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In addition to the daily activities offered including cooking classes, village walks, Green Camps, Green School and Green Village tours, to various activities around Ubud, the following are some special events and ceremonies in Bali to look out for. Read up on them and ask us how you can participate in any of these events and ceremonies!

Mar
25
Sat
2017
Ubud Organic Farmers Market @ Pizza Bagus
Mar 25 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Organic, natural & healthy – home grown & home made – fresh organic veggies, healthy skin care, incense, mosquito & bug spray, jamu kunyit, healing plants, specialty breads & desserts, organic rice & tofu, dried fruits, wheat grass juice, healthy food books, organic free range eggs, organic vegetable seeds, cacoa, vinegar, sea salt, soy milk, tortillas, coffee, teas, honey & so much more – it’s a great place to meet friends, great karma, great support of local committed independent small farmers & businesses. (Ubud Community)
Mar
28
Tue
2017
Nyepi Day @ Bali
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day

 

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Nyepi, celebrated on March 9th this year, is the Hindu Day of Silence or the Hindu New Year in the Balinese Saka calendar. The largest celebrations are held in Bali as well as in Balinese Hindu communities around Indonesia.

Special ceremonies will be held on the eve of Nyepi, March 8th. The villages are cleaned, food is cooked for 2 day and the Balinese come out for the Ngrupuk parade, carrying their homemade ogoh-ogoh (statues in the form of mythological beings) on a convoy around town, making as much noise as possible to scare away the devils and finally burning them as a symbol of self-purification. You will be more than welcome to join the crowds in Ubud for the parade.

We will begin observing the traditions of Nyepi, from 1 am, March 9th, throughout the day and until the early morning of March 10th. Hindus do not leave their homes, cook or engage in any activity. Visitors are not allowed to leave their hotel and neither arrival nor departure flights at Ngurah Rai Airport are scheduled.

This day is reserved for self-reflection, fasting and mediation. Anything that might interfere with that purpose is restricted, including no lighting fires; lights must be kept low; no working; no entertainment or pleasure; no travelling; and even for some, no talking or eating.

Nyepi at Bambu Indah:

During that very special day of peace and quiet, Breakfast will be served from 7 to 10 am, lunch from 12 to 3 pm, afternoon tea from 3 to 4 pm and diner from 4 to 7 pm. You will be able to order “bungkus” (take away) from our snack menu, for some treats you could keep in your room for the evening.

In order to respect and honour our local traditions, we will not have any lights on in the common areas of Bambu Indah including the dining area of the Minang House, our black bamboo house. Lights in your room are permitted and houses have flashlights for walking around.

Board games will be at your disposal to entertain, yoga mats to meditate and books to learn more about our beautiful Island. We invite you to participate in this wonderful day to “unplug” and observe quiet contemplation and forgiveness of others.

We are thrilled to have you with us for this very special day in the Balinese tradition.

We all look forward to welcoming you.

Kind regards,

The Bambu Indah family

Class: Introducing the Textiles of Bali & Indonesia @ Threads of Life
Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

This insightful class introduces textiles from across Indonesia, displaying the various ikat, batik and supplementary weaving techniques used by the nation`s weavers. A contrast is made between handspun and commercial threads, natural and chemical dyes, backstrap and mechanical loom weaving. There is an introductory discussion of the ikat dyeing process and the use of natural dyes. Focusing on Bali and Nusa Tenggara, the class also explores the ritual use of textiles.

Rp.75.000 per person for minimum 4 people

Register in advance with Threads of Life

Mar
29
Wed
2017
Class: Textiles & their Place in Indonesian Culture @ Threads of Life
Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This fascinating class examines the history and traditional uses of textiles in Indonesia. Spice trade influences juxtapose with indigenous motifs throughout the archipelago: echoes of Indian trade cloths abound; imagery relates to defining aspects of the local environment; history and genealogy entwine. Uses range from traditional dress, to offerings, to the paraphernalia of marriages and funerals. The class includes an in-depth discussion of the ikat process and the use of natural dyes.

Rp. 190.000 per person for minimum 4 people
Register in advance with Threads of Life

Apr
1
Sat
2017
Ubud Organic Farmers Market @ Pizza Bagus
Apr 1 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Organic, natural & healthy – home grown & home made – fresh organic veggies, healthy skin care, incense, mosquito & bug spray, jamu kunyit, healing plants, specialty breads & desserts, organic rice & tofu, dried fruits, wheat grass juice, healthy food books, organic free range eggs, organic vegetable seeds, cacoa, vinegar, sea salt, soy milk, tortillas, coffee, teas, honey & so much more – it’s a great place to meet friends, great karma, great support of local committed independent small farmers & businesses. (Ubud Community)
Apr
4
Tue
2017
Class: Introducing the Textiles of Bali & Indonesia @ Threads of Life
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

This insightful class introduces textiles from across Indonesia, displaying the various ikat, batik and supplementary weaving techniques used by the nation`s weavers. A contrast is made between handspun and commercial threads, natural and chemical dyes, backstrap and mechanical loom weaving. There is an introductory discussion of the ikat dyeing process and the use of natural dyes. Focusing on Bali and Nusa Tenggara, the class also explores the ritual use of textiles.

Rp.75.000 per person for minimum 4 people

Register in advance with Threads of Life

Apr
5
Wed
2017
Class: Textiles & their Place in Indonesian Culture @ Threads of Life
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This fascinating class examines the history and traditional uses of textiles in Indonesia. Spice trade influences juxtapose with indigenous motifs throughout the archipelago: echoes of Indian trade cloths abound; imagery relates to defining aspects of the local environment; history and genealogy entwine. Uses range from traditional dress, to offerings, to the paraphernalia of marriages and funerals. The class includes an in-depth discussion of the ikat process and the use of natural dyes.

Rp. 190.000 per person for minimum 4 people
Register in advance with Threads of Life

Apr
8
Sat
2017
Ubud Organic Farmers Market @ Pizza Bagus
Apr 8 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Organic, natural & healthy – home grown & home made – fresh organic veggies, healthy skin care, incense, mosquito & bug spray, jamu kunyit, healing plants, specialty breads & desserts, organic rice & tofu, dried fruits, wheat grass juice, healthy food books, organic free range eggs, organic vegetable seeds, cacoa, vinegar, sea salt, soy milk, tortillas, coffee, teas, honey & so much more – it’s a great place to meet friends, great karma, great support of local committed independent small farmers & businesses. (Ubud Community)
Apr
11
Tue
2017
Class: Introducing the Textiles of Bali & Indonesia @ Threads of Life
Apr 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

This insightful class introduces textiles from across Indonesia, displaying the various ikat, batik and supplementary weaving techniques used by the nation`s weavers. A contrast is made between handspun and commercial threads, natural and chemical dyes, backstrap and mechanical loom weaving. There is an introductory discussion of the ikat dyeing process and the use of natural dyes. Focusing on Bali and Nusa Tenggara, the class also explores the ritual use of textiles.

Rp.75.000 per person for minimum 4 people

Register in advance with Threads of Life

Apr
12
Wed
2017
Class: Textiles & their Place in Indonesian Culture @ Threads of Life
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This fascinating class examines the history and traditional uses of textiles in Indonesia. Spice trade influences juxtapose with indigenous motifs throughout the archipelago: echoes of Indian trade cloths abound; imagery relates to defining aspects of the local environment; history and genealogy entwine. Uses range from traditional dress, to offerings, to the paraphernalia of marriages and funerals. The class includes an in-depth discussion of the ikat process and the use of natural dyes.

Rp. 190.000 per person for minimum 4 people
Register in advance with Threads of Life