It was different than I had expected. I can’t really say what I expected, maybe some intense group-meditation? I really cannot say.
What I experienced was 70-100(?) super friendly local people, singing in and about love and peace, applauding a remarkable smart and obviously very well educated Guru Gede Prama and very few sleep.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot
Some group-meditation-sessions happened as well, but from those I just learned that I prefer to meditate by myself. Time may have made become the “I meditate alone, in preferably a quiet room”-type of person, but that’s up to everyone him- or herself and tastes may vary.
Words from the Guru
Gede Prama spoke and speaks 97% in Bahasa, way above my level. Luckily the great “organization-team” provided me a great simultan-(do you say that in English? Pleases correct me, if I am wrong!) translator, who not just translated every single of the Gurus words, but often also their meaning.
“few sleep”? How do you mean?
Woken gently at 4am in the morning reminded me of my terrible sleep-disorder and my freakin insomnia. In the end I didn’t get more than 3 or 4 hours of sleep that weekend, but who knows what it might be good for. Things don’t happen without a meaning.
Benefits of a sleepless Weekend
Still its too early for me to speak of significant benefits, but my mood-level went up a lot! Maybe the better mood also affects my physical condition, but that’s just a theory. In general my intense level of fatigue went down as much down as my mood-level went up.
I will keep you updated on any eventual longterm-benefits!
Would I recommend it?
Yes, yes and yes! This was a really remarkable experience and I already registered for the next event at November in Singaraja.