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 hot-springs, by Patricia, a retired American living in Bali, . . . .  the “where” search began.  Serendipitous events rolled into play, including a generous donation from a philanthropist in Switzerland. The  Balinese family  owning the 4 hectares of land at the base of the mountain, also  had a vision to protect their holy land for future generations.

A very unique partnership for 100 years was forged. With the blessing and support of the land owners, Patricia and Sang Tu, a Balinese visionary, co-founded and built Balinese Silent Retreat:  vision & mission (including silence and non-denominational prayer),  high-end-ashram ambiance,  green-to-the-extreme standards for both the environment and fresh organic cuisine.

The collaborative partnership continues and more guests feel the magic of the land, consider a new way to look at the world and how they live, and then return to their home country to share the magic.

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 provide space for anyone to pursue a spiritual path that’s  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 with green-to-the-extreme values, 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