Meditation, Yoga, Prayer and Restful Contemplation – in Silence
Inspired by Spiritual Wisdom. Grounded in Eco-Principles.
Bali Silent Retreat is more than yoga and meditation – it’s a restorative and inspirational sanctuary removed from the demands of busy-busy complicated lifestyles. Surrounded and protected by rice fields, jungle, Mt. Batu Karu and spiritual essence you can ‘retreat’ and take ‘time-out’ to nourish your body and soul and reconnect to your true self in your own time. On your own schedule.
“This six day experience opened a new world of consciousness about myself, my truth, the planet, my spiritual side and how I truly want to live my life.”
“Bali Silent Retreat is the most special place I have visited during this lifetime on earth.”
Every morning and afternoon we offer Yoga Asana and Meditation in our open air octagon tent (Bale) surrounded by the lush green of nature. Weekly events include talks about Balinese culture and the future of our food (including our New Earth Cooking food philosophy), a Meditation workshop and many other events. Every new and full moon we perform an Agnihotra healing fire ceremony. On your own you can explore the Labyrinth, Jungle Path, Library and much more. In the Program Calendar all activities included in your Overnight stay and/or Day Pass are listed. Additional activities, not included in your Day Pass, could include a visit to Batu Karu Temple, Balinese Massage and a visit to the Hot Springs. The Volunteer Program for Yoga Teachers offers a rewarding experience within a true eco-community.
Three vegetarian buffets each day and an all-day grazing table (fresh fruits, cookies and herbal teas) our food is always bursting with living energy! Slow Food certified recipes are prepared by our Garden-to-Table chefs who pour their loving passion into every aspect of food – selecting vegetables fresh from our organic gardens to give you locally sourced and sustainable living food that has been made with love.
100% cotton linens, down comforters and kimonos BSR is simplicity combined with luxury. Constructed of recycled timbers, indigenous architectures and local flavor the feeling is simple, warm, earthy, rustic, relaxing and friendly. Room choices include wooden bungalows, snug single rooms or dormitory beds. Each space is simple with tasteful touches and stunning views (no air con – it’s cool at night).
Bali Silent Retreat is a super eco-community. We are completely ‘off the grid’ and green-to-the-extreme in our philosophy and daily living: Solar electricity, on-site water distilling and rainwater catchment, comprehensive recycling system in an ashram-style environment set over a sprawling four hectares of verdant rice fields, natural Balinese jungle and our extensive vegetable and herb gardens.
Bali Silent Retreat is completely and totally sustainably responsible. We take pride in supporting local businesses and the community.
“The rice fields are amazing! The gardens are a beautiful meditation unto themselves. The helpful and smiling staff. The views! The Silence. The sounds of nature. But the one factor that will bring me back to Bali Silent Retreat is the heavenly feeling here on earth.” — Maartje, Holland
Join others or remain in solitude for yoga, meditation, prayer, programs.
Practice the ‘Art of Nothing’ and simply ‘Rest, Sleep, Eat and Repeat’
In profound peace and silence
Yoga asana and meditation is a practiced as a complete and comprehensive way of life at Bali Silent Retreat, also embracing the yogic philosophies of:
Truth (Satya) – Big and little truth, examining it in everything we do.
Non-violence (Ahimsa) – in our speech, in our food and in our intention toward other living things.
Respect – Human and divine love for all sentient beings and all faiths and practices.