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Gong fundraiser for Nepal to take place in Winter Park

It’s been said that music is a universal language.

Unlike any other art form, music has the ability to truly bridge gaps between people and cultures.

Now, a group of Grand County citizens hope to use it as bridge between the community and the people of Nepal.

That group will host a gong meditation and fundraiser on Sunday, June 14, at Park Place Shopping Center in Winter Park.

Participants will experience a sort of spiritual sound therapy as two artists inundate them with sound waves from one of the world’s oldest known instruments.

“They bang the gongs, and then we set up in the middle of the room,” said Barbara Webb, who helped organize the event. “Everybody kind of lays on the floor and they’re just kind of phased with this beautiful music from these gongs.”

All proceeds from the event will go toward the Global Fund for Women’s outreach efforts in quake-stricken Nepal.

The Global Fund for Women directs all proceeds directly to its relief efforts.

“Everything that we collect through this fund is going directly to Nepal, directly to the people,” Webb said.

The suggested donation for the event is $25. Donations can be made online at globalfundforwomen.org and at the event via credit card or check payable to Global Fund for Women Organization.

For online donations, please bring the receipt of donation.

The session will take place in a unit beside Rise and Shine Café.

Participants must arrive for settling at 9:30 a.m. The session begins at 10 a.m. and will last for one hour.

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