Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.-Hans Christian Anderson At our home away from home in Bali, Indonesia, this Buddha statue greeted us daily with a splendid flower in hand. The flowers — quite often hibiscuses or frangipanis — had been carefully selected and placed by the homestay’sContinue reading “Photo du Jour: A Red Hibiscus in Buddha’s Hand – Ubud, Bali”
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An Evening Ablaze: Attending the Kecak Fire Dance at Bali’s Uluwatu Temple
The setting for the Balinese Kecak Fire Dance was dramatic. First, we passed a swarm of mischievous macaques that spiriting away visitors’ sunglasses, water bottles, and sandals before our very eyes. We’d read warnings about these cheeky monkeys prior to arriving at the Uluwatu Temple, and the guidebooks advised visitors to stow away any removable accessoriesContinue reading “An Evening Ablaze: Attending the Kecak Fire Dance at Bali’s Uluwatu Temple”
An Offering Basket Procession in Ubud, Bali
While walking to dinner, we were delighted to cross paths with a procession of women as they gracefully carried offering baskets to a nearby Ubud, Bali temple. Younger girls utilized a ‘training wheels’ technique – practicing carrying the hand-woven baskets by using both hands, whereas their mothers and grandmothers carried one basket or even double-deckerContinue reading “An Offering Basket Procession in Ubud, Bali”
Serendipitous Moments in Spiritual Bali
The past days have been serendipitous in mystic Bali with moments that seemed as though the perpetually-honored spirits were communing to make our stay incredibly special.