While developing our meditation practice in an urban environment is essential for daily living, there is something uniquely special about retreating into nature to deepen one's inner journey. Within a natural environment, one can renew the senses, rejuvenate the body & mind, and find the space for reflection, contemplation, stillness & silence. We invite you to join us for our annual 7D/6N meditation retreat facilitated by Maitreya, amongst terraced-rice fields and the Unda river in the mountainside of East Bali. The purpose of the extended retreat time is to enable the practitioners to go deeper. This is not a spa holiday or a sightseeing trip -- the purpose of this retreat is to go deeper inside yourself.
Sunday 19th November - Saturday 25th November 2017
* Daily Osho-inspired active & passive group meditations (including Osho Dynamic Meditation at sunrise, as well as other cathartic to delicate techniques, utilising dance, movement, music, laughter, vocal sounds, breath & silent observation)
* Silent resting in nature
* River swimming
* Delicious, vegetarian, Balinese meals
* The opportunity to be completely with your Self!
Our daily schedule:
6:00 AM Dynamic Meditation
8:00 AM breakfast
10:00 AM - 1 PM Group Meditations, with breaks
1:00 PM - lunch
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Rest/free time or listen to meditation discourses in the pyramid hall
4:30 PM Tea & Fruits
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Group Meditations with breaks
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner
9:00 PM Closing Meditation/Songs/Dance Meditation
10:00 PM Retire for the night
Please plan to arrive in Sidemen by 4:00pm on Sunday 19th Nov. Regarding departure, we will have a closing ceremony and lunch together on the last day (please do not miss!), so the earliest we recommend to leave the retreat centre is 1:00pm on Saturday 25th Nov. We can arrange transport for those going to the Bali airport or to Ubud on the 25th.
The Retreat Centre
We will have an exclusive stay at the beautiful Nirarta Centre in Sidemen, Bali. Nirarta is set in a lush river valley of terraced-rice fields and tree-clad hills, straddled by the imposing presence of the sacred mountain, Gunung Agung, to the East of Bali. The views and atmosphere are breathtaking. Nirarta has 11 guest rooms in six bungalows (twin-sharing), each with delightful views. A large, light, eight-sided wooden-floored meditation hall lies at the heart of Nirarta, also accommodating the staff, who meditate twice daily. All the bungalows are connected by paths running through the lush flower-filled gardens. A refreshing breeze up the river valley keeps the temperature pleasant, as is true for the Nirarta site as whole. Nirarta’s gardens border the river for more than 150 metres. To the north, two forks of the river merge and swimming is refreshing, delightful & part of the experience! Massage & reflexology are also available.
We will sleep in beautiful, cosy bungalows throughout the resort with 4 - 6 people per bungalow (each bungalow is divided into two levels, with 2 - 3 people going into each level. The upstairs and downstairs both have private toilet / shower).
Nirarta Awareness Centre (location of the retreat)
Nirarta Centre for Living Awareness
Address: Sidemen, Karangasem 80864, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62 366 530 0636
Mobile:+62 81 246 52 123 Contact: Dayu Mayuni
All vegearian meals will be served. Eggs will be served separately from dishes. There is a kitchen and pantry if you need to bring something special for yourself. Meals will be taken 3x per day. The food is excellent in this place!! You wont be disappointed :)
There is wifi at the resort in the dining area and mobile service should work fine as well, although we highly recommend you limit your phone and computer usage. The resort provides linens and towels and these things are changed daily in the rooms.
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL until 30th Sep: $1000 SGD
Regular price: $1500 SGD all inclusive*, except flights
* Total cost includes transport to/from Bali Airport to Nirarta Awareness Centre (if you arrive on the suggested flight; for those departing to Ubud on the last day, we can also arrange), 6 nights twin-sharing accommodation in beautiful bungalows, 3 vegetarian meals per day, beverages, full daily schedule of active & passive meditations led by Maitreya, unlimited use of meditation pavilions.
Please note: Due to retreat preparation and advanced payments to the Retreat Centre, there will be no refunds after 1st Oct. However, you are welcome to transfer your space to a friend. All retreat payments must be received no later than 20th Oct. For late registration, spaces are subject to availability.
The cost of the retreat does not include airfare to/from Bali. However, we recommend flights if you like to travel with others.
We will provide transport to/from the Bali airport to the resort centre if you are on this flight. We can also provide group transport to Ubud on the day the retreat finishes.
If you require special transport other than what is outlined above, please arrange yourself.