While in Bali, Indonesia The Shift Doctors (Tracy Latz, MD & Marion Ross, PhD), visited the Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple, dedicated to the spirits of the sea. The Uluwatu temple is an architectural wonder in black coral rock. It is beautifully designed with spectacular views and is located high on a cliff at the edge of a plateau 250 feet above the churning waves of the Indian Ocean. This is one of the favorite spots in Bali to watch the spectacular sunsets.
This is one of Bali’s 9 directional temples which guard Bali from evil spirits. The Uluwatu Temple guards Bali from the Southwest, the direction in which dwell major deities, including Bhatara Rudra, God of the elements and of cosmic forces. Though a small temple was claimed to have previously existed here, the original structure was thought to have been significantly expanded by a Javanese sage, Empu Kuturan in the 11th Century. Another sage from East Java, Dang Hyang Nirartha is credited for constructing the padmasana shrines and is claimed to have attained Moksha (liberation from samsara and suffering involved in being subject to the cycle of repeated death and reincarnation) here. Read More→