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  Gong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The centre spot and the rim of a chau gong are left coated on both sides with the fl copper oxide that forms during the manufacture of the gong, the rest of the gong is polished to remove this coating.
In contemporary central Javanese usage, the term gamelan is preferred and the term gong is reserved for the gong ageng, the largest instrument of the type, or for surrogate instruments such as the gong komodong or gong bumbu (blown gong) which fill the same musical function in ensembles lacking the large gong.
Gongs vary in diameter from about 20 to 40 in., and they are made of bronze containing a maximum of 22 parts of tin to 78 of copper; but in many cases the proportion of tin is considerably less.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gong   (2617 words)

 Gong (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gong formed in 1967, after Allen—then a member of Soft Machine—was denied entry to the United Kingdom due to a visa complication.
Gong played at the first Glastonbury Festival and were subsequently one of the first acts to sign to Virgin Records, getting first pick of the studio-time ahead of Mike Oldfield.
Gong continued, under the control of drummer Pierre Moerlen (died 2005) and without their two principal members, because of contractual obligations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gong_(band)   (968 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Falun Gong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Falun Gong symbol consists of a spinning swastika surrounded by four smallerspinnig swastikas and four spinning yin-yang symbols.
Although the teachings of Falun Gong contain some phrases and many concepts similar to those used in Buddhism and Taoism, it is not abranch of the Buddhist religion, just as Tai ch'i is not a branch of the Taoist religion and Hatha Yoga is not a branch of Hinduism.
Falun Gong is defined by the government as a dangerous cult, and accused of the murders and destruction of manyChinese and their families.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/falungong.html   (3822 words)

 Virtual Instrument Museum
There is also medium sized hanging gong, with a diameter of around 24 inches that has the same function as gong ageng; it is called gong suwukan.
There is some pictorial evidence of gongs of different sizes on the walls of a number of temples from the 14th to 15th century.
As one of the instruments that delineates the formal structure of a gendhing, the gong marks the end of a longer musical unit; it gives a feeling of balance after the longest melodic section of a gendhing.
learningobjects.wesleyan.edu /vim/cgi-bin/instrument.cgi?id=57   (336 words)

 falun gong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
While much of Falun Gong is a rehash of traditional Chinese notions regarding meditation and exercises, Li has emphasized an anti-scientific approach to disease and medicine.
In short, Falun Gong is based upon the belief that the universe consists of magical energies that can be tapped into by certain practices and which can eliminate the need for medicine, bringing one to a state of enlightenment and physical immortality.
It is anti-science, anti-medical establishment, and anti-materialism; thus, Falun Gong is attractive to many people who are fed up with the world as it is and their position in it.
skepdic.com /falungong.html   (965 words)

 START | News @ GONG
GONG has conducted a research on the implementation of Freedom of Information Act, started in December 2005 and concluded during July 2006.The aim was to investigate on how the public bodies act upon receiving written requests from citizens and whether they condone accordingly to the provisions of t...
Supported by the OSCE Mission to Croatia and the Government of the Republic of France, GONG’s Regional office Slavonski Brod will continue with implementing the project “Civic political and democratic education, local self-organizing and participation encouragement in target counties of Western S...
From May 2006 to December 2007, GONG will implement, in partnership with SMART NGO, the project “Strengthening civil society organizations and development of cross-sectoral cooperation in the county of Sisak Moslavina”.
www.gong.hr   (416 words)

 AskMen.com - Gong Li
In fact, in China, Gong Li is as revered as Julia Roberts is in the United States.
Gong Li was born New Year's Eve, December 31, 1965, in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China.
Raised in Jinan, Gong Li is the daughter of an economics professor.
www.askmen.com /women/actress_100/105_gong_li.html   (405 words)

 Falun Gong, Falun Dafa, Falungong - religious cults, sects and movements
Falun Gong's founder, who promotes racism, has told Western reporters that humanity will soon be wiped out, that space aliens are on Earth trying to replace human beings with clones and that he is invested with supernatural powers allowing him to move through dimensions.
Falun Gong (pronounced fah-luhn gung) borrows heavily from Buddhist and Taoist philosophies and styles itself as a school of qigong (pronounced chee-gong), a traditional Chinese practice that uses meditation and martial arts exercises to channel unseen forces and improve health.
Falun Gong followers in Hong Kong and the United States are squabbling over assertions by a woman in the southern Chinese territory that she is the ''true master'' of the spiritual movement, having taken over from its founder, Li Hongzhi, who has dropped from view.
www.apologeticsindex.org /f02.html   (4921 words)

 China: The crackdown on Falun Gong and other so-called "heretical organizations" - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In the case of Falun Gong practitioners, this means that anyone who has petitioned the authorities or taken part in peaceful assemblies or demonstrations against the ban on the group, or who continue to practice Falun Gong despite the ban, is liable to be punished.
A husband and wife, accused of being leaders of the Falun Gong in Wuhan, Hubei province, were sentenced on 6 January 2000 after being found guilty of ''organizing and using a heretical organization to undermine the implementation of the law''.
Several cases have been reported in which Falun Gong practitioners, alone or in groups, were taken by police to mental hospitals where they were detained for periods varying from a few days to several weeks, and often forced to take drugs against their will.
web.amnesty.org /library/Index/engASA170112000   (15951 words)

