Oct 28th, 2019 - Nov 10th 2019 

14 days at Grand Opening of "The Centre of Hope ",  Bali 

Join Andrew Harvey, Lilly White, Dr. Scilla Elworthy and Banafsheh Sayyad for a once in a lifetime spiritual travel experience that includes the opening of the Center of Hope in Bali.

 

This is a two-part travel program, starting with a three-day grand opening celebration of the Center of Hope in Umabian, Bali. Participate in sacred ceremonies, enlightening talks, and meet the family of Agung Prana, a co-founder of the Center with Andrew Harvey and Lilly White. For the second part of this journey, you will travel to the oceanside paradise of Pemuteran for a workshop series with renowned spiritual teachers and local experts. This program is ideal for those looking to deepen their own spiritual practice in one of the world’s most beautiful and sacred places. You will be given practical tools for intuitive living and will return home with a profound sense of balance and well-being. You will also gain a deeper understanding of Sacred Activism and Sufism, their relationship to Balinese traditions, and how you can be a channel for peace in the world. 

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

You are invited to join Andrew Harvey, Lilly White, Dr. Scilla Elworthy, Banafsheh Sayyad, and other spiritual teachers for an unforgettable travel experience in Bali. This program is divided into two parts, which perfectly complement one another. We recommend booking the full journey to fully appreciate Bali’s spiritual significance. 

 

Part I

Part I of the journey is a grand opening celebration of the Center of Hope in Umabian, close to Mengwi. The centre is a place of learning that will bring together spiritual leaders and teachers from around the world. The essential vision of the centre is simple: to bring though the wisdom of sacred ancient Bali the most progressive and wise new thinking and support to the west, to help create solutions in every realm of science, art, economics and politics for our increasingly endangered world. 

 

The Center of Hope was co-conceived by leading coral reef researcher and peace activist Agung Prana. Prana was the recipient of over 32 awards, including CNN Heroes, Asia award for his work on the Coral Reef Restoration Project. Sadly, Prana passed away in July 2018, but his dream of opening the Center of Hope with Andrew and Lilly is now being realized. On this program, you will meet Prana’s family during your stay at the Puri Taman Sari resort, a traditional Balinese compound owned by a member of the royal family. (See the Accommodations section below for more on this very special resort.)

 

The grand opening ceremony for the Centre of Hope will be held at the Taman Ayun Temple in Mengwi, and will be attended by members of the royal family as well as local and international spiritual and business leaders, artists, and economists. This is an unprecedented event and one that will inspire a fountain of creativity and hope for Asia and the world. There will also be talks and additional ceremonies as part of the opening celebrations. 

 

 

 

Part II

After your time in Mengwi, Part II of this journey will transport you to the unspoiled village of Pemuteran in the north with its endless beaches and safe waters for swimming and snorkelling. This community was built on Prana’s vision of hope that implements community involvement, and the foundation of local wisdom was applied to every aspect of this village. 

 

During your stay in this sacred oasis, you will enjoy workshops with Dr. Scilla Elworthy, Banafsheh Sayyad, Andrew Harvey, Lilly White, and other local spiritual teachers. 

 

You are invited to gather together and learn new perspectives on ways to empower one another while discovering lifelong skills to grow, flourish, and expand. Among other subjects, you will learn about living in balance, tools for intuitive living, Sacred Activism, Sufism, Divine Love as well as Bali’s spiritual traditions. 

 

Bali is known as the Island of the Gods because prayer and healing are constant daily rituals followed by all inhabitants here. In today’s fast-paced and often confusing world, it is more important than ever to return to the old traditions of sacredness. This program will give you the tools you need to make the difference in the world that you have always aspired to. The world is ready to receive your gifts – this program will help you manifest them.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS:

 

The resorts chosen for this sacred journey are all owned and operated by the Taman Sari Group, founded by Agung Prana, friend and co-creator of the Center of Hope with Andrew Harvey and Lilly White. Although Agung is no longer with us, his values of eco-conscious tourism are ever present at the resorts. The Balinese concept of Tri Hitas Karana – the harmonious relationship between Man and God, Man and Nature, and Man and Society includes community involvement and the use of local wisdom and is the founding principle of the Taman Sari Group.

 

For Part I, you will spend three nights at the Puri Taman Sari resort compound in Megwi, home of Agung Prana’s family. The compound is located in a Balinese traditional village, nestled in shady coconut groves, surrounded by rice fields, with three rivers running through. This is your chance to see Bali as you would have found it in the 1920’s (but with all the modern conveniences!) The compound is owned by a member of the royal family of Mengwi, one of Bali’s main kingdoms of old.

