Transcendental Meditation (TM) Retreat in Ubud, Bali
Day to day, stress fills us with so much tension and anxiety that it is often difficult to even enjoy the little things that used to make us happy. It compromises our immune system, stunts cognitive and emotional development, and raises blood pressure. Toxic stress also can fuel a challenging range of disorders: eating, drinking, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive, bipolar, and more. It speeds the aging process and shortens life span.
What is Transcendental Meditation (TM)?
It’s a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. The TM technique allows your active mind to easily settle inward, through quieter levels of thought, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness — pure consciousness.
When you learn the TM technique, you’re learning an ancient process of “effortless transcending” that had been long lost to society—even in India, the land of its origin. The technique was revived by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who introduced it to the world and provided professional training and certification to thousands of teachers, so that people everywhere could benefit from the technique’s ease of practice and profound effectiveness. Fifty years ago, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced the practice to the rest of the world, founding the Transcendental Meditation Program.
TM is a form of silent mantra meditation and is practiced for 15–20 minutes in silence, twice per day, through a standard course of instruction taught by our certified teacher - I Wayan Sutrisna. It is a method for achieving a greater sense of peace and calm into daily life, not to mention the benefit of being present (which, it seems, is harder to do these days). Whether you're searching for greater meaning, seeking relief from anxiety, or hoping to slow down rapid thoughts, TM may help.
HAVE MORE THAN JUST A RELAXING BREAK IN BALI...
By signing up to our Transcendental Meditation (TM) private sessions, you will practice, study and enjoy profound knowledge through a structured program across 5 consecutive days and take home a skill which will enhance your life more and more as the years go by.
On your first session, you will be instructed in TM in the same way as it has been passed down for 5,000 thousand years. This personal session allows you to experience Transcendental Meditation right from the start and on completion.
You will learn practical details such as how to begin and end the meditation, when and where to do it, when you can do extra and how to deal with daily challenges, noises or obligations. The process of TM is natural and will always work for everyone. Your brain will have greater access to its creative energy while helping reduce the effects of stress, trauma and high blood pressure. The daily practice delivers a wide range of practical benefits. It uses your total brain, prevents and reverses heart disease, promotes health, vibrancy, encourages happiness, inner peace, ignites creativity and teaches you how to balance work and life. In that deep rest, is the access to all potentiality...
What is the main difference between Transcendental Meditation and other forms of meditation?
The mantra you're asked to repeat during a meditation session. In TM, the mantra handed over to you by our teacher, is a meaningless sound used as the vehicle to help the mind settle down. Other forms of meditation use words, phrases, or visualizations during the meditation practice. By focusing exclusively on your mantra, you aim to achieve a state of perfect stillness and consciousness. While some meditation practices encourage emptying the mind of all thoughts, TM encourages thoughts to come and go, like the passive activity of watching a cloud float by.
During TM, the mind settles to its most silent state of expanded awareness. This experience changes your nervous system measurably. It enlivens the whole brain, promoting clear and orderly thinking. When the mind settles down the body follows, as you gain deep rest, dissolve stress, fatigue and chemical imbalances. Sleep is better, our decisions, desires and emotions more balanced, relationships improve and we do less and accomplish more.
The morning self-practice application and integration sessions wakes up your brain and gives you energy and resilience so that the demands and challenges of the day don’t stress you out. Then you practice TM again, ideally in the late afternoon or early evening before dinner, to start the next part of your day fresh.
The Beatles have famously credited Transcendental Meditation with helping them write their best music. Oprah Winfrey loves her daily practice. So does billionaire hedge fund founder Ray Dalio, as well as British comedian Russell Brand, and music mogul Russell Simmons. In fact, the list of celebrities and Fortune 500 CEOs who say Transcendental Meditation has helped them in their personal and professional lives is so long that we may need to start a new list: “Successful People Who Don’t Practice Transcendental Meditation.”
Here are two great videos (below) that introduce you to TM by Bob Roth - an American Transcendental Meditation teacher who has taught TM for over 40 years. Roth is also the author of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Transcendental Meditation and the 2018 New York Times bestseller Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation.
Roth has helped bring Transcendental Meditation to more than one million students in underserved schools in 35 countries, to military veterans and their families who suffer from post-traumatic stress, and to women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. Roth sits down with prominent meditators to discuss their practices and the influence of Transcendental Meditation on their lives....
"The goal of the Transcendental Meditation technique is the state of enlightenment. This means we experience that inner calmness, that quiet state of least excitation, even when we are dynamically busy".
~ The Beatles visit Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the creator of Transcendental Meditation
MEET YOUR TM TEACHER ~ WAYAN SUTRISNA
In 1973 Wayan Sutrisna was born in Bali, Indonesia and follows all the Balinese culture and traditional ceremony practices. Wayan is presently 44 years old and his passions are his family and teaching higher levels of Consciousness through Transcendental Meditation (TM).
