At the age of 39 Guruji Gede Prama stepped away from the business world. Since then, his speeches were progressively expanded beyond the corporate realm, often referred as Dharma Wacana in Bali, loosely means: teaching of Dharma (truth) or talks on spirituality. The Guruji frequently sought after to speak at public events including government, religious, cultural, and educational platforms. One example of his talk shows took place in front of hundreds of university audiences brought up a topic on “How to manage wounded souls”.
Path to Meditation Mastery
This very age of 39 marked the commencement of Guruji Gede Prama’s spiritual journey. This phase was precipitated by profound life events, including the successive loss of loved ones – his Father, Mother, and Mother-in-law. These personal tragedies, coupled with the inevitable challenges he encountered in his professional work, prompted Gede Prama to delve into philosophy and embark on spirituality. The impact of the 2002 Bali Bombing tragedy further deepened his resolve. While none of his friends or family were victims, Gede Prama was deeply affected.
In 2008, Guruji Gede Prama journeyed to India to receive direct teachings from the world spiritual leader of the Dalai Lama. His travels also facilitated meetings with other inspirational leaders, including the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh and Professor Karen Armstrong. Upon returning from these transformative experiences, Prama intensified his meditation practice.
At the age of 49, Prama made the resolute decision to forsake material pursuits entirely, dedicating himself to the cause of inner peace on the island of Bali. For several years, he has been providing meditation guidance to the public at Brahma Vihara Arama in Bali. Despite limiting his appearances as a motivational speaker, Guruji Gede Prama continues his contemplative messages on peace and loving kindness. His outreach includes platforms such as the Lentera Gede Prama channel on KompasTV Dewata, as well as Lentera column in Nusa Bali News.
Servant of Peace
In every meditation session or Dharma wacana the Guruji always reminds participants to practice meditation with family loving. In contrast to the prevailing spiritual practices in Bali, which often emphasize pilgrimages to sacred sites, the Guruji extends an invitation to his students to embrace peacefulness by nurturing their own family.
Besides meditation, Guruji took a tangible stride toward preserving the ecological harmony of Mother Earth. With the help of the Compassion Family, he initiated planting trees to restore the rain forest on a hilly expanse in North Bali, encompassing approximately 20 hectares of natural terrain. His current residence is partly transformed as Ashram Avalokiteshvara, where he regularly accept his students. Within this ashram, Guruji Gede Prama extends his guidance in meditation, a service he has consistently offered since 2002 to both the Indonesian and English-speaking communities, both online and offline, without any associated fees.
Furthermore, a range of services, steadfastly maintained over the years, includes an accessible 24-hour toll-free helpline. Among these services are P3A (“Service and Care Center for Children with Special Needs”), P3B (“Service Center and Suicide Prevention”), and P3C (Service Center and Divorce Prevention). Aside from telephonic interaction, individuals can also avail themselves of these services via the dedicated websites Malaikat-tidak-bersayap (angel-without-wings) and Bell of Peace.
The Servant of Peace Gede Prama continues his service, spreading message of inner peace and loving kindness. He productively writes inspirational articles and books, delivers motivational speeches, meditations and healing initiatives.