New in 2018 this was a next level addition. Led by renowned sound guides Bear Love, Shion Buschner and Craig Shankster, this is all about the power of sound and vibration to take our mind, bodies and awareness to a place deep within, like a guided meditation, that can be felt too in the physical.
Maybe it could be called a massage with sound, however it is described you will leave here in a different state of mind to when you entered. Sounds feature the world’s largest production gong (around 2m!), bowls, didgeridoos, harmonium and more. Private sessions may also be offered. This space may seek a voluntary donation.
Themed around the “Sacred Healing” of Sound, Music, Voice and Spirit, Journey Within is a daily programme of Sacred Sound events including Morning Meditation, Qi Gong, Sound Journeys, Bhajan, Cosmic Music as well as 1-2-1 ‘Gong Healing’ sessions. Journey Within is a self-contained offering and presents the programme from a dedicated marquee.
The Daily Programme:
7.30am – 8.00am – Guided Meditation (with Sound)
Prepare your day with a positive Mind, Body and Spirit.
Led by experienced Meditation Practitioner Shion Buschner and is assisted by Craig Shankster (Himalayan Singing Bowls), Jacquie Shankster (Holder of the Sacred Space)
9.30am – 10.15am – QiGong
Shion has been involved in sacred energy movement., Qi gong and yoga practice for many years. Her own daily spiritual practice involves sacred movement which is aimed at an inner opening which encourages physical health and well-being as well as a deep opening to divine presence. The morning QiGong sessions will offer an opportunity to discover one’s own sacred healing movement.
10.45am – 11.30 am – Morning Sound Journey
Relax, Reflect, Release and enter into your own Journey Within; float within the ‘Mystical’ realms of Sacred Sound evoked by the world’s largest production model Symphonic Gong, Nepalese Singing Gongs, Himalayan Singing Bowls and many more ‘Magickal’ instruments.
This beautiful Journey into Sound is brought to you by long-time Sound Practitioners Bear Love (Gongs) and Craig Shankster (Himalayan Singing Bowls & Gongs), Jacquie Shankster (Holder of the Sacred Space)
12.30pm – 13.30pm – Bhajan
A bhajan is a free-form musical and/or chanting ‘happening’ that literally means “sharing”. The essence of a Bhajan is to be found in any song with a religious theme or spiritual idea, generally from the Indian sub-continent. This Spirit-lifting event is led by Shion Buschner (Harmonium and Voice) with Stu Hampton (Guitar & Voice) and Peter Barrett (also known as Kirtan Pete)
14.00pm – 16.00pm – 1-2-1 Gong Sessions
Personal Healing Sessions: 20 cosmic minutes of 1-2-1 healing behind the Giant Golden Gong, the world’s largest Symphonic Gong. Bookings £20.00 (booking essential). Offered by Bear Love (Gongs)
16.30 – 17.30pm – Shankara Andy Bole
As this world changes around us the need to connect deeply with our vibrations is ever more important. Shankara’s music enables you to transcend from the stresses and pressure of our world and invoke healing and profound transformations within. Enter into a timeless space of sonic bliss. Shankara Andy Bole (Bouzouki, Gliss Guitar).
19.00 – 20.00 – Evening Sound Journey
Relax, Reflect, Release and enter into your own Journey Within; float within the ‘Mystical’ realms of Sacred Sound, evoked by the world’s largest production model Symphonic Gong, Nepalese Singing Gongs, Himalayan Singing Bowls, Harmonium and many more ‘Magickal’ instruments.
This beautiful Journey into Sound is brought to you by long-time Sound Practitioners Shion Buschner (Harmonium), Bear Love (Gongs) and Craig Shankster (Himalayan Singing Bowls & Gongs), Jacquie Shankster (Holder of the Sacred Space)
Shion has been playing music since early childhood and She obtained a Classical music teaching degree at Frankfurt university in 1974. Her love for music has since been a steady companion on her spiritual journey. Both with flute and harmonium. Shion has supported and leads sacred chants, ceremonies, healing and sacred sound journeys.
Since 2002, Bear Love has been working as a spiritual guide and healer. He uses the medium of sound and prayer to help others find their inner peace and joy. Bear works directly with Spirit; rather than thinking of the way he steps aside and allows Spirit’s inner resonance to be his only Guide.
“Our divine Self calls to us lovingly, that we may each choose to go beyond our fears and merge with the radiant and peaceful awareness of Love’s Presence”, Bear says.
“Looking forward to sharing with you all, with an open heart and a fountain of love! Bear Love
Harmonic Sound Practitioner and founder of Silence In Sound, Craig has studied Sound Therapy and Vibrational & Harmonic Healing in Nepal, USA and UK and offers both community based and 1-2-1 therapy in his home town of Machynlleth.
“I first encountered Himalayan Singing Bowls in 1982 during my first visit to Kathmandu, Nepal. It was a discovery that would change my life. The sounds emanating from these mystical instruments were primordial and I connected in such a deep and profound way, words cannot properly describe it.” Craig says.
“Since that early experience Singing Bowls and Nepalese Singing Gongs have become my life and used in my daily meditation practice. I have amassed a wonderful collection of these beautiful bowls and receive great joy in sharing their ‘magick’.”
With an intuitive gift of healing and holding a sacred space, Jacquie brings a peaceful stillness with a touch of magic to the Journey Within. As a Reiki Master, Kinesiologist and a natural born healer, Jacquie has led and held space in many a sound-journey meditation and energy healing workshops. Jacquie has a deep sense of working with subtle forces and to create a powerful space for transformation. The intent here for the Journey Within is to create a blessed atmosphere and to raise the vibration in the marquee to the maximum. For that Jacquie uses Sacred and Shamanic items and focussed prayer.
Shankara Andy Bole
Shankara is a multi instrumentalist, arranger and composer with a highly respected international reputation. He is a member of Bonfire Radicals, one of 7 guitarists in Daevid Allen’s Glissando Guitar Orchestra. He has over the past several years played in some of the finest Acoustic bands, most notably the legendary Bushbury Mountain Daredevils and The Late Night Band who for many years were regarded as two of the finest acts in the U.K.
Shankara has performed at concerts in Europe and America with members of Fairport Convention, Jay Sean, Gong, Damo Suzuki, Blowzabella, Daevid Allen, The Electric Light Orchestra, Acid Mothers Temple, Dave Stewart and has studied the Hansa Veena with renowned Indian classical musician Barun Kumar Pal.