"The Gong is the first and last instrument for the human mind, there is only one thing that can supersede and command the human mind, the sound of the Gong. It is the first sound in the universe, the sound that created this universe. It’s the basic creative sound. To the mind, the sound of the gong is like a mother and father that gave it birth. The mind has no power to resist a gong that is well played. " - Yogi Bhajan
A Gong Puja is a sacred ceremony in which the sound of the gongs is kept going during a full night. Players in a gong Puja take turns in playing, keeping all gongs going at a low frequency in a central structure called a “gong cage” or “gong pod”. Participants at the Puja lie down around this pod and during the night they enter a state of meditative sleep. The energy of the Gongs also helps us raise the vibratory level all around us, beyond the confines of the room through harmonic resonance.
The Gong is an instrument and healing tool for the nervous system. It can be a magical alchemy of frequencies and sound occur, which open our connection to our higher self. It is an instrument that takes us to the moment of creation of the universe with its complex harmonics. While the gongs play, there is a dome of sound which is beyond our usual perception in 3D. It creates a sacred space to experience and to bring us back to ourselves, generating an immediate effect of deep meditation and working at very subtle levels.
Yogi Bhajan, who brought Kundalini yoga and the art of the gong to the west, promoted 45 minute gong baths as a way of clearing any mental and physical blocks in our being. One of his early students and Grand Gongmaster, Don Conreaux, developed the gong Puja as 10 consecutive gong baths, or 7.5 hours of uninterrupted sound to bring healing and clarity to our souls.
There is no need to have any yoga or Gong experience to benefit from a Gong Puja, just bring an open mind. The experience of a Puja is very individual, but it can be a turning point or a moment of great clarity. The deep harmonics of the gongs which will be played may bring emotional and spiritual cleansing.
NB: A Puja is a ritual ceremony a moment of devotional attention. The word, Puja, originally from the Sanskrit language means reverence, homage or ceremony.
218 Ch de Boondael
20:00 Doors open - mise en place participants
21:00 Doors close
21:30 Opening ceremony
22:30 Gong Puja begins
06:00 Gong Puja Ends (Sunday 5 June)
07:00 Wake up and Closing ceremony
75 euros transfer BEFORE 27/05
85 euros AFTER 28/05
No. Our recommendation is for 14 years or older.
Again this is individual. Some people sleep from beginning to end. Most people will enter into a state of Nidra (yogic sleep) for most of the night and alternate with deeper Delta or Theta states of sleep.
Absolutely! You are free to get up, use the WC, meditate next to the gongs, take a break. The essential thing is to preserve the silence in the Ceremony room so that people can remain in total rest.
There will always be someone awake and holding the space who is at your service if you have something that you need to ask.
It is a personal choice but we recommend that you make yourself as comfortable as possible. A self inflated mattress is enough or a thicker inflatable mattress like this one available at Decathlon is a possibility: https://www.decathlon.be/fr/p/mp/intex/prestige-downy-matelas-d-air-celibataire-compact-191x76x25-cm/_/R-p-20f1cc62-3c50-49af-a033-f1b3ffb72395?mc=20f1cc62-3c50-49af-a033-f1b3ffb72395_c9
An electric pump is available for you to blow up your mattress.
A sleeping bag or blanket and a pillow or cushion.
Planet Gongs are tuned based on the orbital properties of the Earth, the Moon, the Sun, and the Planets according to calculations of Hans Cousto. Thus they resonate in harmony with the cycles of the celestial bodies and communicate a distinct aspect of the “music of the spheres” quoted since the Antique.
Their sound colour is extremely mysterious and conveys an unusual, unfathomable atmosphere. Soul Sound Yoga uses Paiste Sun and Day Sidereal gongs as well as guest gongs each with their own individual properties.
Based on planetary calculation
3rd Octave G3/g-194,71 Hz
4th Octave A4/a’-437,11 Hz
The frequency of an Earth Day - 23 hours 56 minutes.
Essence: I Experience
Keywords: vitality, flow, freedom, energy, relaxation, calming, harmonizing, balancing
Enhances an overall well-being feeling. Gently opening on the Spiritual and Physical levels. Letting go. Opening the Heart.
Rules: All Signs
Element: All elements
Character: I, Youth
Virtues: vitality, flow, freedom, energy
Balances: emotions of fear, insecurity, survival
The tone of the Sidereal Day gong (G) acts as a tonic, is stimulating, energizing and recommended for use in the morning or at the start of any activity. Can be helpful in dislodging suppressed emotions or energy blocks.
Key Essence : I am
Keywords: Energizing, Purifying Healing, Power of Will, Personal Power, Strength, Endurance
Enhances the perception of one’s own center, the magical and transcendental, is beyond all imagination bringing the listener into new dimensions and to a state where good and bad, shame and guilt, time and space, being and not-being are transcended.
Fundamental tone: 32.312.52 Hz
Gong pitch: B (126.22Hz - 8 octaves below the fundamental tone)
Chakra: Solar Plexus, Heart
Virtues: health, vitality, organization, power
Balances: pride, egotism, selfishness
The SUN is a star and the center of our solar system - through its gravitational field and radiance all is sustained. The frequency of the Sun is based on a limit value - the threshold between expansion and contraction, as measured between the Sun and its closest farthest planets (Mercury and Pluto).
Based on planetary calculation
2nd Octave B2-126,22 Hz
4th Octave A4/a’-449,80 Hz
Gong size: 38"