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”.
DON CONREAUX 2023 CALENDAR
May 7-12 GMT Online (Los Angeles 7-10pm) Virtual online Training China, Jishan
May 20-21 Joshua Tree, CA
1 day Starhenge training + All Night Puja under the stars
MAY 20-21 2023 STARHENGE ADVANCED GONG MASTERY STUDY with Don Conreaux, Micah Sheiner, Yaelle E. Shaphir, L.Ac + New Moon Cacao Gong All Night Gong Puja under the stars
Travel Day - Don - May 22 - L.A. to N.Y.
MAY22-JUNE 14 TBD: Programming in NY - arranged by Pascal Dinoia, ClubMind Productions @pascaldinoia
Fri, May 26 to Mon, May 29
"Enter The Gong" Memorial Day Retreat - Gong Yoga Master Class - Sound Healing - Kriya Yoga
Location: Ananda Ashram, 13 Sapphire Rd., Monroe, NY 10950
host: Pascal Dinoia, ClubMind Productions, and Ananda Yoga
Event Registration Link. or call: (845)782-5575
June 6 - June 8 Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
3 Days Training with Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux in Saratoga Location: Roosevelt Baths & Spa
(Licensed Massage Therapist: NYS CEU and/or NCBTMB credits)
hosts: Gong Lab brothers Jim and Nick Pavoldi (518) 290-0271 [email protected] gonglab.com
June 9 - 12 Greenwich Village, N.Y.C., N.Y.
Integral Yoga Institute N.Y. Holistic Resonance Gong Training
The Healing Power of Gong for All Levels with Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux and Rev. Laksmi Scalise
www.iyiny.org tel: 212-929-0585
Travel Day June 16 TBD: Travel with Yaelle to London Heathrow
then July 17 fly to Warsaw
June 18-25 Mazury, Poland
Location Lake Frequency Training (Jablon Lake Resort)
Summer Solstice Gong Festival and Alchemy Sound Healing accreditation host: Al Trinity
Facebook Event link
Travel to London Heathrow - Yaelle flies back to Los Angeles
Don to stay TBD London Travel to London Heathrow - Yaelle flies back to Los Angeles
*****Open June 26 TO July 12****
July13/14 Yaelle flies back to London Heathrow, Fly with Don to France Training
July 15-22 Southern France Training 6 day - Host: Philippe Garnier
Travel Day July 23/24 France to London Heathrow D+Y
JULY 28-AUG 6 England/UK Hawkwood College 10 Day GMT
10 Day Gong Master Training: An immersion in the Art and Science of Gong playing
host: Aidan McIntyre
Yaelle travel back to L.A. Aug8/9 - Don stay in UK
*****Open Aug 8 - 14****
July 18-20 Bosnia Pyramid Training with Surana
Travel Day TBD Aug 30/31 Don back to L.A.
Travel Day TBD Aug 30/31 Don back to L.A.
****Sept 8 Don’S 89th Birthday****
***Julie: Gong Healing Training and Concert programming Sept2-20
Sept 29-Oct 2 (4 day) in person training
Gong Camp N.Y. Menla organizer/host: Lea Garnier - Executive Director Sage Academy of Sound
???GONG CAMP PA in person
Gong Camp attendance: Mike Tamburo, Mitch Nur: [email protected]
***Travel Day Oct 5 to Florida***
Oct 6-Oct 9 Miami, Florida. INTRO GMT host: Dev Swaran & Ramji Singh
Virtual online Training China with Jishan
October 23-28 (Los Angeles 7-10pm) (China 24-29) GMT 2 Online
?STARHENGE CREATION/TRAINING TULUM, MEXICO TBD
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)
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