Sat, Jan 27|
Inner Haven Spiritual Development Center
Michael Bettine - Gongtopia - Gong Meditation
GONGTOPIA The Gong Meditation is so much more than just gongs.
Time & Location
Jan 27, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Inner Haven Spiritual Development Center, 34121 US-45 Suite 8, Grayslake, IL 60030, USA
About the event
The Gong Meditation is so much more than just gongs. It’s gongs,
singing bowls, bells and other percussion instruments combined into a
pulsating soundscape that is designed to help you slow down and invite
stillness within. There’s no hurry, no destination—only the breath and
being in the moment. The vibrations can help with stress, fatigue,
depression, anger, and blocked energy. This is personal self-care.
Michael Bettine - Bio
Since 2002, he has worked under the name GONGTOPIA,
presenting Gong Meditation Sessions & Sound Workshops, using
gongs, singing bowls & bells.
He has written various books on percussion, including his new book,
'The Way of the Gong - Explorations and Observations in Sound'. He
has also released over 40 recordings under his name. His long-running
blogs, The Way of the Gong, Art As A Spiritual Practice,
and Percussion DeconstructionTM have been embraced by both the
meditation/sound therapy and percussion communities.
Michael is also devoted to music education. Besides teaching privately,
he has presented workshops on gongs at the prestigious Percussive
Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in 2005 & 2012; at the
1st Gong Summit in 2019 and the online Gong Summits in 2020 & 21,
at Gong Camp in 2021 & 22, and ‘Focus on sound therapy’ in Italy in
2021 & 22.,
Date: Saturday, January 27th, 2024
Time: 3 - 4:30 pm
Space is Limited, and there will be 14 Zero-Gravity chairs available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
If you choose to sit on the floor during the event, please feel free to bring a small poof or floor mat. We're looking forward to seeing you there.