Culture, Tradition & Tales of History

Respected and reserved for the Balinese, their history, culture, lore and the beauty of so many things they do. From the original ashram that was here 550 years ago to the current ceremonies and traditions, we encourage them to tell their stories and record them here.

Melis

“Nyepi” means quiet and peaceful

“Nyepi” means quiet and peaceful Bali’s new year celebration,…
Wayang - 6 puppets

Wayang = Shadow Puppets by Sang Tu our Balinese Cultural Liaison

Wayang or Shadow puppet performance is classic Drama Theater…
Canang

Offering/Canang = The Beauty of Destiny; a meditation of culture

by Sangtu, our Balinese cultural advisor. Offerings, every…
Black and white fabric

The Wisdom of 'Kain Poleng' (Black and White) by Sang Tu, our Balinese cultural liaison for Bali Silent Retreat.

If you are either Indonesian or a westerner you may have a question;…
Walking on ricefields

Planting a new Banyan tree at Odalan

One of the most regularly observed ceremonies in Bali…
Mohawk duck

Duck Wisdom

Stories of rural Bali by Sang Tu, advisor for Balinese culture…
Buffalo harvest

Bali as a child farmer by Sangtu

I remember Bali as a child farmer and I smile. I saw this…
Walking on ricefields

Ashram Born Twice

Yet another ceremony. But this one snuggles up to close to our…