Don Conreaux formerly known as Baba Don and Guru Jagat. Master Don was one of the five original Kundalini Yoga Teachers designated by Yogi Bhajan in 1969. Don also studied the gong writings of Dane Rudhyar. He established the Nanak Dwara Ashram Teacher Training 1970-1976 in Phoenix, Arizona. His very first teacher as a teenager in 1952 was Paramahansa Yogananda, receiving his Kriya Initiation in 1953.
- The Gong Yoga of Holistic Resonance
- The title of Gong Master
- Gong Therapy
- The Gong Bath
- The Gong Puja
- Spiritual Free Jazz
- Songs and Concerts for Humanity.
His Way of the Gong writings include:
- Magnum Opus of the Gong volumes 1 & 2
- Gongs of Our Solar System
- Music of Wholeness
- Gong Essays vol 3
- Sacred Geometry of Starhenge
- The Universal Chiometer
- The Kriya Kundalini Gong Yoga Manual MEM.
- Shruti Sutras
His formal education included a Masters Degree in Theatre, and from 1952 – 1969 was a Director, Actor and Writer in Hollywood and New York city. Today in his 88th year he continues to teach the art and science of Sacred Geometry, divination, and designs World Peace Gong & Bell Gardens of which there are now sixteen established Internationally. All are dedicated to the coming first day of World Peace, Planetary Cooperation in a world without violence for our children of the New Millennium.
"For the past 40+ years, Don Conreaux has brought the mystical and entertaining sounds of the ancient bronze gong (tam tam), bells, bell bowls, shofar and the spiral sea horn (conch) to millions of listeners around the world."
He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs as performing artist and talk show guest, holds 2 degrees in Theater Arts. Mr. Conreaux has worked throughout his career in theater, in both film and television in Hollywood as an actor, writer, and director before arriving in 1984 to NYC.
"The bronze gong has since ancient times been thought to exemplify the sounds of the universe; the sacred conch suggests the sounds of whales, elephants, dolphins, and wolves." These sounds summon the forces of nature," offers Mr. Conreaux. He is a genuine Gongmaster, as well as artistic director of The Mysterious Tremendum Consort and School of Sacred Sound. Previously, Don performed as one of the original members of the singing bowl ensemble called One Hand Clapping.
As a writer, actor and director in theater, Mr. Conreaux was greatly influenced by Alice A. Baily's Esoteric Sound Healing, as well as Gene Youngblood's writings on on the subject of visually induced synaesthesia. In 1969 he produced and directed the first of his "Concerts For Humanity" which was called The Divine Union , and used for the first time, the ancient bronze gong with its powerful 'layering tones'.
Theatrically impressed by Gratowsky, and musically marked by composers Rudhyar and Skriabin; while on a Gandhian Salt March across the US, met Robert Muller of the UN and was struck by Muller's Day of World Peace Concept and its simultaneous ringing of a multitude of gongs and bells.
Conreaux's interest in ancient geomantic powerpoints, sacred geometry, and the inherent power of social rites, such as musical ceremonies using recycled implements of war, brought on the vision of designing special acoustic spaces utilizing principles of 'functional harmony' which empower the collective mind to cooperate non-violently with each other.
Most significantly, The Mysterious Tremendum Consort can also be understood as a resonant tribute to Russian composer Alexander Skriabin's earlier vision of a 'Mysterium' in which attempt to "re-tune the world”.
Kundalini Yoga Teacher
ADVANCED GONG MASTERY TOPICS WINTER 2022
2022 ADV. GMT: GONG PLAYING BY THE NUMBERS - CREATING ORIGINAL SHRUTIS FOR CONCERTS FOR HUMANITY THROUGH THE IRRATIONAL FRACTIONS OF THE SEEN AND UNSEEN UNIVERSE
The Gong Teachings: Gong Conciousness, The Way of the Gong and more!
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TOPIC NUMBERS: ADVANCED GMT...X,Y,Z, PI, PHI, E - Mathematical principles and Gong Playing
Advanced GMT Topics - Beyond a, b, and c.... x, y, z, pi, phi, and e....
