Gongs have been used throughout history to signify awakening, arrivals, and important transitions. Gong baths provide a powerful sonic experience in which guests are immersed in the vibrations of these ancient instruments, creating space for a profound inward journey of meditation, exploration, and release.
Guests often ask about the difference between sound baths and gong baths. Typically, sound baths tend to be gentle, mellow, and melodic, whereas the gong is a more powerful experience: stronger vibrations and slightly louder sound. Neither is “better” or more “advanced” than the other. Just like genres of music, different people simply have different preferences. We encourage you to try both and see what each has to offer.
- Please bring with you: a mat/blanket to lie on and a pillow/blanket for under your head. To prevent cross-contamination, these items will not be available to borrow.
To prevent cross-contamination, these items WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO BORROW. Come prepared with whatever you need to feel comfortable lying on the floor!
Dress warmly and comfortably. Masks are required for entry. Present proof of COVID-19 vaccination if you wish to remove your mask. Please note that the maximum capacity for this event is 14 guests. At maximum capacity, there will not be a distance of 6ft. between guests. Each person will need to register in order to attend, and fill out a waiver form which can be digitally filled out and emailed to: email@example.com
Rachel Elizabeth Maley is the creator of Still Life Meditation, a center for meditation and self-inquiry in downtown Elgin, IL. An artist and musician since a young age, Rachel has practiced meditation in various forms for more than 20 years. Particularly influenced by Zen and Cha Dao (the Way of Tea), Rachel’s sound practice is inspired in part by Western sacred music, Vedic chant, and the percussion of Zen monastic life. (StillLifeMeditation.net)