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We Give Back


Be the change. Bless your journey. Share the love.

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We Give Back


Be the change. Bless your journey. Share the love.

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Sustain. Nourish. Reciprocate.


Our retreats founded and support the Young Cultural Leaders with Spiritual Insight: our non-profit foundation for youth education in Bali

Sustain. Nourish. Reciprocate.


Our retreats founded and support the Young Cultural Leaders with Spiritual Insight: our non-profit foundation for youth education in Bali

Aim for the Highest!

With great joy we built a Give Back Initiative into the core of our retreats – from the beginning! 

And we are proud and grateful that our foundation, Young Cultural Leaders with Spiritual Insight is thriving in it's sixth year now. Thanks to our wonderful participants for making this possible, and thanks to the devotion, creativity and hard work of the foundation's leader and head teacher in Bali, I Ketut Sumayana.

Your participation in our retreats will fund:

A qualified young student in North Bali to go to high school on full scholarship, and continue through university if she chooses, as well as participate in our intensive Young Cultural Leaders with Spiritual Insight program.   

Keeping it small so that we can be thorough and effective, the foundation has provided full financial support to 10 young Balinese girl students with full scholarships from middle school through university.

We are excited to announce that in May,  2018 the first two boys have joined the program! The program is rigorous and requires full-hearted participation. Up until now, the boys have not been sufficiently dedicated, but the fame of the program is spreading and the skill of our teacher in working with "difficult" youth is up to the task. 

The program's key feature: Our intensive, ongoing weekly course covering a wide-range of subjects to foster a holistic, skillful life – including yoga, meditation, philosophy, mantra, English, computer skills,  sex-education, and other essential topics for health and wellbeing. 

The intention is to foster leadership grounded in spiritual insight: meaning to follow a path with heart, directed by right action. The original group of students will become the teachers for the incoming classes, sharing the knowledge and discipline they've learned with their communities.

The results of the program have been wonderful: All of the students have radically raised their grades, and many have risen to number 1 ranking in their schools. Two have already continued on to university. All of the students are devoted to the program, and grateful for all of the benefits they describe in their personal lives as well as academically. Most of the students now have part-time work-study jobs, and are training to help teach the future class of younger kids we plan to add soon.

Why Bali? 

Bali's amazing, sacred culture is a gift to the world as a whole, and it is in peril of losing its integrity. The Balinese culture carries the sacred dimension into everyday life. Education has the power to save this precious culture– and the program we are funding is dedicated to educating young leaders, so they can do more than just survive– but thrive and carry on the magnificent artistic and spiritual heritage that is the essence of Bali.

Our dream is eventually to extend and connect our work with youth-in-need to include each of our regular retreat locations, and host young participants on retreat to foster cultural exchange.

Your support (of any amount) goes a long ways for these goals and is accepted with gratitude!


images below from the building of the foundation's own school-space!