Awareness Meditation – Foundation Course Package

Grow in Balance and Alignment to Enjoy Dynamic Fulfilment in Daily Life

  • Grow in inner peace and stablity whatever you do
  • Enjoy more fullness and delight in all you encounter
  • Become more dynamic in daily life
  • Recover more quickly from stress and sickness
  • Enjoy better relations with others
  • Connect with the Source of energy and creativity within you
  • Awaken to your true nature and realize it in daily life
Price: € 440
Duration: 5 lessons (1.5 hours) over 5 days; 5 nights
Inclusions: Meals, accommodation, tuition, and tradional blessing to open and close instruction. Govt taxes and service
Options: Airport transfers, massage, guided walks, temple visits. Yoga sessions. Individual Re•Patterning session. Single Room supplement: €100
Exclusions: Credit card charges, bank transfer fees,



The basic practice of Awareness Meditation is simple and effortless. It does not require any prior knowledge or ability. Anyone can practise it successfully with a little instruction.

Awareness Meditation naturally facilitates the awakening of consciousness and its integration in daily life. As a result, we come to enjoy more stability, clarity, creativity, health, and delight in all we encounter.

During the programme, we take time to review experiences and to deepen our understanding of the practice of meditation, so as to support our ability to draw on meditative states consistently in everyday life.

During this course, you are also invited to join the group practice at Nirarta. Meditating together as a group, as we settle deep into our own awareness, we also enliven the group field of consciousness. This strengthens and deepens our own experience and helps build a sense of community.

Besides the course elements, you will learn:

  • a simple and relaxing stretching sequence to prepare for meditation
  • a simple breathing exercise to balance mind and body
  • our basic energy meditation
  • basic relaxation to aid rest, recovery, and deepen sleep

Awareness Meditation lessons are spread over five days. This offers time to deepen and integrate the practice.


Day One: Session 1:
(Afternoon or evening)
  • Arrival for lunch and registration.
  • Introduction and background to Awareness Meditation:
  • What is meditation and why do we practise it?
  • What is the background to Awareness Meditation
  • How is Awareness Medtiation similar and different to other practices?
Day Two: Session 2: (Morning)
  • Blessing Ceremony
  • Instruction in Awareness Meditation: first experience and feedback session
Session 3: (Morning)
  • Refining and deepening the practice
  • Practical do's and don'ts for daily practice of Awareness Meditation
Session 4: (Morning)
  • In-depth exploration of experience during Awareness Meditation
  • Recognizing correct meditation andf incorrect practice
  • Managing distractions
Session 5: (Morning)
  • Awareness Meditation and daily life – a process of accelerated development
  • Meditation and the growth of higher consciousness in daily life
  • Review of benefits in relation to actual experiences in and out of meditation

Oue programme allows ample time for rest and relaxation to give a gentle introduction to meditation and extra rest and renewa;. Free afternoons can be spent relaxing in the grounds of Nirarta, or bathing in the river. Strenuous exercise is better avoided during this programme.

Among options for free time: Massage, Yoga, Temple Visit, Introduction to Balinese Prayer and Offering Making, Gentle walks.


'I have always found meditation difficult. This course helped me to make a start and feel confident to continue practising meditation at home.'
– J. T., November 2005

'Now I understand how to meditate and how to recognize when I'm meditating correctly.'
– S. C., May 2006

'I feel so much more at peace with myself and enjoy other people more since learning Awareness Meditation'.
– M. N., April 2007

Contact Us

Dayu Mayuni

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

Tel:+62 811 388 0065 or +62 366 5551124

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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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.