 

For more information about the Puri Taman Sari, visit its website: http://puritamansari.com/

 

For Part IIof this journey, you will stay at Amertha Bali Villaswith views of mountains, gardens, and the Bali Sea. The luxurious Amertha Bali Villas Beachfront Resort and Spa is blessed with a magnificent location nestled on the crystal clear waters of Pemuteran Bay with a backdrop of nine majestic mountaintops. The Balinese believe the energy of the hills connects to the energy of the holy Bali Sea. Amertha was built on the foundation of community involvement and local wisdom was applied to every aspect of Amertha’s development. From the beginning, discussions were held with the village leaders of Pemuteran, and their ideas have been implemented into the resort experience. 

 

For more information about the Amertha Bali Villas, visit its website: http://www.amerthabalivillas.com/

 




 

WORKSHOP FACILITATORS

 

In Part IIof this sacred travel program to Bali, you will work with world-renowned spiritual teachers for a series of workshops and a panel discussion. Andrew Harvey, Lilly White, Dr. Scilla Elworthy and Banafsheh Sayyad will be joined by local experts to provide you with a comprehensive learning experience. 

 

Andrew Harvey

Andrew Harvey is Founder Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective, and practical agents of institutional and systemic change, in order to create peace and sustainability. Sacred Activism is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, love, and passion, with wise radical action in the world.

 

Born in South India and educated at Oxford, Andrew began his own spiritual journey in the late 1970s in India where he met a succession of Indian saints and sages and began his long study and practice of Hinduism. He is an award-winning and best-selling author, guest speaker, tour leader and highly respected spiritual educator. 

 

On this sacred journey to Bali Andrew will share with you his passion for Sacred Activism and how it connects to the spiritual traditions of Bali – an island known for its capacity for peace, healing, and enlightenment. He has worked closely with all three of your workshop facilitators, Lilly, Scilla, and Banafsheh, and will bring a complementary style to the program. 

 

https://andrewharvey.net/

 

Lilly White

Lilly White is a spiritual coach, speaker, and author who specializes in providing people with tools for intuitive living through retreats, workshops, and sacred travel experiences. Her books include Your 30 Day Challenge to Power Up Your Lifeand 365 Ways to Power Up Your Life: Tools for Intuitive Living. She is the creator of the monthly “Breakfast with Soul” program and the bi-annual “Power Up Your Life” conference in Almonte, where she has been living since 1991. The conference has hosted such names as Andrew Harvey and Dr. Mona Lisa Shultz. 

 

Lilly has been facilitating yearly spiritual journeys to Bali since 2004 and has a deep understanding of Balinese sacred traditions and culture. She worked closely with the spiritual and environmental activist Agung Prana before his passing in 2018, and created the Center of Hope in Umabian as a co-creation visionary project with Agung and Andrew Harvey. 

 

As a co-leader of this sacred journey, Lilly will share her knowledge of ways to bring balance to your life, using intuition as a primary tool. She will also share memories of her late friend and mentor Agung Prana, and speak about his passion for peace. 

 

http://www.lillywhite.ca/

 

Dr. Scilla Elworthy

Three times Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Scilla Elworthy is an Ambassador for Peace Direct, a Councillor of the World Future Council and patron of the Oxford Research Group; adviser to the Syria Campaign and the Institute for Economics and Peace. She advises the leadership of selected international corporations as well as students and young social entrepreneurs. 

 

Scilla was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003 and was adviser to Peter Gabriel, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Sir Richard Branson in setting up “The Elders.” She co-founded Rising Women Rising World in 2013, and FemmeQ in 2016 to establish the qualities of feminine intelligence for women and men as essential to use in building a safer world. She is the author of numerous publications, including The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without War (2017). 

 

In Bali, Scilla will work together with Andrew Harvey to teach you the essential laws of Sacred Activism and introduce you into the vision of enlightened business. Scilla and Andrew have worked many times together and their synergy will ignite in you a great passion to help change the world. 

 

https://www.scillaelworthy.com/

 

Banafsheh Sayyad

Persian master dance artist and transformational teacher, Banafsheh Sayyad communicates the universal message of Sufi mysticism and Divine Feminine wisdom in a passionate yet serenely meditative way. Her spiritual teachings through dance, movement, and meditation are based in joyously embodying the transcendent in our everyday lives leading to both women and men’s empowerment as embodied souls. “Love your body and your Self, and live in the world as a Lover” are the elemental messages Banafsheh encourages her students to experience.

 

Her life has been devoted to empowering people through the creative process, inspiring them to free themselves and to transform their daily lives into sacred, loving art that makes them fully alive. Currently based in Los Angeles, Banafsheh teaches across North America, Europe, and Turkey. 

