Tirta Empul Temple – close to Ubud, Bali

The Tirta Empul Temple was one of the main reasons why I wanted to go back to Bali.

The temple was built around a sacred spring and people have been washing away their karma for over a 1000 years here:

The pools at the Tirta Empul Temple in Bali

The pools at the Tirta Empul Temple in Bali

People get into these pools and go from one water stream to the next. The effect is difficult to describe – I feel lighter and uplifted afterwards. Also, I feel energy passing through me in waves.

One of the pools where people wash away their karma

The Tirta Empul water temple in Bali

The temple is not far from Ubud where I am staying right now. It is about 15 km or 12 miles from here.

I rented a scooter and went there myself. So here in Bali I am driving on the left side for the first time. The traffic is a bit crazy, but it can be done.

It was also much more interesting to go on my own through the Balinese countryside with the jungle forests, deep ravines and rice fields.

A large tree in front of the Tirta Empul Temple

A large tree in front of the Tirta Empul Temple

 


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