The GONG PUJA, created by Don Conreaux is a transformational experience for both players and receivers. Bringing their bedding into the gong space, receivers spend the whole night in a cocoon of healing vibrations from 6 gongs, played continuously on rotation.
Booking is now open for receivers as well as a limited number of player participants ie those who already work with the gong (if you play the gong but haven’t played in a Puja before we can offer guidance and time to practise).
This sound ceremony celebrates the first sight or scent of Spring, the festival of imbolc, where we begin to emerge from winter and prepare the ground for new seeds of intention. We are blessed with an amazing venue, Boswedden House, next to the wild seas of cape cornwall, the most westerly point of the U.K. and affordable accommodation is available for those travelling from afar.
We gather for an opening circle with chanting, meditation & intention, then move into silence as the gongs begin to play. Please note the level of sound remains continuous through the night so you won't be shaken with tons of loud crescendos. Instead the gongs allow you to drift between states of consciousness.
After the gongs finish in the morning there will be a deep silence before guided integration (breathing/ stretching), a shared breakfast and closing/ sharing circle. Herbal teas, our special chai and (vegan) breakfast are provided but many people like to bring some food to share (vegi only please).
The space is very warm with underfloor heating. However please dress warmly in layers and be aware you will be laying on the floor through the night and the body temperature can fluctuate with the movements of energy (see below what to bring).
Flow of the event:
Please have your bed set up by 9pm. Doors are open from 8.30pm and close at 9.30pm when the opening ceremony begins
Gongs from 10.15pm through the night
Sharing & closing
You will need to clear your bedding etc by 10am
What to wear: comfy clothing, layers, thick socks.
What to bring:
Any extra refreshments you need
Something to lay on (several layers of yoga mats, camping mat or inflatable mattress - nothing that squeaks please or we will have to remove it!)
Covers such as duvet, sleeping bag, blankets
A pillow or cushion for your head and a scarf or eye pillow to shade your eyes
Pictures or sacred objects for the altar - these may relate to the season or your intentions
Health: If you are pregnant, have issue with hearing, metal implants or any health concerns about working with sound pls speak to Ali before booking 07855402837/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note the space will be kept meat, alcohol and drug free throughout. We can't wait to share this special occasion with you. Places are limited so please book soonest. For more detailed info about the gong puja please read my blog post here