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Mindfulness THAI GONG BATH Training Level 1 with Veerayuth Pongsiri
June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
One event on June 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm
MINDFULNESS THAI GONG BATH TRAINING LEVEL 1
A basic, 2-hour , hands-on introductory course on how to rub the sacred Thai Gong with Mindfulness. Two x 2-hour sessions available: either morning or afternoon.
Program Outline (approx. 120 mins):
– Introduction to Mindfulness Gong Bath (approx. 20 mins.);
– Mindfulness Gong Bath – passive meditation (approx. 30-40 mins.);
– Question-Answer and Gong Practice – active meditation (approx. 60 mins.)
NOTE!!! ADVANCE RESERVATION ESSENTIAL!!!
*Your space is not guaranteed unless booked & paid up as spaces are limited to ensure everyone receives full attention.
If there are no reservations within 12 hours of the planned class start time, class will automatically be cancelled.
Spaces limited & attendance only guaranteed when payment is made in full.
Cost: 3,000 Baht/person
PAY: Melanie Giles-Clapp
BANK: Krungthai Bank (KTB)
Lotus Reiki & Yoga is honoured to host Thai Gong Master & Mindfulness Teacher, Veerayuth Pongsiri (K. Vee) from Chiangmai to present his very first Mindfulness Gong Baths a in Bangkok the weekend of 1st-2nd June 2019. Set in a heritage Old Town studio, Lotus Reiki & Yoga is a relaxing oasis nestled in Bangkok’s historic centre and home to the city’s largest collection of therapeutic Gongs (both Western & Asian). You are invited to relax into mindfulness while rubbing & absorbing the powerful energy radiated by the traditional Thai Temple Gong. Together, we will embark on independent spiritual journeys through the binaural beats of the unique Thai Gong. These beautiful vibrations flow through your body, allowing all of your cells to recalibrate. Enjoy immersing yourself in a state of timeless entrainment. After landing, you will feel grounded, relaxed and peaceful.
HISTORY OF THE MINDFULNESS GONG BATH PROJECT.
Asian people believe that when they use their palms to rub or mallets to strike a Gong evoking loud sounds, this will bring them luck, fame and good health. During a Mindfulness Thai Gong Bath, we apply the practice of Buddhist mindfulness while rubbing the Gong gently with the palms. As a meditational practice, Thai Gong rubbing allows us to stay fully present. As we observe the shifting impermanence of the sacred sounds, we reflect on nature itself and the mind becomes focused and still as a result. This technique of awareness is highly effective in balancing the body, mind and spirit. K. Vee began his project of sharing Mindfulness Gong Baths in September 2017 at Wat Phra Singh Woramahawihan, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Since then, he has developed a unique approach through integrating the scientific knowledge of the West with the liberal arts of the East. His dedicated efforts in spreading wellness through Sacred Sound Healing have culminated in the “Mindfulness Thai Gong Bath Courses” which have been propagated in temples, community centers, educational institutions and yoga centers throughout Thailand and around the world.
1. To present a new approach to Mindfulness using Thai Gongs in an interactive, kinesthetic meditation.
2. To bring energy from the Thai Gong sounds to treat those with ‘monkey mind’ syndrome and adjust the body cells to return to their natural balance.
K. Vee’s project has received courteous support from 4 temples in Chiang Mai, which run weekly Mindfulness Gong Bath sessions/trainings including:
Wat Phra Singh:
At the pavilion next to a big Chedi behind the royal temple
Wat Tung Yu:
At Prachao Tunjai Building
Wat Chai Phra Kiat:
Inside the Lanna Scripture Building
Wat Suan Dok:
At Theerasak Phairot Sathaporn Buildings (Monkchat Buildings)
(supported by Mahachulalongkorn University, Chiang Mai Campus)
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
Mr. Veerayuth Pongsiri (K. Vee) was born in Thailand in 1967 and holds both a Bachelor degree in Survey Engineering as well as a Masters degree in Buddhist studies from MCU Chiang Mai, Thailand. Veerayuth worked as a Survey Engineer in both construction and consultant companies for over 20 years. His combined studies in Engineering and Buddhism have allowed him to blend Western science with Eastern art to develop an enlightening program called “Mindfulness Gong Bath” – a sonic souvenir and travel highlight for many visiting Chiang Mai, Thailand, since September 2017. Currently, it is K. Vee’s mission to share the experience of his “Mindfulness Gong Bath” to a wider audience beyond his hometown. Veerayuth enjoys teaching his Mindfulness Gong techniques by inviting the Gong to sing along to the smooth touch of the fingertips. Attendees learn how to resonate with this powerful, vibrant sound (NATURE). As the human body begins to resonate, our cells recalibrate and return to their natural, healthy state. K. Vee offers regular bi-weekly Mindfulness Gong classes in Chiangmai and enjoys dedicating himself as a Thai Buddhist Volunteer, sharing Thai culture, the teachings of Gautama Buddha, and loving kindness & compassion to the world.
ABOUT THE HOST
Melanie / Ajeet Nam is a certified Radiant Child & Kundalini Yoga instructor, Reiki Master Teacher, Gong & Tibetan Bowls Therapist offering her services to those seeking balance and wellness within their lives. Born in Hong Kong to a Cantonese mother and British father, she has lived, studied and worked in the UK, Paris and Singapore, settling in Bangkok in 2000.
Melanie is mother to two young children, holds a BA in French & German from London University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from Keele University. She spent a decade in the music business, has taught English, French and Yoga at St. Andrew’s Dusit International School, Bangkok, and continues to manage a family hotel and property business alongside two community studios: Lotus Reiki & Yoga in Bangkok’s Old Town as well as Esmeralda Apartment 4A in Sathorn. Here, she offers weekly Kundalini Yoga classes, Gong Baths and private healing sessions in 5 languages.
Inspired by gratitude towards her many teachers and all those who have helped her through life, she has decided to dedicate hers to the service of others through teaching and holistic therapy. She welcomes all visiting students and teachers to Lotus Reiki & Yoga + Esmeralda and is happy to open her space to host workshops / courses / classes offered by visiting teachers.