About us

Why & Who

The message was loud and clear,

Build a Silent Retreat Center for Prayer and Meditation.

(not vipassana, not a religious supported ashram, no guru, no dogma).

Who’s to say when or how or why we’re called to do what we do, but after much personal resistance, and a vision of 2 mountains, water, and hotsprings, the “where” search began. Serendipitous events rolled into play, including a significant – but not enough – donation from a philanthropist in Switzerland, who shortly thereafter passed away. A Balinese family, with 4 hectares at the base of the mountain, and vision to protect the land for future generations appeared on scene. . . and a partnership for 100 years was forged.

People continue to show up with skills for this or that: construction experts, permaculture maniacs, yoga gurus, whole, raw & ethnic chefs, and many worker-bees; Western, Balinese and Javanese.

We continue to . . . .

  • stumble forward with trust that the right people and events arrive at the right time and place
  • keep our hearts open to new ideas and loving philosophy
  • embrace Truth
  • experiment, brain-storm and support creative process
  • support an environment for maximum human potential
  • feel passionate about having 100 persons in prayer and meditation
  • meditate and pray daily and listen to Divine Source.

We operate as a non profit and 50% of our beds (the dormitories) are profit free. Our commitment is to make pursuing a spiritual path affordable with a top-end ashram ambiance. We rely on dedicated Balinese workers and western volunteers, who value working in a creative, spiritual and healthy environment, as a collaborative team in a super eco green community, laughing and enjoying life.

The most efficient method of finding out more information is to peruse through the web site. Please note we have very limited administrative staff and internet connectivity. It may take us 1 or 2 days to respond. We try to include on the web site, all the information you might need, so please look there first.

If you still need to contact us please send us an email to moreinfo@balisilentretreat.com.

If you have a last minute cancellation or an emergency or need to get a message to a guest, call us, but sometimes phone reception is not optimum:

within Indonesia call 085237347608
outside Indonesia call +6285237347608

Penatahan, Bali, Indonesia 82152