- Wear appropriate clothes and suggested not tight.
- The sessions in this retreat will require openness, you can tell everything especially if you don’t have specific relation to any other participants. So, please be honest. Not to me, but to yourself.
- Give full attention of all instruction given by teachers. Any question can be delivered on interview session.
- When the retreat is started, all gadget will be handed to organizer and will be put at the safety box until the retreat is finished.
- Always take care of yourself.
- Listening is a big learning in this retreat, so please listen and be mindful.
- Ignorance is one of the hindrance in meditation. Please do not ignore, be attentive every single moment in this retreat experience.
- Respect is our strongest chain in this blood. Please do not step over someone else respect line. When someone talk, other must listen.
Participants are not allowed to entertain themselves during retreat. Listening to music, writing or reading are forbidden. This is a meditation retreat, so even on the spare time we will meditate.
In general this 7 days retreat will be divided into 4 days of silent retreat and 3 days on sound meditation. On silent retreat, the participants will practice the oldest technique of meditation practice that becoming the basic technique in all meditation. The meditation is called as vipassana.
Vipassana meditation the practice aims to develop the awareness of the conscious mind. In this term, we learn to recognize the sound of thought. The vipassana practice that we will teach in this retreat comes from the Buddhist Theravada practice. The retreat will be done in silent full 4-days.
During the silent meditation days, participant will get two times interview with teachers. Each session will only last for 5 minutes. Participants and teachers may ask question (speak) only on this session. Dhamma talk will also be conducted during this days, where we will invite a high-teacher to give explanation about spirituality. Normally, I invite a high-priest in Bali who I have studied and practiced with. This spirituality talk may help participants to understand themselves even deeper.
The last 3 days will be opened by a gentle sound healing session and expression program, and continue with introduction of sound language through instruments. On this days, there will be many conceptual and technical practice in the mind and action. This 3 days is going to be the best days of senses-communication, where all sound will be loved and accepted. In spare time, participants are able to practice their sound meditation individually or in group.
During sound meditation days, there will be group refuge sessions. Group refuge is when all participants share their life stories to other participants within personal life topics. Participants will not being asked to do things they do not want, they are allowed to express whatever they want to express, and others must respect.
Retreat will end with a solid acknowledgment and appreciation for us to create a stronger bond to all.