Category Archives: The Community

Ni Komang Juniasih

When I started to write this story I was sitting in the waiting room of the RSUP Sanglah – Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar, Bali. Koming had just been wheeled into the operating theatre where her right leg would be amputated below the knee. Koming’s father, Pak Wayan Susilo, was sitting beside me.  He is…

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Kundalini Rising in Ubud

Ubud, Bali, known by many as one of the eclectic yoga hubs of the world, where seekers flock from all walks of life to this little island, surrounded by the healing element of water, often on a quest of the soul, perhaps known or unknown. Flash back to one year ago, i was hustling in…

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A Cup of Coffee and a Slice of Brownie with Iwan Raus

“As usual bro…long black, less acid and bolder.” My request for a cup of coffee to the coffee expert of Kahiyang coffee shop,  Mr. Iwan Raus. After my shop closed, I start to distribute my “Namusland’s” brownies to Kahiyang. Situated at Jl.Sriwedari no:6, Tegallantang  and at their other  shop at Jl. Andong, behind the Arjuna’s…

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Motor Bike Lesson

As was part of my mission to acclimate to my new home as quickly as possible, I learned to ride a motorbike my second week in Bali. Naturally, I was nervous about my first lesson, though it wasn’t the actual riding that scared me so much as the conditions in which I was forced to…

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What Is It About Bali ?

My contract teaching English in a fishing village in South Korea was coming to a slow end. As I contemplated my future a question arose from the depths of my Being:   “Where do I need to live to become Heaven on Earth?”  I had no idea the meaning of this question; I only felt it…

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Balinese and Ayurvedic Massage

‘Yogi need not massage’, as one of my Indian gurus told. Really, correct and regular Yoga practice allows ‘massaging’ your whole body from inside, and you are not dependent on outer help of massager anymore. So, I never ask for massage through all my life, and never recommend people to become ‘patients’. However, I communicate…

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