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  • Gong bath meditation, a.k.a. Gong bath, healing sounds from a large Chinese gong. Photo by Marian Kraus

    At the core of it all is Awareness…

    Gong bath meditation, healing sounds from large Chinese gongs.


  • …and Desire.


  • Transformation requires Open Mindedness, Intention and Trust.


  • The Powerful Sound of Gongs is a portal to heightened states of Consciousness.


  • …Creative Intelligence…


    Virtually everything on Earth vibrates. The planet itself vibrates. All matter consists of atomic material which is in constant motion. Motion is manifested in everything within the Universe – nothing is at rest – everything moves, vibrates and circles. This motion generates frequencies, which then generate sound. Whether we hear it, everything has a sound, a vibration all its own. The velocity (frequency) of the movement determines the specific sound. Hazrat Inayat Khan, the ancient Sufi master stated that: “The knower of the mystery of sound knows the mystery of the whole universe”

    80" diameter Paiste gong photo by Marian KrausWe are constantly being vibrated, on a cellular level, by heard and unheard sound frequencies. Sound has a tremendous influence over human functionality. Sound is vibration that causes resonance and rhythm in our bodies, touches us and influences our emotions like no other source of input or expression. Due to the demands of our daily lives, the increase in stress-related disease in modern society is of little wonder. Stress, which might be defined as “an overamping of the nervous system”, has many contributors. Many external as well as internal influences have a proven effect on our well being. And so do the sounds of a gong bath and singing bowl meditation.

    The Gong is one of man’s oldest therapeutic instruments, and is used in yoga, sound meditation, and vibrational therapy from the distant past to present. A gong bath meditation is an ideal tool for stress reduction, stimulation of the glandular system, and serves as a facilitator to break up emotional, physiological and spiritual blockages. Sound & music are nutrients for the nervous system. The auditory mechanism is a mega-portal to the brain and sonic tools empower health, learning and productivity. Due to its nature, the gong resonates all cells of the body simultaneously in a most powerful & effective way. The goal in all healing, meditative, spiritual and transformational pursuits is to raise an individuals’ vibratory frequency, and thereby changing a person’s nature of being, restoring the intrinsic state of balance.

    As early as 4,000 B.C., throughout human history in various cultures, gongs have been used as ritual, ceremonial and sacred instruments. Ancient alchemy sources put the gong as far out as 16,000 B.C. The physical sound vibration of the gong provides an extraordinarily harmonizing and powerful vehicle for meditation & transformation that is mainly experiential in nature. Gongs and Himalayan singing bowls provide psycho-acoustic gateways to heightened states of awareness and consciousness.

    Recognized gong experts who have been studying and performing with gongs for decades believe that gongs have a powerful effect on the nervous system. “Scientific evidence suggests that sound affects the cell structure of living beings. Gongs are energy generators with a lot of inherent power in them. They are able to affect an individual on a cellular level, even a molecular level. Gongs open up your chakras and often release a lot of blocked energy, much like acupuncture or massage can do – it really is a sound massage.”

    Marian with three large gongs

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    Each delamora sound meditation event is a rhythmic gong bath, a.k.a. sound bath meditation, or gong meditation, that explores the full range of frequencies within three or more large gong instruments, harmonic set of tuning forks, four Burmese whirling gongs (Kezees), several authentic Himalayan singing bowls, Koshi chimes and other sound tools. From shimmering explosive highs to deep mysterious lows, these mystical characteristics provide a vehicle for quieting and energizing of mind & body in a very unique fashion. We create pictures with sound which provide excursions into otherworldly realms.


    This short multimedia piece will allow you to experience how sound and images enhance each other and lead to a powerful experience. Notice how you feel afterwards. Are you relaxed? Invigorated? Inspired? Have we taken you away…? View more of our videos and photos here

    We provide our healing and transformational gong bath meditation at venues including Cadence Health’s Living Well Cancer Resource Center, The Theosophical Society in America, Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness Centers, Loyola Medicine’s Gottlieb Center, the Tau Center, a ministry of the “Wheaton Franciscans”, The Well Spirituality Center, the Replogle Center for Counceling and Well Being, the Cancer Wellness Center, Core Power Yoga and multiple other Yoga Studios, churches as well as holistic spas. We furthermore facilitate workshops and retreats as well as corporate consultations and brainstorming getaways in the US and Mexico. Please visit the events page to learn more about our upcoming gong meditation events and view videos and photos of some of our passed gong bath and sound meditation sessions.


     

    Testimonials from some of our clients:

    I do not believe in Therapy. I believe in Gongs. –John Pierce, Wheaton, IL

    Marian’s sound healing immersions are sublime.  From the first note of the tingsha to the low, building rhythms of the gongs, Marian’s love and knowledge of his instruments is made clear. Through his playing, and sharing the healing spirit of the gongs, I was transported to a deeply peaceful and healing place…a place I hope to return to again through his beautiful offerings.Katryn Lavanture, Santa Fe, NM

    Everyone should treat themselves to a sound treatment with Marian. The waves of his gongs’ vibrations carry the essence of our origin and provide a key to remembering who we are. Truly, truly a healing experience. –Catherine West, O.D., Houston, TX

    I have had an opportunity to attend multiple gong sound healing sessions with Marian over an extended period of time. Each session Marian takes the participants on a unique journey that both activates all of the senses and simultaneously serves as a catalyst for calming and reflective thought. His unmatched ability to adeptly orchestrate the various dimensions of sound, provides the recipient a portal to receive both healing and energizing benefits. In a recent session, I intentionally focused on a chronic back problem, attempting to seek some relief from the constant pain. Throughout the session (and for multiple days after), I was amazed that the pain seemed to be muted. Marian’s multifaceted expertise, in conjunction with positive personal intent, yields a truly transformational experience. I am convinced that the sessions offer significant, additive benefits. I will certainly return for more!–Jeff Sucec, Ph.D. @ The University of Notre Dame, Co-Founder & Principal Performance Potential, Inc., Chicago, IL

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