If you’ve been to LIB before, you’ve probably seen a group of people lie down in a circle of gongs, with small pillows over their eyes. An array of sound healersÂ are ringing the gongs and the tonal vibrations are traveling far and wide.Â The remarkable Gong Sanctuary at LIB is created and presented by Danny GoldbergÂ &Â Guy Douglas. We took some time to chat andÂ they shared a bit aboutÂ why it’sÂ such an important part of the festival.
The practice of listening to the ancient sounds produced by gongs and singing bowls in order to reach a deep state of meditation is known by many names. It’s “sound baths” to some and “sound healing” to others.
Sound HealingÂ is a powerful, transformative experience. Here’s five reasons why:
If you’re in San Francisco, a preview experience ofÂ Sound Meditation will be availableÂ beforeÂ LIB at “The Holistic Chamber of Sound with Guy Douglasâ€ from April 23-24th. In May, Guy Douglas is also doingÂ a benefit concert for the San Francisco Suicide Prevention Center at Grace Cathedral.
On May 20th, 500 to 1,000 San Franciscans are going to gather and drop into a deep meditation with the use of sound. Guy Douglas isÂ putting on a benefit concert for San Francisco Suicide Prevention at Grace Cathedral.
This event will be a powerful convergence of sound healers, led by Guy Douglas and featuring gongs, singing bowls, handpan and more.
Sunday, May 15th, 8:00pm-9:30pm
Sacred Sound Ceremony- Presented by Danny Goldberg & Jonah-Kai w/ special guests
Pacific Cultural Center- 1307 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz-
THIS EVENT FILLS! Please arrive early & bring a yoga mat, blanket/pillow
$20- advanceÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â $25- at the door- www.pacificcultural.orgÂ
:::FREE FOR CANCER PATIENTS:::
Thursday, May 19th, 7:45-8:45pm
Sound Immersion w/ Gongs & Singing Bowls by Danny Goldberg
Menlo Pilates & Yoga- 1011 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CAÂ www.menlopilatesandyoga.com
$20-advanceÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â $25-door
Friday, May 20th, 7:30-9:30pm
Pacific Cultural Center- 1307 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, CA
Please arrive early & bring a yoga mat, blanket/pillow
$30- advanceÂ Â Â Â Â $35- door – www.pacificcultural.orgÂ
Saturday, May 21st, 7:00-8:00pm
Independence Hall- 2955 Woodside Rd., Woodside, CA
To sign up in advance email: email@example.comÂ Â Â Â Cost- $20
Sunday, May 22nd, 7:00-8:30pm
Kings Mountain Community Center- 13889 Skyline Blvd., Woodside, CA
$25-advance (E-mail- Lindahennesseyroth@gmail.com)Â Â Â $30-door
Written by Simona Marie Asinovski,Â Director of Sound Meditation SF (co-founded with Guy Douglas); dedicated to spreading the practice.
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