Category: Bali Culture English

Bali in 1940, before the Japanese occupation

A thousand years in BALI

J. Stephen Lansing: A Thousand Years in Bali A great film on Bali, ecology & time

ACTION ALERT: Help the Suffering Dolphins in Indonesia

March 11, 2012 by Ric O’Barry, Earth Island Institute By Ric O’Barry Director Dolphin Project Earth Island Institute As unbelievable as it sounds, there are still dolphins being used in traveling circuses in Indonesia.  Our rehabilitation facility, built by my son Lincoln O’Barry and I and designed to release these suffering animals back to their […]

Mantra’s from the Staff of Shambala

This is a beautiful collection of mantras sung by the staff of Shambala Oceanside Retreat and Spa in Bali, Indonesia. Uplifting and joyous voices sing mantras and circle songs from around the world. Added flute and guitar by Ilona Selke and Don Paris. The proceeds from the sale of this CD will go directly to […]

Gentle Births heal the Earth

Los Angeles (CNN) — Robin Lim, an American woman who has helped thousands of poor Indonesian women have a healthy pregnancy and birth, was named the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year on Sunday night. Through her Yayasan Bumi Sehat health clinics, “Mother Robin,” or “Ibu Robin” as she is called by the locals, offers […]

Donation for a Kindergarden

Today is the day of celebration, as all children who attended Kindergarten are graduating to attend SD, first grade of school. A fitting day to thank for the kind donation of one single Contributor, Caroline Elsaesser, from Germany, who made this Kindergarten in Bondalem a dream come true.

Fullmoon Temple Celebrations in Bondalem 2010

Bondalem is a village of 3000 inhabitants, a small but sprawling fishing village on the North Shore of Bali. Here, like all over Bali, most Balinese follow the Hindu Religion and daily life is filled with many kinds of ceremonies. In the early morning you will see Balinese placing daily offerings baskets in and around […]

Prayer for the Tree

This beautiful story will show how much the physical and energetic life is always seen as belonging together. At the edge of our property right by the ocean, we had inherited a beautiful place of prayer, two little temples, overshadowed by a large fruiting tree, which was always dropping little sour purple plumbs during the […]

Easy Greetings in Indonesian

Budi: Selamat pagi, Bu! Wati: Selamat pagi, Pak! Budi: Apa kabar? Wati: Baik. Anda? Budi: Baik-baik juga. Selamat tinggal. Wati: Selamat jalan. Terjemahannya (The Translation): Budi: Good morning, Ma’am! Wati: Good morning, Sir! Budi: How are you? Wati: Good. You? Budi: Also good. Good bye. Wati: Good bye. READ ON and find more very […]

Bali’s Religion & Culture

About 500 years ago the Queen of Java was usurped by her own brother to surrender her throne. She and all her followers had adhered to the Hindu religion, in a peaceful way. She was now asked to accept the Moslem religion or die.