When internationally acclaimed meditation master Anthony Profeta first brought his popular “Good Vibrations: Sound Bath Meditation” to the Foosaner Art Museum’s Harris Community Auditorium in Eau Gallie in 2018, the event sold out. Since then, he’s hosted many events in the museum’s domed auditorium, all have sold out.
With the soft sounds of Tibetan “singing bowls” and other musical instruments filling the room, aromatic scents drifting in the air and laser lights on the auditorium’s domed ceiling mimicking the stars at night, participants find themselves immersed in a sensory trifecta that moves them into a deep state of relaxation, calm and peace.
“Sound is an amazing form of energy that touches every nerve and fiber in the human body and can have profound effects on physical, emotional and mental health,” shared Profeta. “The vibrations within sound are proven to change brain waves from ‘beta’ which are the fastest and occur when we are active and thinking, to ‘alpha,’ the waves present when one is resting or in a relaxed meditative state. The sounds created improve the way you feel physically and put you in a better state of mind.”
Touching the senses, healing the body
Profeta said the dome design of the Harris auditorium, which produces a unique acoustic effect similar to surround sound, is one of his favorite venues and has renamed this event “Surround Sounds: A Sound Bath Meditation Experience.”
“The way the sound envelopes each person, bathing them in calming vibrations from head to foot, makes for an experience you can’t get anywhere else,” said Profeta.
Growing in popularity with mainstream Americans, sound therapy, including sound bath meditation, has been proven to reduce physical pain from diseases such as arthritis or fibromyalgia, and the effects of surgery. According to a recently published article in Psychology Today, sound-based treatment has also been found to improve mobility, reduce muscle pain and stiffness, increase blood circulation and lower blood pressure.
Research in the American Journal of Health Promotion found that adding sound from a Himalayan singing bowl has more of an impact on heart rate and blood pressure than directed meditation alone. Other studies have shown it to be effective in relieving tension, along with reducing fatigue and depressed moods.
Profeta said he sees many of those who attend his experiences go from tense, nervous or anxious at the beginning, to calm, centered and relaxed at the end. “It’s amazing to see the transformation people go through after spending time in this type of meditation. These are very real physical and psychological improvements that don’t require modern-day medications. It’s the body naturally caring for itself.”
A journey of thousands of miles
Over the last 20 years, the former medical student turned meditation teacher has traveled the globe, spending time in monasteries, ashrams (Asian monastic communities) and the meditation centers of India and Nepal. “I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to study and practice under the mentorship of some of the most well-respected Buddhist monks, yogis and teachers, along with world masters including Jack Kornfield and the 14th Dalai Lama.” He also leads travel groups to these far-off lands to provide a first-hand experience of their unique cultures and sacred cities.
Profeta travels and teaches meditation throughout the world. His sound bath meditation experience draws large crowds wherever he appears, and his events have sold out in venues throughout the U.S. He is a regular presenter at the Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach, Virginia and his work has been featured on the mindful living websites The Elephant Journal and Thrive Global, as well as The Huffington Post.
A desire to change the world
To further his personal vision, in 2018, Profeta founded the Peace & Compassion Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire a global transformation through meditative, contemplative and mindfulness events, education and services. Its goal is to advance world peace and promote compassion for all life. More information about the foundation can be found at www.peaceandcompassionfoundation.org.
For those who can’t make one of his events in person, Profeta offers private, one-on-one sound therapy sessions, and his guided meditations and Sound Bath Meditations are available on iTunes, Amazon and other platforms.
To learn more about Profeta or find out where he will be hosting future Sound Bath Meditation experiences, visit www.AnthonyProfeta.com. This fall, take the time to relax, unwind and enjoy a much-needed break.
EXPERIENCE GOOD VIBRATIONS: SOUND BATH MEDITATION AT THE FOOSANER
Anthony Profeta will host his Surround Sound: Sound Bath Meditation experience at the Foosaner Art Museum’s Harris Community Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on October 17, November 21 and December 19.
Because of the great public demand, Profeta will also host a variation of his Good Vibrations: Sound Bath Meditation Experience in the main gallery of the Foosaner Art Museum in conjunction with its upcoming exhibits on October 4 and December 14 at 7:00 p.m.
For information and tickets, visit FoosanerArtMuseum.org or call (321) 674-8921.
Due to limited capacity, these experiences sell out fast so book your space today!