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It was only a matter of time before Li Hongzhi and his followers—with their emphasis on nonmaterial reality accompanied by teachings concerning the opening of the "third eye," dangers of "demonic influences," the promise of supernormal abilities, and the ability to heal diseases—would draw the attention and the ire of Chinese authorities.
His article caused concern among Falun Gong practitioners and helped to prompt the protest rally by 10,000 Falun Gong members in Tiananmen Square in April 1999 that caught the government totally by surprise.
Falun Gong leaders maintain that suicide is unacceptable and that the victims were therefore not real members.
www.religiousfreedom.com /nwslttr/gong.htm   (1006 words)

 Falun Gong - ReligionFacts
Falun Gong has claimed not to be an organization and its texts speak of it as a practice rather than a religion.
Unlike other Qi Gong groups, Falun Gong insists that its founder is the only authoritative source for determining the correct exercises and that a spiritual discipline, the "cultivation of the Xinxing" ("Mind-Nature"), is essential to the success of the exercises.
The Falun Gong symbol or "Falun Emblem" (left) is a representation of the falun itself and also a miniature of the universe.
www.religionfacts.com /a-z-religion-index/falun_gong.htm   (1414 words)

 VH1.com : Gong : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
These characters along with Zero the Hero are the focus of Gong's next three albums, the Radio Gnome Trilogy, consisting of Flying Teapot (1973), Angel's Egg (1974), and You (1975).
On these albums, protagonist Zero the Hero is a space traveler from Earth who gets lost and finds the Planet Gong, is taught the ways of that world by the gnomes, pixies, and Octave Doctors and is sent back to Earth to spread the word about this mystical planet.
During the new millennium Gong material continued to be released, including Live 2 Infinitea issued in fall 2000, as well as numerous reissues.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/gong/bio.jhtml   (455 words)

 AsiaSource: AsiaTODAY - A resource of the Asia Society
To understand the rationale behind the outlawing of the spiritual group, read about the Chinese government’s perspective on Falun Gong as a “heretical organization.” International human rights groups are expressing concerns over government treatment of Falun Gong members and their freedom to practice.
A basic description of Falun Gong as “a complex of techniques for physical and spiritual well-being, with a tradition in China predating the Christian era.“ This was written as an entry in the forthcoming book Cults 101, edited by James R. Lewis.
They see Falun Gong as a threat to political stability and claim that there are so-called “masters” who are actually spreading feudal superstition and earn blind adoration by manipulation.
www.asiasource.org /news/at_mp_02.cfm?newsid=5308   (1779 words)

 New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock GI-GO
Gong had two main phases (as well as many peculiar off-shoots): psychedlia under the leadership of Daevid Allen, and straight fusion under Pierre Moerlen.
Gong Est Mort is a worthwhile double LP document of a reunion of the Allen Gong.
Gong evolved over a period of a couple years, during which the founder, Australian guitarist/songwriter Daevid Allen, put together a handful of solo projects, picking up various musicians along the way.
www.gepr.net /gi.html   (13866 words)

 CNN.com Specials
The Chinese government has been concerned by the group's ability to organize and says it is an "evil" cult controlled by its U.S.-based founder Li Hongzhi and it spreads superstition and malicious fallacies to deceive people.
While Beijing has arrested and imprisoned hundreds of Falun Gong members since the movement was outlawed in 1999, followers continue to protest around the world and in Hong Kong where the sect is still a legally registered society.
The debate surrounding Falun Gong's status as a harmless organization or evil cult continues with the Chinese government remaining implacable.
edition.cnn.com /SPECIALS/2001/falungong   (134 words)

 Friends of Falun Gong USA- News
Falun Gong practitioners responded by filing legal appeals with a government agency set up for this purpose.
Since Jiang Zemin announced Falun Gong to be the "No. 1 enemy" of the Communist party, the drive to eradicate the practice has become a focal point of Chinese foreign and domestic policy, reaching beyond the mainland’s borders into democracies throughout the world, including the US.
The author won a Pulitzer Prize for his series of articles on Falun Gong, of which this was the first.
www.fofg.org /persecution/persecution_top.php   (534 words)

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This ancient and spiritual gong meditation was used over the centuries to provide clarity of sacred vision by cleansing the sub-conscious mind and strengthening the aura and the auric field.
The gong must be in the correct tonal range to achieve it's complete balancing effects.
Following a gong meditation or gong CD experience drink additional quantities of water for three days to enhance the effects as it works for you on the cellular level.
www.gongcd.20m.com   (418 words)

