Time Out Guided Retreat - 5 Day Mini Nirarta Experience
Unfolding possibilities from the heart of your Being . . .

A Transforming Encounter With Yourself

This mini version of the Time Out – Nirarta Experience, 10-Day Guided Retreat, is for those who:

  • wish for a retreat with an important component of rest and silence, combined with substantive one-to-one work to identify and resolve key issues
  • feel that, for whatever reason, the 10-days package, at this point, is not for them

Price: € 1550
Duration: 6 nights, 5 full days
Inclusions: Single accommodation, all meals, govt taxes & service.
Exclusions: Airport transfers, 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


  • At least 12 hours of personal counselling/ coaching/ mentoring during the retreat. 
  • Participation in the twice daily Nirarta group Awareness Meditation programme.


Day 1

  • Arrival by 2 pm
  • Personal administration

Phase 1 – Pre-Silence

  • Traditional Balinese cleansing blessing to open the retreat
  • orientation meeting
  • Awareness Meditation

Days 2 & 3

  • clarify starting point and intention, and to begin exploring the deeper roots of the key issues.
  • Identification of core patterns and burning question(s)

Phase 2 - Silence
Days 4 & 5

  • fruit and water fast
  • solitude and reflection in the Gangga bungalow by the river in relation to the burning question(s) highlighted in the first two days

Phase 3 – Conclusion and Bridging
Day 6

  • consolidation, integration and bridging to future direction and actions.

Day 7

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


Gangga Bungalow, location for the silent part of the retreat
A reteat can help enhance personal alignnment and unfold potential
Taking time out in silence renews how we see ourselves and our world


‘Thank your for reminding me of the simplicity and beauty of life. I am looking forward to enjoying every minute as it unfolds. Thank you.’
– B P, UK, Nirarta Experience Mini, 2006

'First of all, I should tell you that Nirarta was a really wonderful and very beneficial experience for me. I don't think I can remember another time or place where I felt so at ease, just being. Being back here, I still feel much more at peace. I have really been able to connect my different worlds.'
– V K, Belgium, Nirarta Experience Mini, 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

Mobile:+62 81 246 52 123

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Payment Policy

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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.