Swarna Dwipa Bali
The retreat will be held at Swarna Dwipa Bali, a unique place of learning and refuge, nestled in the tranquil valley of the sacred Pakerisan River. It is a special place for those seeking to transform their lives and heal. Both Swarna Dwipa and the island of Bali possesses a unique energy and vibrancy which is a powerful support for your personal journey.
Here's what you'll learn and experience
Daily Qi Gong
Qi Gong (pronounced chee-gong) is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves meditation, controlled breathing and movement exercises.
During this retreat you will learn a set of 14 powerful Qi Gong exercises for cultivating your healing energy and moving blockages through the development and circulation of Qi in your body.
These simple and powerful sequences can be practised when you return home. Notes will be provided.
Sitting Meditation is an essential practice for you to be able to heal your heart. You must be able to recognise the cause of your pain, so you can heal it.
During the retreat you will learn the fundamental form of all Meditation practises to cultivate mindfulness and awareness. It is simple and effective. You will be surprised at how easy it can be.
Additional instruction will be given on:
- how to become mindful & aware (and what it is).
- how to approach and open your feelings.
- how to deal with the pain of your suffering in this life.
- how to create the life you deserve through healing your heart.
Essence of Buddhism
Jero Budhi will present a simple, uncomplicated understanding on the fundamentals of Buddhism - Not about religion or fabricated intellectual concepts.
The aim is to help you understand how you create your own reality, how you can overcome the struggles in your life, and learning how to change your reality.
As you start to understand what is happening within, you will also begin to have compassion (Bodhicitta), to help yourself heal.
During the retreat, time will be available for you to have one-to-one consultations with Jero Mangku Budhi Dharma to guide you in your practise and advise you on specific points in application of the methods being learned.
In these consultations you can gain insight from an experienced teacher to help you address your own personal difficulties and receive personal guidance for your healing journey.
Learn About Balinese Spirituality
Learn about the essence of Balinese spirituality. For Balinese it is very important to practise appreciation of every aspect of the phenomena that makes up our physical world. That which we can experience with our ordinary senses and that which is unseen but always present on an energetic level.
You will learn about Bhakti Yoga - a fundamental practice that is integral to the Balinese way of life, which is practised as a path to freedom.
Understanding Balinese spiritualty will give you new insight into your relationship with yourself and the world around you. Through this you can begin to experience a transformative depth of humility and gratitude that brings a sense of peace, harmony and balance within.
Making Balinese Offerings
Over the course of an afternoon you will learn how to make some of the beautiful Balinese offerings for ceremony and temples and you will learn what they represent.
Making offerings with flowers, food and incense is always done with joy and laughter.
It is an important practise of Bhakti Yoga and helps to diminish the overbearing weight of our ego. It is an integral part of the Balinese way of devotion, dedication and appreciation.
Profound Temple Visits
No visit to Bali is complete until you visit a Temple, also called a Pura. On your retreat you will visit several profound temples.
Pura Dalem Jelantik: This is an important Temple for the community that is local to Swarna Dwipa. It is well known in Bali for asking for protection and healing.
Pura Tirta Empul: Take part in a traditional bathing ritual in one of Bali's famous holy springs to purify your body, speech and mind. This temple gives the opportunity to make heartfelt wishes for your personal healing.
Purification & Healing Ceremony
To support the healing process, you will be invited to take part in one of the most profound Balinese healing and purification ceremonies at Swarna Dwipa. The purpose of this ceremony to clear your path of all obstacles related to past actions and conditioned mind.
This ceremony is from the original Siwa Buda traditions and is still offered today. It is practised the same way as when Balinese spirituality first arrived with the traditions of the Majapahit culture. It has roots in original Siwa Buda and Buddhist practises.
Visit and Experience a Local Market
As part of traditional Balinese culture you will be required to wear a sarong and a sash when attending Balinese ceremonies and temple visits. We will help you purchase these at the local market.
For women, a traditional Balinese sarong, sash and kebaya (a kebaya is traditionally worn by women only), for men a traditional Balinese sarong, sash and simple white shirt or t-shirt.
Have fun! Enjoy walking around and experience the people, sights and sounds of a traditional Balinese market.
Traditional Dance Performance
At the end of the retreat, after the final class, there will be an evening performance of Traditional Dance followed by dinner. This evening celebration will mark the completion of your retreat - a colourful and fitting way for you to begin your new life.
Accommodation - Bona Village Inn
During the retreat, you'll be staying at the Bona Village Inn, situated 1 kilometre away from the Retreat Centre. Daily transport will be provided to and from the hotel.
Standard Double or Twin Room
- Daily Breakfast Included
- Garden view
- 30 m²/323 ft²
- 1 double bed or 2 Single Beds
- Air conditioning
- Mini bar
- Cable/satelite television
- Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
- Bathroom with shower
- Writing desk
- Seating area
What's Available at Bona Village Inn
- Fitness center
- Bali Sauna
- Massage & spa
- Sun beds
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Laundry service
- Room service
- Safety deposit box
- Wi-Fi internet access in public areas
- Parking area
Cost & Schedule
The total cost of the retreat is €950 EUR
The length of the complete healing retreat programme is 7 days/7 nights.
Monday, 15 April to Sunday, 21 April 2019.
You will check into Bona Village Inn on Monday 15 April, and check out on Monday morning 22 April.
(Places are limited to 10 participants so please book early to avoid disappointment.)
- 7 Nights accommodation at Bona Village Inn (Check-out on 22nd April)
- Double or Twin Bedroom - with en-suite Bathroom
- Airport transfer to and from Bona Village Inn (Please confirm flight details prior to departure)
- All meals* (allergies catered for)
- Water, tea and coffee
- Transport to and from retreat activities
- All retreat classes and activities:
- Daily Meditation Instruction and Practice
- Daily Qi Gong Instruction and Practice
- Essence of Buddhism Teachings
- Personal Consultations
- Teachings on Balinese Spirituality
- Learn how to Make Balinese Offerings
- Temple Visits Admission
- Purification & Healing Ceremony
- Local Market Excursion
- Traditional Dance Performance
What's Not Included?
- Travel costs to Bali and back
- Airport transfer to and from any destination other than Bona Village Inn
- Buying traditional Balinese clothes at the market
- Travel Insurance
- *When we are out at the market or the temples, you will need to buy your own lunch and refreshments
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€ 950 One-time Payment Online
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