There has been a strong, dynamic and extended movement in western culture to explore traditional medicine from many ancient cultures which received momentum in the early 1970’s. The study of Asian medicine has been in the forefront of this movement, particularly Chinese acupuncture, herbal medicine and the practice of Feng Shui. This workshop is conceived as an introduction to the philosophy and use of traditional medicine in Bali—why Balinese use it, its causes–both internal and external, material and spiritual.
It is impossible to visit the enchanting island without being aware of the devotion the Balinese show every day in the practice of their religion. With its roots in Indian Hinduism, Bali-Hinduism is a blend of that, Buddhist philosophy, and elements of Animism as well.
Made Surya, the son of a priest, was given special training in religion as a young man, and continues his studies, researching and reading lontar books. Spend the day with Made and discover what a multi-layered spiritual practice this is.
Elements covered include a brief history of the arrival of Hinduism in Bali, traces of Siva Tantra and Sakta School of Hinduism, applied concept of Macro & Microcosm on the island, Agama Tirtha (“Holy Water Religion”) in practice and Balinese Rites of Passages. Applied concepts of body, mind and spirit concluded the workshop
This trip offers an in-depth excursion into the culture of Bali through the eyes of the Balinese, for those who wish to observe, appreciate, and experience traditional healing methods, at the same time enhancing their own health with traditional massage and bodywork.
There has been a strong, dynamic and extended movement in western culture to explore traditional medicine from many ancient cultures which received momentum in the early 1970’s. The study of Asian medicine has been in the forefront of this movement, particularly Chinese acupuncture, herbal medicine and the practice of Feng Shui. This trip is conceived as an introduction to the philosophy and use of traditional medicine in Bali—why Balinese use it, its causes–both internal and external, material and spiritual
The Island of Bali is a place of healing, not only in the most direct sense-with actual healers and cleansing practices available, but as a destination. With nature abounding, people come to Bali to soak in its rich atmosphere, calming and peaceful. Together with vast health, wellness and relaxation venues offered now, the island is truly somewhere to feel whole.
From visiting a traditional healers, practicing yoga, and ideas on how to disconnect for it all, to discovering and cooking healing foods, explore with us why this island of the gods is the perfect place to heal, cleanse, and reconnect you to your best self.
A Cultural, Spiritual, and Personal Healing Journey in Bali.
Rich in dramatic scenery, ancient temples and graceful people, Bali remains one of the few places in the world where the traveler can explore and discover untouched places and witness religious rituals that have not diminished with the passing of time. Every back road is a gateway to the heart of the Balinese people.
Bali is famous for its stunning physical beauty, rich spiritual life, and gracious hospitality. A lush, emerald gem of an island full of majestic volcanoes and terraced rice fields that spill gently into an azure sea. Bali’s rich cultural heritage and deep reverence for life are legendary, rendering it more than just another tropical island paradise. Bali-Hinduism (an exceptional mix of Hinduism, Buddhism and Animism) guides every aspect of life. Ritual and reverence are everywhere you look, creating an artistic and spiritual mecca unlike anywhere else in the world.