Insight Meditation and Yoga Retreat
29 May - 4 June 2016, Bali Mountain Retreat Centre
This unique retreat of 6 days and 6 nights duration will be led by Will and held at Bali Mountain Retreat Centre located high on the slopes of Mount Batukaru in Central Bali. This idyllic retreat environment will enable you to relax and unwind and provide the opportunity to inquire into what it means to live in a free and liberated way. Go to registration form.
Mt Batukaru is the second highest mountain in Bali and Bali Mountain Retreat Centre set amidst coffee, cocoa and spice plantations has panoramic views down to the ocean. The air is fresh, the water is directly fed from a spring on the mountain and the creeks and waterways are pristine. You will welcome the refreshing and revitalizing mountain air, sparkling spring fed water and rural Balinese culture.
Insight Meditation, known as Vipassana in the Theravada
Buddhist tradition engages in the practice of ethics,
mindfulness, depths of meditation, opening of the heart and
wisdom teachings. Insight Meditation allows a deep
inquiry into this unfolding life, with all its difficulties
and joys. An inquiry into our relationship to what
arises in our day to day; be it pleasant or unpleasant and the
freedom that is available when we bring understanding and
awareness to each experience.
The first 5 days will be held in noble silence to enable participants to go deeply into the practice.
The sixth day will not be silent and will consist of meditation, experiential exercises, interviews and inquiry to help integrate any insights or meditation experiences that have arisen during the retreat as well as an opportunity to connect with eachother.
This retreat offers an ideal opportunity for established meditators to deepen their practice. Those new to meditation can experience a valuable but gentle introduction to silent meditation & the Dharma teachings in a welcoming, supportive environment. The combination of Insight meditation, Yoga and an idyllic environment combine to open our hearts and deepen our understanding.
Robin Macgregor will lead you in Dru Yoga practice which is known as ‘Heart Yoga’. This gentle and flowing yoga blends well with meditation and includes, Emotional Body Release, through a sequence of flowing movements and asanas (postures), finishing with a deep relaxation.
Rob has been practicing Yoga for over 20 yrs and is currently studying Dru Yoga. She has worked as a body therapist for over 10 yrs and has a deep understanding of how the body works.
- Sitting, walking & guided meditation
- Meditation instruction
- meetings with the teacher, inquiry sessions and daily Dharma talks
- 2 daily Yoga exercise periods
$850 AUD shared accommodation
$980 AUD single room accommodation (limited single room
acc. first in)
- 6 nights accommodation at Bali Mountain Retreat with daily housekeeping
- Shared accommodation, 2 per room, ( single rooms available at extra cost).
- Pick up and drop off transfers to/from Bali Mountain Retreat
- Complimentary arrival drink & refreshments
- Balinese Blessing ceremony upon arrival at Mount Batukaru
- All meals which include breakfasts, lunches, dinners and refreshments
- Full hot buffet breakfast : typical breakfast includes; eggs (any style), sautéed green vegetables and mushroom, curried tomatoes, toast, potato cake, fresh tropical fruit salad and yoghurt, tea, coffee and orange juice, homemade muesli and/or cereal
- Buffet Lunch: typically a mix of Indonesian styled dishes e.g. crispy tempe, Ayam Bakar, Nasi Kuning, Cap Cay, and organic raw foods dishes, quiches and salads fruit platter, teas, coffee and mountain spring water.
- Buffet Dinner: 4 vegetarian dishes, soup and rice, followed by a choice of 2-3 desserts e.g. fried bananas and ice cream, chocolate cake and cream or ice cream.
- Refreshments are offered twice daily for morning and afternoon tea. This includes fresh fruit, homemade slice/biscuits and a cake e.g. banana cake as well as teas and coffee
- Complimentary drinking water for the duration of the retreat-fresh mountain spring water which is UV filtered
- Free WIFI Access (use own laptop)
- Complimentary Balinese massage (1 hour)
- Guided walk to the local Bali Hindu temple in the mountain forest
Airfares and travel insurance are not included in above price.
Please remember to email your flight details when known so that transfers can be arranged.
phone: 02 66551445 0499829504
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