Saturday, 11th (9:00am) – Sunday 12th May (6:30am) 2019 AEST
“Vibrate the cosmos; the cosmos shall clear the path.” ~Yogi Bhajan
My name is Leith James, and I will be your teacher for Level One Gong Training.
I am a Gong Master and Sound Healing Practitioner, learning my skills from both the British Academy of Sound Therapy and the Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux.
I invite you to join me for a weekend of training so that you too can share in the joy and benefits of the Gong and the magic that it brings. I choose to teach my students how to play the Gong creatively, skilfully and most importantly- from the heart.
No experience is necessary- just a willingness to be open to the powerful resonance of the Gong, and allowing yourself to find your own style within the teachings I will share.
Gongs have an incredible way of shifting time and locality- something you will experience for yourself as you begin to immerse yourself on this path…
When played with intention and correct technique, gongs provide an entry point to shifting old patterns, expanding your spirit, opening your heart, recovering your soul from places you have felt yourself lost or stuck within, self-mastery and true presence.
They have long been recognised for their powerful ability to clear energy and create strong vibrations both within a space and within our energetic system.
Many practitioners and recipients have witnessed how they can pull an individual, or oneself, back from “the edge” and create a different platform for one’s existence, as well as moving into a new foundational core of living, transcending anything that is no longer aligned to our highest good.
Your Training Experience:
Gong Training, Level One (Brisbane) May 2019
Saturday 11th 9am – Sunday 12th 6:30 am
Toowong Rowing Club
This is a unique experience that provides the essential Gong Training, catered meals, and an incredible overnight experience in which you will have your first opportunity to perform to a group, in what is known as a “Gong Puja”.
8:45 am arrival required for a 9:00 am start
9.00 am – 5.00 pm: Gong Training, Level One
8 Hour Gong Bath Puja
9 pm – 6:30 am:( Overnight)
6:30 am: Finish the Puja with a Closing Ceremony
Level 1 Gong Certificate Training
The daytime element will be dedicated to the Level One Gong Training. The overnight aspect provides you with an opportunity to participate and perform in a Gong Bath Puja, building your skills and confidence, as well as being an incredible opportunity to share with your fellow students. Puja is the sanskrit word for ‘ceremony’.
Within this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of playing the Gong, including the history, foundations and sacred aspects of the art. You will be competent (and hopefully excited to share!) everything you have learned, with your friends, family, and the public.
We Will Cover:
The history of the Gong
Various Gong techniques
Suspended Gong strokes and playing from different positions
Benefits, uses and sound healing aspects of the Gong
How to run your own Gong Bath for the public
How to set up your own Gong Kit with care and how to perform maintenance (Please ask me about organising a Gong, Gong Kits or accessories, as I can organise these items for you.)
You will have the opportunity to perform and participate in an all-night Gong Puja and public ceremony
You will experience a live Gong Sound Immersion, as well as a traditional Closing Ceremony.
The Gong training will give you skills to take away and use within your daily life and also be a transformational experience for participants.
The idea of a Gong Puja was something I was shown by the Grand Gongmaster Don Conreaux, who has been a teacher and mentor to me throughout my learning of the Gong.
The Gong Puja is a sound healing ceremony comprising of an 8-hour marathon of Gong Sound Immersion. This is a deeply moving, powerful, transformative and profound event, which many participants have said they have found to be a completely life changing experience.
Training finishes at 5.00 pm. A nourishing dinner is provided as part of your experience, giving you space to rest and integrate your learning before the evening session begins.
The overnight Gong Bath Puja will start at 9.00 pm, running through the night, into the dawn, and ending with a ceremony at 6:30 am.
This exclusive training event for 10 people only is something I hope you will always remember as a wonderful part of your journey through life. May the Gongs bring deep joy and happiness into your life.
Your Evening Meal:
Pushpanna rice (Basmati rice with Fresh herbs, Caps, Corn and Cashew)
Matar paneer curry (fresh curd/cheese with tomato and peas)
Mixed seasonal vegetable curry in coconut milk sauce
Pakoras and Chutney (Mixed vegetable fritters)
Served with Fresh Garden Salad
Dessert of Sweet Halva & Custard
Accompanied by an energising Lemon Mint drink
The Training Cost is $750, with a $250 deposit required to secure your place.
To purchase a full Gong Kit, I offer a package of $1589, to those who wish to purchase at the time of enrolment.
Gong Kit Details:
70 cm Wuhan Wind Gong (Feng Gong), sourced from traditional Chinese Alchemists
32”- 34” Paiste stand holds 2 gongs with roller wheels
2 Gong Mallets
1 Gong Carry Bag
Please speak to me about any requirements you have, I am happy to organise a custom package for you and can order in other items if you are looking for something specific.
Please use your name and course date as a reference.