Will James

Insight Meditation

 

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"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."
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Insight Meditation and Yoga Retreat

21 - 27  May 2017, Bali Mountain Retreat Centre

This unique retreat of 6 days and 6 nights duration 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 Retreat sign 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 retreat begins with a traditional blessing ceremony with the local Balinese priest.The retreat will be held in noble silence to enable participants to go deeply into the practice of mindfulness meditation and yoga.

On the third day we will go on a Yatra (silent pilgrimage to local temple) for Balinese ceremony.    
Silence will be broken after lunch on the fifth day and in the evening we will attend a Joged Bumbung (traditonal Balinese music and dance ceremony). The sixth day 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.

Yoga

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.

Program

Cost

$850 AUD Twin share accommodation

$1050 AUD single room accommodation  (limited single room acc. first in)

Inclusions

Exclusions

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.

Photos and testimonials from previous retreats

Bali

            Mountain Retreat sign

download registration form
Please download form and email Will
wvjames@yahoo.com.au

Further information

Contact Will
phone: 02 66551445  0499829504
int +61 02 66551445