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Sound Healing

Sound.  Primordial manifesting. Healing and transporting.  The music of the spheres providing the foundation of our experience.  The word.

Traveling with the sound healer Tom Kenyon in Bhutan brought the totality of sound’s power to bear on my life.  In conference rooms and temples, the pure resonance and connections of his tonings were astounding.


Bhutanese Man with Prayer Wheel

The nuns pictured above too held us transported with their chants & singing.

Every culture uses sound and music and has a need for these expressions.  Drumming, toning, chanting, singing….

Tom Kenyon’s work as a therapist brought him initially to the exploration of the potential of the power in sound for healing for his patients.  This exploration moved into deeper and deeper realms… his five octave voice is a miracle.  The sounds, toning, music, and chant seem to come through him, not from him.

“I become like a tuning fork to the information that is coming through me, in shamanism they call it being the ‘hollow reed’…”

-Tom Kenyon

“It’s ok to look up to make sure there’s only one person up here making these strange sounds.  But what’s important is what’s happening inside YOU.  That’s where the power is.”

-Tom Kenyon

A new film about his work, called “Song of the New Earth” is making the rounds of screenings around the country.

Check it out here:


And here’s a link to his website for a list of seminars and some free downloads:


Tom Kenyon

You may not embrace, understand, or believe all that is contained there, but if you can allow an opening to healing and connection while absorbed in the sound, you may find an expansion of your perception, and find help with healing and connections.

Click here to access a sound healing session called the Inner Sun Meditation:


I often listen to Tom Kenyon tapes for meditation and for healing and hope they may be helpful to you.  As the quote from Tom states below, I’ve seen miracles happen with sound.

“I’ve seen miracles happen with sound…”
~Tom Kenyon

“Each celestial body, in fact each and every atom, produces a particular sound on account of its movement, its rhythm or vibration. All these sounds and vibrations form a universal harmony in which each element, while having it’s own function and character, contributes to the whole.”
-Pythagoras (569-475 BC)

“Do you know our soul is composed of harmony”

-Leonardo da Vinci


“Words are a pretext.

It is the inner bond that draws one person to another,

not words.”


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“…as human beings we all need affection. 

Warm-heartedness gives rise to the self-confidence

and inner strength

that supports a calm mind.”

Dalai Lama

The timeless words from Rumi, along with the recent words from the Dalai Lama, create a word tapestry for the photo from Bhutan that is featured at the top of this blog post.  This spontaneous moment was caught in time as the foursome sat on the bench overlooking the peaceful valley below – two travelers and two young monks – not so far distant in heart – drawn to each other by the view and each other.

Ah…Bhutan, where “success” is tracked by virtue of happiness.
In thinking of a simpler life, Bhutan is ever present in memory from travels there.

Young Monks

Since, 1971 the country uses formal principles of GNH – that’s Gross National Happiness!  Encompassing the citizen’s health in spirit, in body, in their communities, in social interactions and in the health of the natural environment, gross national happiness is fundamental and foremost to all decision making – material growth is not the focus.

Well Be-ing.

The sweet embrace of the people, the green verdant valleys, the beautiful carved wood of the homes, the matriarchal way of life, the unabashed celebration of life and fertility, the music and temples, all combined to imbue in me a deep and abiding love for Bhutan that I will hold close forever.DSC_0464

Simple life indeed.

Deeply satisfying.

The gallery below holds a few more photos from Bhutan that I hope will bring you a sense of peace, beauty and simplicity…

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