Sacred Sound and Indigenous Studies, Sound Workshops and Retreats, Philosophical Programs
March 7, 2021 9am - March 11, 2021 5pm
This 43 hour didactic approach with a small group of students with multiple world class instructors, featuring intimate breakout rooms is intended to elevate skill set through direct mentorship. An added element to this, is the followup sessions with these teachers, a holistic dimension to the overall learning process. This is a deep dive into Gong play including:
Rhythmic and Timing Interpretation
Single Stroke and Two Handed Stroke Combinations and Patterns
Positioning and Orientation to the Instrument
Science of Modal Patterns, Slip and Grip, Mallets and their Modes, and the Basic Physics of Sound with the Gong
Dynamics with Friction Mallets
Attention and Guided Playing
Putting Practice to the Forefront
Putting Gong Culture and Gong Craft into Perspective
This dynamic presentation is spearheaded by a faculty that needs no introduction and offers 'an academic umbrella combined...more
March 20, 2021 - March 24, 2021
with Mitch Nur, PhD - Thomas Orr Anderson - Alexandre Tannous
The examination of sound with the tools of Science and Physics , through the lenses of Thomas Orr Anderson, Alexandre Tannous, and Mitch Nur, PhD. This program was formerly known as the Science of Sound Therapy in the 9ways certification syllabus.
September 19, 2021 10am - September 24, 2021 12pm
In Person Transmission
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."
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October 2, 2021 10am - October 11, 2021 2pm
LIVE - IN PERSON - Transmission
Special Guests - TBA - we are still confirming everyone that was scheduled, most have confirmed at this time.
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...more
October 13, 2021 10am - October 19, 2021 2pm
Invitation Only Transmission • An exercise in Aspiration and Diligence, on top of the Right Attitude and Right Conduct. You cannot work with spiritual substances until YOU change. Students who have completed Sonic Theology and a Gong Camp are automatically eligible for this program. Everyone requires instructor approval.
This program replaces The Art of the Zildjin, in the sense of now we are working with Gongs over 40 inches as well as our Gongs. Which means you bring all your Gongs to this program, the instructors need to see you working with your own instruments. This Transmission combines Art of the Zildjin with an emphasis on working with Big Metal with more than one instructor.
➤ 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...more
February 19, 2022 9am - February 23, 2022 6pm
with Mitch Nur, PhD - Kalpana Parekh - Howard Barry Schatz
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...more
August 20, 2022 9am - August 28, 2022 2pm
In Person Transmission • 9 Day Hands On
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.more
June 10, 2020 12pm - June 14, 2020 12pm
THIS PROGRAM WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR 2021
With Mitch Nur, PhD and Taunya Rivera of My Second Breath and Special Guests Craig Shankster (UK), Stephanie Woods - the Singing Bowl Lady (US), Jennifer Campbell US), Frank DiCristina - the Singing Bowl Guy (US), Jossie Yohvh (MEX), and Ratsa Geshe Khenpo Tenzin Dargye (NPL).
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...more