News and Views from The Chiron
Gong Puja for PeaceThe next big event is coming up on Saturday 23rd September & really is a date to set into your diary. We’re hosing our 4th annual ‘Gong Puja for Peace’ & those wh’ve joined us before, have been eagerly awaiting the date & are already snapping up their places, it’s truly one not to be missed.
Although, as always, we have no particular religious affiliation, in the Hindu tradition, worshipers bond with the divine through the puja. The purpose of the Puja event is to create an atmosphere in which humans and spiritual beings, (including our own higher or divine self,) can enjoy communion with one another & a puja serves to bring the former and the latter together on an energetic level. Being part of a Puja event is always a very special & wonderful way to experience direct communication with the divine.
Each year we set aside the closest Saturday evening to World Peace Day to dedicate a whole night’s gonging to such a deeply personal & sacred connection in the name of Peace - & as always, we donate all the profits to a Peace Charity, each year we have gifted an average of £300, which is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation & support of child soldiers from war torn areas across the globe - if we believe that children are our future, I’m sure you will agree that this is such a worthy cause for us all to support & as a very small charity, our donation will do an enormous amount of good.
We’d love you to join us & be part of the Chiron’s ‘Peace Revolution’ & all you have to do is come along (in your pj’s or onesie), settle yourself down (you can bring a camping matress & pillow/blankets or a sleeping bag) & snuggle together with the dozens of others who attend, & drift in & out of sleep whilst a team of very dedicated Gongers will gently gong the whole night through - we’ll strike the 1st stroke at 11pm & the last at 6.30am - then we’ll share a cuppa & a croissant before we greet a brand new day with Peace Vibrations resonating in our hearts & minds. It’s a night to remember & tickets are selling fast - for the more dedicated Peace-hearts amongst you, there are a limited number of places for you to join us for a workshop in the afternoon to learn the basics, help us to prepare the Sacred Space, welcome all our guests & be part of the love & excitement which overflows & then be part of the playing team - we’ll tag-Gong all night & you’ll have the opportunity to play for approx. half an hour at some point in the night & that’s always a life-changing experience.
Go to this page for booking and info
John and June Shapter, Healing Sound Practitioners and founders of The Chiron Institute UK