Bali Meditation Retreat – Eight Steps to Happiness

Join us for a wonderful week of meditation and relaxation

in Prana Dewi Mountain Resort • Sept 1-7 2017

Bali is a destination well known and well loved for relaxation, natural beauty and spiritual discovery. This retreat offers us a rare opportunity to combine a visit to this beautiful island with the genuine inner peace and happiness that can be found by meditating on Buddha’s sublime teachings.

Set in a tropical mountainside resort in gardens of lush unspoilt nature this retreat is a chance to escape the stress and busyness of life and experience the peace of meditation for yourself. Discover more about Buddhist teachings and be guided to the deep inner stillness and mental freedom that exists within our own hearts.

The Teachings

The teachings will be based on Eight Steps to Happiness by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. These much loved teachings explain the path to enlightenment as practical advice. The presentation of the teachings make it an especially important topic for modern people as it shows how to meditate on and practise love, compassion, and wisdom in these difficult times where we are surrounded by distractions.

The week offers a valuable space to gain experience of these essential meditations giving our mind a much needed lift. Ultimately, we will awaken our spiritual potential and find lasting joy and contentment through the practice of these teachings.

You can book the whole retreat to get maximum benefit but you can also book a part of the course

Part 1 Sept 1-4
Training in meditations on universal love and compassion.
Part 2 Sept 4-7
Training in meditations on wisdom realizing ultimate truth – Emptiness.

Places are very limited so book quickly – booking opens in May – and join us on magical Bali for relaxation, rejuvenation and a new and meaningful perspective on life.

The Teachers

Gen DrolkyiGen Kelsang Drolkyi is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Singapore. She is a senior NKT Teacher who has studied extensively on the Teacher Training Programme and is qualified to teach both Sutra and Tantra. She has been the Resident Teacher at Madhyamaka KMC in the UK and taught internationally for many years.

 

 

K.DornyingGen Kelsang Dornying is the Resident Teacher of both Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia and Kadampa Meditation Centre Melbourne. Gen Dornying has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism for over 12 years and is an inspiring and light-hearted teacher of modern Buddhism who makesBuddha’s teachings clear, accessible and applicable to modern life.

 

The Venue

The resort is only 90 minutes drive from Bali’s airport. Situated at the foot of Mt Batukara in the middle of organic rice paddies, lotus fish ponds and fern gardens. The 20 metre-long natural stone swimming pool is fed by pure spring water coming directly from Bali’s tropical rainforest. See the resort’s website

 

 

 

Accommodation
Twin and triple
These rooms are available at Prana Dewi Mountain Resort in traditional Balinese bungalows. The bungalows are nestled between the organic rice paddies, tropical fruit trees and ornamental fishponds and are generously spaced apart to ensure your tranquility and privacy. Each bungalow has it’s own bathroom facilities.
Single
These room are available at Surya Putra (Tegal Jero Homestay), seven minutes walk from Prana Dewi Mountain Resort where the meditations will be held. Each room is housed in separate bungalows with it’s own bathroom facilities.

 

Food

Meals and tea breaks will be eaten at Prana Dewi Mountain Resort restaurant which has amazing views across the hillside. Serving healthy vegetarian food with organic ingredients sourced from the local rice field and vegetable garden. For those staying in single rooms at Surya Putra, all your meals with be served here.

Fees (in Singapore dollars)
Whole course (Part 1 & Part 2)
Prices are per person for 6 nights, including 3 meals a day and course fee.
Single (offsite, 7 min walk) $990
Twin $990
Triple $910
Part 1 – Sept 1-4  OR  Part 2 – Sept 4-7
Prices are per person for 3 nights, including 3 meals a day and course fee.
Single (offsite, 7 min walk) $520
Twin $520
Triple $480

Booking Terms and Conditions

For those wishing to book transport to and from the airport to Prana Dewi Mountain Resort, the cost is 500,000 (Indonesian Rupiah) per car one way. Each car has places for 6 people with luggage. Payment is by cash upon arrival, please register for this in your booking if you require this service.