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Why you are unhappy.

"Because 99.9 percent of everything you think, and of everything you do, is for yourself—and there isn’t one.” ― Wei Wu Wei (German translation will be forthcoming.) What does this mean? The first clue is in the words 'self ' and 'one.' The illuminating thought here is that the self is an object and not a subject. This is not merely semantics. It is not merely a thought exercise. It is...

3 Easy Steps to a Deeper/Better Gong Bath

First let me say this; none of these steps are necessary. I know, I know; this is a terrible way to start a blog article in which I try to get you to do some stuff, but I've got to be real, before I start doling out the advice :-) The truth is the most crucial step for a great gong bath is getting to the gong bath! If you come, it will work. No matter how you feel and what mood you are in, you...

10 Meditations to Supercharge Your Gong Bath & Life

Before I ever picked up a mallet and hit a gong with it, I had been teaching meditation for decades. I have taught most of the following meditations and have experimented with all of them. I chose these meditations as something you can practice while at a gong bath to supercharge your experience and make the results long lasting and profound. You can also practice any of these meditations, except...

Seven of my favorite things about giving gong baths.

I love that a powerful gong bath only happens in the 3D world.  Of course there are plenty of gong bath recordings and also players giving online gong baths, but you won't find me doing that.  I just don't think it is possible or even desirable.  I love how to truly experience a gong bath, you need to be there! The connection between player and audience, the feeling of the vibrations, the...

8 Musical Gifts For The Holidays

8 Musical Meditations For 2020/2021 This is the time of year that lots of people talk about how the year was for them.  I know it has been a challenging and strange time for many, but in my case it has been a wonderful and interesting year. A lot of that has to do with the gong baths here in Europe since I moved from the US and  started offering them January 18, 2020. So I wish to say THANK YOU...

On Accepting The Whole Fact Of The Matter

I just finished what I call a ‘biblical session’ on the gongs. It was one for the ages. Just beyond gorgeous. It was as close to expressing 100% of what I wanted to express as I have perhaps ever achieved. As I write this, I have this tingling on the edge of my lips, pushing those cheeks up into a silly smile that won't quit. It was THAT kind of session. But there is one thing I wish to say...

Oneness With Leonard

Oneness Lots of people have talked about it throughout history. That there is a basic unity to the whole thing. That even though you experience life as an individual, life itself is divinely one. A field of connectedness that supersedes and goes beyond all distinction. All individuality bowing to the greater force of what unites us. If this moment was before July of 1996 and you had told me all...

How it all got started with me and the gongs

I get this question all the time. When people ask me what I do, I either reply by the general term ‘musician.’ or ‘I teach meditation.’ or, if I feel there is genuine interest, I tell them ‘I play gongs for people while they are laying down. I give gong baths.’ Huh?!?!?!? Gong bath? What is that? Then I explain that it is this amazing meditation through sound. Often there is interest...

Enlightment by a Drunken Sea Captain

It was a Sunday afternoon like so many Sunday afternoons in Lisbon. This is what made the meeting with the drunken German Captain so surprising. For my Sunday afternoon ritual, I would sit on deck of my sailboat home-- my floating private hermitage--called the Raven. I would sit and gaze at the waters of the river Tagus (pronounced Tay-jew.) I would look Westward; watching the widening water...

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