About Gong Dharma


Gong Dharma is an online school founded by Mehtab Benton that specializes in professional gong trainings.

This school has been created to allow people from all around the world to learn to play the gong in an online format from the comfort of their own home. Each course is rich in information that will help you deepen your relationship with the gong and in the courses you can expect to find:

  • Video Lectures

    • Enjoy content in a visual format
    • Watch as many times as you’d like!
  • Course Content

    • Read the content in a written format
    • Take your time to absorb the concepts and information
  • Practice Sessions

    • Experience the information!
  • Quizzes

    • Test your knowledge
  • Discussions

    • Talk about your experience

Types of Certifications


The Gong Practitioner ONLINE course is a complete certification course in how to play the gong, and students will learn beginner to intermediate gong playing techniques.

No prior musical or gong experience is required, and the course is suitable for beginners as well as those who want to teach others how to play the gong.

The Gong Therapy course is currently only offered in an IN-PERSON format. Find a Gong Therapy training near you, as well as other gong courses here:

Gong Therapy Trainings

This is a complete course in how to use the gong in your yoga classes, workshops, and trainings. You will learn the special applications of the gong in a variety of yoga practices and traditions, including Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, prenatal yoga and therapeutic yoga.

The course is suitable for those who may already be teaching yoga or wish to use the gong effectively in yoga classes or in their own yoga practices. Prior gong playing experience is required, as well as experience in either practicing or teaching yoga.

The Gong Yoga course is currently only offered in an IN-PERSON format. Find a Gong Yoga training near you, as well as other gong courses here:

Gong Yoga Trainings

The Gong Therapy training is a certification course in using the gong and the practices of yoga to create a therapeutic environment and transformational experience for physical, mental and spiritual excellence.

The training is suitable for sound healers, yoga teachers, gong players, and therapists from all backgrounds, and will give you the tools and information to conduct one-on-one private sessions for individual clients as well as suggestions for using the gong as a therapeutic instrument in a group setting.

About Mehtab:

Mehtab has been playing the gong since 1994 and has trained yoga teachers, therapists and musicians around the world in the art of playing the gong. He is the originator and author of Gong Yoga, the first book on using the gong in the practice of yoga and has since written two additional books on the gong; Teaching Gong Yoga: Theory and Practice and Gong Therapy: Sound Healing & Yoga.

Mehtab has taught Kundalini Yoga since 1974 and has trained hundreds of Hatha and Kundalini Yoga teachers. He was a featured instructor in the University of Texas Master Class series where he played the gong and lectured on the practice of yoga. A certified Vedic Astrologer and trainer, Mehtab also offers astrology readings for clients to help them in their selection of Planetary Gongs.