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Be one of the few people outside Indonesia who have witnessed the full moon fire ritual! On this spiritual tour, you will not only get to attend this unique ceremony but you will also learn about many aspects many aspects of eastern spiritual arts. Discover Bali, its traditions, beliefs, and more. This island will surely give you unforgettable memories for years to come. Do not miss out on this unique opportunity to live Indonesian culture.
Mantranaya Meditation and Fire Healing Art Centre is a peaceful hideaway in an urban setting within easy reach of beaches and markets. It has five studio apartments that are available for you during residential programs. One of the apartments is a family room and can accommodate up to five people; it is perfect for a family group. There is a communal kitchen, living areas, barbecue, and swimming pool.
This retreat will incorporate many aspects of eastern spiritual arts. First, you will spend a day and a night at the center learning about Mantranaya to prepare you for your physical and spiritual journey. Then, you will be guided to a special location to meet your spiritual guide, who will initiate you in the ways of Mantranaya and the ancient fire healing art ritual under the auspices of the magnificent energies of the full moon.
The full moon ritual is held in a temple in the north of Bali and is usually attended only by local Indonesians. If you choose to attend this retreat, you will have the rare privilege to participate and share this special journey. On the way to the special location, you will take pauses to sustain your body on the spicy and aromatic local delicacies provided by the friendly road food vendors.
You will have time to relax, visit temples or beaches, and refresh your body and soul. Perhaps some yoga, surf, meditation, or martial arts practice in the tropical surroundings while you wait for the ritual to begin. After the ritual's completion, you will share food together with the rest of the group before returning to the center late at night, where your comfortable bed will be waiting for you to collapse into.
Mantranaya Buddhism is a tradition of esoteric Buddhism found in Indonesia. It is historically evident before 700 AD and in the oldest existent Javanese, esoteric, Buddhist literature. It predates the arrival of esoteric Buddhism in Greater Tibet and the Himalayan region.
Many people believe that Indonesian, esoteric Buddhism is already extinct after the fall of Majapahit empire but in fact, this esoteric tradition is still alive, handed down by an unbroken lineage in their sanctuary. The tradition was saved and nurtured by ancient Javanese people who migrated from central Java to Bali about thousand years ago.
The group named their new village Budhakeling, which means the black Buddha. In Bali, a Hindu-majority society, the Budhakeling people still hold and nurture their esoteric practice of Buddhism as inherited from their ancestors. Mantranaya strongly connects the magical side of Buddhism with elements drawn from the beliefs and practices common in ancient societies.
There are certain important teachings in Mantranaya that are expressed in a secret, symbolic language known as sandhyā-bhāṣā, twilight Language. Mudras and mantras, maṇḍalas and chakras, those mysterious devices and diagrams are part of this twilight language. Mantranaya also uses techniques, such as upaya or skillful means, which must be initiated and transmitted esoterically through a skilled spiritual teacher.
This retreat includes a one-day tour that will culminate in participating in the full moon ritual.
Pristotya is a licensed attorney of the supreme court but his passions are Mantranaya meditation, yoga, and Bujinkan Ninjutsu martial arts. He studied various types of meditation and yoga; the most significant to him were Pandam Prana, which is the legacy of Ronggo Warsito with Mr. Suko Winadi, Sentras, and Sumarah Purbo. He also studied a wide variety of martial arts until he finally found the one that really suits him: Bujinkan or Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu, an esoteric martial art based on the heritage of the samurai and ninja of Japan, under Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi from Chiba, Japan.
This retreat will take place in Bali, Indonesia.
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Please book your flight to arrive at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Mantranaya Meditation and Healing Fire Art Centre will pick you up from the airport.