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BALI NOTES

We are so grateful to Bali for all that it shares with us. Not a day goes by without wonder and thoughts about the practices we see here each day. As guests, we will never fully understand but are impacted deeply. We watch as things change and only hope to contribute positively to this magical island and its people.

 

 

Bali is one of the 17,508 islands in the Archipelago of Indonesia.

Balinese Hindus make up 84.5% of Bali’s population.

Plants, flowers and incense play an essential role in the daily life of Balinese Hindus.

Flowers and other botanical materials are used to make daily offerings for the spirits and the gods as a symbol of their gratitude for peace.

Plants are a critical tool used in all traditional healing practices in Bali.

Jamu is a plant based drink made with local plants and used to heal and nourish the body.

Plants are used in traditional textile making for fibers and color.

 

 

Tri Hita Karana is a Balinese philosophy that explains 3 reasons for prosperity:

Harmony with nature

Harmony with humans

Harmony with the divine

Sekala Niskala

The seen/real world (sekala) and the unseen/spiritual world (niskala)

Black and white

Balance