Balinese Gong Garden Meditation at The Baha`i Temple House of Worship
Time & Location
About the Event
Our last gong meditation was so successful that we have been invited back for another. We are most thankful for this as the temple is a very sacred location and the gardens are beautiful. This event is free for adults. The Temple is open to all denominations. All are welcome. We will be situated at the #6 garden. I will gong for approximately 40 minutes with a very brief introduction. There will be plenty of space for yoga mats and blankets. Bringing in chairs is discouraged. However, there are stone benches and steps surrounding the garden and you are welcome to bring pillows/blankets to sit on. In case of rain, this event will be cancelled with no further rain date. Contact me with questions.
You may also want to take advantage of visiting inside the temple. There will be a time before and after the gong meditation. Please be respectful that this is a sacred place and worship and prayer. Reviewing the site at their link below for guidelines, if this is your first time visiting, will be very helpful. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you there.
The gong is the oldest known instrument. Gong sound therapy is considered sacred and has been practiced for thousands of years. Also known as a gong bath, the sound vibrations and frequencies are extremely therapeutic. It is said to be very healing, providing deep relaxation, stress reduction, and even pain relief. The gong is said to lower blood pressure, stimulate the immune system, and detoxify the body, penetrating deep into each cell, removing blockages. Slowing the brainwaves into THETA state, a 30 minute gong session is like getting 4 hours of sleep! People report a deep sense of peace after experiencing a gong meditation. Vibrational sound healing is said to be the medicine of the future.
Located at: 100 Linden Ave. in Wilmette, IL (Sheridan and Linden). Take 94 to Lake Ave. East then proceed to Sheridan, turn right (south) until reaching Linden. Parking is available in the Temple's parking lot close to the garden where we will gong. Please note that you will only be able to park there while you are on their grounds. Phone: (847) 853-2300 for more info. You can also contact me with questions.
The #6 garden is located just past the Welcome Center. Keep going into the parking lot where you will find the ramp and stairs going up to the gardens. There will be personnel to guide you if you need help. You can also park on Linden Ave.