Conversations on the Edge of Silence
The Transformational Magic of Generative Dialogue

Gunung Agung, the embodiment of silent presence, heartbeat of the Balinese way of wisdom

How Awareness and Dialogue Can Make the Difference in Our Life and Work with People

For those who would like to deepen their connection with the unseen well-springs of healing and transformation within, while enhancing the quality of their exchanges with others.

Particularly recommended for members of the helping professions – therapists, counsellors, coaches, consultants, and those who would like to develop such qualities in their lives and work.

You will

  • Reflect on the deep currents of your life and work with fellow professionals
  • Tune effortlessly into the ground and source of Awareness connecting Self and Other
  • Let that subtle awareness bring another powerful dimension to your exchanges with others
  • Experience the transformative power of that Awareness as you flow fully with what unfolds within the shared field
  • Become familiar with Generative Dialogue as a way of accompanying individuals, groups, and teams in their development
  • Enjoy the beauty and peace of Nature as a powerful partner in the evolving of transfomational conversations
  • Renew yourself in our magical and subtly supportive healing retreat at the heart of the Sidemen valley
Price: € 699 (US$799)
Commences: 17 – 23 February 2019
Duration: 6 nights, 5 full days
Inclusions: Twin-share accommodation, all meals, course fee, traditional blessing, participation in twice-daily group Awareness Meditation practice, any Self Unfolding movement sessions
Options: Room sole occupancy: additional 120 for 6 nights.
Exclusions: Credit card charges, bank transfer fees, govt taxes and fees, transfers to and from Nirarta
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In this programme, Conversations on the Edge of Silence are both the subject we are exploring and the means to that exploration. As we delve into the transformational power of conversations imbued with silence, we interact with each other in a way that enlivens that spacious silence amongst ourselves.

As we do so, and fully embrace what we are revealing (and concealing) in the content of the conversation, the heart of our concerns comes into relief and unfolds itself in extraordinarily generous and creative ways.

Our process is not linear, but one in which we circle around our core topic, touching each other and the key themes of import to each of us as they naturally arise.

We do not work systematically through a formal agenda, but rather allow a shared direction to emerge, exploring what arises naturally in the space between us from our respective needs and interests.

All is grist for the mill, both arising from non-dual awareness and enlivening our appreciation of that awareness, while the subject matter we are addressing resolves itself naturally. This is the gift of Generative Dialogue.

Key Themes and Perspectives, Explicit and Implicit

The Nature of Silence

– The relationship of silence, spaciousness, and pure awareness
A frameless frame in which conversations unfold naturally in a way that is transformational and healing – both one-to-one and in the group
– Silence as a backdrop for both those holding the space and those exploring issues that matter

The Non-Dual Field

– The groundless ground in which the one exploring and the one accompanying meet and abide
– The context in which the unsolveable and irreconciliable resolve themselves

Silence and Presence

– Silence as a portal to presence
– Being with 'What Is': Presence as a doorway to the self-unfolding dynamics of inner experience
– Presence, as the Self-reflexive Being in which contradictions are naturally held and resolve themselves

– Letting go, letting be, and letting come
: Presence and allowing the natural 'Wave of Unfolding'

Expression and Silence: Foreground and Background In Conversation and Dialogue

– Allowing defining expressions of our worldview to emerge naturally
– Honouring such expressions and allowing them to evolve naturally

– Gently deconstructing unhelpful defining expresssions and the assumptions behind them

– Letting go of the arbitrary attachment to such pseudo-absolutes, and 'resting' in the Groundless Ground

Symbol and Silence in Conversation and Dialogue

– Noticing crystallizing imagery as it appears
– Allowing that imagery to unfold and evolve iself
– Embracing symbol and silence, as the one illuminates the essence of the other

Stillness and Energetic Unfolding

– Silence, stillness, and the spontaneous unfolding of the energetic body
Tuning in to knots and blocks in the physical and emotional body and allowing them to unfold naturally through both stillness and movement
– Allowing rest and silence to complete the inegration of what arises

Conversation and Dialogue: Moving Forward – Developing our Skills to Support Both Practice and Process


Day 1 Arrival by 2 pm, registration, and getting settled. Lunch available on request. Opening and Traditional Blessing.

Days 2 - 6 Typical Structure

  • Morning Awareness Meditation and Stretching
  • Breakfast
  • Morning Session (approx. 2.5 hours)
  • Lunch and Quiet Time
  • Afternoon Session (approx. 2.5 hours)
  • Evening Awareness Meditation and Stretching
  • Dinner
  • Moving Meditation and Energetic Unfolding

Day 7 Awareness Meditation, Breakfast, Final Blessing and Closure



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'I appreciated the very gentle way things flowed and unfolded on our programme.'
– J. D., New York, 2012

'The awesome beauty of The Nirarta Center provides a magnificent “Holding Environment” for the words that point to that which is beyond words.'
D. O., VT, 2015

'I returned to my practice with renewed enthusiasm and subtle shift of emphasis which transformed the quality of my work with clients.'
– D. J., Washington, 2015

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Dayu Mayuni

Nirarta Centre for Living Awareness
Address: Sidemen, Karangasem 80864, Bali, Indonesia

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