Self-Guided Retreat Package - 6 Days at Nirarta
Orientation

Renew your focus and direction, within a gentle framework

Orient your retreat in the spirit of the Way of Unfolding, with a minimum of guidance

Price: € 390
Duration: 6 nights, 5 full days
Facilitator:
   
Inclusions: Single accommodation, all meals, use of Nirarta retreat manual, 2 hours of guidance/supervision, 2 Balinese cleansing blessings.
Exclusions: Airport transfers, credit card charges, bank transfer fees, govt taxes and fees.
 
 

Description

A structured programme with flexibility for personal needs as they evolve.

The Self-Guided Retreat Package offers a rare chance for you to:

  • take time out to connect deeply with yourself
  • give quality attention to vital questions in your personal and professional life
  • gain insight into what makes you tick in both a positive and negative sense
  • profoundly renew you personal inspiration and life-direction
  • ground and grow as a person, balancing head and heart, and
  • aligning body, mind, and spirit

Guidance

  • 2 hours of personal guidance
  • Participation in our group Awareness Meditation (except during the full day of silent retreat, Day 4)
  • Use of the Nirarta Retreat manual to orient and guide you through your retreat.
  • Sessions of Transformational Coaching or Re•Patterning may be available on request, and are charged in addition to the package.

Programme

Day 1

  • Arrival in the afternoon.
  • Personal administration

Phase 1 – Pre-Silence – Breathing In
Days 2 & 3

  • Traditional Balinese cleansing blessing to open the retreat.
  • Brief orientation meeting.
  • 2 days preparation and reflection to crystallize focus

Phase 2 - Silence – Between Breaths
Day 4

  • Two nights and one full day of silence and seclusion to settle into the 'heart of the matter'

Phase 3 – Post-Silence – Breathing Out
Days 5 & 6

  • Reflection, integration, and orientation to next steps.

Day 7

  • Traditional Balinese cleansing blessing to close the retreat
  • Mid-morning departure

Photos

Enjoying the little things on a retreat at Nirarta
Nature at Nirarta will take you deeper into yourself
Time to reflect is a luxury you can afford at Nirarta

Reviews

'Nirarta is a great place – the peace, nature, and sensitive staff – to come for a retreat and have a little bit of structure, while taking maximum, responsibility for yourself.'
– R M, New Zealand, 2008

'I arrived at Nirarta tired and wanting to make changes in my life. At Nirarta I learned about paths to self-awareness and I immediately knew a whole new world was opening up for me. I will be forever grateful to Peter for his insight, his patience and his willingness to share with me.'
– Susan. Goodwin., USA, 2010


Contact Us

Dayu Mayuni

Nirarta Centre for Living Awareness
Address: Sidemen, Karangasem 80864, Bali, Indonesia

Tel: +62 366 530 0636
Mobile:+62 81 246 52 123

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Payment Policy

Your booking is not complete until full payment is received.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you must cancel after registering, please notify us by email. The following cancellation fees apply:
For Individual Programmes and Bookings to Scheduled Programmes:

  • 30 to 16 days prior to arrival 25% of contracted price.
  • 15 to 7 days prior to arrival 50% of contracted price.
  • 6 days or less prior to arrival 100% of contracted price.

For Group Bookings:

  • 45 to 30 days prior to arrival 25% of contracted price.
  • 29 to 15 days prior to arrival 50% of contracted price.
  • 14 days or less prior to arrival 100% of contracted price.

 

 

Purpose of Meditation

Ultimately, the purpose of meditation is to help us awaken to our true nature, that subtle Awareness, which is the ground and Source, not only of our individual selves, but of all that is.

True meditation is not intended as an escape from this world. It is a key to practical living. As our consciousness awakens, so do our abilities and achievements. Meditiation helps us become truly present to our experience in the here and now. We find that our minds and bodies function better. We enjoy more happiness in daily life. We become more creative and enjoy better relationships with others. And in bringing peace into our lives, meditation helps bring peace to our world. The practical benefits of meditation in daily life are many and immediate, while the long-term benefits of regular practice to the quality of life are enormous.

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Types of Meditation

There are many kinds of meditation. Generally, their aim is to expand awareness, enhance mental clarity and focus, reduce stress, refresh the body, bring harmony to our relationships, and peace to our world.

Although there are many kinds of meditation practice, they may be grouped into a few 'families' of method, according to how they influence mind-body functioning.

Awareness Meditation, as practised at Nirarta, uses a mix of these methods.

  • Mindfulness or presence meditation practices
  • Introvertive or contraction/absorption meditation practices
  • Extravertive or expansion meditation practices
  • Energy meditation practices

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Mindfulness or presence meditation practices

These practices assume that we usually forget about the knower or even
the process of knowing to lose ourselves in the various objects of experience.

We live absent-mindedly, often barely conscious of what we are seeing,
hearing, feeling or thinking.

Mindfulness practices attempt to bring us to greater awareness by emphasizing simple attentiveness to what is actually happening in our awareness in the here and now.

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Introvertive or contraction/absorption meditation practices

These practices assume that there is a transcendental ground to experience that is 'smaller than the smallest', in and beyond every atom of thought, feeling, and perception.

They involve turning the attention within, directing it towards a chosen object of attention, which becomes increasingly present, but also increasingly subtle, until we pass beyond it to enter and rest in the simple expansiveness of pure awareness itself, beyond all thoughts and sensory objects of attention.

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Extravertive or expansion meditation practices

These practices assume that everything we experience is always within our own consciousness, which as such is always 'larger than the largest'.

These practices bring our attention to the ultimate container of knowledge, our own awareness beyond all the various contents of consciousness.

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Energy meditation practices

Energy meditations assume that integrated functioning of mind and body depends upon the free flow of a subtle energy which connects the different parts of the body.

When our subtle energy is able to flow freely, we are better able to maintain and enjoy awareness in our lives. We also enjoy great strength, power, and insight.

Energy practices stimulate and direct the flow of energy in the body. This may be a subtle internal process or it may become quite active.

As energy moves in the body, it can encounter blocks or resistance, stimulating sometimes dramatic spontaneous movements and shifts in breathing.

Afterwards we find ourselves more open in awareness and relaxed in body.

Such practice accelerates the ability of the body-mind to purify itself, enjoy better health, and to maintain higher consciousness.

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