ARCHIVAL STUDIES ADVANCED GONG MASTERY TOPICS WINTER SESSION 2021 (PART 1): INTRO TO ADVANCED GONG MASTERY TOPICS: Gong Playing by the Numbers - Pi, Phi, e...Shruti and Gong Mask Theatre
“If you really care, you have to share. The two motives we have are caring and sharing. What we are attempting to accomplish here is a 3 month course - for a pe
TAIWAN Feb 22-March 5 In Person
organizer/host: Julie Chiu [email protected]
Feb 24 Taipei - Gong Concert for Humanity
Feb 25-28 (4 day) Advanced GHT - Gong Healing Training with Don Conreaux
***online version of Advanced GHT (English and Chinese versions) avail in April 2023***
South Taiwan March 3-5 (3 day) GPT - Gong Performance Training with Don Conreaux
March 5 Concert: Emptiness in the Multiverse
HONG KONG In Person
March 7-14 in person training
March 14: Concert for Humanity
organizer/host: Martha Collard, RED DOORS STUDIO
www.red-doors.com Aberdeen, Hong Kong Tel. 852.2110 0152
***OPEN MARCH 25-APRIL 30***
CHINA Virtual (Zoom)
Online Training APRIL 30-MAY 3, MAY 7-12 with Jishan
April 30-May 3 M.E.M. Gong Yoga Online (Los Angeles 7-10pm)
May 7-12 GMT Online (Los Angeles 7-10pm)
N.Y.C. IYI (Integral Yoga Institute) LIVE with Lakshmi + Don Virtual Online Training
May 26-29 Gong Teacher Training at IYI with Lakshmi
MAZURY, POLAND In Person
JUNE 18-25 In Person
Jablon Lake Resort, Pisz 12-200 Poland
organizer/host: Al Trinity [email protected]
1)Lake Of Frequency showcase video: 2)Contact us 3) Our Gongs at the event.
*****OPEN CALENDAR JUNE 26 TO JULY 15****
GERMANY, Dates/Time TBD
GT (7 day) withTina Maria Stahl + Rolf Mitch [email protected] @gong-academy
FRANCE In Person
JULY 17-22 in person training
Monday 17 to Sat 22 July (6-days) 2023
Philippe Garnier France: 07 54 80 59 53
Academie Francaise De Sonotherapie
STROUD, ENGLAND/U.K. In Person
JULY 28-AUG 6 in person training
HAWKWOOD COLLEGE 10 Day GMT (28th year anniversary)
Painswick Old Rd, Stroud, GL6 7QW, United Kingdom
10 DAY UK GMT with Gong Maestro Aidan McIntyre, Gongmaster Don Corneaux, Tim Byford, Yaelle Shaphir
organizer/host: Aidan McIntyre - [email protected]
LOS ANGELES TRAINING:
Don’s L.A. Advanced Gong Training Schedule:
Sept 2. Gong Concert
Sept 3-8 Advanced Gong Healing and Basic Gong Yoga Master Training
*SEPT 8 Evening Birthday Celebration*:
(DON’S 89th Birthday) and Celebration of Swami Sivananda’s birthday (born Sept 8, 1887) - Swami Sivananda’s teachings: Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realize.
Sivananda Saraswati of Rishikesh India (1887 – 1963) is known as being one of the world’s most influential Yoga masters of our modern time: Trimurti Yoga combines Hatha Yoga, Karma Yoga. He is revered in many yoga traditions as a modern day saint. Swami Sivananda’s influence is still deeply impacting the world and Don suggests that we honor our lineage of world servers on this day in his honor by remembering GuruDev.
Sept 8th-13th Advanced Gong Performance Master Training
Sept 14-16 The Gong Theatre Performance (Evening/Public)
For further info -
contact organizer: Julie Chiu [email protected]
Sept 29-Oct 2 (4 day) in person training
GONG CAMP N.Y.
NEW YORK, MENLA
organizer/host: Lea Garnier - Executive Director Sage Academy of Sound www.sageacademyofsound.com
T: 845 679 5650
GONG CAMP PA in person
GONG CAMP: Mike Tamburo, Mitch Nur: [email protected]
MIAMI, FLORIDA IN PERSON
Oct 6-Oct 9 Miami, Florida
Dev Swaran & Ramji Singh
CHINA - ONLINE
Virtual online Training China with Jishan
October 11-14 (4 day) M.E.M. Gong Yoga Online (7-10pm PST)
Oct 15-20 (6 day) GMT 2 Online (7-10pm PST)
STARHENGE CREATION/TRAINING TULUM, MEXICO
Dev Swaran & Ramji Singh [email protected]
..."We got the whole world in our hands!" Shruti song to manifest for everyone as we more clearly focus on the coming 2023-2025....2 years and importantly on the May/June/July full moons of 2025 and the returning Maitreya Buddha Prophecy of the great 4th Ray opening much more and genetically within the rainbow family of all humans on Gaia. These auspicious dates signify Humanity's open gateway to a more "functional harmony worldwide".
There is an arising flood of new thought behind the floodgates of avoidance holding back the synchronous worldwide outpouring of healing gong tones and the Inspired creative consciousness of a world peace and a "working together" in functional harmony. Shruti says, "Every days a special day in "Gongerwood" for me when together gonging with you. DJC
Dearest GONG CARETAKERS/TEACHERS/STUDENTS/HOSTS - you are the heart of what we do…
AS REQUESTED… DETAILS FOR HOST: BUDGETARY CONSIDERATIONS:
1. AIRFARE: Roundtrip airfare to/from for Don (Business/First) with 2-3 pieces of luggage, Yaelle (econ/prem. econ) with 1 piece of luggage
2. ADDITIONAL COSTS FOR DON & YAELLE: Room/Board, Transportation to/from airport
3. DAILY RATE: DON: $1200-1500, YAELLE (as assistant to Don Live training) $500 ($750-1000 as teacher)