6 Senses Retreat

6 Senses Retreat

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To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

~ Buddha

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The 6 Senses Retreat is a personal development retreat and spiritual retreat where we use mindfulness meditation to engage and focus the conscious mind so that we can more fully explore our unconscious modes of operating. If you’re seeking spiritual retreats, our 6 Senses Retreat is an extraordinary way to connect to Self – our true Self – and access Unity Consciousness. They are awe-inspiring experiences that many have called life changing.

Similar to a yoga retreat or a health retreat the 6 Senses Retreat offers a powerful experience which invites you to question what you believed to be true unconsciously. Unlike other retreats, we also consciously explore the stories we tell ourselves in group coaching morning and night, remaining in silence the rest of the time.

It is difficult for us to discover the unique attributes of our self, which allows us to recognize our place and really ‘see’ those around us and be with them comfortably for 3 main reasons:

1. Busyness

We live in such a busy world – with the constant call away from Self and others and towards tasks, results, pressures, demands and technology. We’re so busy doing, we forget about being.

2. Fear of Failure

We live in a paradigm of Right and Wrong – Success and Failure – Positive vs Negative a constant judgment of everything. This creates constant critical noise in our minds. We worry about how others might be perceiving us – what catastrophe will befall us if we fail. We are surrounded in an energy of fear – fear of failure or rejection.

3. Self Doubt

We have been taught incorrectly to rely solely upon logic – our conscious processing only. It leads us to seek information ‘out there’ – to trust what the expert says – to think, think, think our way through problems. We are constantly being told how we should think and be and live. We are not encouraged to go inside and check what it is we know at a deep intuitive level. This is not only a mistake, it’s a trap. Our conscious intellect is just the tip of the iceberg. All this undermines our ability to know our self, to trust our self and creates self-doubt, leading to even more internal cognitive chatter.

It’s hard to share a phenomenal experience because when something affects you in such a profound way there are no adequate words. To experience fully you MUST Go!
It’s the wowest of wows! I am soooo grateful for this experience. It has made so much difference and its ongoing.

~ Laura B.

I have a scientific background and after 12 years of professional development I came with an open mind, with a specific goal to find myself. This is not a conventional program. I saw myself in ways that pleasantly surprised me.

~ Vicki Donnelly

Words cannot describe the experience. Its awe inspiring and phenomenal. The four days have grounded me. There is nothing like it. Of all the things I’ve tried, I’ve experienced nothing like it. I’ve done Demartini and lots of others. Nothing is as real…

~ Cate McMahon

…An eye opener. A heart opener. A soul opener. Many of the questions I had been
asking myself for a long time were answered. It is down time to contact and spend time with Self whilst in the presence of others. I had a fabulous time…

~ Carol Wright

I am happier than I can ever remember being…I cannot say what it will do for you, and honestly, I think to assume what it may do would take away from the mystery and discoveries that you can find within yourself.

~ Faye Porter

…An experience that gives you a deep knowing that you could never imagine nor explain to anyone who had not had it…

~ Barbara James

This retreat is life changing, truly. I met myself and felt like I was truly WITH people for the first time in my life. So much has shifted in my world since then and all I can say is THANK YOU!

~ Margot Buchanan

Marcin Paszkowski

This is the best money I’ve ever spent in my entire life! It truly was a game changer for me… Even though it is the same world, it’s not the same at all because I see everything differently.

~ Marcin Paszkowski

When I first came I was overwhelmed. At the 6 Senses Retreat I uncovered my own self which has unlimited potential for finding the calm in the chaos. It’s all about not trying to quiet everything out there, but getting back to self and having the quiet regardless of what your life is like. That’s resulted in some great outcomes and successes.

~ Jo Lysaght, Nuskin

How are we meant to truly meet our self or another with all this going on? How can we quiet our minds and return to operating in the world in the way we are designed, as sensory beings? And what happens if we don’t? While we are busy doing, getting and having –‘achieving’, our precious life speeds by and we have missed the most important things… to BE me – to LIVE life – to CONNECT with others.

We are sensory beings. Our brain is designed (or has evolved) to process sensory input from our eyes, ears, body, nose and mouth – our five senses. But there is something more – a sixth sense it has been called. This is a sense that we don’t have conscious access to, but none the less we experience it. That gut feeling about someone or something that we can’t rationally or logically explain, but it is there, isn’t it?

How are we meant to truly meet our self or another with all this going on? How can we quiet our minds and return to operating in the world in the way we are designed, as sensory beings? And what happens if we don’t? While we are busy doing, getting and having –‘achieving’, our precious life speeds by and we have missed the most important things… to BE me – to LIVE life – to CONNECT with others.

