UUs to hear about healing benefits of sound


By Pauline Benetti | Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Pagosa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in-person services are on the first and third Sundays of the month. This Sunday’s program is about sound and its effect on us. 

The positive physical and psychological effects of meditation are well-documented. Less well-known is the evidence that listening to the high-intensity, low-frequency combination of singing bowls, gongs and bells can produce the same effect — a sound meditation inducing a deep relaxation response that positively affecting mood and sense of spiritual well-being. And why not? It is time for modern science to come around to understanding the potential of sound therapy — a practice that for millennia has been practiced by peoples in all parts of the planet, from high in the Himalayan Mountains to way down under.

Service this Sunday will present a brief introduction to the hour-long programs created by Linda and Tom Bonde as they convey the healing benefits of harmonic vibrations from sound instruments made out of new and ancient metals, clay and wood in their 1,300-square-foot acoustical sound space. Come prepared for an experience and a discussion of how that experience might be connected to you.

Depending on the current COVID recommendations, please be prepared to wear a well-fitting mask, if deemed necessary while in the building. Social distancing will be encouraged and to that end the maximum capacity of the fellowship has been reduced to 25, a very good reason for arriving a few minutes early. 

Our fellowship offers each individual support in our unique spiritual path and an opportunity to participate in positive social and environmental action. We welcome diversity and invite everyone to share in our faith community. 

Find us in Unit B-15 of the Greenbriar Plaza 301 N. Pagosa Blvd. on the north side facing the mountains. Join us. For more information about the fellowship, please visit www.pagosauu.org.