We are delighted to welcome you to our first all night Gong Puja in honour of the AUTUMN EQUINOX which occurs on Thursday 22 September. This event will take place on Saturday 24th September from 8:30pm when the doors open…the Puja itself will be from 10pm-6am…we will finish by 9am on Sunday 25th September…please see timings below for more detailed information. We will be holding this event at The Guide Hut in Lowndes Park, Bury Lane, Chesham.
The Guide Hut is situated in the beautiful surrounds of Lowndes Park, we are right in the heart of the Chilterns in Chesham, with lots of lovely walks in the surrounding areas if you want to spend some time exploring. We are also conveniently located at the end of the Metropolitan Line, making it accessible for those of you who live in London and the surrounding areas to join us.
What is a Gong Puja? The Gong Puja is a celebration and sound meditation, originated by Grand Gongmaster, Don Conreaux in 2000. The Gong Puja experience lasts around 7.5 hours which is the equivalent of 10 x 45 minute Gong Baths. The normal length for a sound journey is 45 minutes.
You will be immersed in the sound waves of the gongs, and as these vibrations wash over you they give space and opportunity to release tensions and blocks, and induce a deep state of relaxation, emerging feeling re-energised. The harmony created by the gong tones brings about an inner stillness where deep healing can occur.
The gongs will be played by different gong players throughout the night and early morning whilst guests sleep/meditate bathed in the healing vibrations of the gongs. A sign-up sheet for players to select their time slots will be available on the night. In the early morning, the gongs will go silent and the Puja will end. Rising in your own time after sunrise, you will have the opportunity to freshen up in preparation for breakfast before returning to the Puja space where the group will review their experiences.
Players: Sam Hyder, Patricia Carlota, and Martyn Hawthorne.
What to bring with you: pillows, cushions, extra padding and blankets to make sure you are comfortable for the night. Please no air beds, as these can cause too much noise. Please wear loose comfortable clothing, pyjamas are welcome, and some socks/slippers are a good idea. Please bring anything else you need to be comfortable for the night. You may also like to bring anything you need to freshen up in the morning, a small hand towel is also recommended. There are limited washing facilities (hand basins in the toilet areas) and some shower’s in the girls bathroom.
Timings for the event:
Arrival from 8:30pm (join us for some herbal teas and light snacks, you are welcome to set up your nest for the evening)
Puja: 10pm start and we end at 6am (8 hours)
Breakfast & freshen up: 6am-7:30am
Closing Circle: 7:30-8:30/9am (space to share our experiences)
Spaces for this event are limited for comfort.
A light breakfast will be provided, however if you would like to bring your own food, you are welcome to do so. There are kitchen facilities available.
Please ensure that you eat a good meal a couple of hours before the event, it is not advisable to eat a heavy meal or consume any alcohol before the event. You are welcome to bring snacks with you, and we will have some things available for you.
Exchange for this event is £60 for non-players and £50 for players. Players are eligible if they have attended the introductory workshop with us that we are holding on 15 May, or for experienced gong practitioners.
A non-refundable deposit of £15 will secure your spot, with the balance payable two weeks before the event.
There is limited parking at the venue, in the small car park and just outside, but we cannot guarantee spaces, so early arrival is recommended if you are driving to secure a parking space outside the venue, otherwise off street parking is available nearby.
Not sure if it’s for you? Please get in touch if you have any health concerns that you would like to discuss beforehand. This event is not recommended if you are pregnant, have a pacemaker, are epileptic, have mental health concerns, or have never had a gong bath before.
To book please contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07825166474