 

As one of your co-facilitators in Bali, she will work with Andrew to introduce you to the four stages of Divine Love. Their teachings will open your heart and show you how to live your passion. You will experience a fusion of mind, body, and soul that will help birth the divine human. 

 

https://banafsheh.org/

 

 

 

 

ITINERARY:

 

Day 1 Mon, Oct 28: Welcome to Bali (D)

You will be met at the Ngurah Rai International Airportand transferred to your resort, Puri Taman Sari, where you will receive a traditional Balinese welcome and greeting. This evening you can get to know your fellow travellers and Tour Leaders over a delicious dinner buffet. 

 

Day 2 Tue, Oct 29: Center of Hope Grand Opening Ceremonies (B, D)

After afreshbreakfast this morning, you will participate in the historic grand opening of the Center of Hope with ceremonies at the Taman Ayun Temple, Mengwi. The temple is a Unesco World Heritage site, built around 1634 by Tjokerda Sakti Blambangan, the then ruler of the Mengwi kingdom. It has beautifully landscaped gardens with lotus and fish ponds. The grand opening of the centre brings to life the vision of Agung Prana, Andrew Harvey, and Lilly White, and is a spiritually significant event, bringing together spiritual and business leaders from around the world. This evening you can talk about the opening ceremonies over a dinner buffet. 

 

Day 3 Wed, Oct 30: Center of Hope Grand Opening Ceremonies (B, D)

Enjoy a breakfast at the hotel this morning before listening to guest speakers as part of the opening ceremonies for the Center of Hope. You will learn more about this impactful centre and its vision and intentions for the world. This afternoon you will experience more opening ceremonies before gathering together over a hearty dinner buffet. 

 

Day 4 Thu, Oct 31: Travel to Pemuteran (B, D)

Today is the last day for those taking only Part I of this travel program. If you are intending to leave Bali today, you will be transferred to the airport for onward flights home; or continue with your travel plans under your own arrangement after breakfast this morning.   

 

For those taking both Parts I & II combined, you will prepare for our departure north to Pemuteran (a 3-hour drive) and the second part of this spiritual program. We will stop for lunch (at own expense) at Belimbing with a magnificent rice terrace view, then continue on to Amertha and the Taman Sari Resort, a stunning oceanside mountain resort and spa. Here you will have free time to relax and recharge after the journey, breathing in the healing ocean air. This evening you can share your first impressions of this tranquil resort with your travel companions over a dinner buffet. 

 

For those only taking Part II of this travel program, you will be met at the airport today and transferred to join your fellow travel companions on this sacred journey. 

 

Day 5 Fri, Nov 1: Day of Silence and Self-Nurture (B, L, D)

An early start this morning for a pre-breakfast yoga and meditation practice on the golden beach. Today is a “day of silence”, an opportunity for you to recharge on all levels and connect with yourself and your surroundings in this sacred place. The Balinese celebrate a full day of silence as part of their New Year celebrations (Nyepi) in March, and today we honour this tradition and experience for ourselves the stillness and calm it brings. After a lunch buffet you will have free time to visit the hotel spa for your included treatment (choose from a massage, manicure, or pedicure). This evening you will savour a tranquil dinner with your fellow travellers. 

 

Day 6 Sat, Nov 2: Sacred Workshops (B, L, D)

Today is the first day of our workshop series with renowned spiritual teachers Andrew Harvey, Dr. Scilla Elworth, Lilly White, Banafsheh Sayyad, and others. Each teacher will bring their own unique gifts and perspectives for us to learn from. We will leave the workshops with practical tools we can take back home with us to continue our own spiritual journey.

 

Day 7 Sun, Nov 3: Workshops & Ceremonies (B, L, D)

Enjoy a yoga practice on the beach this morning before breakfast, followed by a powerful ocean ceremony. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to join in more workshops by the spiritual teachers. 

 

Day 8 Mon, Nov 4: Snorkelling; Spiritual Workshops (B, L, D)

This morning you can see the ocean from a different angle as we take a snorkelling (or swimming) excursion (equipment provided). Learn about the coral restoration project taking place in the region, and see if you can spot a sea horse amid the corals and enchanting fish. 

Back on land, enjoy a filling lunch buffet ready for an afternoon of workshops. This evening we will have a pizza night and taste for ourselves why Balinese pizza is one of the best in the world. 

 

Day 9 Tue, Nov 5: Healing Ceremony & Workshops (B, L) 

After breakfast this morning, participate in a very special Healing Ceremony. Bali is renowned for its traditional healing practices, and revers its healers. This morning you will understand why this island lends itself so well to healing and deep spiritual connections. 

