Balinese Healers and Healing: a Five-Day Intensive

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  • July 16-20, 2019

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.

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. Tuesday July 16 10:00  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: Wednesday July 17 10:00 Meet at Yoga space at Oka Wati Hotel 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. Thursday July 18 9:00 Meet at Yoga space 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: Friday July 19 10:00 at  Yoga space. 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: Saturday July 20 10:00 Depart 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 at Oka Wati Hotel, Monkey Forest Rd. central Ubud.

Price: $600.00. Limited to six participants.

Trip Package Includes:

  • 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

For further information, go to Made Surya’s website: www.balihealers.com