June 20, 2018

  U.N. YOGA FOR CHARITY Visitors, locals, yoga pros and the simply curious will come together at Ubud’s Yoga Barn Sunday June 24 for United Nations World Yoga Day – a special time for the global community to practice yoga for peace. Beginning at 7am with sunrise meditation, sun salutations and sound healing led by […]

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May 23, 2018

WEAVING BETTER FUTURES Commitment works miracles, over time. Ask the 700 families living in Muntigunung on north Bali’s drought-prone mountain slopes, where eight months every year with no rain or other natural water sources make it challenging to survive. The Muntigunung Social Enterprise, formed by Daniel Elber and other big-hearted expats several years ago, has […]

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April 25, 2018

WORLD JAZZ DAY BAND COMP Support the future of Indonesian jazz by heading down to Denpasar on April 29 and 30 – April 30 is International Jazz Day – to the Youth Jazz Band Competition sponsored by Ubud Village Jazz Festival. All the groups must contain three or more musicians – instrumental or vocal – […]

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March 28, 2018

SMILES ARE MOVING Sadly, we come to the end of an era this month, with the closing of Toko Senyum, the great little second hand shop in Sri Wedari Ubud (opposite Seniman Cafe). For more than a decade, the Smile Shop has supported Yayasan Senyum – the Smile Foundation – an extraordinarily successful non-profit that […]

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February 28, 2018

CAMP CLARITY Who doesn’t want clarity in their lives? Our zany musician, singer and all round creative friend Norma Jean Belenky is inviting all of us women to an Ubud summer camp for grown ups. And it’s not just a fun vacation she’s offering – we’ll come home with clarity! Norma Jean wants each participant […]

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January 31, 2018

RIGHT TIME TO VISIT BALI – SOSA Turning ten this year, the respected international yoga organisation known as The School of Sacred Arts owes much of its success to beautiful Bali. SOSA’s founders Simone Mackay and Troy McFadden are calling on all yoga aficionados to help Bali through this challenging period. “We have a deep […]

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January 3, 2018

SEARCH INSIDE (LIKE GOOGLE) In March 2018, Hubud is bringing us the renowned Search Inside Yourself (SIY) Program – a mindfulness leadership program developed at Google to help us stretch our emotional intelligence in five key ways. Led by Google trainer/ entrepreneur Yizhao, participants will be shown how to combine mindfulness practices, neuroscience and leadership […]

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December 6, 2017

ROBIN’S HAPPY BIRTHDAY “Ibu Robin Lim” – Ubud’s CNN hero, best known for setting up birthing clinics here in Bali, and post disaster in Aceh, Haiti and the Philippines, says “middle age” is NOW our sixties. And Ibu Robin is using her new middle age marker to go world wide in her pleas for “a […]

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November 8, 2017

FAREWELL MAN OF VISION This island is rich with people who, for their own unique reasons, come Bali and stay to “make a difference”. One such extraordinary man was John Fawcett, who died recently at the age of 85.John made Bali his home about 24 years ago, after his life in Australia fell apart as […]

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October 11, 2017

PREPARING FOR THE BLAST As I write this, we’re still waiting for Mount Agung to blow his stack, and all our Balinese neighbours are praying in their temples that he won’t, or at least that he’ll be gentle with the island. Despite those prayers, the eruption may have already happened by the time you read […]

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