Pilgrimage to Bali 2025

With Mary Morrissey and
Brave Thinking Institute Faculty
February 4 – 15, 2025

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We are so delighted to all be able to travel to Bali once more. If your heart is calling you to blissful Bali, Mary Morrissey is THE leader to guide you there. A pilgrimage led by Mary is truly the trip of a lifetime. Mary will ensure that you have special and unique experiences each day. This is, by far, the most luxurious pilgrimage we have ever put together for the Island of Ten Thousand Temples! Don’t miss out on this delicious, deeply engaging journey!

The Details

February 4-15, 2025

This life-changing experience is 12 days and 11 nights and includes:

  • 4 Nights – The Laguna Resort & Spa in Nusa Dua, in a Lagoon Access Swim-out Room
  • 7 Nights – Maya Resort & Spa in Ubud, in a Heavenly Forest Suite

During your pilgrimage, you will experience personal transformation through ceremony, adventure, training and connection with the people and Spirit of Bali, including…. 

 

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• Taneh Lot Temple
• Besakih Temple
• Besi Kalung Temple
• Tirta Empul Holy Springs
• Sanur Beachside Ceremony
• Land Rover Tour of the Island of Bali
• Four 2-hour Sessions with Mary & Joe
• Time for shopping, spa visits, and exploring

Meet your Tour LEADER

Halle Eavelyn

Mary Morrissey has made it her mission to empower people to create and live a life they love.

For over 50 years Mary has studied the art and science of transforming dreams into results.

Mary is the founder of the Brave Thinking Institute, the world’s premier provider of transformational training and coaching. Through life-changing books, events and programs, Mary has helped millions of people tap into the power within them to achieve new levels of success and experience a deeper sense of meaning and purpose.

Mary holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters. She has addressed the United Nations three times, co-convened three week-long meetings with His Holiness The Dalai Lama, and met with President Nelson Mandela in South Africa.

She has written two best-selling books, No Less Than Greatness and Building Your Field of Dreams, which became a PBS special.

Today, Mary is focused on a bold dream: 1 BillionDreams Achieved around the world.

That dream begins with you!

The Itinerary

February 2nd – 4th

Travel to Bali: Due to crossing the International Dateline, it will take two days to
get to Bali, but only one day to return. Plan your flight to depart on February 2nd
and arrive February 4 th . Please note: Our team is happy to assist with your flights
and insurance, so that you can rest assured knowing you have the right and
perfect arrangements for your travel to Bali.

February 4th ARRIVAL DAY

Nusa Dua Beach – Laguna HOTEL

Land in the enchanting destination of Bali, where you will be greeted by our local ground team and ushered through VIP immigration.

Experience comfort and hospitality at The Laguna, a beautiful Balinese resort that’s tailored to cater to your every desire. Relish the delicious local flavors served for breakfast. Unwind at the secluded beach, dive into one of the hotel’s serene pools, savor meals at the 3 on-site restaurants, enjoy a drink at one of the 3 hotel bars, and indulge in 5-star spa treatments. Internet access, laundry, dry cleaning, and round-the-clock room service are at your disposal.

You will be accommodated in the Lagoon Suites, accessing the lagoon pool as your back yard. If you are checking in early, we’ll attempt to accommodate an early check-in; either way, you will have the rest of the day to unwind and savor the beach and spa amenities in addition to exploring the scenic area of Nusa Dua.

February 5th

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel with a full breakfast buffet.

At 10AM, Session 1, our Orientation meeting, lets you all get to know each other and learn to pray as the Balinese do. The hotel’s private beach awaits for the afternoon.

This evening, get ready for your incredible welcome dinner at the beautiful Opia Restaurant in Jimbaran. Here you will be welcomed by musicians and champagne and, weather permitting, dine in the garden terrace overlooking the rice paddies below.

(Breakfast, Dinner)

February 6th

After a wonderful breakfast, our private coach whisks us off to Tanah Lot Temple, one of the most exuberant, lively, bustling, authentic, eclectic, and enchanting temple locations in all of Bali. Navigate through an expanse of souvenir stalls, food vendors, and stores until you reach the scenic cliffs overlooking the water. Dressed in your temple attire, join the hundreds of locals and visitors who travel great distances for the sacred blessing and holy water ceremony. The views are absolutely breathtaking, and the overall experience will offer a fresh insight into temple worship practices. Our dedicated guides will be by your side every step of this journey.

Our local Balinese guides will teach you how to pray using flowers, incense, and rice. You’ll follow along with your guide and the local Pedanda (Balinese priest) in a deeply respectful and beautiful ceremony that honors the Balinese religious traditions. This gesture is greatly appreciated by the locals as it’s rare for tourists to take the time to learn!

