Bali Tour

By , July 26, 2010 8:06 pm

As a recent Fulbright Scholar to Bali, Susan has studied Balinese arts and culture since her first trip there in 1996. She currently leads tours to Bali through California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, where she serves as Adjunct Faculty.  She also teaches courses in Balinese Dance and Culture at the University of San Francisco.

CIIS Public Programs Travel Program Presents:

(with Tour Leader Susan Bauer)

May 16 – 29, 2011
(2 travel days, 12 nights in Bali)

Join us as we explore the dynamic creativity of some of Bali’s most important artistic and religious traditions.

For full itinerary and travel information, click here

Contact: Richard Buggs (CIIS Travel Director) or

Rudramandir Center Presents:

Eat, Pray, Love, Travel!:

A dynamic presentation exploring the sacred Hindu sites of India and Bali

Presented by Richard Buggs (CIIS Travel Director & Tour Leader to India)
and Susan Bauer (Fulbright Scholar and Tour Leader to Bali)


Thursday, January 27, 2011
7:30pm – 9pm

Rudramandir, 830 Bancroft Way at Sixth St., Berkeley, CA

Come enjoy this dynamic presentation exploring the sacred Hindu sites of India and Bali. Presenters will share stories, slides, and first-hand knowledge of these sites and their significance in each culture. We will also discuss the fascinating differences between the Hinduism of India and that of Bali, called Balinese Hinduism.

The presentation will provide details of the upcoming tours with CIIS Travel Program:
Sacred Sites of India: June 26 – July 16, 2011
Inner Adventures of Bali: May 16 – May 29, 2011

This event is free and no reservations are needed! Just come and bring some friends. Followed by Chai and snacks!

[See below for details of the previous Bali tour in 2009.]

CIIS Tour 2009: The Arts and Spirituality of Bali

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July 20 – August 7, 2009
Presented by California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)

Join us to explore the dynamic creativity of Bali’s most important artistic and religious traditions. Based in Ubud, the center of Bali’s artistic life, this inspiring tour offers travelers a rare immersion into Balinese Arts.

The tour includes study with local master artists (gamelan music, dance, mask-making, shadow puppet and wood carving) and performances with acclaimed Balinese groups. Visit Balinese temple festivals and sacred sites, including Besaki Temple and the sacred pools at Tirta Gangaa. Enjoy Balinese food, exquisite spas, snorkeling, and beaches.

Bali pagePackage includes:
• 17 hotel nights
• Five dinners, two lunches, daily breakfasts
• Island excursion tour / day trips
• Eight art classes / four performances
• One spa treatment
• International airfare on Singapore Air from SFO

Tour Guides:

Susan Bauer, MFA, MA, international dancer, somatics educator, CIIS  faculty member, Fulbright scholar to Bali (2000).
Richard Buggs, PhD, director of travel at CIIS, licensed clinical psychologist, experienced tour leader throughout Asia.

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