Bali

Religious syncretism and spirituality

In this program, our inquiry into the ubiquitous spiritual beliefs and daily rituals help students reflect on their own spiritual path and develop a deep respect for that of other, coming to realize the strength of Balinese spiritual tradition through its persistence in the face of multiple waves of occupation, colonization, and globalization.

Learning objectives

Students receive an in-depth education on Balinese spirituality, a wholly unique religious tradition practiced exclusively on this small island.
Through spending time in rural environments and immersing themselves in agricultural communities, students learn about the influences of ancient animism in Balinese spirituality, and how these beliefs influence their relationship to earth, resource management, and agricultural practice.
Students develop an understanding of the long and complicated history of the Balinese political and spiritual identity.

Program highlights

  • Lesson on the history of gamelan & ritual significance
  • Early morning bath at Tirta Empul temple
  • Tour of Gunung Kawi temple and funerary complex
  • Observations in Monkey Forest
  • Sunrise hike of Mount Batur
  • Tukad Cepung waterfall
  • Pasar Sindu night market exploration

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All Seasons

7-9 days; 12-18 students

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