2013 Program

The 2013 program begins with
Sundays 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
at Goa Gajah lotus pond in Bedulu, Bali

Awakening Art is for people of all ages and backgrounds with an interest in intercultural creative dialogue through traditional and contemporary dance/movement studies, music, theater, craft arts and fine arts, architectural design, environmental art, writing and poetics, performance art, media arts, contemplative arts, healing arts or InterArts. We share together in four workshop themes:

Twenty-One Moments of Stillness

Tri Hita Karana in Environmental Art

Embodied Movement Relief

Awakening Art & Religiosity



Sunday, 3 February 2013
Twenty-One Moments of Stillness

Sunday, 10 February 2013
Tri Hita Karana in Environmental Art
Our practice on 10 February will be dedicated to the New Moon.

Sunday, 17 February 2013
Embodied Movement Relief

Sunday, 24 February 2013
Awakening Art & Religiosity



Sunday, 3, 24 and 31 March 2013
Embodied Movement Relief

12 March 2013
Silence on Nyepi
Welcome to join in the silent holy day of Nyepi on 12 March 2013 to mark the new Çaka Year. Throughout the island of Bali people remain in their compounds and do not ignite fire or electricity for 24 hours. Many fast and are silent. Wherever you are on the earth, welcome to join in even just a few hours of silence with the nature and the Source of Life.

Sunday, 17 March 2013
Sharing Awakening Art OPEN DAY #1
Goa Gajah lotus pond in Bedulu



Sunday, 7 April 2013
Tri Hita Karana in Environmental Art

Sunday, 14 April 2013
Sharing Awakening Art OPEN DAY #2
at Nuaja homestay in Bedulu



Sunday, 5, 12, 19 and 26 May 2013
Awakening Art & Religiosity



Sunday, 9 June 2013
Sharing Awakening Art OPEN DAY #3 for World Environment Day
Goa Gajah lotus pond in Bedulu

Sunday, 16, 23 and 30 June 2013
Tri Hita Karana in Environmental Art



Sunday, 7 and 14 July 2013
Tri Hita Karana in Environmental Art

Saturday, 20 July 2013
Sharing Awakening Art OPEN DAY #4
Goa Gajah lotus pond in Bedulu



Sunday, 28 July 4 and 11 August 2013
Embodied Movement Relief

Sharing Awakening Art OPEN DAY #5
Saturday, 17 August 2013
2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
at Goa Gajah lotus pond in Bedulu

**Kindly note
28 July session is at the Nuaja homestay at 1 Jalan Pura Samuan Tiga in Bedulu.

11 August session will be dedicated to Banyu Pinaruh day. We will practice at the river at Goa Gajah to purify body, heart and thoughts with the blessings of Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, the arts and wisdom.

Open Day #5 will be held on a Saturday afternoon.



Sharing Awakening Art sessions are held in Bedulu, Bali at the lotus pond of Goa Gajah – a Bali Hindu pura where from circa the ninth to fourteenth centuries Buddhist and Çiwaist monks resided side by side in contemplative vihara. This heritage site is associated with the seminal eleventh century meeting of interreligious creative reconciliation between Bali Aga, Çiwaist and Buddhist faith groups at Samuan Tiga. Some Sundays, we practice in the garden of the Nuaja home in a family atmosphere.

Goa Gajah is in Bedulu Village (15 minutes east of Ubud or 45 minutes north of Denpasar).


These Sunday morning programs are offered tuition free.
Voluntary donations welcome.

Kindly bring a sarong and a sash.

Looking forward to sharing Awakening Art.
Terima kasih, thank you.

For further information or to share ideas, contact:

Diane Butler, Ph.D.
Awakening Art workshops
awakeningartworkshops [at] gmail.com

schedule and themes at:


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