Ubud, Bali, Indonesia — Tuesday, March 31 – Sunday, April 5, 2020
The World Dharma Public Forum of Bali with Pondok Wahyu Ubud
Six Day World Dharma Mindful Intelligence & Meditation RetreatThe Beautification of the Mind: A Life of Choice, Integrity, Wisdom and Freedomwith Alan Clements, artist, author, dharma friend
The Practice of “Mindful Intelligence” is the Cultivation of WisdomChoosing One’s State of Mind – Finding Liberation Through LivingReclaiming Freedom, Authenticity and the Totality of Everyday Life
This non-residential retreat is offered freely to all on a drop-in basis.There are two 3 hr group sessions daily from Tuesday to Sunday:Sessions include meditation, instructions, dialogue, writing, yoga.
Session 1) 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (a break for lunch and enjoy the pool)Session 2) 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (either return home or meet for dinner)
Please arrive 10-15 min ahead of a session. Doors close 10 min after.
This retreat is offered freely as unconditional Gift to our Bali Community.If you would like to support future offerings such as this your contributionwould be greatly appreciated. If so moved it can be given via paypal here and or if you prefer, you can offer it at the retreat at the end of a session.
If you would like to attend the retreat please fill out the online form below.REGISTRATION: Reserve Your Space Form (to be sure of your space)or you can just show up and chance it. We will confirm your space quickly.
If you have any questions, please email us at the contact form here.
Reminders; What to Bring.1. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the start of a session.2. Bring a meditation cushion, notebook, pen and water bottle.3. If you wish to bring food or snack, please bring that as well.4. Yoga mats provided.
Location: The retreat will be held at a private villa situated indeep nature along the Campuhan Valley Ridge in Ubud, Bali.
Directions to Pondok Wahyu Ubud on facebook or google
Address: Jalan Raya Sayan, Banjar Kutuh Ubud 80571Jalan Raya Sayan is a very small lane off Sayan RoadOpposite that small lane is a tall sign for “The Mansion”Turn onto Jalan Raya and this leads to Pondok WahyuProceed to parking lot, park, and walk down to the villa.
It is not recommended to take a car down Jalan road, as itis too narrow. If by car, walk down and follow the lane as itcurves left and directly across from a high end antique Buddhashop, make a right down the lane and follow it to the end.Turn right and follow the rock path to the villa. If you come onyour own bike, plenty of parking in the lot. There are alsomotorbike taxis near the villa to return to Ubud or to go outfor lunch. See you soon.
GUIDELINES ON CONTRIBUTIONS
The retreat is offered freely: an unconditional Gift to our Bali Community.Our beloved indigenous Balinese brothers and sisters are warmly invited.
If you would like to support future offerings such as this, your contributionwould be greatly appreciated. If so moved, it can be offered via the WorldDharma paypal page here or you can offer a monthly recurring pledge ofany amount on our Patreon page, or you can also offer a cash contributionat the retreat itself at the end of any session that you attend. Thank you.
As a guideline, if you wish to offer a contribution, we offer the following:
Each day of the six day retreat has two sessions: morning and afternoon.
Entry $25 Standard $50 Supportive $75 Benefactor $100 or morePlease remember contributions are optional and the amount is your choice.
In addition, people ask how they can support Alan’s ongoing World Dharmawork. Alan offers his time freely and has a long-standing policy of not turninganyone away from attending his retreats, World Dharma Forums, privatesessions, shows, or talks, for financial reasons. All are welcome.
Alan is the co-founder and director of the Buddha Sasana Foundation (BSF)and its sister organization World Dharma. BSF is a US registered 501 (c) (3)not-for-profit foundation for 35 years. Alan lives exclusively from contributions.
If moved, you can offer a one-time tax-deductible contribution or a recurringmonthly pledge (of any amount) on his Patreon/ Alan Clements page or thesame recurring pledge can be offered on our World Dharma paypal page.
If you’d like to discuss your support for Alan, please contact us by email.
Otherwise, your generous contribution is greatly appreciated. Your supportallows Alan to continue to create his work free of commercial considerations.
The Practice of Mindful Intelligence is the Cultivation of World DharmaChoosing One’s State of Mind and Finding Liberation Through LivingReclaiming Freedom & Authenticity and the Totality of Everyday Life
The retreat offers an intimate guided opening to the practice of Bhavana– immersion in beautiful states of mind and the aesthetics of the senses,along with multi-level guidance in insight meditation, mindful intelligence,world dharma, and process-oriented Buddhist psychology. The retreat isdesigned to nurture a sacred space to evolve the finest places of the heart.
The retreat will have daily optional yoga sessions with a qualified guide.Group and guided meditations throughout each day, with instructions.Self-reflective writing practices. (bring notebook to map your journey).Twice daily group sessions with Alan with Q & A and open dialogue.Daily World Dharma talks by Alan (can be taped and taken with you).Private sessions with Alan, optional, and arranged individually.Plenty of free time.Nature walks.Pool.
This retreat is silent accept when speaking and sharing in the group.
Alan, a former Buddhist monk, author, activist, performing artist, and retreat leader, is perhaps best known for his training in insight meditation and Buddhist psychology in Burma under the guidance of the father of the worldwide mass lay mindfulness movement, the late Ven Mahasi Sayadaw and his successor the late Ven Sayadaw U Pandita.
“A radical, passionate, eloquent former Buddhist monk – one of the first Westerners ordained in Burma in modern times – Clements is a world dharma guide, long time yogi, performing artist, mystical activist and author, described by Jack Healy, former director of Amnesty international, as “one of the most important and compelling voices of our time.’”The Independent
“Alan’s life is material for a legend. An intellectual artist, freedom fighter, former Buddhist monk, he shares his insights and experience with a passion rarely seen and even more rarely lived. He’ll make you think and feel in ways that challenge your entire way of being.”Catherine Ingram, In the Footsteps of Gandhi and Passionate Presence
During the course of his career Alan has been interviewed on numerous television and radio programs, including ABC’s Nightline, CBS Evening News, CBC and SHAW TV in Canada, German National TV, ABC TV in Australia, Voice of America Radio, Radio Free Asia, the BBC, and in the New York Times, London Times, The Guardian, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post,Time and Newsweek, Yoga Journal, Utne, Yes,and scores of other media worldwide.
Read more: www.AlanClements.com