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Gangaji will lead us in Oneness meditation. After many years of searching, Gangaji was led to one of the last people she ever thought she would be led to, a guru. Even more than that, an Indian Guru. Convinced the whole “guru scene” was so abused, she was quite surprised when she met her beloved teacher, Papaji. She knew almost immediately that he had the transmission of silence her being had ached for.
Moment for Sound Healing will be given by Jonathan Goldman. Jonathan is an international authority on sound healing and a pioneer in the field of harmonics. He is an author and is the director of the Sound Healers Association and President of Spirit Music, Inc. Jonathan is the double winner of the Visionary Awards for “Best Healing-Meditation Album” and “Album of the Year.” He is a lecturing member of the International Society for Music Medicine. He has dedicated his life to the path of service, helping awaken and empower others with the ability of sound to heal and transform.
Gangaji shares a simple message: This is an invitation to shift your allegiance from the activities of your mind to the eternal presence of your being.
Born in Texas in 1942, Gangaji grew up in Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1964, she married and had a daughter. In 1972, she moved to San Francisco where she began exploring deeper levels of her being. She took Bodhisattva vows, practiced Zen and Vipassana meditation, helped run a Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center, and had a career as an acupuncturist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Despite her successes, Gangaji continued to experience a deep and persistent longing for fulfillment. She pursued many paths to change her life including relationship, motherhood, political activism, career, and spiritual practice, but even the greatest of her successes ultimately came up short. In the wake of her disillusionment, she made a final prayer for true help.
In 1990, the answer to her prayer came unexpectedly, taking her to India and to the meeting that would change everything. There on the banks of the river Ganga, she met Sri H.W.L. Poonja, also known as Papaji, who opened the floodgates of her self-recognition. In this meeting, Gangaji’s personal story of suffering ended and the promise of a true life began to flower and unfold.
Today, Gangaji travels the world speaking to seekers from all walks of life. A teacher and author, she shares her direct experience of the essential message she received from Papaji and offers it to all who want to discover a true and lasting fulfillment. Through her life and words, she powerfully articulates how it is really possible to discover the truth of who you are and be true to that discovery.
JONATHAN GOLDMAN, M.A. is an international authority on sound healing and a pioneer in the field of harmonics. He is author of numerous books including HEALING SOUNDS, THE 7 SECRETS OF SOUND HEALING, THE DIVINE NAME, winner of the 2011 Visionary Award for “Best Alternative Health Book” and his latest, the best-selling THE HUMMNG EFFECT which won the 2018 Gold Visionary Award for “Health Books”. Jonathan is director of the Sound Healers Association and president of Spirit Music, Inc. in Boulder, Colorado. A Grammy nominee, he has created over 25 best-selling, award winning recordings including: “CHAKRA CHANTS”, “THE DIVINE NAME” (with Gregg Braden), “ASCENSION HARMONICS”, and “REIKI CHANTS”. Jonathan is a lecturing member of the International Society for Music Medicine. He has been named as one of Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit magazine’s “100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People.” Jonathan has also been inducted into the Massage Therapy’s Hall of Fame for his work with sound healing.
Steve Farrell is the Worldwide Executive Director for Humanity’s Team, a global grassroots spiritual movement focused on awakening and embodying Oneness so humanity may enjoy a sustainable world of peace, harmony and happiness. Humanity’s Team presently has over 665,000 friends in over 150 countries.
Humanity’s Team projects include: Global Oneness Day – a day that Humanity’s Team created following its visit to the United Nations in May 2010; a Oneness Declaration; a year-round Living in Oneness summit; an annual Spiritual Leadership Award; a Conscious Business Declaration, Conscious Business Practitioner Training & Certification, Community Circle, prayer and meditation programs; and service projects focused on helping people and the environment.