This year because the solstice falls early on 21st and the following day is Saturday, we will have the gong puja on the evening of 21st. This will start with some meditation and drumming before settling down for the night at 11pm. Mats, bolsters, blankets and cushions will be provided but if you have a camping mattress, it may be an idea to bring it to provide extra padding. Extra blankets will be given to those who wish to pad up their mats.
The gong bath finishes at 6.30am on 22nd and then we gather around the fire with our own individual intention and you can choose to write down any negative belief that is holding you back and limiting your gifts and capabilities. A cooked breakfast is provided after this and you will leave fully restored and refreshed and brimming with vim! Those that come every year often say how the time passes very quickly as they fell asleep and the state of relaxation reached, even if it doesn’t include sleep is immensely restorative. You will have more energy than usual on Saturday morning and even go to work if this is required.
The history of sound for healing can be traced back thousands of years to the ancient Egyptians, Australia’s Aborigines and the Greek philosopher Pythagoras, the "Father of Mathematics" who utilised sound to treat mind and body ailments. This is a unique opportunity to bathe in the wide frequencies of the gongs for 7 1/2 hours.