As we return to the hotel, relish the stunning garden vistas at Plataran Canggu, where we will pause for a leisurely lunch.

The remainder of the afternoon and evening are at your disposal—perhaps for a tranquil visit to the spa, or to uncover the charms of Nusa Dua. where we will stop for a relaxing lunch.

(Breakfast, Lunch)

February 7th

Following breakfast, your Session 2 teaching session awaits, providing another two hours of spiritual insight. In the afternoon, you can explore the charm of Nusa Dua village with its sophisticated shopping offerings at the Bali Collection, its local and inexpensive spas, and Ubud-style souvenir vendors. Or consider a leisurely walk along the private beach at your hotel, or lounge by the pool or ocean.

(Breakfast, Dinner)

February 8th

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before checking out and traveling in our private, air-conditioned coach. Our journey begins with a unique ceremony which will deepen your understanding of Balinese spirituality. Then enjoy lunch in Sanur.

Next visit the stunning Dewa Putu Touris Gallery, where you will see demonstrations of all six Balinese painting styles and be able to purchase some of the lovely paintings. You will also have the opportunity to see how authentic Balinese batik is made at the Legong design studio, as well as bringing some of this wearable art back for your favorite people.

Our excursion continues to the delightful village of Ubud, the spiritual epicenter of Bali. Just a little way off the main Market Road lies an oasis devoted to the finer things in life – beauty, serenity, and gourmet food — the spectacular 5-star Maya Hotel! Spend easy hours lounging by the pool, or take an extended retreat at the fantastic spa. With 4 on-site restaurants to choose from, a fitness center, a yoga pavilion, and tennis courts, there’s plenty to enjoy. Laundry, dry cleaning, and 24-hour room service are all available.

The evening is free to enjoy the hotel or one of the many restaurants in Ubud.

(Breakfast, Lunch)

February 9th

After a fresh breakfast, Mary & Joe will offer a two-hour teaching session at the Maya in the main meeting room (Session 3).

This afternoon is free for lunch at the hotel or at one of the charming restaurants in Ubud.

On the way to dinner, enjoy an exploration excursion in Ubud — visit our favorite silversmith, UC Silver, where you can see the pieces being made and choose jewelry from their “I Am Unique” line – a limited line of gorgeous jewelry! You will also be able to see the history of silver at their new museum.

Afterwards, our coaches will bring you to for sunset drinks and dinner at Sayan House. Enjoy your dinner against the backdrop of a panoramic sunset over the Sayan Valley, as the soft symphony of cicadas creates its own music. Sayan House’s unique blend of Japanese and Mexican cuisines promises an unexpected culinary feast of flavorful delights.

(Breakfast, Dinner)

February 10th

This morning, your private coach will transport you to one of the most sacred sites in Bali – Tirta Empul, or Holy Springs. Here, immerse yourself in the sanctity of the holy waters, absorbing the spirituality deeply woven into the fabric of the Balinese. Dressed in your temple attire, you’ll step into the sacred waters of Tirta Empul with your clothes on, preparing for an ethereal purification ritual.

By submerging yourself under each of the 13 holy springs, you’ll experience the profound symbolism of cleansing away the past, emerging refreshed and ready for the future. As you experience this powerful transformation, receive the supportive presence of local people surrounding you. They’ll appreciate your passion for diving deep into their spiritual practices—an experience undertaken by few tourists.

Lunch afterwards is at the beautiful Bagus Jahti Restaurant, then head back to the hotel for the late afternoon.

Your evening is free to relax and explore in Ubud. Enjoy the hotel’s excellent restaurant, or ask for a recommendation for one of the many wonderful local restaurants.

(Breakfast, Lunch)

February 11th

Begin the morning of another unforgettable day in Bali with a hearty breakfast. Afterward, your guide and a rugged Land Rover Defender will greet you. In groups of four, embark on this robust SUV and set out for a riveting exploration of Bali’s finest offerings.

Venture into the heart of the island, leaving the paved highways for quaint country lanes and tracks. Revel in the passing panorama of Balinese villages and verdant rice paddies as the driver adeptly maneuvers with our Land Rover caravan. Enjoy the sprawling fields around Mount Batukaru, pristine land that often gets muddy, lending an extra thrill to the drive.

