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Jere Friedman

About Jere Friedman

“The gongs found me,” says Jere Friedman. “From the moment that the mallet struck the gong at my first gongbath, I felt drawn – compelled – to learn to play these marvelous instruments and to share with others the joy and healing they bring to me.”

Soon after that first experience Jere began learning to play the gong. In November 2009, Jere had the privilege of attending a three-day “playshop” with world renowned Gongmaster Don Conreaux. Since then, Jere has studied with Don for an additional five days and has spent countless hours playing for himself, his wife, Ellen, and others at private and public gongbaths and other meditation events. Each gongbath is a unique, uplifting, and joyous experience for the player and the listeners – everyone departs feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and energized.

Jere now is a trained volunteer for Ryan House, a palliative care facility in Phoenix for children with life-threatening conditions. Jere and his gongs visit Ryan House regularly to play for – and with – the children and their families as well as the staff and volunteers. Jere shows the children who are physically able how to play the gongs. In some cases, this means helping them to hold the mallet in their little hands and striking the gong with them. “It’s such a joy to watch the kids marvel at the amazing sounds the gongs make – their eyes light up, they giggle with delight, and their loving smiles and hugs just send me soaring!” says Jere.

Jere also regularly serves as a trained volunteer with Hospice of the Valley. At HOV, Jere and his gongs offer calming gong meditations for individuals nearing the end of their lives, as well as their families and friends and HOV staff and volunteers. The soothing sounds of the gongs provide a few moments of peaceful meditation during the final stages of a person’s life.

Jere collaborates regularly with other musicians, including pianist, performer, and educator extraordinaire Lynne Haeseler. Lynne organizes, orchestrates, and conducts large-scale meditative experiences such as Solstice and Mysterium. These joyous, uplifting events include piano, gongs, chanting choir, African drums, violin, flute, organ, dancers, and other instruments.

From time to time Jere and his gongs also perform with The Shakti Pistols, a novel musical mash-up of kirtan chants, Grateful Dead and other rock tunes, and the gongs! Talk about fulfilling your life's dreams of "just playin' in the band!"

Jere currently has the good fortune to share his life with four remarkable gongs:
• Mr. Charlie(1) – a 32” Paiste Symphonic gong
• Sylvia(2) – a 20” Paiste Symphonic gong
• Al Tira(3) – a 38” Paiste Sedna Planetary gong
• Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh(4) – a 24” Paiste Uranus Planetary gong

You can Visit Jere Friedman at: Gongs 2 Heaven.

Don Conreaux Live Show – In Mysterious Tremendum

The Whole Life Center at Shadow Rock Presents Don Conreaux In Mysterious Tremendum We are honored to host gong master and Kundalini yoga master Don Conreaux for this special evening on his national tour. He’ll be accompanied by several musicians … Continue reading

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Beginners’ Gong Play-Shop

Learn to play the GONG! at a Beginners’ Gong Playshop With Jere Friedman Based on the teachings of Gongmaster Don Conreaux WHEN:      Friday, August 9, 2013 ~ 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.                  Saturday, August 10, 2013 ~ 9:00 … Continue reading

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April Gong Events

presents: Gong Vortex Meditation and Holoenergetic® Healing Saturday ~ April 13, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. WHERE: Yoga Breeze Healing and Wellness Center 4705 East Carefree Highway, Suite 111 Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Call (480) 595-2855 or email info@yogabreeze.com … Continue reading

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February Gong Events

February Gong Events JERE AND ELLEN FRIEDMAN INVITE YOU TO ATTEND THESE UPCOMING GONG AND HOLOENERGETIC HEALING EVENTS: OPENING TO ONENESS THROUGH LOVE presented by Dr. Leonard Laskow February 16 – 18, 2013 MYSTERIUM ~ THE FIRE OF LOVE presented … Continue reading

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Upcoming Gong Events

START THE NEW YEAR WITH an 

Energizing and Rejuvenating


 GONG MEDITATION

AND 

CO-CREATE YOUR REALITY IN THE NEW YEAR

WITH HOLOENERGETIC HEALING NEW YEAR’S DAY! ~ Tuesday ~ January 1, 2013 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Please arrive early to get settled … Continue reading

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The Gongs Unleashed My Inner Child!

Jere Friedman Gong Meditations I love playing the gongs.  Anyone who knows me will say “That’s easy to see!” But why?  Well, one of the main reasons is that when I approach the gongs- when I pick up the mallets- … Continue reading

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