Dark Night Insight and New Beginnings: “Winter Gongs” 3-part insight series with Eddie Easterly

image13 Sundays 12/17, 24, & 31 7-8:30p Session I-Dark Night Insight and New Beginnings 12/17 7-8:30p

“Dark Night Insight and New Beginnings”
Around the winter solstice, December 21, our nights are longer than our days. This dark period serves as an analogy for rest, peace, and self reflection – a time to celebrate the darkness which gives rise to creation, a time to prepare for rebirth and the promise of new beginnings!

Session II: Loving Yourself to Love the World 12/24 7-8:30p

“Loving Yourself to Love the World”
‘Tis the Season of Love!
The more you attend to your needs, the more you eliminate negativity, connect compassionately with others, and become ambassadors of love in the world.
We practice the acceptance of love and self-forgiveness, coming to know that we deserve life’s abundant gifts!

Session III: Becoming as a Child, Cultivating Beginner’s Mind to Inspire the World 12/31 7-8:30p
“Becoming as a Child, Cultivating Beginner’s Mind to Inspire the World”
Rebirth into the New Year calls us to evaluate our path and release worn out habits.
Gentle, harmonious vibrations calm the mind, allowing realization of insights that offer lasting core change.
Embrace your inner child with bright intentions to inspire creativity in your life and in the lives around you!
About this sound bath:
We will embark on a journey of relaxation, focused awareness, and calm while floating within a cloud of delicate and harmonic-rich sounds. Listen to gongs and other sacred and modern acoustic instruments to reduce attachment to outcomes, calm an overactive mind, and allow the body to heal itself. Additional benefits you receive depend on setting a personal intention and focusing your awareness on the vibrations blooming around you. For maximum benefit, it’s recommended that you be as comfortable as possible and lay down with eyes closed; However, you can sit up with eyes closed. Bring your yoga mat if you like. The listening period will last about an hour. After the session you may feel groggy for a time, yet renewed and peaceful; If you plan to drive afterwards, stay with us a few minutes for simple grounding exercises and vocal toning, or wait until your body comes fully back to its senses before operating a vehicle or heavy machinery. You’re welcome stay with us for fifteen minutes of questions and discussion.Please note:
Not recommended for pregnant women under 12-weeks, due to unstable nature of any pregnancy during this first trimester. Conditions such as epilepsy, seizures, tinnitus, thrombosis, and Meniere’s may be triggered by sound. Metal implants, pins, and screws may be affected by the vibrations, and the rhythm of a pacemaker may also be affected.
About the facilitator:
Eddie Easterly is a sacred sound facilitator, multi-instrumentalist, and street performer. After working for twenty years as a software engineer in busy corporate environments, he began a daily meditation practice and over time noticed the difference each session made in significantly calming his overactive thinking and reducing his attachment to outcomes. Deepening his research, he found that both ancient and modern civilizations used sacred instruments for spiritual and cultural purposes. After teaching himself how to play various acoustic instruments and use his voice in specific ways during a part of his practice, Eddie found it easier to enter and maintain specific states of consciousness, during which he experienced greater relaxation, concentration, life realizations, pain reduction, and restful sleep for the day. Performing improvised sound in a format known as a “sound bath”, he facilitates listening sessions for groups and individuals.. Eddie transformed his life into a musical journey of lasting fulfillment and continued discovery through sharing and listening to sound. He uses a mix of didgeridoos, hand drums, classical guitar, orchestral gongs, vocal toning, throat singing, chimes, Himalayan singing bowls, and other instruments. Eddie facilitated sound sessions at ChantLanta 2017, and his guitar music has been featured on The Weather Channel’s “Local on the 8s” segment.

One session $15; Two sessions $20; All three $24!

You can register for multiple sessions on any button below. To register for an individual session, click the respective button:

Session I Session II Session III
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