By Caroline Muir
Three weeks in Bali taught me at least as much as I was delighted to teach our 14 students who traveled from such far-away locales as Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai, New Zealand and the U.S.
My co-facilitator Blue, fully present with the energy of the moment, often selects subjects or music rather than the satsang originally planned. Hindu chants echo across the rice paddies as we hold our satsangs in the open air of the top floor overlooking the sculpted green of life in the fields. Tantra really is the Yoga of Intimacy and Love. Our students received much more than they anticipated, all hoping to return next Sept/Oct for our next offerings, one of which will be the Art of Lovemaking.
Next fall we will hold two 1-week retreats near the Bali Sea, in Amed in East Bali. Fresh coconuts are delivered each day with a bamboo straw. Nothing is wasted… eco/organic has swept this little island where they grow everything they need… including the sweetest people in the world. “Why not be happy?” is the attitude that surrounds us and seeps into our cells like super-food.
I jokingly surmised that Bali is almost “too” spiritual, with every store named Ananda or Shakti Creations or Buddha Wear while stone and carved deities line the narrow streets where they are being made. Riding through these apparitions on the back of Blue’s Ninja motorcycle gave me a perspective that included aromas of temple incense, families bathing together in clear streams, dogs with leopard spots and Life that is lived willing to be seen.
As Kym Byatt of Perth, Australia, puts it… “The combination of both your and Blue’s energy, commitment, expertise and big, big hearts created a very profound healing space. Not to mention being held by Mother Bali, in the Land of Prayers who demanded her way in tender surrender. I had the most profound week of my life, and I have had an incredible life.”
4 thoughts on “Living on Bali Time… My Sacred Adventures in Tantra”
I always love hearing about your adventures Caroline! I’m so happy to hear that you will be creating something there next year as well…who knows, maybe we’ll join you. It’s always been a dream of ours to visit Bali.
Great to hear from one of my favorite people on earth. My love surrounds you both for a blessed holiday filled with warmth and love. See you in Bali next year, darlings!!!
So beautiful Caroline. Gerard and I thought of you in Bali…at Michael Franti’s lovely retreat center. I hope you got to meet and connect with him?
Thank you for offering your important, sensual, and loving work.
It is our dream to travel to Bali also….perhaps next year we will join you 🙂
So much Blessings and Love to you this Holiday Season,
Thank you Caroline … for stepping further out where more of us can see you and bask in your radiance and wisdom.
Judith aka Bliss