private pilgrimage

focussed on death, dying and mourning

the weight of grief

SPIRITUAL view on DEATH

Whether we acknowledge it or not, most of us fear death. Death remains a great mystery, one of the central issues with which religion and philosophy and science have wrestled since the beginning of human history.

Even though dying is a natural part of existence, Western culture is unique in the extent to which death is viewed as a taboo topic. Rather than having open discussions, we tend to view death as a feared enemy that can and should be defeated by modern medicine and machines.

Our language reflects this battle mentality, we say that people “combat” illnesses, or (in contrast) “fall victim” to them after a “long struggle.” Euphemistic language also gives us distance from our discomfort with death. People who die are “no longer with us”, have “passed”, gone “to meet their Maker”, ?bought the farm?, ?kicked the bucket”, and so on.

Lily Pincus- British social worker and psychotherapist

In many traditions and in all regions of the world a spiritual view of death can be found. Although the images and words of this spiritual view of death differ from each other, the essence corresponds.

The essence of a spiritual view of death is that there is no beginning and no end. Life is a movement in time and space in which one form turns into a different form. Within that movement, human life moves like a natural flow of continuous transformation.

Yogin?m, the founder of N?m Yoga writes about this:

?”Nothing is constant. Every moment you are another person. “

When we really let this happen to us, it becomes clear that nothing is certain. Everything is changing continuously and in the world it is the only certainty.?

With this spiritual view of death it becomes clear that death is a transition, a transformation to other states.

A void that is not empty. Being one without identification who or what we are. This spiritual view of death does not only make dying and saying goodbye to a loved one easier. It also immediately offers a perspective on life that leads to greater well-being. That invites you to live in the Natural State.

In Bali, funerals are important?that celebrate the release of the soul to god

Ngaben?Balinese funeral cremation?aims cleansing the soul of the deceased so that it will be unified with the God.

At the grave yard, the dead body and the chest is set on fire. This process symbolizes the return of the souls to the holy state to the God. Ngaben procession ended with the ash of dead body thrown to the nearby seawaters.

It is in their cremation ceremonies that the Balinese have their greatest fun. A cremation is an occasion for gaiety and not for mourning, since it represents the accomplishment of their most sacred duty: the ceremonial burning of the corpses of the dead to liberate their souls so that they can thus attain the higher worlds and be free for reincarnation into better beings”

Balinese Beliefs About Reincarnation

Existence, according Balinese Hinduism, is a continuous cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth until one?s soul is purified and thus unified with the God.

Exclusive Private Pilgrimage on Death, Dying and Mourning

Would you like to find a way to find peace with death, dying and mourning? Whether by being confronted with the death of a loved one, or as an investigation you somehow cannot dismiss anymore? The island of Bali offers one of the best places on earth to really transform your relationship with this theme we are all confronted with sooner or later.

In this exclusive private pilgrimage you are supported in Letting Go and finding peace of mind and at the same time acknowledging all feelings present.

This pilgrimage entails a 9-day programme including:

  • Visit to Sacred Waterfall Temple to perform a Melukat ritual. Melukat?? is derived from the word ?Lukat? which means: to clean or purify and letting go, or to let go of old negative-emotions, -experiences and -attitudes through a religious ritual.
  • Special exercises to get insight in death and dying and letting go.
  • Melukat ritual and blessing in one of the oldest and most important temples of Bali. With special water healing for letting go of the attachments towards the departed and helping them to beyond.
  • Visit and special? death ritual in bat cave temple.
  • Special opportunity to ritually scatter the ashes in the sea.
  • Melukat ritual in the River Temple a special but not well known age-old temple
  • Visit and ritual at the temple of death in Ubud
  • N?m death wake for releasing attachments and helping the deceased to go beyond
  • Ritual meditation in a cave in a thousand year old temple.
  • Lunches at beautiful spots like the famous rice terraces (Unesco World Heritage Site), at the black sand beach and in a traditional Balinese restaurant.
  • Famous Kecac performance: an epic story from the Ramayana, performed by approximately 100 chanting and dancing men, all? from one village.
  • A Vedic Chart Reading or Psychic Card Reading for insight in yourself and future tendencies, with advice on how to deal with these in the best way possible.
  • Private Healing session, relaxation and departure.

Price: 2495US$ p.p

Including:

  • airport pick up and drop off,
  • 3* hotel, breakfast,
  • traditional Balinese lunches,
  • transport with private car and driver,
  • entry fees,
  • offerings,
  • healings,
  • instruction,
  • Self help program,
  • rituals,
  • use of ritual dress.

(air ticket not included)

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