A sacred process in Balinese tradition called Mediksa where Balinese priest become Sulinggih (a higher status) to able to communicate and connect to Ida Shangyang Widhi Wasa (Balinese Hindus God). In this process the priest must pass a step what it call “Seda Raga” (where the priest will go into coma condition) before become Sulinggih. This step required as the most important part of the ceremony, therefore the Sulinggih will able to see the path to Nirvana to lead the holly sprit once they passed away. Mediksa will be lead by what it call as “Guru Nabe” Guru Nabe is a teacher in Hindus Priest who will teach the Priest to become a Sulinggih, only Nabe who can decided if the student will pass and can become a Sulinggih.
This all photo is a story of villagers in Tenganan Pegringsingan village Karangasem Bali. Tenganan is a small village in east part of Bali, this village famous known as “Bali Aga” which is mean the real Balinese people with old Bali tradition and way of Life. People who lived in Tenganan Village have their own rule little bit different than other Balinese who live in more develop area. They have their own dates, time and tradition, such as majority the people who lived in Tenganan still wearing sarong as their daily life clothes.
Ijen Crater is one from many active volcanic crater in Indonesia, this crater is located in East Java – Banyuwangi, it took approximately 3 hours by car from Ketapang Bay. Once you arrive on the based of the crater you will need to build tend to camp and start hiking at 2am in early morning. The track is not really hard since there is a good footpath along the crater, so it will be no problem for beginner. It took almost 3 hours to climb the crater, after 2 hours you will able to smell the sulfur and you will see many mainer walking up and down with bamboo basket on their shoulders full with Sulfur.
I visited school deep in the village of Bali. Their school is not as lucky as others school where it has a proper building to study and resources. Some of student had to walk 7 kilos to reach the school by walking up tp 3 hours to reach the school, often the teacher will reward them money around 5 thousand rupiah ( not even 1 dollar) to convince them to come to school. We came to their school to bring some books, school uniform and teach and at the end of the session we play balloons.