICATION

In Person Event based solely on 'mentoring' and demonstrations over 9 days

with Mitch Nur, PhD, Madrina Lopez, Jossie Yohvh, and special guest instructors TBA

A complete description of this program will be added soon - 9ways students who have completed Metaphysics and Science modules are eligible to attend. Everyone who is interested in this college level program should submit the "INVITATION FORM" below.

INVITATION FORM LINK

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September 29, 2024 - October 8, 2024

THIS CAMP IS SOLD-OUT

2024 GONG CAMP Wait List - CLICK HERE

The 'lineup' will be announced soon - but expect the Usual Suspects

The 9ways Gong Camp has become the ‘gold standard’ in teaching ‘everything Gong’ in the world today. Our approach is quite different to most Gong trainings because we are focused on teaching ‘musicianship’ focused on practice time and drills to increase the students skill set in playing the Gong. This is a deep dive into Gong Culture and Gong Craft featuring all the Gongs throughout the world’s Gong Cultures.

We are not focused on one type of Gong, but all Gongs including ‘artisan’ Gongs from independent Gong Makers. Our “Gong Lab” features Bronze Gongs, Nickel Silver Gongs, Stainless Gongs, Iron Gongs, Glass Gongs, Titanium Gongs, Wind Gongs, Chao Gongs, Nipple Gongs, Heng Gongs, Burma Gongs, Turkish Gongs, Italian Gongs, Indonesian Gongs, Tea Ceremony Gongs, Bertoia Studio Gongs and Sonambient pieces, Thai Gongs,...

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October 13, 2024 9am - October 22, 2024 12pm

THIS CAMP IS SOLD-OUT

2024 GONG CAMP Wait List - CLICK HERE

Each year it becomes harder and harder to get into this exclusive learning experience. To alleviate this predicament, we've decided to hold another retreat right after our first Camp in 2024. Don't delay, this Camp is almost half full. The 'lineup' will be announced soon - but expect the Usual Suspects such as Mitch Nur, Mike Tamburo, Thomas Orr Anderson, and more. Our 'special guest' will be announced soon.

The 9ways Gong Camp has become the ‘gold standard’ in teaching ‘everything Gong’ in the world today. Our approach is quite different to most Gong trainings because we are focused on teaching ‘musicianship’ focused on practice time and drills to increase the students skill set in playing the Gong. This is a deep dive into Gong Culture and Gong Craft featuring all the Gongs throughout the world’s Gong Cultures. It's the only Gong Camp led by Ethnomusicologists, Physicists,...

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April 7, 2025 9am - April 15, 2025 4pm

SONIC THEOLOGY: The Metaphysical Understanding of Sound Therapy, and the Attainment of Spiritual Harmonic Knowledge / First Module of the Sound Therapy Certification of 9Ways Academia

ONLINE DIDACTIC OVER ZOOM and Sonic Wisdom Platform

Sonic Theology features an examination of Western, Mid Eastern, and Far Eastern theoretical approaches to Sound Therapy. A 170,000 year analysis of the footprints of Sound Therapy, and may very well be the most thorough historical investigation on the subject ever presented.

It is also the only program ever created that offers a re-examination of the history of Sound from a matrifocal perspective, showing the limitations of a biased patriarcal model of history on our understanding of the role of Sound, Trance and Dance in healing, spirituality, philosophy and the very basis of our human culture.

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. Discover...

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September 28, 2025 9am - October 9, 2025 12pm

Information will be posted soon - we are in the process of confirming all the teachers for this advanced program on everything Gong. This program has now been extended to 12 days and 'on site' lodging is very limited.

Registration Information, Click Here

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