A dear friend, Bridgitte Lytton-Minor, wrote this poem after experiencing the Gong at Sohan Jalaiai -

Thundering Waves
On the shores of my mind
Scattering words with surf and spray
Sounds and colours
Echoing in the caverns of my Being

My ship floats away
Gently tossed on the Great Deep
Into the land of dreams

From distant Galaxies
The Hand of Creation
Brings intonations of Eternity
And the Song of God
Sings in my Soul
Alpha - Omega
Aum - Om

“The gong is the sound of Creativity itself. One who plays the gong plays the Universe. The gong is a beautiful reinforced vibration. It is like a multitude of strings, as if you played with a million strings. The gong is the only tool with which you can produce this combination of space vibrations.” Yogi Bhajan

“The gong is really an engine of power more than a musical instrument. The energy that comes through the gong is not just a fundamental tone, but all the tones combined to create a wall of sound - rather like a tsunami, a great wave. It is really like a delivering of pranic healing ...... The universal gong sound is based upon the musical principle that all tones of equal amplitude keep resonating, adding to themselves, to produce cumulative offspring, so to speak. This phenomenon is unique to gongs and replicates exactly what happens in the building of the human physical, mental emotional and spiritual bodies.” Don Conreaux

“Gong therapy relieves stress and has a profound, revitalising effect on the immune and nervous systems. When you bathe in the healing tones of the sacred gong the wave of total sound is both heard with the ears and felt as a powerful vibration sweeping over and penetrating deeply into the body - cleansing, releasing, healing and harmonising on all levels.” Guru Ram Kaur

The Gong is frequently played as part of deep relaxation in the Kundalini Yoga classes.It also forms part of the special Healing Circle Meditation events which are held regularly at Sohan Jalaiai. Here are some comments from people who have attended some of these events:

"Thank you for a lovely evening which was very enjoyable in every way. The gong meditation was wonderful and I could feel the sound waves in as well as around my body. A powerful experience. The healing meditation circle certainly generated a lot of heat within the body the people surrounding me also felt the same as well as good calm feelings and loving thoughts. The food was delicious and the company was great. How time flies when you enjoy yourselves!"

"I just wanted to send this e-mail to say a massive THANK YOU for the wonderful healing meditation evening and the delicious dinner that you and John provided. The evening was truly an amazing experience and I felt extremely peaceful and content during and after the evening. I am already looking forward to the next one!"

"The healing evening was really lovely. The power of the gong is really quite extraordinary with the vibrations moving right through your whole body. Thank you for sending the Mung Beans recipe which is proving to be very popular!"

"Thank you so much for last night - everything was wonderful and I was inspired by your cooking to buy both mung beans and quinoa today. I was also impressed by how the vibration of the gong relaxes the body..."