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/24-7PressRelease/ - Encinitas, CA, June 23, 2008 - The first Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing School (TBSHS) in the country has opened in Encinitas, CA. ( http://www.tibetanbowlschool.com) TBSHS was formed in June 2008 by Diane Mandle of Sound Energy Healing in association with Richard Rudis of Sacred Sound Workshops to address the blatant lack of standards generally found in the practice of this dynamic healing modality. TBSHS has been created to provide a criterion of excellence from which clients can measure practitioners skill and assure client safety. The school is dedicated to the research, awareness of and training in the uses of the Tibetan Sacred Sound Instruments as therapeutic and transformational modalities. It offers a Certification Program that insures a high standard of excellence in this modality for aspiring practitioners.
In 1998 Mandle was working as a Polarity therapist and a Life Coach on the east coast. She wanted to expand her knowledge of energy work and began a course of study with Sacred Sound Workshops. After 2 years of training she became the first practitioner to be certified through Sacred Sound Workshops and relocated to California where she established a private practice integrating Polarity, Sound Healing and Coaching. She became Certified through the state of California to teach Tibetan bowl sound healing in schools but opted to continue her private practice which included workshops and began to offer educational concerts nationally. She is associated with the San Diego Cancer Center as one of its Alternative Therapy Team members and offers regular classes there. To date she has produced two CD's and two books "Ancient Sounds for a New Age: Introduction to Himalayan Sacred Sound Instruments" and "How to Clear Space with Sound Using Tibetan Bowls & Tingshas" She has appeared on numerous radio and television programs and been published in a multitude of publications. Diane has traveled to Nepal, India and Tibet to select high quality instruments and keep learning about the culture and modality.
Says Mandle, "Over the past few years sound healing has become more and more recognized as an effective healing modality and with this comes a development of many practitioners with little or no formal training in the use of the Himalayan Sacred Sound Instruments. I created TBSHS to help create and maintain a high standard of practice with the Sacred Sound Instruments and also to honor the culture these instruments come from. Since they were made in Tibet, there is a spiritual philosophy that is part of them and I want people to understand that."
The alliance of 'Sacred Sound Workshops' (SSW) was established in 1988 to advance the knowledge base of the Himalayan sacred sound instruments. It was formed and continues to function as a research association dedicated to the advancement of understanding the healing potential of these extraordinary tools.
The SSW educational component provides teachings on vibrational healing within the context of the Tibetan Buddhist Dharma. Instruction, (introduction and advanced), focuses on the proper use of the associated Himalayan instruments as they apply to the altering of meditative consciousness, mental/emotional transformation and stimulation of physical healing. Each workshop offers special attention to the instrument's cultural/historical foundations, traditional and contemporary therapeutic techniques.
Richard Rudis, an American practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism for over 30 years, is a sound pioneer, educator and Dharma teacher. He created Sacred Sound Workshops in 1988 and continues to travel nationally offering Gong Baths and workshops on the Himalayan Sacred Sound Instruments. He has produced two CD's. Event Horizon and Terma Yana , published numerous articles,been a guest on several radio programs and is featured in a film about Nepal, Stupa. Rudis regularly speaks at Sound Healing conferences nationally. He leads annual pilgrimages to Tibet and Nepal and imports museum quality Buddhist artifacts(www.buddhistartifacts.com)
Mandle and Rudis have worked separately and together offering concerts, trainings and workshops on how to use the Sacred Sound instruments for Personal Development and Healing. They have traveled to Nepal, India and Tibet to locate and select high quality instruments and are committed to expanding the western knowledge base of the Buddhist culture and its associated sound healing modalities.
The first workshop of the year occurred in the beginning of June. It was the introductory level hands on workshop that followed the home study course.
Says one student, Tanya Crabb "There are so many subtleties to learn to really be able to know and understand the instruments and this can only be achieved by learning first-hand by a qualified instructor willing to share their knowledge. I left the workshop feeling like I had such a better knowledge of the sacred instruments and their usage. There is no substitution to being able to work on other students in groups and with partners in an environment of learning. Now, I feel that I can use my knowledge gained this weekend and partner that with the home study course to practice with confidence. look forward to continuing my education at the Tibetan Bowl School."
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Further details can be found at Tibetan Bowl School or by contacting Diane Mandle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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