Gong Training Level 1 and All Night Puja, Mar 30-Apr 1
Gong Training Level 1 and All Night Puja, Mar 30-Apr 1
Gong Training Level 1 Fri Mar 30, Sat Mar 31, Sun Apr 1
Gong Puja Sat, March 31 - Sunday, April 1
GONG TRAINING LEVEL 1 Friday and Saturday March 30, 31 and April 1, 0930-1730 each day
Have you ever wished to play a gong? Now is your chance to spend three days and one night surrounded by and becoming one with the sounds of the universe. In this three day workshop you will learn the history and myth of the gong as well as how to play the basic strokes. You will also participate as a player in the all night gong puja on the evening of the 31st.
In this hands-on workshop you will develop your ability to listen, to become one with the gong, to understand how to tap into and play the universal sound current. The workshop is suitable for all levels from the beginner who has never touched a gong but is interested to learn to those who have had some experience and wish to go the next level. If you own a gong then please bring it with you, if not you will be playing the Red Doors house gongs - the largest collection in Asia. If you wish to purchase a gong prior to the workshop we can help to advise you on your purchase.
Class size is limited to ensure every student has one gong to themselves and to allow for optimum playing and practice time.
GOTTA HIT A GONG, Saturday March 31 from 1700-1830
The late afternoon of March 31 will be practice time for the workshop students and returning students who wish to brush up on their skills. The objective is to familiarise you with the gongs and to teach you basic strokes in order to participate by playing the gongs during the night. In this 2.5 hr hour intensive you will learn the basics of approaching a gong, creating rapport with it, and most importantly learn and practice basic strokes and playing patterns. You will develop your ability to listen, to become one with the gong and to understand how to tap into the universal sound current.
The workshop is suitable for all levels from beginner who has never touched a gong but is interested to learn to those who have had some experience and wish to practice their skills. Minimum age 14 yrs old.
You will be playing the Red Doors house gongs. Class size is limited to ensure every student has one gong to themselves.
GONG PUJA Saturday, March 31 2030 - 0700 April 1
If you thought 45 minutes of gong relaxation was great, try multiplying it by a factor of 10. You will have a smile on your face as you float in perfect peace on the sound of the gongs. The gong players rotate throughout the night in 30 minute shifts to produce just enough sound to maintain the magic. The gong puja starts from 2030 and continues to sunrise the next day followed by a continental breakfast. If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know by email email@example.com
This is the second blue moon weekend of 2018 and the last for many many years. We are hosting the workshop and puja at special request to take advantage of the particularly strong energy at this time. You may participate as a gong player or a sleeper/participant. However priority is for gong players and space is strictly limited. If you wish to learn to play the gongs then come earlier in the afternoon for a short Gotta Hit a Gong Workshop or better still come for the three day workshop to develop your gong playing skills. Space is strictly limited, priority given to gong players. It is necessary to confirm bookings by paying in full in advance. The available options are as follows:
1. Gong Training Level 1 student and puja player (Workshop Mar 30, 31 and Apr 1, Puja Mar 31-Apr 1) HK$4,600
2. Gong Training Level 1 student only (no puja) HK$4000
3. Returning Gong Student refresher afternoon Gotta Hit a Gong training only HK$300
4. Returning Gong Student refresher afternoon Gotta Hit a Gong training and Puja HK$900
5. Returning Gong Student playing in Puja only HK$600
6. Puja participant (sleeper only) HK$800
7. Gotta Hit a Gong ONLY (new student) HK$550
8. Gotta Hit a Gong and Puja (new student) HK$1050
(discounts apply for group bookings, please inquire firstname.lastname@example.org)
FOR THE PUJA
Comfortable clothes (usually white in colour if possible)
Any crystals that you may wish to charge during the night.
Pillow and any other padding you may need to make yourself more comfortable. It will be cold that night, so a fleece on top or sweater is advisable.
Water bottle with lid
Mats, blankets, bolsters, essential oils, yogi tea, continental breakfast, eye masks
Note: Training through Red Doors is compulsory to play the gongs during the puja. Other musicians are welcome to join - drums, bowls, digeridoo etc.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to start time to get settled. Remember that the entrance is at the back of the building on Yip Kan Street after 1800.
Studio Etiquette - Please be considerate of the needs and wishes of others. Feel free to enter the studio 15 minutes prior to class in order to get sorted. Please leave shoes, coats, phones (on silent or airplane mode), and personal belongings in the cubbies by the door. If the door is closed, it generally means a practice is in session. Please wait to be invited to enter.
Class will begin on time. If you are late, wait for a natural break to enter the studio, please make as little disturbance as possible, and if possible sit near the rear of the studio.
End of class. Please help us maintain the studio by returning all the props to their original locations. Blankets are folded neatly as you found them and stacked in the closet ready for re-sue. Mats stacked neatly on the trolley. Take responsibility for washing your own teacups and feel as though the studio is your own home. Your help is appreciated in keeping it tidy, welcoming and clean. Thank you.
Should you register for an event and then not show, the payment is non-refundable.