Will James

Insight Meditation



"There is an island, and island which you cannot go beyond. It is a place of nothingness, a place of non-possession and non-attachment. It is the total end of death and decay, and this is why I call it Nibbana."



































































Insight Meditation and Yoga Retreat

8-14 September 2024 at Bali Mountain Retreat Centre

            Mountain Retreat signThis unique retreat will be led by Will and Angela McGee 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.

Bali Mountain retreats offers an opportunity for participants to fully immerse themselves in the retreat experience, including a strong emphasis on meditation and Dharma Inquiry as well as Yoga philosophy and practices.

In 2024 we will continue this combination with Angela McGee teaching the Yoga.
Angela strongly believes that the ancient practices and teachings of the Yoga sutras are completely alive and relevant to contemporary life and can in combination with the Buddha’s teachings act as a guide to the potential for our liberation and freedom from suffering.   

2024 will mark the 9th annual Bali Mountain Retreat, with a greater inclusion and emphasis on Balinese spiritual culture, including:
dancers 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.


Angela McGee began Yoga teaching 23 years ago after training in the Sivananda tradition. Shortly after she came across the teachings of Krishnamacharya and studied in Australia and India with Krishnamacharya's son, T.K.V Desikachar. Angela believes the ancient wisdom teachings of the Yoga Dharma are completely alive and relevant to contemporary life and to freedom and liberation.

Angela teaches Yoga therapeutically with an emphasis on one - one teaching, discovering how Yoga can fit the individual rather than the individual fit the Yoga. She also teaches in corporate and community settings and has trained and guided teachers and leads a sangha in the Krishnamacharya lineage.

Alongside her Yoga path, Angela is also a Dharma teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition.

Meditation and yoga program

  • Sitting, walking & guided meditation
  • Meditation instruction
  • meetings with the teacher, inquiry sessions and daily Dharma talks
  • 2 daily Yoga sessions
  • Cost

  • $900 AUD Twin share accommodation
  • $950 AUD Deluxe twin share
  • $1100 AUD Deluxe single
  • Inclusions

  • 6 nights accommodation at Bali Mountain Retreat with daily housekeeping 
  • Twim share accommodation, (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
  • Traditional Joged Bumbunhg dance performance
  • All meals (vegetatian) and include breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks.
  • 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
  • Exclusions

  • Airfares and travel insurance are not included in above price.
  • Important!

    Please remember to email your flight details when known so that transfers can be arranged.

    To register

    Please download the registration form below and email it to Will.

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    ball Registration form (RTF)

    Further information

    Will's Mobile: 0499 829 504

    Photos and testimonials from previous retreats

    Bali Mountain Retreat has been held every year since 2013. Photos, information and testimonials from previous retreats may be found here.