Guided Retreat Package – 6 Days at Nirarta

A gentle approach to deep transformation and inner awakening

For those requiring some personal guidance, but less than the Nirarta Experience Mini, to

  • Clarify your intention
  • Orient the direction of your reflection
  • Support connecion with our Source
  • Provide feedback on your experience
  • Stimulate the integration of what you discover
  • Support renewed direction on your return

Price: € 1565
Duration: 7 nights, 6 full days
Inclusions: Single accommodation, all meals.
Exclusions: Airport transfers, credit card charges, bank transfer fees, govt taxes and fees.



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

The 6-Day Gruided 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
  • balance head and heart
  • align body, mind, and Spirit


  • 10 hours of personal counselling/ coaching/ mentoring during the retreat
  • Participation in the twice daily Nirarta group Awareness Meditation programme
  • Extra individual meditation and reflection to cultivate inwardness and open creative insight
  • Twice-daily practice of silent prayer in the Balinese traditional way to open the heart and heighten receptivity
  • Structured reflection, evolving as you go through the retreat leading to retreat conclusions and direction for the future


Day 1

  • Arrival in the afternoon
  • Personal administration

Phase 1 – Pre-Silence

  • Traditional Balinese cleansing blessing to open the retreat
  • Orientation meeting to determine
    • what you want to accomplish during the retreat
    • how it fits into your present situation, and
    • what you would like it to lead you towards

Days 2 & 3

  • Primarily focused on reassessing your present situation and clarifying current unresolved edges to your learning and growth.
  • Peter spends an hour with you in the morning and again in the late afternoon or evening to
    • clarify what you are experiencing
    • help resolve any interferences arising during the retreat
    • fine tune the direction and focus of the next steps in the process

Phase 2 - Silence
Days 4 & 5

  • Two days of transformative silence and retreat to
    • process what has opened up in the first two days
    • allow insight and resolution to arise and the body to rest and renew itself
    • connect with Source & allow unexpected self-healing and creative renewal

Phase 3 – Conclusion and Bridging
Days 6 and 7

  • Two days to digest what emerged in silence and prepare for the transition back to activity and for your future roles and responsibilities.

Day 8

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


One-to-one session
Gardens and ponds at Nirarta
Daily offerings


‘A journey well worth taking! Peter, I thank you; you gave me a new set of eyes.’
– I A, Australia, July 2006

‘All that I came to find was found. And a little bit more! Thank you.’
– D T, UK, July 2006

'The Nirarta Self-Guided Retreat manual allowed me to have a plan and pathway for my retreat, while giving me the flexibility to proceed in my own way. The staff were very helpful, courteous, and kind, without intruding on my quiet.'
– J T, England, 2008

Contact Us

Dayu Mayuni

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

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

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.


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.