In the Spirit of the New Year

In the Spirit of the New Year

  • New Year’s Eve Masters Series Event
    Leading Transformation for the Wellness of Humanity, from Revolution to Evolution
    Wednesday 31 December 2014

    About the Event

    This New Year’s Eve, please join us for the exclusive Fivelements Masters Series event, “Leading Transformation for the Wellness of Humanity, from Revolution to Evolution.”

    Following this inspiring talk and guided meditation with Acharya Vibhakarananda Avadhuta, we will share a 5-course Chef's Specialty Tasting Journey. Look forward to 2015 while feasting on exquisite living foods cuisine in our award-winning Sakti Dining RoomTM to the mesmerising sounds of the sacred Ayung River and traditional Balinese gamelan orchestra.

    Ring in the New Year with an unforgettable Agni Hotra Fire Ceremony led by Balinese priests and hotris.

    About the Talk

    Dada is an enlightened spiritual teacher inspired by the philosophy and teachings of Ananda Marga, founded by Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (aka Shrii Shrii Anandamurti), a philosopher, author, social reformer, humanitarian and spiritual leader. The basis of Ananda Marga weaves continuity with the ancient philosophy of Tantra, infusing new insights in human psychology and social theory with each individual’s role as a spiritual and socio-economic-cultural-political being. The essence of the philosophy combines both the spiritual and the social with a unique synthesis into universal vision, guiding “self-realisation and service to humanity.”

    After several years working in the corporate world, Dada’s strong vision for spirituality led him to a major turning point in his life when he decided to leave his job in banking and immerse himself fully in a devoted path of yoga. He went on to pursue training in India as a Brahmacarii, junior monk, and eventually a sanyasin, senior yoga monk. From 2001 to 2012, he spent most of his time teaching yoga and meditation in Taiwan and Australia and eventually returned to his native island of Bali, bringing his devotional work home.

    In this Fivelements Masters Series, Dada will unveil powerful, thought-provoking teachings based on the ancient practice of Tantra, one’s expansive journey into the light. He will also share practical insights for creating peace and harmony in our daily lives, leading a gentle transformation within and around us.

    “I have been doing meditation regularly for some years, and many people ask me,
    ‘How do I know that I am benefiting from my practice?’ The answer is simple.
    You know by how much love and empathy you have for all beings.

    Love is the sign of progress.

    When your love expands to a certain degree, then you know you are progressing
    spiritually, and you know your meditation is successful.”
    Acharya Vibhakarananda Avadhuta (Dada)

  • New Year’s Eve Masters Series Event
    Leading Transformation for the Wellness of Humanity, from Revolution to Evolution
    Wednesday 31 December 2014

    About the Event

    Agni Hotra is an ancient fire ceremony originating from the sacred Vedic Hindu texts. Centuries past, the tradition of Agni Hotra in Bali was embraced and fused with animistic rituals; however, following a great fire, it fell out of practice nearly 350 years ago.

    Today, there is a revival of the practice of Agni Hotra for its powerful healing effects not only in Bali but worldwide.

    Agni refers to fire, a symbol of divine light, and Hotra means healing. This healing fire ceremony is considered one of the highest Vedic rituals. Specially trained priests make offerings into the fire while reciting Sanskrit mantras to invoke blessings of health, abundance and transformation. Participants are also invited to join the priests at specified times with offerings given to the fire. The ritual energises and purifies the environment, bringing healing for both the participants and those living in the area. There are many anecdotal stories of healing in relation to the Agni Hotra and even evidence of benefits to agricultural areas where Agni Hotra is performed.

    We invite you to Fivelements' Agni Hotra ceremony to steep in the atmosphere of this sacred tradition. Please join us as we ring in the New Year with this special New Year's Agni Hotra Fire Ceremony.

     

  • New Year’s Eve Masters Series Event
    Leading Transformation for the Wellness of Humanity, from Revolution to Evolution
    Wednesday 31 December 2014

    About the Event

    Dada began learning yoga and meditation in his early childhood in Bali. While attending university in Yogyakarta, Dada had a fortune encounter with a yoga monk, Acharya Jinanananda Avadhuta, and began studying with him, engaging a deeper practice of yoga, meditation, a vegetarian diet, regular 36-hour detox-fastings and other forms of intuitional yoga practices. After graduating from Gadjah Mada University, he went on to work in several companies in Jakarta, ranging from social research with the Indonesian government to human resources in the mining industry and also service in the banking industry, all the while continuing his spiritual practice on the side.

