Conversations on the Edge of Silence
Transformation and Awakening through Inner Awareness

Gunung Agung, the embodiment of silent presence, heartbeat of the Balinese way of wisdom

How our Work and Life can Unfold Creatively through the Transformative Power of Conversation Grounded in Silence

For coaches, mentors, managers, leaders – all those who would like to deepen their ability to tune into and influence the flow unfolding in their own and others' lives

  • Grow the quality of your relationships with others, by learning to listen and understand them with new depth
  • Take time to review your personal and professional direction, and resolve whatever has been holding you back
  • Grow in your power to tune into the group mind and work with what is unfolding not only in indviduals, but in the whole
  • Connect with the deep creative Source of your life and work
  • Discover the extraordinary transformational power of that Source, for yourself, for others, and for the group
  • Learn to let that subtle awareness imbue your life and work
  • Discover the beauty and peace of Nature as a powerful partner in the unfolding of transfomative conversations
  • Renew yourself in our magical and subtly supportive healing retreat at the heart of the Sidemen valley


Price: €  (US$895)
Commences: 9 – 14 January 2018
Duration: 5 nights, 4 full days
Inclusions: Twin-share accommodation, all meals, course fee, traditional blessing, participation in twice-daily group Awareness Meditation practice, group Self Unfolding movement sessions. Govt taxes and basic service
Options: Room sole occupancy: additional 120 for 6 nights.
Exclusions: Credit card charges, bank transfer fees. Airport ransfer
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This programme in spirit is very 'Zen'. Conversations on the edge of silence are both what we explore and the means to that exploration. Delving into the power of conversations imbued with silence, we enliven a powerful field of Life that we all share.

Our process is not linear. Without a tight formal agenda, a direction emerges from our respective needs and interests. Following this direction, we circle around key themes until the 'heart of the matter' becomes clear. All is grist for the mill, both arising from the deep Source of awareness within, and enlivening our appreciation of that Source. In the light of that Awareness release and resolution happen naturally.

From our direct experience of this process, the key elements of the seminar – its formal content and methodology – emerge naturally.

Key Themes

The Nature of Silence

– The relationship of silence, spaciousness, and awareness
– Speech and Silence, like figure and ground, foreground and background

– Silence, the Common Ground, where the one holding space and those exploring issues meet

The Power of Silence

Where conversations unfold in a natural way that is transformational and generative – whether one-to-one or in a group
– The context in which the unsolvable and irreconcilable are resolved


– Silence as portal to presence in which contradictions are naturally held and resolve themselves
– Letting go, letting be, and letting come
: presence and the natural 'Wave of Unfolding' – key to individual and collective development

Six Keys to Conversations on the Edge of Silence: The Hidden Hand to hold our way

– Cognitive: allowing defining expressions of our worldview to emerge naturally
Energetic: becoming aware of knots and blocks in the physical and emotional body and allowing them to unwind naturally whether through stillness or movement
– Symbolic: tuning into and unfolding the hidden resonance of metaphor and idiom
– Epistemological: discerning and deconstructing unhelpful hidden assumptions
– Spiritual: knowing the power and limits of our personal 'Source'
– Meta-cognitive: recognizing and resting in that which is before and beyond all our experience

The Three Dimensions of Unfolding

How things unfold naturally through three interlocking dimension of relationship: with ourselves, with other indiividuals, and with groups and larger systems
– How these interlocking dimensions mirror and influence each other
– Learning how to hold and unfold this relational space in a way that is humble yet masterful

Beyond our Personal Circle of Need: Making a Difference to a World in Crisis

From bondage to liberation: awakening from, awakening to...
Small shifts, impacting the Whole: aligning with the 'Way Things Happen', transforming our world, one conversation, one breath at time


Day 1 Arrival by 2 pm, registration, and getting settled. Opening and Traditional Blessing
Balinese traditional dance: Masking and Unmasking the True Self

Days 2, 3 – Breathing In, assimilating, absorbing – unravelling cognitive frames and creative energy

Days 3 – Between Breaths – Connecting with Sacred and Secret Bali, special blessing

Days 4, 5 – Breathing Out, releasing, expressing – resolving contradictions, unfolding and opening awareness

Typical daily routine:

  • Morning Stretching, Awareness Meditation, and Energy Practice (50 minutes)
  • Breakfast
  • Morning Session (approx. 2.5 hours)
  • Lunch and Break
  • Afternoon Session (approx. 2.5 hours)
  • Evening Stretching, Awareness Meditation, and Energy Practice (50 minutes)
  • Dinner
  • Energetic Unfolding – Innerdance process work (approx. 2.5 hours)

Day 6 Stretching, Awareness Meditation, Energy Practice, Breakfast, Final Blessing and Closure



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'I appreciated the very gentle way things flowed and unfolded on our programme.'
– J. D., New York, 2009

'The awesome beauty of The Nirarta Center provides a magnificent “Holding Environment” for the words that point to that which is beyond words.'
D. O., VT, 2015

'I returned to my practice with renewed enthusiasm and subtle shift of emphasis which transformed the quality of my work with clients.'
– D. J., Washington, 2010

'Made a huge difference to how I felt about myself, how I handled my team back at work.'
I. S., France, 2012

Contact Us

Dayu Mayuni

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

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