Bury Lane, Lowndes Park, HP5 1HL, Chesham
We are delighted to welcome you to our second all night Gong Puja in honour of the WINTER SOLSTICE which occurs on Wednesday 21 December. This event will take place on Saturday 17th December from 8:30pm when the doors open…the Puja itself will be from 10pm-8am…we will finish by circa 10am on Sunday 18th December…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. You can also take the Chiltern train line from Marylebone Station and change at either Chalfont & Latimer to Aylesbury and wait for a Chesham tube which run every 30 mins or go to Amersham and get a bus or taxi to Chesham.
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 10 hours.
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.
Guest Players: I am delighted to be joined by three of my fellow gong practitioners Patricia Carlota, Martyn Cawthorne and Mona Rujis who will be playing the gongs with us at this event. Patricia and Mona co-facilitate regular gong bath sessions in London, and Martyn holds regular sessions across Manchester, as well as co-facilitating our fully accredited Gong Soundsmith Training (therapist level) with myself, which commences in November here in Chesham. I am really looking forward to having them join us for this session.
What to bring with you: Please bring bedding to keep yourself warm and comfortable e.g. 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 most 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).
Timings for the event:
Introductory workshop for those wishing to learn to play 7pm-8:30pm (see below for more information)
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 8am (10 hours)
Breakfast & freshen up: 8am-9:30am
Closing Circle: 9:30-10am (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.
1½ hour intro workshop (to enable you to play) plus puja experience - £70
Non-Players - £60
Players - £50 (players are those whom have attended either an introductory workshop, participating in the soundsmith training or similar and for experienced gong practitioners).
A non-refundable deposit of £15 will secure your spot, with the balance payable two weeks before the event. If you are paying in full at the time of booking please select the relevant pricing shown above and amend this in the Paypal total.
There is limited parking at the venue, plus there is a small car park, however 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.
If you have any questions, or want to book directly with me, please message me and I will save you a spot.
Refunds offered if:
Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.