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Meditation

Kalimasada at Yayasan Segara Giri July 14, 2016

Kalimasada at Yayasan Segara Giri

GPS waypoint: 8°31'25.1"S 115°17'45.4"E
Location 1: (Ubud branch) across Pura Samuan Tiga Temple in Bedulu, Blahbatuh, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
Location 2: (main headquarters) Jalan Drupadi VI No. 7 Renon-Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

An 'IN' on Kalimasada
I first heard of Kalimasada years ago as an Indonesian psychic martial arts. I've always been fascinated with martial arts even as a kid. I took up Karate, Boxing and even Muay Thai back in the day. Details of Kalimasada are not clear but I was intrigued. Here in Ubud, I had a spontaneous conversation with someone at Taman Hati Yoga Ashram and he mentioned he practised Kalimasada. Really? I had to make him invite me to his next session.

Kalimasada at Yayasan Segara Giri
in meditation at the center near Pura Samuan Tiga Temple

What is Kalimasada?
According to practitioners in the Philippines, it's a psychic martial arts originating in Indonesia where you use energy to repel opponents away...something like a shockwave. But you don't touch the other guy - it's all energy. Something a little too spacey for me but I remained curious. Others say it's a healing energy. I've seen Kalimasada competition on Youtube video where opponents throw each other back 5 feet without touching them! Really trippy if real.

Yayasan Segara Giri
This is the Kalimasada foundation based in Denpasar. It has 3 centers, one being in Ubud near Samuan Tiga Temple. The main teacher is based in the Denpasar headquarters. Here in Ubud, they hold 2 weekly sessions - Thursdays and Sundays. The sessions are conducted by an assistant teacher.

Language Problem
At the outset, there was already a language barrier. The guy I met, Agung, hardly speaks English and at the center, someone was assigned to translate for me, but his English was also challenged. Some were even giving me the questioning look when I mentioned Kalimasada since they emphasized that what they were doing was healing...not martial arts. Agung however assured me it was Kalimasada. The entire session was done in Balinese with my translator having a hard time to catch up. Overall, I may have only understood 10% of what was being said.

The Session
We started staying seated while a lecture was given. I didn't understand what was being said. This was followed by going on the open space to do what seemed like a Karate Kata...or what yogis might see as Asanas. There was synchronizing movement with breathing and some forceful verbal yells. We moved within our space with lots of arm movements apparently harnessing energy.

Third Eye
On a few intervals, they would ask me if I felt the energy. I said no. The assistant teacher then came to me and did some energy transfer. He asked me if I felt the energy. Again, I said no. One of the participants said I should go to Denpasar instead and meet the head teacher..the founder himself who can open my Third Eye. He said we all can open our Third Eye for increased power, but on our own, it will take a long time. The teacher in Denpasar can do a 'short cut' by opening my Third Eye. It was daunting to make the trip.

Ending Thoughts
The foundation members were all very accommodating and helpful but I felt my presence was a distraction to them since someone had to translate and someone had to align and adust me on my Kata. Furthermore, the language problem was very frustrating. I could only understand about 10% and it was not an efficient way to learn - I was missing out on too many details. I could have continued attending the sessions, but I begged off already knowing that I wasn't getting the most out of the time and effort I would be spending.

As for the supernatural ability of repeling an enemy and throwing him 5 feet back with pure energy, I respectfully asked Agung for a demo but he could not even understand what I was trying to say. So, no, I didn't see nor experience this power personally to make a validation for its existence.

Thank you Agung and thank you to all members of Yayasan Segara Giri for taking the time and effort to accommodate me into your practice.

--- TheLoneRider

Next stop: Mysore Ashtanga with Laruga at Ubud Yoga Center

healing among members before the session with Agung, my host the center with the assistant teacher
a few words before the session my translator post class chill  

