“The gong takes you deeply into the present moment.” Mark Clem at Sonic Journey
Gong Love is a sound meditation practice using gongs, drums, crystal singing bowls and other sound healing instruments to guide our attention and relax our busy minds (also known as a gong bath or sound bath).
The relaxed, mindful state you experience during each Gong Love helps you understand your relationship to THIS MOMENT, deepening your connection to your SELF. Sound baths (literally bathing in sound and vibration) enable each of us to experience quiet, mindful consciousness without prior meditative experience and are a simple practice that everyone can receive and enjoy, whatever your background may be.
My approach, based on compassion, curiosity, and being in my present moment allows me to share this experience with you in a safe, refreshingly supportive environment. There are no gurus here – only guides who are companions on the journey.
Gong Love events are immersive sound experiences. We hear the sound, but we also feel the vibration resonating within our bodies. Each sound meditation is a unique experience – not only do the soundscapes evolve, but we arrive to each Gong Love with our own ever-shifting perception of self.
Through sound meditation, we can experience profound relaxation, rest, deep states of meditation, dreamlike visions, and spiritual journeys. We may also feel a deeper connection to hidden parts of ourselves – intuition, spirit, creativity and inner guide. Receiving regular sound meditation enables us to become familiar with the feeling of CALM and NOW and inspires us to consciously inhabit the present moment.
What happens at a Gong Love Sound Meditation?
We begin with simple breathing and relaxing visualization exercises designed to calm our minds and assist our arrival, in this moment, within the sound meditation space.
Next, we get comfortable, and the vibrations begin to wash over and through our bodies. The gongs, bowls, drums and chimes rich layers of sounds, tones and harmonics are an invitation to explore ourselves, the universe, and the connections between us. In my experience, sound meditation is the simplest way to achieve a calm, meditative mind state. Period. Participants often experience deep meditative states, hypnogogic visions, and spirit quest experiences. The sound meditation is played for an hour each session.
This is a twice monthly event, and part of what I love is the sense of community that is growing through the gongs – it is an amazing community. Join us!
When is Gong Love Happening?
2nd and 4th Tuesday each month – all events happen at 7:00-8:15 pm
August 8th – 7-8:15 pm
Please arrive promptly at 6:50 pm to get comfortable in your surroundings and set up your relaxing meditation space. Doors close at 7:00 pm and we will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.
Where does Gong Love take place?
Friends Meeting House (Quakers)
3311 NW Polk Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330
There is plenty of free parking in this neighborhood.
Tickets and how to get them.
The cost is $15-40 in advance through the link above (select a date and then your ticket price). I offer a sliding scale admission for these events – please select a price that feels right for you.
What should I bring to get the most out of a Gong Love sound meditation?
To be comfortable during your 1 hour sound meditation, please wear comfy loose fitting clothes.
!! Important !!
Bring a yoga/camping mat, blanket and a pillow for your relaxation and comfort. An eye mask is recommended, but not required.
Find your quiet mind…
Gong Love is performed and moderated by Mark Clem (sometimes with the amazing Amy Clem) of Sonic Journey Sound Meditations.
For more information and our full schedule, visit: http://sonicjourney.org
Visit our bandcamp page to hear what a Gong Love Sound Meditation sounds like! https://sonicjourneysounds.bandcamp.com/