Wayan started his career in business and worked his way up the ladder of success and finally became an International Sales and Marketing Director for a very famous Jewelry company in Bali. In 2002 he started his Transcendental Meditation (TM) practice and never missed his program twice a day as instructed by his TM Teacher Alan Florence, of Australia. He showed great promise and his interest and knowledge in the Vedic Arts and Sciences grew. In 2005 he took the Science of Creative Intelligent Course and became an English Indonesian translator for other members of the class.
In 2006 Wayan joined the International Teacher Training Course (TTC) at Maharishi Campus in Thailand for 5.5 months. He studied for 8 hours a day with very little breaks in this intense immersion in the Transcendental Meditation practices of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Wayan received an honor in the form of a scholarship to join the Next Generation Course with Dr Tony Nader who Maharishi appointed as his successor on September 2014 at Maharishi Vedic City, Fairfile, Iowa, USA. He was gifted with a round trip flight, full room and board and a scholarship to study Maharaja speeches about higher state of Consciousness, Unity Consciousness and higher meditation practices.
Once finishing his training, Wayan kept on teaching to students in the evenings after his workday was over. Wayan has taught hundreds of students at high school and university levels to raise the collective consciousness and help Bali and the rest of the world become an invincible problem free society.
TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION RETREAT
To learn Transcendental Meditation, you will need 5 consecutive days as follows:
Introductory lecture with our certified Transcendental Meditation teacher: I Wayan Sutrisna (see bio above)
* Day 2 *
Personal instruction and a personal mantra is passed onto you. After some time meditating under the instruction of Wayan, you will be given the experience of meditating on your own for a short time to build your confidence, and the session ends with further one to one discussion with Wayan. You will walk away in the afterglow of your first “real” TM meditation, deeply relaxed and calm.
* Day 3, 4, 5 *
Consist of 60-90 min theory and lecture studies. Expect: interactive sessions, Q&A, paired with 20 minutes TM meditation practice with your teacher. You will also learn practical details such as how to begin and end meditation, when and where to do it, when you can do extra and how to deal with daily challenges, noises or obligations. The process that TM stimulates is natural and will always work for everyone. Your brain will have greater access to its creative energy while helping reduce the effects of stress, trauma, high blood pressure & diabetes. The daily practice delivers a wide range of practical benefits. It uses your total brain, prevents and reverses heart disease, promotes health, vibrancy, encourages happiness, inner peace, ignites your creativity and teaches you how to balance work and life. In that deep rest, is the access to all potentiality...
Check out at your convenience of time - all meals included.
Transcendental Meditation Retreat Schedule:
- 07:30 AM Tea, coffee & 20 minutes of personal time to meditate
- 08:00 AM Breakfast
- 09:15 AM Gentle & Invigorating Yoga (3 sessions)
- 10:15 AM Free Time - Swim, Read, Visit Ubud town, half day trip to Tirta Empul Holy Water Spring Cleanse.
- 11:00 AM 1x Sound Healing Session at Pyramids of Chi
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Transcendental Meditation Session. First session is introductory. Following sessions consist of approximately 30-min meditation & 60-min theory. Note: If you choose a shared room / double occupancy, your TM sessions will be conducted with your plus one, at the same time.
- 4:00 PM Massage and Treatments (1 per day)
- 20 minutes of personal time to meditate
- 6:00 PM Dinner, rest, read, relax.
- 7:00 PM Gamelan Music Performance on 1 evening
*Please note: Timings subject to change*
This final day includes meals only. No activities, yoga, massages, lectures - to integrate what you have learnt, relax and immerse in your experience before departure at any time on day 6.
You may wish to enjoy & extend your stay with a 3 Day Detox at 600$ USD (i.e. no retreat inclusives in these 3 days - simply meals and/or drinks depending on the cleanse type and plenty of free time to relax, book massages, explore Ubud, etc...)
TM RETREAT RATES:
6 days / 5 nights:
- Single Deluxe Room: 1,830 USD
- Shared Deluxe Room: 3,390 USD // 1,695 USD per person
- Single Superior Master Bedroom: 2,130 USD
- Shared Superior Master Bedroom: 3,970 USD // 1,985 USD per person
Retreat rate includes complimentary pick up + drop off from (Airport/Hotel) to (Villa Gaia) during check in and check out dates only.
CHECK IN TIME: 2:00 PM
CHECK OUT TIME: ANYTIME ON DAY 6
...OR EXTEND YOUR STAY & ENJOY 3D/3N DETOX PROGRAM PRICED AT 600$
- PLEASE NOTE -
21% TAX & SERVICE WILL BE ADDED ON TOP OF YOUR DETOX RATE
40$ USD INTERNATIONAL BANK SENDER FEE APPLIES ON TOP OF YOUR FINAL RATE
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AVAILABLE DATES FOR 2023:
November 2-5 & 12-22
December 4 - 18
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