 Amazon.com: Gazeuse!: Music: Gong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
For those fans of the Daevid Allen period of Gong, the shift from spacey prog rock to the realm of jazz-rock starting with the transitional Shamal album in 1975 must have come as a bit of a shock.
Notwithstanding, their jazz-rock output during the 75-77 period is actually quite good and mirrors the shift from prog to jazz-rock exhibited by a lot of prog bands in the mid-late 1970's (PFM comes to mind).
It is worth noting that mallet instruments are featured quite prominently and their use sets Gong apart from other jazz rock groups of the time including the synth heavy works of Weather Report and the nearly inhuman, impossibly fast playing of the synth heavy Return to Forever.
www.amazon.com /Gazeuse-Gong/dp/B000000HTX   (1111 words)

 Justice for Falun Gong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
On October 31st 2006, Falun Gong practitioners filed a lawsuit against top CCP official Jia Qinglin in the Ukraine Supreme Court for his crimes of genocide, torture, and active participation in the persecution of Falun Gong in China.
On October 6th, 2006, Falun Gong practitioners from Sydney assembled in front of City Hall to hold an activity to protest against Bo Xilai, the Chinese Minister of Commerce, and one of the main culprits in the persecution of Falun Gong.
Ravi, who represents Singapore Falun Gong practitioners in their protest case in front of the Chinese Embassy, held a public hearing on September 1st, 2006 at the Furama Hotel in Singapore.
www.flgjustice.org   (546 words)

 GONG discography, MP3 and reviews
GONG is a Space/Canterbury Rock group formed by Australian guitarist (formerly of SOFT MACHINE) Daevid Allan in Paris, France in 1968.
GONG’s second release: "Camembert Electrique" is the beginning of Allan’s ideas of Pot Head pixies, Radio Gnome’s, & Octave Doctor’s featured on later albums of "The Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy" along with the Protagonist Zero The Hero, which consisted of "Flying Teapot" (1972), "Angel’s Egg" (1973) & "You" (1974).
"Gong Live" features a good compilation of tracks performed live would also be good starter album.
www.progarchives.com /Progressive_rock_discography_BAND.asp?band_id=848   (672 words)

 Falun Gong Human Rights Working Group
On March 8, 2006, a Chinese journalist on the run from the Chinese communist regime disclosed to Falun Gong practitioners in the United States some appalling news: a secret death camp in Sujiatun, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province in China.
Thousands have been tortured to death; tens of thousands are undergoing torture and are at risk of a custodial execution.
Currently, no one knows the true toll of lives lost or persons subjected to extreme torture due to the crackdown against Falun Gong in China, but preliminary data indicates that this is one of the most devastating events in modern history.
www.falunhr.org   (768 words)

 The Home Page Of Yungui Gong
To avoid the cosmological constant problem, a type of anti-gravity force is usually invoked to explain an accelerating universe.
Yungui Gong and Anzhong Wang, Acceleration from M theory and fine-tuning,
Yungui Gong and Anzhong Wang, Observational constraints on the acceleration of the Universe,
www.ph.utexas.edu /~ygong   (507 words)

 Peng Gong
[93] Chen D. Stow, P. Gong, Examining the effects of resolution on classification accuracy: an urban environmental case, International Journal of Remote Sensing.
Gong, P., P. Shi, R. Pu, G. Guo, X. Zheng, 1996.
Gong, P., 1994, Guest Editor, Integrated Analysis of Spatial Data from Multiple Sources, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 20(4).
www.cnr.berkeley.edu /~gong   (2443 words)

 gong - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Gong (Javanese gong), percussion instrument, a bronze disk that produces sound when struck by a knobbed beater.
In 1995 six observatories around the world coordinated with each other to begin observing the oscillations of the Sun as a team.
Percussion Instruments : pictures of percussion instruments: gongs
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=gong   (157 words)

 NSO/GONG: Venus Transit 2004
The actual postion of Venus against the solar disk varies with the observer's location on Earth, hence the value of such observations to early astronomers trying to gauge the size of the solar system.
Of the six GONG stations (below), only Australia, India, and the Canary Islands had a good view of the transit.
Russell, from the Introduction of "Observations of the Transit of Venus, 9 December 1874; Made at Stations in New South Wales", published in Sydney, Australia in 1892.
gong.nso.edu /venus2004   (234 words)

 Falun Gong a.k.a. Falun Dafa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
China accuses Falun Gong of fabricating lawsuit's claims of police abuse
Falun Gong Blamed for 24 Deaths, Injuries in Inner Mongolia
Falun Gong practices in HK amid China ban
www.rickross.com /groups/falun.html   (1103 words)

 Falun Dafa Information Center
He reportedly took part in the bold and courageous effort to tap into Chinese state-controlled television on March 5, 2002 to expose the persecution of Falun Gong.
As many as 40,000 Falun Gong practitioners who committed no crime have been secretly put to death in Chinese hospitals and their organs sold “on-demand,” investigators told a United States Congressional committee in Washington, DC last Friday.
He has actively approached the media and members of US Congress to persuade them the allegations are fraudulent and has even accused Falun Gong practitioners of fabricating the story...Falun Dafa Information Center feels it is time to respond to Mr.
www.faluninfo.net   (687 words)

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