After a lunch buffet, you will participate in more workshops with your teachers. We will then take a trip to the Pura Melanting Temple, nestled in the jungle with stunning views from the complex. We will meet with a High Priest to learn more about the spiritual significance of the temple, admire the intricate architecture, and feel the temple’s calm energy. 

 

Day 10 Wed, Nov 6: New Beginning Purification Ceremony (B, L, D)

This morning after breakfast we join our travel companions for more enlightening workshops. Following a buffet lunch, we experience a New Beginning Purification Ceremony. This is a once in a lifetime experience, an exceptional tradition performed with holy water and dozens of flowers. This ceremony will release energies that are blocking you in any way and release any past life karma. Gather for a dinner buffet this evening. 

 

Day 11 Thu, Nov 7: Workshops (B, L, D)

Enjoy a full day of sacred workshops today. As your spiritual practice deepens you will find yourself reaching clarity and a sense of deep well-being. When pausing from the workshops, nourish your body with healthy lunch and dinner buffets. 

 

Day 12 Fri, Nov 8: Panel Discussions; Channelling Work (B, L)

Today begins with open panel discussions on some of the areas of spiritual work we’ve been focusing on in the previous days. This is an opportunity to dive deeper into areas of interest and enhance your learning. After a lunch buffet, you will take a restful afternoon for yourself – time for reflection and assimilation of the work so far. This evening we will join together for channelling work with Ibu Ade and Mangku Ana, followed by a temple prayer. 

 

Day 13 Sat, Nov 9: Pemuteran (B)

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning as the day is yours to relax, explore, and prepare for your journey back home. Take a stroll around the tranquil fishing village of Pemuteran and savour the gentle ocean breezes. Treat yourself to lunch at one of the local eating spots serving brightly coloured, flavoursome vegetable dishes or freshly caught seafood. Spend some time reflecting on your sacred journey to Bali, feel how your body, mind, and spirit has been restored to balance, and understand how you can incorporate your new spiritual tools into your life and work back home. 

 

Day 14 Sun, Nov 10: Transfer to airport for onward flights home (B, L)

Relish one final breakfast this morning before checking out and being transferred to the airport. On route, we will pause for lunch at the beautiful Shankari’s Retreat, located by the Holy Balian river. It is then time to say goodbye to this profoundly healing and verdant island, as well as to your newfound friends and travel companions. 

 

(B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)

Note: This itinerary is subject to change due to conditions beyond our control.




 

INCLUSIONS:

 

Part I: Grand Opening Includes:

 

·      3 nights accommodation

·      Arrival and departure transfers

·      Breakfast daily

·      3 dinner buffets

 

Grand Opening Added Features:

 

·      Travel with author and spiritual teacher Andrew Harvey 

·      Discussions with Andrew Harvey and Lilly White

·      Meet with the family of Agung Prana

·      Participate in historic opening ceremonies for the Center of Hope

·      Travel with like-minded companions

·      Meet with local and international Grand Opening invitees

 

Grand Opening Does Not Include:

 

·      Airfare to/from Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali

·      Costs to obtain valid passport

·      Cancellation & medical insurance (ask us for a quote)

·      Any items of a personal nature, or any item that is not specifically detailed on our website

 

Part II: Sacred Journey Includes:

 

·      Arrival and departure transfers

·      11 nights accommodation

·      9 lunch buffets, 5 dinner buffets, 1 pizza night

·      Transportation to all sites as per itinerary

·      1 massage, manicure or pedicure 

·      Snorkelling excursion

 

Sacred Journey Added Features:

 

·      Travel with author and spiritual teacher Andrew Harvey 

·      Teachings and workshops with Andrew Harvey, Lilly White, Scilla Elworthy and Banafsheh Sayyad

·      Sacred ceremonies 

·      Temple visits and prayers

·      Time for rest and personal reflection

·      Travel with like-minded companions

 

Sacred Journey Does Not Include:

 

·      Airfare to/from Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali

·      Costs to obtain valid passport

·      Cancellation & medical insurance (ask us for a quote)

·      Any items of a personal nature, or any item that is not specifically detailed on our website

 

Tour Price:

Part I: Grand Opening - 4 days 
(Oct 28-Oct 31, Mengwi)

Double Room: USD $750 per person 
Single Supplement: USD $190

Part II: Sacred Journey - 11 days 
(Oct 31-Nov 10, Pemuteran)

Double Room: USD $3,750 per person 
Single Supplement: USD $550 

Parts I & II Combined - 14 days 
(Oct 28-Nov 10, Mengwi & Pemuteran)

Double Room: USD $4,500 per person 
Single Supplement: USD $750

For more information about this wonderful journey, please visit the Sacred Earth Journeys website.

 

To register, please complete the Registration Form on the Sacred Earth Journeys website.

 

 

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