“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
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.
Some of the people who are the glue:
To Contact Us
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.