Bali reminds us what it means to be human and connects us to the beauty of the world.

Balinese culture recognizes a philosophy called Tri Hita Karana, or “Three Principles of Good,” which calls for people to live in harmony with other people, with nature, and with the spirits.  The Balinese people truly bring these principles to life– read on to see how the people, nature, and spirits of Bali make this island unlike anywhere else in the world.

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A Warm Welcome

The Balinese are some of the most welcoming people on earth—don’t be surprised when people on the street meet your eyes, smile at you, or even invite you into their home for coffee.

Over our 15 years of experience, Bali Institute has forged deep relationships with amazing people and organizations all over the island who are excited to get to know you.

These special opportunities to connect and engage in deep cultural exchange set Bali apart. Here you participate rather than observe.

A Stunning Landscape

Balinese culture is deeply connected with the island’s breathtaking natural beauty.

With lush green jungles and cascading waterfalls, billowing rice paddies carved into magnificent terraces, breathtaking sunrises over the mountain vistas and glittering sunsets over the endless ocean, Bali has no shortage of natural wonder.

What sets this island apart is the Balinese deep respect and gratitude for there land, displayed in their ceremonies, artistry, and everyday interactions with their natural environment.

A Daily Celebration

Bali is an island of celebration.

Every single day of the year you will find thousands of colorful offerings, made of flowers and fruits, left on entryways, shrines and paraded through the streets in magnificent temple processions.

During our programs, it is likely that participants will be invited to local weddings, temple birthdays, baby naming ceremonies or other festivities.

Balinese Hinduism involves honoring everything around us: people, nature, and the spirits, both good and bad– and in Bali, the more people celebrating, the merrier!