The community service program of the lecturers of Faculty of Cultural Studies (FCS) Universitas Brawijaya (UB) chaired by Dr. Hipolitus Kristoforus Kewuel, does not just stop at the scheduled programs and activities. In addition to several programs designed together with the Village Administrators, the FCS Team also continues to support the cultural activity ‘Puji Tirtha Suci’ which has become a routine cultural activity for residents of Mangliawan Village.
According to the initiator of this activity, Wibie Mahardhika Suryometaram, ‘Puji Tirtha Suci’ is a cultural activity, a space for every human being who wants clarity of mind and a clear heart. The theme of this activity was ‘water’ to contemplate ‘water’ as a means of reflecting on life.
“More interestingly, this event has been, is, and will always be held at the Wendit Water Tourism pavilion, Mangliawan Village, among a stretch of amazing springs. Amidst the hustle and bustle of life, this event is a kind of oasis for anyone who longs for clarity of mind and a clear heart,” he said.
‘Puji Tirtha Suci’ which was held on Saturday Kliwon, (10/31/2020) took the theme: ‘Sacred Diversity Towards the Resurrection of the Country’. This theme was deliberately raised to reflect on the connection between the commemoration of MULUD NABI SAW and SUMPAH PEMUDA.
Present as the speaker, Setiawan Budiarto from the Manembah community, Yogyakarta, presented the Manembah Conscience Opening Ceremony and the Great Cosmic Unity. This event was also invited Setyo Hajar Dewantara from the spiritual and meditation community, Banjarnegara who presented materials and practices of Nusantara Awakening Meditation.
The event was enlivened by Macapatan, Tawasulan, Sholawat Jawi, and Tirtha Wiwaha. Attended by communities; The Water of Civilization, Manembah Nation Assembly, Mahadaya Suwung, Sastro Budi Budoyo Community, Tengger Bromo Community, and Great Indonesia Spiritual Association.
“The involvement and support we provide for this activity are sole as part of the cultural learning process. In theory, we know that cultural upheaval continues to grow dynamically in society. Thus, this kind of encounter with cultural communities becomes part of the process of legitimizing the cultural knowledge we learn. This is an interesting learning process and can be a source of cultural studies for lecturers and students,” explained Dr. Hipolitus. [DTS]