Throughout your Land Rover Bali tour, you’ll make frequent stops to experience hidden treasures of the island. You’ll get to visit a traditional farmhouse, hot mineral springs, and fragrant tropical gardens abundant with spices. Add a visit to an ancient quarry where traditional techniques are still used to carve stones for shrines and temples. Pause the Land Rover journey for a short trek through rice fields, leading you to an incredibly picturesque vantage point.

After immersing in nature’s beauty, hop back into your Land Rover and proceed to a serene rainforest for lunch. Enjoy a typical Balinese meal along with wine or local beer, enveloped by colossal bamboo trees and the delightful sound of the rain.

Then your adventure resumes with an exclusive blessing at Besi Kalung Temple, nestled in the mountains on the southern slopes of Mount Batukaru. Enjoy a guided tour of this magnificent site before returning to the rugged terrains for your exciting journey back to the hotel.

In the evening, indulge in a fully local experience at the renowned Cafe Wayan. Famous for delicious Balinese food and a charming garden setting, this family-owned restaurant consistently remains a favorite.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

February 12th

Today, enjoy a full day off to recapitulate your adventures, explore Ubud, go river rafting on your own, check out a full day of spaaaahhhh at one of the terrific local Spas we can recommend, or just lounge by the pool and relax. (B)

February 13th

Start your day by boarding our air-conditioned coach for Besakih Temple, considered the ‘Mother Temple’ in this island of 10,000 temples, a final opportunity to worship in the Balinese way. Embark on a scenic drive through the delightful Balinese countryside to reach Mount Agung, against whose sacred slopes Besakih Temple finds its home. It offers you a chance to experience one of Bali’s most significant spiritual destinations. Your guides will demonstrate the Balinese style of performing prayers as you experience the inner temple with the locals.

Within the temple grounds, your guides will offer a special tribute of flowers and fruits to the temple, following which they’ll lead a prayer in the main temple — a privilege ordinarily not granted to regular tourists.

Afterwards, indulge in a buffet lunch at the Mahagiri mountainside restaurant, complemented by captivating panoramic views.

On your return, make a stop at Bali Budaya to witness a wood-carving demonstration, thereby immersing in another renowned Balinese craft, before getting back to the Maya. Spend your evening either exploring Ubud or unwinding with some relaxing spa time.

(Breakfast, Lunch)

February 14th

After an early breakfast, you will meet with Mary & Joe and the other pilgrims for a final two-hour deepening experience (Session 4).

Choose to lounge by the hotel pool, immersing in its calming waters, or enjoying the on-site Maya spa.

Or enjoy the afternoon in the enchanting village of Ubud. Consider walking to the Monkey Forest, the place from which this main street derives its amusing name. As you stroll, relish the diverse offerings, which include a variety of stores and restaurants, rejuvenating spas, and galleries that resemble museums in their rich collections.

This evening, enjoy your farewell dinner at the The Tempayan at Tanah Gajah. Begin with cocktails and a stroll around the tranquil grounds at sunset, when you will be treated to an “up close and personal” Kichek Dance, the most vibrant of the Balinese dances. Then delight in an authentic Balinese meal right in the heart of the rice paddies of Ubud, with cocktails and wine included, too. Accompanied by the gamelan music of talented local musicians, your elegant meal will be served by costumed Balinese ladies offering you the same service that has been given to the Balinese Royal Family for centuries.

(Breakfast, Dinner)

February 15th

Private transfers to Denpasar Airport with our cars, drivers, and guides, who will escort you through check-in to begin your flight home.

(Breakfast)

Artisans and Crafts

In Bali, everyone has both a vocation, and an avocation, and locals have a long history of learning their art handed down from their ancestors, creating entire castes of artisans.  Unique experiences in Bali allow us to purchase directly from some of these amazing artists, including a special line of silver jewelry, a batik studio, a wood carving family at their own private home compound, and a stunning art gallery filled with every kind of local painting, of which there are five specific categories.  Even if you are not usually a shopper, there is something to admire here for everyone.

Your Pilgrimage to Bali 2025 with Mary Morrissey and Brave Thinking Institute Faculty is calling…

Double Occupancy:

$22,997 per person

Double Occupancy Payment Plan:
$2,997 non-refundable deposit due upon registration

Followed by 3 payments of $6,676

Monthly payment plan is also available.

 

Single Occupancy:

$25,424 per person
($2,427 additional)

~ Limited Availability

Single Occupancy Payment Plan:
$2,997 non-refundable deposit due upon registration

Followed by 3 payments of $7,476

Monthly payment plan is also available.

 

Have Questions? Let’s Connect.

Creating a one-of-a-kind experience is always our goal. If you have any special needs, or have questions about accommodations, the itinerary, or cultivating a trip just for you, please reach out to our team.

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