29 June 2014

05 May 2014

28 April 2014

21 April 2014

14 April 2014

07 April 2014

The first meeting of every month is set aside to discuss all the great things our club are working on.  Come and find out how you can contribute to the people in Bali that need our help.  Our club specializes in health, hygiene, and drinking water for local Balinese schools.  Come find out how you can become involved.

06 February 2014

31 March 2014

24 March 2014

I am a retired Canadian, and have been living in Bali for the past 5 years.  I have been an avid runner for many years and when I retired I decided to make my retired  life interesting by running a marathon on all seven continents.  When I made that decision I was not even sure it was possible because I had no idea there would be a marathon in Antarctica.  At the time of my retirement I had run only two marathons both in north America.  On March 9th I will be in Antarctic to attempt my 7th continent.

17 March 2014

It is interesting to know that from long time past, a number of ethnic groups have formed what we know as Balinese society today, consisting of different religious beliefs and cultures.

I want to conduct a small campaign about the rescue and protection of old ritual objects in Bali , to invoke a discussion about how the ancient “adat” rules can protect historic objects so that the indigenous Balinese  people of today can implement these rules instead of committing cultural suicide.

I have personally seen the destruction of sacred objects by the Balinese themselves and this issue is not being discussed and needs to be as these objects have incredible historical and culture value.

01 February 2014

24 February 2014

Alexa Bauer 

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SAMPAH
It’s obvious that we have serious problems with garbage disposal in South East Asia but what you may not  know about are the people all over the world who create astounding art  made out of trash. Please join Alexa Bauer for an entertaining slideshow, video presentation and talk highlighting some of the artists  that turn trash into treasures and rubbish into recycled masterpieces and an invitation to the next ‘Trash Chic’ fashion show here in Ubud.

17 February 2014

Komang Ary has been a collector of Balinese art for many years. In his own words: “Collecting Indonesia art objects as a hobby because of my penchant to the masterpiece of the Indonesian ancestors which has high historical value. 

Process of collecting this art pieces is so much fun, sometimes I do hunting directly to the villages to get them in a legitimate way and flair options, learn the history was remarkable blessing for me, knowing how The casino also stated the authority to keep your $11m Rational had already fronted them around the expectation the deal would move forward. great civilization in Indonesia in the past is a passion in my life. As the founder of Komang Ary Indonesian arts Gallery who is in the village of Lodtunduh, Ubud Bali Indonesia, i”am presenting qualified Indonesia art objects that have been selected with high dedication to my prospective clients. “

http://www.komangary.com/ 

10 February 2014

10 February 2014

Many people are concerned about the environment today, yet we know that our lifestyles contribute to environmental destruction. Kenneth Worthy, an environmental scholar and author of Invisible Nature: Healing the Destructive Divide between People and the Environment, explains why the disconnections running through modern life lead us to make harmful choices every day. Separated from nature and from the consequences of our actions, we can no longer be fully ethical beings who align our values with our actions. Ken will talk about how we can re-establish contact with the natural world, learn more about how industry remolds nature on our behalf, and begin to reclaim our full humanity. Traditional Balinese culture can inspire us with its examples, including its intensively holistic metaphysics that can heal the destructive divides in modern Western philosophy and psychology.
 
“A superbly written clarion call to reformat our lifestyles and embrace a deeper connection with the living world.”
—Booklist, August 1, 2013
 
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03 February 2014

13 February 2014

BODY MUSIC SPECTACLE Event

BODY MUSIC SPECTACLE 

STOMPIN’ meets KECAK

with Khalid “Greens” Freeman and Sanggar Cudamani

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 7:30 p.m.

 

Betel Nut Restaurant, Jalan Raya Ubud

Tickets:  Rp 150,000/at the door the night of the event only 

If you’ve never seen Body Music, you are in for a treat!  The Wall Street Journal says it is “like visiting an anatomical carnival, where hands, feet, fingers, bellies, rumps, and mouths engage in an endless musical ballet.”

The only instrument used in Body Music is the human body.  Body music includes clapping, snapping, stepping, and many kinds of vocalizing.  The different styles of body music from around the world reveal other times and other cultures—they hold memories, cultural legacies, wisdom in rhythm, embodied in the body.  From the tundra to the tropics, people can’t resist the urge to snap, clap, step, holler, and sing artful music. This universal resonator—our bodies—and its myriad global sounds ignite audiences with music you can see, dance you can hear.  It’s the oldest music on the planet, and it’s brand new.

We in Bali are lucky enough to have Khalid “Greens” Freeman, currently on tour with Michael Jackson; the Immortal World Tour by Cirque Du Soleil where he stars as a featured character and dancer, performing in collaboration with members of Sanggar Çudamani—probably Bali’s most innovative musical group– for a fundraiser for Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset’s health and education projects.

Both Freeman and Cudamani performed in the 2013 International Body Music Festival at the San Francisco Jazz Center, wowing the audiences with their body rhythms and vocals. 

 Enjoy an amazing and unusual evening while knowing you are helping school youngsters and bringing clean water to hundreds of Balinese schools.