9 to 13 October: The Way Of The Gong – gong retreat at Venwoude (ENGLISH)

We are delighted to organize a complete five-day gong retreat in the new workshop space of the beautiful Venwoude in the middle of the forests of Lage Vuursche. We deepen our self-inquiry in relation with the gong. You gain experience, learn to play gongs, meditate on sound and tune yourself in and with the gong.

 

The first part of the retreat consists of three training days (which can also be reserved separately). We give instruction on how to work with the gong for both newcomers and further deepening for advanced users. You learn the deeper meaning behind the gong and gong baths. You learn how to give gong baths and gong meditations and how to play in groups as well as individual. 

This training is suitable for therapists, yoga teachers and other professionals who use sound in their treatments. In addition, for everyone who is interested in self-inquiry through the power of sound.

Rolf Nitsch, owner and master gong maker at Gongland (a leading gong brand) will be present and talking about how gongs are made, the various production phases and the materials used. He was one of the first gong makers at Paiste with a deep anchoring in the spiritual side of the instrument.

We also work with the effects of sound and resonance on the body through Sound Yoga.

 

Following the three training days, we do The Way of the Gong 24-hour cycle. You can also register separately for this. During the day and evening, we prepare ourselves with meditation techniques, breathing exercises, playing gongs and movement with sound for the final ritual gong puja of 7,5 hours during the night. 

 

What is a gong puja?

Imagine more than 20 gongs stand in the shape of a vortex. The participants lie, sleep, meditate amongst the gongs. What follows is a 7,5 hour ceremony of cleansing, regeneration, rejuvenation and insight. The gongs sound all night long and the participants play the gong in turns.

 

 

There are various options for participating in this five-day event. Here you will find the options and costs.

 

The Way of the Gong – retreat (5 days) 9 to 13 Oktober

Including organic, vegetarian meals from as many locally grown products as possible.
During the breaks tea, water, cake and fruit.
Cost per person  € 595

 

The Way of the Gong – training days (3 days) 9 to 11 Oktober

Including organic, vegetarian meals from as many locally grown products as possible.
During the breaks tea, water, cake and fruit.
Cost per person € 450

 

The Way of the Gong – 24 hour-cycle 12 and 13 Oktober (24 hours)

Including organic, vegetarian meals from as many locally grown products as possible.
During the breaks tea, water, cake and fruit.
The cycle is from Saturday 10.30 am – Sunday 10.30 am.
Cost per person € 175

 

Accommodation options for 5 days* (3 night);

single room for 3 nights € 140 p.p.
double room for 3 nights € 110 p.p.
own camper or tent (on the estate) for 3 nights € 36 p.p.

 

Accommodation options for 3 days* (2 night);

single room for 2 nights € 97 p.p.
double room for 2 nights € 75 p.p.
own camper or tent (on the estate) 2 nights € 25 p.p.

*These are simple rooms, with made-up beds and shared sanitary facilities in the corridor.

 

Accommodation during The Way of the Gong – 24 hour-cycle

You do not have to book accommodation for the overnight stay. You stay in the room with the gongs, mattresses with sheets are provided. You only have to bring a pillow and blanket / sleeping bag.

 

More extensive information such as the program will follow. Check our website. For questions such as dietary requirements, payment in installments and / or other information you can always contact us, by e-mail at gwen@spiritconnection.nl or by telephone on 06-23915277..

 

For tickets and more information call or mail us or see this page (in Dutch) on our website: spiritconnection.nl/product-categorie/tickets/

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