I grew up in a traditional Chinese family in Taiwan, learning Qi-Gong, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting and listening to Chinese opera since I was young. And I was always fascinated by Chinese gong and drum, never knowing I would become a gong player myself one day!
I spent more than a decade as a financial journalist before falling into the yoga world, first as a yogini, then in 2005, a certificated yoga teacher and a Kundalini yoga teacher after that. For many years I have been devoted to body work, asana, Pranayama and various forms of meditation practice and teachings. Also energy work, becoming a Reiki master and still sharing Qi-Gong practice.
It was my inner guide that brought me to gong playing. For me, playing the gong is not only about producing trans-harmonic sounds for people, through the sacred vibrations the gongs create I can also transmit blessings and positive energy to listeners and the wider world. Sharing the experience of "Being" and "Becoming the One" is my destiny.
關於Monica 來自在台灣的傳統中式家庭，受到父親的影響，從年輕就接觸氣功、中國書法和繪畫、聽了非常多的京劇。那時覺得敲鑼打鼓很酷，從沒想過有一天我也會成為銅鑼工作者。 我在財經媒體擔任採訪記者超過10年後，歷經了幾個不同的工作，直到接觸到瑜珈，毅然把工作辭了，成為一個全職瑜珈人，在2005年取得美國瑜珈協會200小時認證資格，成為瑜珈老師。2009年更成為昆達里尼瑜珈(Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan)老師。這些年來我努力推廣透過瑜珈全方位的練習:體位法、呼吸法和冥想來提升身心靈的工作。此外，我更同時是個靈氣(Reiki)傳導師，也在推廣氣功。 受到內在的指引，冥冥中讓我走上銅鑼/聲音療癒之路。對我而言，敲鑼不只是讓人感受到和諧之音的過程，而是透過敲鑼的過程，我可以在神聖音波之外把祝福和正面能量經由傳送給無限的時、空，達到淨化、療癒與提升之境。 因為，分享且讓人體會「存在當下」與「與宇宙合一」的經驗，是我人生最大的目的。
About Gordon Gordon小傳
Raised in a musical family on the outskirts of London, I took up drums and percussion in my teens and in my twenties went on to work with such luminaries as the mime artist Lindsay Kemp, the Velvet Underground's John Cale and punk star Toyah Wilcox.
I later ran an improvising electronic jazz combo and more recently began composing and recording music that incorporates the sound of nature, notably birdsong, along with material such as Shamanic poetry and Bhuddist chant.
I was drawn to the gong some years ago through a deepening interest in yoga and meditation and it has since become my main sphere of interest - my vocation. Meeting Don Conreaux - the world's foremost authority on the gong - was key. I have studied with him for more than ten years and through his teachings I have been inspired to develop practices such as The Lightning Path, a planet gong meditation based on the Tree of Life. Interview with Gordon - Om Magazine