This is an overnight event from Saturday 19th January 8.30pm to Sunday 20th January 7.30am. Please be advised that attendance is only possible for the full overnight event. (The event times shown in this description are the correct times.)
We are delighted to welcome you to an all-night Gong Puja taking place at Kundalini House on Saturday 19th January.
What is Gong Puja?
The Gong Puja is a sacred celebration and sound meditation, developed by Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux. The Gong Puja lasts 7 ½ hours which is the equivalent of 10 x 45minute gong baths.
It is believed that 45 minutes is the time taken to complete a full sound journey. This is based on Swiss mathematician and musicologist Hans Cousto’s research into planetary frequencies which are those used in the planetary gongs today.
Yogi Bhajan believed that the Gong was the most powerful tool for healing. Yogi Bhajan taught that the 45 minute gong session would clear any immediate blocks and that 10 sessions would clear most blocks.
Gong Puja gives you 10 consecutive 45 minute gong sound immersions bathing in the sound of the gong, as developed and taught by Don Conreaux. During the puja we sleep through the night into the early morning bathed in the healing sound vibrations
Immersed in the sound of the gong you may repair, cleanse, release tension and blocks. A deep state of relaxation maybe experienced, inner stillness and deep healing can occur – we meditate, or sleep, possibly a sleep like no other; possibly the sleep as though awake in a dream.
From 8.30pm you may start to arrive, set-up your bed, . . . . Puja will commence at 9.15pm with the 7 ½ hour Gong immersion commencing at 10pm. We will conclude early Sunday morning. The Gong immersion will complete at 5.30am and Puja will finish at 6.15am. You may remain after Puja until 7.30am on the Sunday at which time the room will need to be cleared.
Gong Puja is an individual experience, like the experience of a Gong Bath Sound immersion, the experience of each person in the room maybe quite different. Trust your experience is perfect for you.
Puja is brought to you by Cathy Loughrey in collaboration with Ghinni Foster, Saskia Cleary, Praveen Hewage, Paul Fry and Geoff Charles with Kundalini House.
About Cathy Loughrey
Cathy has been teaching yoga for over 10 years as a Karuna (Iyengar inspired) Yoga Teacher and KRI certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. It is through Kundalini Yoga that Cathy has developed a love of Sound Baths and Gongs for deep relaxation.
CompletingKundalini Yoga Level 1 Instructor
Kundalini Yoga Level 2 Instructor Vitality & Stress, Mind & Meditation, Lifecyles and Lifestyles
Karuna / Iyengar Inspired Yoga Teacher (RYS500)
Gong Master Level 1&2 with Don Conreaux
$135 full / $125 KH members & concession
Information for participants:
Wear comfortable clothes appropriate for sacred ceremony. For Puja we encourage whites. You may like to have a head covering.
In general we do not recommend Gong Baths for pregnant women.
Bring your own bedding. All that you will need to be comfortable and is the size of your yoga mat (no wider or longer please).
This may include:
• 2 yoga mats
• Blanket(s) – to cover over and you may like one on your mat for extra padding
• Pillow / bolster for head and knee supports
• Eye cover
• You can bring ear plugs if you are sensitive to noises in the room, specifically snoring as this is likely to occur. The ear plugs will not prevent you receiving the benefits of the sound bath
• Lighting in the room will be dim, not fully darkened. If you are concerned you will not be able to find your way out of the room then a low light torch maybe used (we find these are not generally necessary)
• Water bottle
During Puja silence is observed. Mobile phones should be on silent.
You may exit Puja for necessary visits to toilet; we ask you make as little noise as possible exiting and returning to the room.
Should you feel you need to leave the room for an extended period there will be a room where you may go and lie down or you may remain in the kitchen area.
We ask you not to depart the building unless absolutely necessary. Should this occur please notify one of the Puja team of your departure.
If you have any medical conditions requiring special sleeping arrangements such as breathing apparatus or medication, then this should be brought with you. Discuss this with the event organiser in order that we are able to accommodate your needs.
Whilst there are no specific requirements we do recommend you allow yourself time to integrate, relax and rejoice in your experience.
Return home safely. Take care if you are driving.
The vibration from the gongs will probably remain with you for a period after Puja. This “can” be several weeks.
Puja 10 x 45minute segments/acts = 7.5 hours of Gong Bath
Evening: 8.30pm Entry; 9.15pm Puja starts; 10pm Gongs start;
Morning: 5.30am Gongs finish; 6.15am Puja finishes; 7.30am Room to be vacated.
Sunset 19th January 2019 7.35pm Sunrise Sunday 20th January 2019 6.37am
Disclaimer: Please be advised that Kundalini House has a cancellation policy which applies to events held by or at Kundalini House. Please read the following carefully to ensure you understand the policy. A cancellation of purchased workshops at any point, incurs a 30% administration fee of the workshop cost that is non-refundable. If you cancel your workshop with only 24 hours notice, you will be refunded 50% of the workshop fee you paid. No-shows and same day cancellations of workshops are not refunded. You will be refunded with credit on your Kundalini House account which you can use on products or services, if you wish to receive a refund to your bank account, a further 5% charge will apply for administration. Kundalini House strictly does not refund in cash.