Tjokorda Raka Kertyasa
What it’s Like to be a Bendesa
As well as being a Rotarian and member of our club, Tjokorda Raka Kertyasa is the bendesa of Ubud Village, which means he is charge of ensuring that all of the traditional rituals and community affiairs run smoothly. An artist and poet in his own right, Tjok Raka has been a pillar in the Ubud community ever since he returned from Australia a few decades ago. He will be speaking about his role, what it means and how the traditional Balinese community works.