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Water Meditation

Water Meditation

Meditate and feel a flow of fresh, clear water over your head and body. The water pouring over you comes from a holy spring, at the Balinese family temple. Please dress appropriately in swimwear (or clothes that can get wet!) Honour this sacred place by observing absolute silence and do not bring electronic devices into this holy space. Enjoy this beautiful way of meditating.

Labyrinth walking meditation

Labyrinth Walking Meditation

Walking the Labyrinth is a chance to connect within, to ask questions and receive answers. In walking the labyrinth you meander back and forth, turning 180 degrees each time you enter a different circuit. As you shift directions your awareness also shifts from right brain to left brain, back and forth. This is one of reasons the labyrinth can induce receptive states of consciousness. A very simple and ancient practice that offers clarity when we are confused.

Bali Silent Retreat - Crystal Circle

Crystal Circle

Surrounding the labyrinth is the Crystal Circle, with ten big crystals on posts. There are ten mini-prayers/mantras from seven spiritual / religious traditions to engage with, as you visit each circle. (These are located just outside the labyrinth entrance, in the two little houses with shelves.) Take your time, stopping at each crystal to whisper the prayer in gratitude.

Bali Silent Retreat - Medicine Garden

Medicine Garden

Until recently people living in rural areas of Bali did not have easy access to modern medicines. When someone was unwell, the necessary remedy was gathered from nature. Our Medicine Garden is a living pharmacy of local plants. Each plant is explained in English, Latin, Balinese and Indonesian, describing the plant and its uses. Some of the herbs that promote health circulation and general vitamin-mineral sustenance are often used in fresh green juices served at meals at Bali Silent Retreat.

Bali Silent Retreat - Jungle path

Jungle Walk

A specific path is carved and maintained through the Bali Silent Retreat jungle leading down to the river. (150 steps) This is a safe way to experience the lush tropical vegetation of true Balinese jungle. A bamboo bridge crosses a ravine with living fences. Using mindful awareness you might see Gentri Tree berries (those brown bumpy little seeds that mandala beads are made from), or pineapples, jackfruit trees and some of the local wildlife.

Crying bench

Crying Bench

Being in silence for a few days is an opportunity to get in touch with deep emotions, memories and personal healing energies. Although everywhere in Bali Silent Retreat is a safe place to express whatever emotions arise, the Crying Bench is a private riverside space, at the bottom of the jungle path, where emotions can be released. Emotions are: (e)nergy in (motion). Sometimes when energy is released, healing happens.

Bali Silent Retreat Star-gazing

Star Gazing Beds

Lie down at dusk (or dawn) and watch the stars. They dance and twinkle and shoot across the sky! Five concrete platforms wait for you at various locations around the premises; near the labyrinth, medicine garden and yoga bale.

Bali Silent Retreat Ricefields overlooking Mount Batukaru

Rice Field Walk

Walk safely on a small path, recently paved for the villagers to bring their rice to the village. You’ll walk through terraced rice fields, clusters of temples, traditional villages, and the famous Balinese age-old ‘subak’ irrigation system. There is a distinct and intense spiritual vibration within the rice fields. We hope you explore this beautiful expression of nature and experience its divine essence.  You’ll never get closer than this to the real rural Bali. Take a camera! Length: 2.7 km – Approximately 30 minutes.

Bali Silent Retreat - Library

Library

Books, books books! If you like reading you will love our extensive and varied library – with lots of comfy spots for you to sit and read. Learn about spirituality, religion, philosophy, meditation and mindfulness. Or just kick back in one of the hammocks around the fire house with a novel. The library has been created through the generous donations of previous guests and mentors. Donations of spiritual or philosophical books are always welcome.

Water Meditation

Water Meditation

Meditate and feel a flow of fresh, clear water over your head and body. The water pouring over you comes from a holy spring, at the Balinese family temple. Please dress appropriately in swimwear (or clothes that can get wet!) Honour this sacred place by observing absolute silence and do not bring electronic devices into this holy space. Enjoy this beautiful way of meditating.

Bali Silent Retreat - Labyrinth

Labyrinth Walking Meditation

Walking the Labyrinth is a chance to connect within, to ask questions and receive answers. In walking the labyrinth you meander back and forth, turning 180 degrees each time you enter a different circuit. As you shift directions your awareness also shifts from right brain to left brain, back and forth. This is one of reasons the labyrinth can induce receptive states of consciousness. A very simple and ancient practice that offers clarity when we are confused.

Bali Silent Retreat - Crystal Circle

Crystal Circle

Surrounding the labyrinth is the Crystal Circle. The Crystal Circle has ten big crystals on posts. There are ten mini-prayers/mantras from seven spiritual / religious traditions to engage with, as you visit each circle. (These are located just outside the labyrinth entrance, in the two little houses with shelves.) Take your time, stopping at each crystal to whisper the prayer in gratitude.

Bali Silent Retreat - Medicine Garden

Medicine Garden

Until recently people living in rural areas of Bali did not have easy access to modern medicines. When someone was unwell, the necessary remedy was gathered from nature. Our Medicine Garden is a living pharmacy of local plants. Each plant is explained in English, Latin, Balinese and Indonesian, describing the plant and its uses. Some of the herbs that promote health circulation and general vitamin-mineral sustenance are often used in fresh green juices served at meals at Bali Silent Retreat.

Bali Silent Retreat - Jungle path

Jungle Walk

A specific path is carved and maintained through the Bali Silent Retreat jungle leading down to the river. (150 steps) This is a safe way to experience the lush tropical vegetation of true Balinese jungle. A bamboo bridge crosses a ravine with living fences. Using mindful awareness you might see Genitri Tree berries (those brown bumpy little seeds that mandala beads are made from), or pineapples, jackfruit trees and some of the local wildlife.

Bali Silent Retreat - Crying Bench with mosquito net

Crying Bench

Being in silence for a few days is an opportunity to get in touch with deep emotions, memories and personal healing energies. Although everywhere in Bali Silent Retreat is a safe place to express whatever emotions arise, the Crying Bench is a private riverside space, at the bottom of the jungle path, where emotions can be released. Emotions are: (e)nergy in (motion). Sometimes when energy is released, healing happens.

Bali Silent Retreat Star-gazing

Star Gazing Beds

Lie down at dusk (or dawn) and watch the stars. They dance and twinkle and shoot across the sky! Five concrete platforms wait for you at various locations around the premises; near the labyrinth, medicine garden and yoga bale.

Bali Silent Retreat Ricefields overlooking Mount Batukaru

Rice Field Walk

Walk safely on a small path, recently paved for the villagers to bring their rice to the village. You’ll walk through terraced rice fields, clusters of temples, traditional villages, and the famous Balinese age-old ‘subak’ irrigation system. There is a distinct and intense spiritual vibration within the rice fields. We hope you explore this beautiful expression of nature and experience its divine essence.  You’ll never get closer than this to the real rural Bali. Take a camera! Length: 2.7 km – Approximately 30 minutes.

Bali Silent Retreat - Library

Library

Books, books books! If you like reading you will love our extensive and varied library – with lots of comfy spots for you to sit and read. Learn about spirituality, religion, philosophy, meditation and mindfulness. Or just kick back in one of the hammocks around the fire house with a novel. The library has been created through the generous donations of previous guests and mentors. Donations of spiritual or philosophical books are always welcome.