After attending the Advanced Gong Master Training in Italy July 2017 I just HAD to have my first Gongland Gong. I decided on a 36″ Universe Gong as my first Gong and it has definitely been a great joy for me to play it ever since.
I still remember the night I returned home very late and looked at it. MY Gong. I had been driving for 10 hours and nearly 1000 km forth and back to the workshop that day. But I felt NO tiredness at all. Just pure joy.
Getting your first Gong
I think getting your first Gong is always something special. It will always mean something special to you. And as my Gongland Gongs are some of the very first Gongs Rolf made in his own label to me that makes it even more special.
I decided on a 36” Gong as it big enough to make that deep sound I really love. The sound that really just “fills the room” and touches something in everybody. It is a fine size for me to easily take to teachings and Gong Baths and share it with whoever wants to listen or try to play. One thing is playing for yourself but sharing just fills me with joy.
But I admit it I LOVE big Gongs and the day I went to pick up this Gong I fell in Love. REALLY love at first sight. I saw it the moment I entered the room and could immediately feel the vibrations even though it was only hanging on the stand. A fantastic 42” Old Wise Earth Gong. Not for sale that day…but after half a year I bought it. Read the story here.
The sound of the Gong
I had the great joy of having Aidan McIntyre being in Germany with Rolf that day. I persuaded him to play a little and I just want to share it here with you. A VERY special day for me indeed. Hope you enjoy and get inspired 🙂