We are sensory beings. Our brain is designed (or has evolved) to process sensory input from our eyes, ears, body, nose and mouth – our five senses. But there is something more – a sixth sense it has been called. This is a sense that we don’t have conscious access to, but none the less we experience it. That gut feeling about someone or something that we can’t rationally or logically explain, but it is there, isn’t it?

If we really want to be living, we have to and can return to using all of our senses through mindfulness, awareness and centering activities and practicing these regularly to become masterful.

The 6 Senses Retreat simply offers a structured environment, teachings and activities that allow you to get in touch with yourself and others without the dependency on language as the vehicle. Rather than focusing on our own perspective, we are encouraged to connect through noticing the acts of others and by being present in observing through ALL our senses.

Staying open and connected is not as complicated as we often make it. It’s about doing the simple things that nourish and strengthen our mind and body, having practices that support us in returning our awareness to what is really present and learning to respond, rather than react without thinking. Simple, yet profound.

This is NOT like a Vipassana or anything else you've experienced

The rules for Vipassana are: No contact with others, no talking, no touching, no gestures, no eye contact. No tobacco, drugs, or alcohol. No yoga or physical exercise, no movement that may be disturbing to other meditators. No music, reading or writing. No jewellery or skimpy clothing. No rosary beads, crystals, charms or religious objects. No contact with the outside world. No leaving for ten days. No playing or fun.  And whilst it can certainly be a beautiful and awakening experience in many ways, it is VERY DIFFERENT to what we are offering.

The nature of this silence is simply a putting aside spoken language, both externally and internally. Not the absence, rather an enriching, of communication, interacting and connecting.

It is the opportunity to meet Self, but it’s also about meeting others. As we be fully in Self, AS WE connect with others who are also doing that, something very special emerges.

By being silent and being with Self, interrupting the perpetual loop of thought, you are learning how to continually and consistently bring yourself back to the experience of right here and now, without distortions of judgment, criticism or fear.

Again, this is unlike many silent retreats where you are over there connecting with your authentic self and I’m over here and we’re not aware of, nor connecting with each other.

Rather, just as you connect and then become more deeply aware of and/or in tune with the trees and birds and air and stars we can join in doing this with each other too. We have the aim to be joining in connecting, cleanly – without all that has been ‘put upon us’ since birth.

There will be encouragements to explore or experiment with doing things a certain way, for sound scientific reasons, although these won’t always be explained, BUT there are NO RULES. You will be free to do your own thing, in your own way between the sunrise and sunset activities, always keeping in mind the purpose of what we are jointly creating: a loving, respectful, clean

The 6 Senses Retreat is open to you if…

  • You have an established practice of releasing thoughts and stories
  • You know how to practice mindful observance
  • You have some experience of being in connection with intrinsic brilliance/deeper/wiser/higher Source
  • You appreciate the practice of Self-Compassion
  • You enjoy experimenting and exploring
  • You are willing to hold a clean, open space for others

If this is not yet you, you may wish to consider participating in the Inner Realm Immersion Sanctuary (IRIS), our preparatory retreat where we teach the the most powerful principles, tools, techniques of mindful Brain Training.


6 Senses Retreat is open to those who have learnt these things and want a space to rejuvenate, practice, and develop mastery.

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‘Finding yourself’ is not really how it works. You aren’t a ten-dollar bill in last winter’s coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self is right there buried under cultural conditioning, other people’s opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are. ‘Finding yourself’ is actually returning to yourself. An unlearning, an excavation, a remembering who you were before the world got its hands on you.

~ Emily McDowell

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Next 6 Senses Retreat:

5-10 November 2021

Bali Lush Eco Resort, Bali, Indonesia

Bali Lush Eco Resort

Investment: Gratitude-based Gift

Free Facilitation – our gift to you. You are welcome to make any gratitude-based gift to us as you are able. We ask only that you contribute to the actual costs for us to hold this space which includes accommodation, food, workshop materials, preparation, insurances and taxes.

This is somewhere between A$2850 – based on a group of 6 participants – or as little as A$1650 per person – based on a group of 12 participants.

This is the actual cost for us to hold this space for you.

Includes:

  • 5 nights shared accommodation at Bali Lush Eco Resort
  • Self-awareness program facilitation
  • Meditation training
  • Mindfulness practices and activities
  • Meals – 3 delicious, wholesome, mostly organic, with a wide variety of delicious vegetarian options meals daily
  • Yoga & qi gong sessions daily
  • Meditation sessions daily
  • Delights for the senses

Still have questions about the 6 Senses Retreat? Express Your interest and we'll reach out to schedule a call to have a chat about it.

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