september, 2021

sat11sep10:00 am11:00 amArt for Mindfulness & Healing: Session 04 - Balinese Offerings10:00 am - 11:00 am Event type:ArtEntry:Free

Event Details

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Balinese people make daily offerings of colorful flowers in palm leaf trays to honor the divine and appease the spirits in the underworld. This ritual is based on their firm belief in balancing sacred power and dark energy to maintain peace. In this class, participants will learn about the Balinese philosophy of harmony called Rwa Bhineda and how it formed Balinese responses during times of crisis. Participants will then make Balinese-style offerings using colorful paper flowers that symbolize sacred powers. This class free and suitable for ages 16 and up.

Paper templates will be available via email from Eventbrite and paper templates/paper supplies for pick up at the Asian American Resource Center between August 30 and September 10, during business hours, Monday through Friday. Paper will be supplied as a first come first serve basis and only available to Austin residents. AARC staff is unable to mail supplies and paper will not be available for pick up the morning of the program. Please call ahead (512-974-1700) during business hours to ensure that supplies are available.

Art for Mindfulness and Healing is a four-part workshop series where participants explore mindfulness and healing through art activities that originated in Asian cultures. This series is led by Surapsari (“Sari”) Fujimaru, a mindful art instructor and the former Education Specialist at the Asian American Cultural Center.

About the Instructor

Sari had the privilege of living in Bali from the 1990s to 2010s and immersed herself in Balinese culture. She studied Balinese temple dance and received from a Balinese high priest mewinton (the purification ritual for temple dancers) the spiritual name, Surapsari. She has been teaching mindfulness, meditation, and mindful art for 15 years. Learn more about Sari and her service at

The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. For assistance please contact (512) 974-3914 or Relay Texas 7-1-1


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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