1. EarthGong Meditation – In the Palace of the Heart by Chicago Parks Foundation



    Join the Chicago Parks Foundation and GongLab to celebrate mindfulness in the new year. “In the Palace of the Heart” will feature guided meditation to the soothing sound of music and gong.

    Bring your own yoga mat, pillow, blankets and anything you need to be comfortable for this hour and half long deep meditation experience. Light refreshments will be provided. Parking located onsite.

    January 29th
    4:00pm to 7:00pm
    South Shore Cultural Center 
    7059 S South Shore Drive


    BIO: GongLab is a nomadic laboratory dedicated to community ritual and healing. Mentored in the Medicine Buddha Sound Healing Mandala by Lama Lobsang Palden, Shu Shubat and Oliver Seay combine practices and teachings of spiritual Wisdom Traditions, Jungian therapeutic modalities, and Mindfulness techniques to create powerfully harmonic community experiences. For the past 4 years GongLab has been the featured guest at the Medicine Buddha Retreat co-lead by Lama Lobsang Palden and Indo-Tibetan Buddhist scholar Dr. Robert Thurman at Tibet House’s Menla Mountain Conference Center in upstate New York. Oliver is a critically acclaimed percussionist and composer, a Reiki Master and a Vortex Healing practitioner. Shu is a graduate of the Clinical Training Program in Analytic Psychology at the C. G. Jung Institute in Chicago. She is a vocalist, musician and the former Artistic Director of the renown Jellyeye Drum Theatre, which she co-founded with Seay in 1992. The instrument most central to GongLab‘s work is a 38″ gong tuned to the frequency of the Earth as it transits around the Sun. This same vibrational signature is attributed to the seed sound OM, thought to be the Primordial Sound, and the very ground of our Being. In their ongoing exploration of holistic, earth based teachings, the Earth Gong serves as an actively resonant metaphor for the encircling reparative energy of the “Great Mother,” – the eternal life force that fuels all life.



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