Collaborators Astara and Orion founded Illuminating Hearts. We cross-pollinate sound and energy, science and spirituality, theory and the experiential to em-power your truest Self. We bring music, metaphysics, and mindfulness together in a new way. Our innovative sound offerings heal you at the root of life: vibration. Learn more about Heartifact Archaeology and our books. Learn more about TINY space PRODUCTIONS and our films.
"Be like the great rooted tree by the side of a flowing river." – the Tao
Astara and Orion of Illuminating Hearts bring you an incredible evening of resonance and meditation to help you surrender to the flow of life. Experience the magic of the gong as you deepen into the Tao (which translates as the path).
You are not on a path, you are the path.
We start our time out together embracing the paradox of who we are; we are infinite inside of the finite, we are the quiet center inside dynamic movement. As we invite the right inner conditions through meditation and personal awareness, we surrender to the center of ourselves and return to our own eternal flow. We lead the group through a gong immersion experience to support you while you meditate. Orion and Astara encompass you in layers of organic resonant medicine. Appropriate for all levels of meditation knowledge. Bring a friend!
Pre-registration encouraged. Check in time 6:15pm. Event start time 6:30pm.
Please arrive early so we can start on time!
Advanced Registration* $25/$30 at door
*If you prefer to pay venmo, please venmo astara7 to register (include your email) and we will add you to the list.
Dress comfortably. As an event for meditation, children aged 12 and up may attend to maintain this atmosphere. We will provide loaner Mindfold eye-masks for those who prefer to cover their eyes during meditation. Chairs provided, feel free to bring a favorite sit pillow/zafu/zabuton if you prefer.
Here are just a few benefits of Gong Meditation:
🧘🏽Mindfulness: Experience the support the gong provides to drop more deeply into your meditation practice, cultivating mindfulness. Discover a deeper way of listening to your own body and the world around you.
🧘🏽Tune Up: The gong tunes you up with the earth, your natural rhythms, and those around you. The protective aspects of the personality or mind (ego) quiet as you reconnect to the harmonic resonance all around you.
🧘🏽Coherence: The gong helps you reconnect your three minds, your gut, your heart and your head. This coherence allows the head-brain to connect better to your heart intelligence and wisdom.
🧘🏽Bio-intelligence: The overtones and universal resonance of the gong builds vagal nerve tone, engages the parasympathetic nervous system for wholing your body and soul, and helps increase Heart Rate Variability for longevity and vitality.
🧘🏽Brain Superpowers: Access gamma brain waves which in turn accesses all brain wave states and increases well-being, better perception of reality, incredible focus, better self-control and richer sensory experience.
🧘🏽Connection: Mindfulness begins within you and transcendence unfolds in community.
🧘🏽And much more!
What our friends say:
“I just got to experience Illuminating Hearts for the first time tonight. It was an incredible journey, via sound, through the many places my mind was able to take me. Absolutely wonderful experience. A universal vacation through mind, body, and spirit. I look forward to more. Thank you!” —Brain Wetjen, Omaha, Nebraska
"Illuminating Hearts are pure magic. Never before have I felt vibration in every cell of my body, creating a thrumming that transformed time and space. My whole body became rivers of sound. Orion and Astara are bringing a profound experience into the world, don’t miss it!!" —Susan Steindorf, Owner of Dayaalu Center, Bainbridge Island, Washington
Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?
As an event for meditation, children aged 12 and up may attend to maintain this atmosphere.
What can I bring into the event?
Dress comfortably. Chairs provided, feel free to bring a favorite sit pillow/zafu/zabuton if you prefer.
What’s the refund policy?
We refund cancellations in full received 24 Hours or more notice in advance of the event. Any cancellations we receive with less than 24 Hours notice in advance of the event will not be refunded. Read our full event policy.
Will there be filming or recording at the event?
When you enter an Illuminating Hearts (IH) event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. Read our full event policy, including a notice of filming, video and photography. Upon entering the event, you agree to our event policy and effectively release IH, its illuminators and collaborators, and each and all persons involved, from any liability connected with filming or recording. You also waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties associated with the recording. Our intention for filming and recording is to harvest beauty for the world. Thank you for being a part of this event with us!
Can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email sound@illuminatinghearts with any further questions.
Date & Time
Mon, Feb 12, 2024 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM