Learn Balinese Culture and Tradition : Temple etiquette
What you'll learn
- Learn about 9 main direction Pura/ Temple in Bali Island
- Learn about Balinese attire and how to use it
- Learn to make Balinese offering "Canang Sari " and the meaning behind
- Learn how to pray in Balinese culture
- Sarong and Shaft
- 5 colour of flower, young coconut leaves ( janur)
- Open mind and happy heart to learn
One of the foremost attractions of Balinese culture are the Pura (Temples), where some of the most beautiful and sacred Üpacara (Ceremonies) occur. The Balinese are happy to share their traditions, culture and ceremonies with visitors from outside their communities. When visiting the Pura or attending ceremonies in Bali, it is customary to follow the local guidelines & traditions.
This lesson will explain those guidelines and the traditions behind them. Beginning with a talk and visual presentation, we’ll highlight proper attire, etiquette, offerings, prayers and the meaning behind them. We’ll also present some of Bali’s most sacred Pura and clarify the reason for their respective directions and the deities that reside in each.
Putu Mahagiri is Usada’s cultural liaison, born and raised in Peliatan, Bali. She is passionate about maintaining and preserving her Balinese cultural roots by sharing the authentic cultural traditions in our classes, workshops and experiences. Putu is also committed to helping empower all women, but especially Balinese, by offering women's sharing circles and sharing experiences.
Who this course is for:
- everyone who loves Bali
Food - Culture - Shala
The definition of USADA is “obat tradisional” – literally “traditional medicine”. It is the Balinese equivalent to Ayurveda, the word stemming from the Sanskrit term “Ausadhi”, meaning medicinal plants. The unique concept behind USADA is the harmonious association of two cultures, two Eastern traditions of wisdom, those of the Indian subcontinent and the Indonesian Archipelago.
While USADA refers to the age-old medicinal knowledge of the Balinese, our vision of Usada focuses on holistic health, wellbeing, and culture, offering resources for the initiation of those seeking their passage to transformation. We have created a space in which to nurture the health of mind, body and spirit, to share insights, and to experience the magic for yourself.
USADA shala is a hub of inspired skill sharing. Recognizing a connection between Balinese culture and Indian tradition, we bring together Ayurvedic wisdom and the Balinese medicinal arts. We offer a variety of bountiful experiences, ranging from lectures and courses on Balinese and Ayurvedic philosophy, to dance, yoga, meditation, nutrition, martial arts, movies, and cultural arts.
USADA kitchen will serve you food as medicine. The Ayurvedic cafe will be 100% plant-based, using a unique combination of spices to balance the body (doshas), bringing nourishment into focus for vibrancy and longevity. Our menu is built around an ancient philosophy for health, merged with fresh, artistically-inspired plates that boast abundance, flavor, locality, and healing using ingredients from the archipelago (Indonesian islands).