Jan. 27-31, 2018 and July 23-27, 2018 in Ubud Bali
Seminars on diverse subjects such as: Introduction to Bali Hinduism and its relationship to traditional healing, talk on types of healers, traditional Balinese medical literature, mystical aspects of the practice, the four spiritual Siblings (Kanda Empat)— the spiritual elements that accompany Balinese throughout their lives and their role in healing, the magic of the Left versus the Right, love potions, black magic and their relationship to illness, the concept of Cakra’s and misconceptions of Tantra.
Field trips include a ritual purification at Tirta Empul, Tampaksiring, an excursion to the Ubud market and talk about foods with medicinal properties, an herb walk in neighboring area, an afternoon making making herbal medicine, and a visit to Denpasar meeting with a guest speaker from the Udayana University Medical Dept. on comparisons of traditional healing with western medicine.
Day 1. 10:00 At Oka Warti’s yoga space. Introduction of members and background on Bali Hinduism and its relationship to traditional healing. Lunch Break. Resume with talk on types of healers, traditional Balinese medical literature, and mystical aspects of the practice. Late afternoon excursion to a sacred spring for purification ritual.
Day 2. 10:00 Meet at Oka Wati’s for seminar on the Four spiritual Siblings, the mystical elements that accompany us throughout our lives and their role in healing. Lunch break. Visit to distinguished healer with chance for a check up. Afterward a discussion of experience and details in his work.
Day 3. 9:00 Meet in front of Oka Wati’s for an excursion to the Ubud market and talk about foods with medicinal properties. Embark on an herb walk in neighboring area, with lunch at Sari Organic. Field trip to small village near Mengwi for visit with Healer specializing in bones and muscles.
Day 4: 10:00 at Oka Wati’s. Seminar on the magic of the Left versus the Right, Love potions, black magic and their relationship to illness, the concept of Cakra’s and misconceptions of Tantra. Lunch break. Afternoon field trip journey to South Bali to visit the home of a famed trance channeler.
Day 5: 10:00 Depart Oka Wati’s for Denpasar and meeting with a guest speaker from the Udayana University Medical Dept. on subject comparison of traditional healing with western medicine. Question and answer session follows. Lunch break. Afternoon Demonstration of making herbal medicine. Final discussion and wrap-up session.
Any of the above program subject to change and will be adjusted if there is qn event and or “new healer” to be visited for the benefit of the participants. This workshop will take place in Ubud Bali, and will begin and end each day Oka Wati’s Cafe, Jalan Monkey Forest central Ubud.
Price: $600.00. Limited to six participants.
- All seminars, excursions and field field trips mentioned in itineracy, including transport.
- Informational handouts
- Services of Made Surya as guide and translator.
Deposit: A deposit of $100. with registration/release form insures space. Cancellation fee $50.00. The remaining fee is due the beginning of the first meeting, in US dollars or rupiah at current exchange rate. No credit cards.
Not Included: Checkups or treatments with Healers, lunches
Hello Made Surya
This is how I feel about our workshop-our intimate trio of strangers, coming together to taste the knowledge we are hungry for, the knowledge we once knew.
Thank you Made Surya for all the ingredients you laid out on the table-the Balinese pharmacopeia, true intention, to be one with yourself, the force of nature, the four spiritual siblings, mudra, the sacred syllable, direction, magic drawings from the Lontar, sensitivity, awareness, protection, purification, the healer’s touch, outer and inner worlds, Jamu. It is such a gift to hear an authentic voice and travel through a deep layer of Balinese culture. I have so many new words, images, and practices to further explore in my art, writing and therapeutic work with my students.
Adele M. San Rafael CA, Aug. 2016