Indonesia Bali Spiritual Encounter
Bali, in Indonesia is often called the ‘Land of 10,000 Temples.’ What better place can you find for a spiritual encounter? You will find temples everywhere. Every family has a dedicated temple area in their traditional compound. There are small temples and shrines on street corners and in public areas and many larger temples in every town and village. As you move into the countryside, small shrines are dedicated to the rice goddess in every rice field.
At a Glance
Day 1. Arrival / Transfer Ubud / Overnight Ubud
Day 2. Seven Temple to Enlightenment / Overnight Ubud
Day 3. Yoga Class / Village Walk / Street Food Experience / Overnight Ubud
Day 4. Yoga Class / Culture Introduction / Blessing & Offering / Overnight Ubud
Day 5. Taman Ayun / Candi Kuning / Ulun Danu / Overnight Munduk
Day 6. Market Bazaar / Banjar Hot Spring / Brahma Vihara / Overnight Munduk
Day 7. Sanak Meditanion / “Ibu Jero” Cooking Class / Melukat Water Blessing / Overnight Munduk
Day 8. Departure
In a very real sense, Bali is a land and culture, consciousness and world view steeped in thousands of years of an actively devotional spirituality. It is this spirituality that focuses the healing energy of Bali into the hearts and souls of those who visit.
This world view has survived and flourished. Even in the face of powerful competing influences such as the spread of Islam in the 12th to 16th centuries. The European colonization of the 19th and 20th centuries and the western scientific materialism of the current era.
Clearly, there is an incredible depth and vitality inherent in the Balinese spirituality and worldview that nourishes and supports the Balinese on many levels.
What will you experience on your Spiritual Encounter? Certainly, everyone’s experience is different and unique. What people most commonly report, however, is a heart opening, often on a quite profound level.
You may experience a softening of your judgements of self or others, a willingness to forgive and let go. Or a desire to release the baggage and blocks carried forward from the past, even a deeper spiritual connection with the one you love.
We all have areas of our personalities and our lives that we have walled off and separated from love. In the transformational field that is Bali, energies of love and devotion gently seep in through the cracks and crevices filling the space that has been held in separation and disconnection and dissolving the protective walls that are no longer necessary.
Another element of what you experience when you arrive in Bali is the tremendous beauty. Like the temples, beauty is everywhere.
You see it in the natural landscapes of mountains and volcanoes, lush rice terraces and jungle, pristine beaches and sunsets over the ocean.
You see it in the irrepressible proliferation of flowers and green leafy vegetation, in the faces of the people, in their smiles and their openness, in the deep honor, respect and love with which they care for their children as well as their elders. It is evident in the richness and outpouring of their culture. Everyone seems to have a special talent or form of artistic expression.
You see it in the splendid architecture of the temples and in the vibrant colors of their traditional costumes and textiles.
On the street, in front of most businesses or in the taxi or bus you ride, you’re very likely to encounter small, daily offerings to the gods and goddesses for good luck, success, safety and protection.
You may also see offerings to placate and ward off the darker energies of chaos and destruction. Religious celebrations and processions are common wherever you go and the Balinese enthusiastically organize their lives around their temple rituals and obligations.
The Bali experience of reality is very different to our own. It’s richer and more complex, encompassing not only the experiential, temporal realm of ordinary life. It also encompasses the unseen but ever-present spiritual dimensions of their ancestors and the gods and goddesses, as well as the underworld of demonic and negative energies. Through their religious observances, daily devotions, prayers and offerings the Balinese focus on keeping these three worlds within their reality in a state of balance.
At this very moment, as you read these words, Bali is calling you. A deep Soul connection has already been made and now is the time to come and immerse yourself in the gentle, loving, heart-opening energies of Bali. Your Bali Spiritual Encounter awaits.