Google Map Bali, Indonesia

tourist attractions in Bali tourist attractions
  • Pasar Seni Ubud (market) in Bali Pasar Seni Ubud (market) - main market in Ubud with everything touristy you can ask for
  • Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave in Bali Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) - 9th century Buddhist temple
  • Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Bali Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary - there really is a monkey forest right in the heart of Ubud!
  • Jalan Kajeng in Bali Jalan Kajeng - animated street similar to Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • Nyuh Kuning in Bali Nyuh Kuning - wood carving village with a burgeoning chic cafe and resto scene along Jalan Nyuh Gading
  • Ubud Royal Palace in Bali Ubud Royal Palace - home of the royal family
  • Campuhan Ridge Walk in Bali Campuhan Ridge Walk - spectacular ridge view and hike ending 1km to the artists' village, Bangkiang Sidem | 8°30'13.0"S 115°15'16.9"E
hotels in Bali - hotel
  • Ubud Backpackers Room Ubud Backpackers Room - newly constructed, all new and clean, lockers, good water pressure, compli tea and coffee, spacious and alfresco chillout center
    Jalan Nyuh Kuning, Pengosekan, Ubud, MAS, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali - 8°31'36.5"S 115°15'41.3"E
  • Nando House Nando House - free WiFi, restaurant, terrace, free private parking, pet-friendly accommodation, private bathroom, room service
    Jalan Subak Sok Wayah, 80571 Ubud, Indonesia - 8°30'14.4"S 115°15'28.6"E
yoga in Ubud, Bali yoga
  • The Yoga Barn The Yoga Barn - full service yoga studio, holistic healing retreat center
    PT. Yoga Barn, Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Ubud - Bali, Indonesia - 80571
    8°31'08.4"S 115°15'52.4"E
  • Ubud Yoga House Ubud Yoga House - yoga for Every Body...all shapes, sizes, ages & levels
    Jl. Raya Ubud No.23, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali
    8°30'07.0"S 115°15'30.5"E | 0821-4418-1058
  • Taman Hati Yoga Taman Hati Yoga - Pranawayu yoga and Kundalini yoga
    Jalan Nyuh Gading No.7, Ubud, MAS, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali
    8°31'32.7"S 115°15'24.6"E | +62 (0)361-974-058 | tamanhatiyoga.bali@gmail.com
  • Ubud Yoga Centre Ubud Yoga Centre - Ashtanga Yoga
    Jalan Nyuh Kuning Raya / Singakerta Raya, Ubud, MAS, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
    8°31'43.0"S 115°15'15.5"E | +62 812-1020-389 | hello@ubudyogacentre.com
  • Intuitive Flow Intuitive Flow Yoga Studio - Healing, Yoga, Meditation with a breathtaking view
    Jl. Raya Tjampuhan, Penestanan Kaja, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
    8°30'10.8"S 115°15'07.8"E | +62-361-977-824 | contact@intuitiveflow.com
  • Ambar Ashram Ambar Ashram Laughter Yoga - Healing, Laughter Yoga, Meditation
    Jl. Nyuh Bojog No.5, MAS, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
    8°31'21.2"S 115°15'22.0"E
  • Radiantly Alive Yoga Radiantly Alive Yoga - Vinyasa Yoga, Tibetan Heart Yoga, Iyengar Inspired, Pilates, Fly High, Roll and Release, Ashtanga Mysore, Yoga Dance, Salsa, Arm Balance Foundations, Beginners Yoga
    Jl Jembawan no.3, Padang Tegal Kaja Ubud, Bali, 80571
    +62 (0)361 978 055 | 8°30'33.7"S 115°16'01.2"E
  • White Lotus Yoga & Meditation Centre White Lotus Meditation Centre - Meditation classes | Meditation retreats
    JL. Kajeng 23, Ubud, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
    +62 899-0134-962 | 8°30'12.9"S 115°15'43.1"E
  • ONEWORLD retreats ONEWORLD retreats - yoga, meditation, spa and discoveries
    Jl. Suweta, Banjar Sambahan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
    +62 361 289752 | info@oneworldretreats.com
restaurant in Bali - restaurant
  • Warung Eateries warung eateries - a cluster of roadside eateries, essential for those on a budget or those who want authentic Balinese everyday food at local prices
    across the Pertamina Gas Station - 8°31'28.2"S 115°15'49.0"E
  • Nando's Warung Resto Nando's Warung - delicious Balinese food at local warung price in a garden setting
    Jalan Subak Sok Wayah, 80571 Ubud, Indonesia - 8°30'14.4"S 115°15'28.6"E
motorcycle rental in Bali - motorcycle rental
  • D&D Rental D&D Rental - motorcycle and bicycle rental, tours, tourist information center
    Pengosikan Street, Ubud

