Time Out Guided Retreat - 10 Day Nirarta Experience
One-to-one session preparing for the silent phase of a retreat

A Transforming Encounter With Yourself

A substantial retreat for individuals at a turning point personally or professionally and seeking 'Time Out' to renew purpose, meaning, and focus.

Our deepest retreat offers intense one-to-one work and proportionately more silence, to stimulate deep transformation.

Price: € 2395
Duration: 10 nights, 10 days
Inclusions: Single accommodation, all meals, airport transfers, govt taxes and service.
Exclusions: Credit card charges, bank transfer fees.
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The Nirarta Experience 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

With the demands of family and work, and the ever-present intrusion of modern media, people rarely have the chance to free themselves from distractions and connect deeply with themselves.

This means that important issues needing time and attention get postponed and connection with the source of creativity and effectiveness within is neglected.

Now you can connect again with your source to unfold what truly you can be and become!


  • Approximately 18 hours of one-to-one sessions of Transformational Coaching and Mentoring with Peter.
  • Participation in the twice daily Nirarta group Awareness Meditation programme.
  • Options for additional prayer and meditation to soften awareness and open the heart and mind


Day 1

  • Arrival by midday
  • Personal administration
  • Lunch

Phase 1 – Pre-Silence

  • Optional traditional Balinese cleansing blessing to open the retreat
  • Orientation meeting
  • Preparation to clarify focus and intention.

Days 2 & 3

  • Continue preparation to clarify focus and intention

Phase 2 - Silence
Days 4-8

  • 5 days in solitude in nature by the river
  • In this phase, you spend five days alone in a quiet bungalow by the river. Five days of simplicity and silence in nature, without any of the props of modern life, including organizers, phones, reading or writing materials – just you with yourself, and a simple diet of fruit and water.
  • This time alone with the company of the elements, will allow you to let go of the markers that normally define daily life. There is little we can say about this time of encounter with yourself. Each person’s story is unique.
  • But a time of silence like this creates a watershed, between before and after in our lives, and in a very natural way stimulates much needed change and growth.

Phase 3 – Conclusion and Bridging
Days 9 & 10

  • consolidation and bridging

Day 11

  • consolidation and bridging
  • Traditional Balinese cleansing blessing to close the retreat
  • Lunch
  • Departure


Gangga Bungalow, location for the silent part of the Nirarta Experience
River Unda at Gangga
'Live' Rock (Batu Hidup) shrine at Gangga


'Je voulais juste te dire que depuis mon séjour à Nirarta et le travail avec toi, j'ai retrouvé une belle énergie. . . Merci encore mille fois pour la beauté de ce travail que tu offres.'

'I just wanted to tell you that since my stay at Nirarta and the work with you, I've rediscovered a wonderful energy. Thanks again, a thousand times for the beauty of this work that you offer.'
– A M, (France/Morocco), 2006

'Peter, the retreat and my long time in Nirarta has been a very wonderful experience and more than that, a source, from which I feel slowly changes in my every day life rise. Thank you again.'
– A H, (Germany), 2008

'I came into the 10-day guided retreat with an idea of what I wanted to achieve and experience. However, within the first two days Peter helped me clarify and deepen my understanding of where I was and what I was seeking.

From there the true transformations began to occur, and I now feel like I've shifted paradigms in the way I experience my world. This 10-day experience was much more than I expected, and the insights and clarity that emerged during the retreat, and that have been continuing to emerge since, have been life changing. Thankyou Peter!'

– MB, (Australia), June, 2010

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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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.