    In 1999, Dada’s strong vision for spirituality led him to a major turning point in his life when he decided to leave his corporate work and immerse himself fully in a devoted path of yoga. He went on to pursue training as a Brahmacarii, junior monk, in Davao-Philippines and Varanasi-India, and continued in India to become a sanyasin, senior yoga monk. From 2001 to 2012, he spent most of his time teaching yoga and meditation in Taiwan and Australia and eventually returned to his native island of Bali, bringing his devotional work home.

    Dada is an enlightened spiritual teacher inspired by the philosophy and teachings of Ananda Marga, founded by Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (aka Shrii Shrii Anandamurti), a philosopher, author, social reformer, humanitarian and spiritual leader. The basis of Ananda Marga weaves continuity with the ancient philosophy of Tantra, infusing new insights in human psychology and social theory with each individual’s role as a spiritual and socio-economic-cultural-political being. The essence of the philosophy combines both the spiritual and the social with a unique synthesis into universal vision, guiding “self-realisation and service to humanity.”

    “I have been doing meditation regularly for some years, and many people ask me,
    ‘How do I know that I am benefiting from my practice?’ The answer is simple.
    You know by how much love and empathy you have for all beings.

    Love is the sign of progress.

    When your love expands to a certain degree, then you know you are progressing
    spiritually, and you know your meditation is successful.”
    Acharya Vibhakarananda Avadhuta (Dada)

  • New Year’s Eve Masters Series Event
    Leading Transformation for the Wellness of Humanity, from Revolution to Evolution
    Wednesday 31 December 2014

    About the Event

    6:30pm   Arrivals
    7:00pm   Blessing, Spiritual Talk & Meditation
    8:00pm   5-Course Chef's Specialty Tasting Journey 
             Sacred Sounds of the Traditional Balinese Gamelan
    10:00pm Special New Year's Agni Hotra Fire Ceremony

  • New Year’s Eve Masters Series Event
    Leading Transformation for the Wellness of Humanity, from Revolution to Evolution
    Wednesday 31 December 2014

    About the Event

    We invite you to steep in the atmosphere of this special evening as we ring in the New Year in the Spirit of Peace, Love and Transformation.

    Full Event                      Rp. 1,150,000++ per person
    Agni Hotra Fire Ceremony Only Rp. 300,000 NET per person

    Full Event includes:
    • Spiritual Talk & Meditation with Acarya Vibhakarananda Avadhuta
    • 5-Course Chef’s Specialty Tasting Dinner
    • Special New Year’s Agni Hotra Fire Ceremony

    Notes:
    • This event is by reservation only.
    • Talk will begin at 7:00pm sharp.
    • Dress code for Agni Hotra Ceremony: Balinese white sarong
    • 50% of the proceeds of Agni Hotra are dedicated to the preservation of Balinese ancient palm-leaf medical manuscripts.
  • New Year’s Eve Masters Series Event
    Leading Transformation for the Wellness of Humanity, from Revolution to Evolution
    Wednesday 31 December 2014

    About the Event

    Reservations:

    This Masters Series event is by reservation only. Reservations must be confirmed by 28 December 2014, 3 days prior to event start.

    Special 15% Savings

    Offered to guests participating in the New Year’s Masters Series full event:

    • 15% discount for Fivelements' Healing & Beauty Rituals
    • All bookings based on availability

    Deposit & Cancellations:

    Your booking is guaranteed by credit card.

    Conditions:

    As a healing destination retreat, Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa maintains a peaceful atmosphere integrated with spirit, human nature. To this regard, we support a smoke-free alcohol-free and meat-free environment. Additionally, we kindly request that usage of all electronic devices be limited to the guest rooms and above the Sakti Dining Room. Our Sakti Dining Room offers gourmet raw vegan living cuisine as well as delicious and healthy prepared cooked dishes.

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