The workshop begins at the foot of Gunung Agung, a 10,000ft mountain that will challenge you, break you and embrace you, all at the same time. Gunung Agung is a volcanic mountain, which last erupted in 1963. It is known to be the holiest mountain on the island, and is the home to the thousand-year-old Mother Temple Besakih, the largest and holiest temple in Bali.
Your first task as an ensemble will be to climb this mountain. The journey will take approximately 16 hours (8 hours to the top and 8 hours to return). It will be extremely challenging physically and mentally. You will need to prepare. It is highly recommended that you exercise rigorously and regularly at least one month prior to coming.
The journey is arduous and the reward is beyond explanation. You will experience of the breaking down of the ego and the empowerment of your will. This is an absolutely imperative element in the journey towards Taksu.