Ubud FYI / Tips

  • the tourist area where most of the hotels, restaurants, ticket offices, tour operators are, is concentrated within the rectangular area covered by Jalan Raya Ubud, Jalan Hanuman and Jalan Monkey Forest. Best to book your hotel within this area

How to Get to Ubud from Denpasar Airport (Ngurah Rai International Airport)

  1. best, cheapest, fastest and most comfortable (this is what I did for Ubud and in Singapore) - at the airport, talk to other white travelers waiting on the same gate if they are going to Ubud. Arrange for a taxi pool. With 3 guys, you split the taxi fare (usually IDR 200k + IDR 5k for airport entrance) three-ways. You end up paying just slightly more (IDR 68k) than roughing it through a series of bemos and vans.
  2. take a bemo (public bus) to Kuta (IDR 6k) then take a shuttle bus by Perama to Ubud (IDR 50k)

Ubud Cost Index

(US$1 = Indonesian Rupiah IDR 13,140 = Philippines Php 47.00 as of July 1, 2016)
  • IDR 30-35k one small bottle beer with live band
  • IDR 4.5k 1.5 liter drinking water
  • IDR 70k one hour massage
  • IDR 15k warung food in hawker style food cart
  • IDR 15 coffee in trendy cafes
  • IDR 35k bicycle rental
  • IDR 20k per kilo or IDR 2k/piece laundry (although I've seen one at IDR 8k per kilo)
  • IDR 60k shuttle to airport
  • IDR 130k bunk bed in a dorm room, shared toilet
  • IDR 8k internet cafe
  • IDR 50k haircut
  • IDR 80k cultural performances
  • IDR 130k standard drop-in yoga class

Indonesia Blogs by TheLoneRider

    Jakarta, Java

  1. A First-timer in Jakarta June 23-25, 2016
  2. Bandung, Java

  3. Visiting the White Crater (Kawa Putih) of Bandung Jun 28, 2016
  4. Bogor, Java

  5. Exploring Bogor, Indonesia Jun 25-27, 2016
  6. UBUD, BALI

  7. 21 Days of Abundance, Yoga and Friendship in Ubud June 30-July 21, 2016
  8. Hatha Yoga with Andrea Paige at The Yoga Barn July 21, 2016
  9. Roll and Release by Rusty Davis at Radiantly Alive Yoga Studio July 20, 2016
  10. Kundalini Yoga with Ketut Bandiastra at Taman Hati Yoga Ashram July 20, 2016
  11. Kundalini Meditative Movement with Sandeh at White Lotus Meditation Center July 19, 2016
  12. Andrea Paige - Health Crusader and Yogini July 18, 2016
  13. Power Yoga with Ni Made Murni at The Yoga Barn July 18, 2016
  14. Vinyasa Yoga with Daniel Aaron at Radiantly Alive Yoga Studio July 17, 2016
  15. Mass Cremation (Ngaben) in Ubud with Louisa July 16, 2016
  16. Mysore Ashtanga with Laruga at Ubud Yoga Center July 15, 2016
  17. Kalimasada at Yayasan Segara Giri July 14, 2016
  18. Hiking Campuhan Ridge July 14, 2016
  19. Vinyasa Flow with Nina at Intuitive Flow Yoga Studio July 14, 2016
  20. Laughter Yoga with Kadek Suambara at Ambar Ashram July 12, 2016
  21. Dance til you Drop at Bollywood Night with Punnu Wasu July 11, 2016
  22. Mayan Calendar Readings by Vasumi July 10, 2016
  23. Yoga Pranala with Chiara at Intuitive Flow Yoga Studio July 10, 2016
  24. Visiting the Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah) July 9, 2016
  25. Pranawayu Yoga with I Ketut Bandiastra, S. Ag at Taman Hati Yoga Ashram July 7, 2016
  26. Astrology Talk at The Yoga Barn July 6, 2016
  27. Yoga with Sasha Lang at the Ubud Yoga House July 6, 2016
  28. Ananda Mandala Meditation by Punnu Wasu at The Yoga Barn Jul 4/5, 2016
  29. The Wild Monkeys of the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary July 7, 2016



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Reader Comments:

Natalia Klimova BhandariNatalia Russia
(July 27, 2016) Ha! Interesting, I wanna go to Denpasar to open my 3rd eye :)

July 14, 2016

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