For Balinese Hindus, Karma Phala is the spiritual principle that each action has a consequence equal in force, and similar in form. Read on
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UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL UNVEILS ITS 2019 THEME: KARMA

From 23–27 October, 2019, more than 150 writers, artists, activists and performers from over 30 countries will converge for the 16th UWRF, to share stories and ideas exploring this year’s theme: Karma. For Balinese Hindus, Karma Phala is the spiritual principle that each action has a consequence equal in force, and similar in form. “Karma Phala nak cicih” describes the belief; cicih means certain and swift.

This year’s Festival will explore the impacts of our personal and collective actions on our social and physical environments. The compelling conversations between literary luminaries, emerging writers, and leading journalists will ask whether we truly understand the consequences of our actions, and how we can best respond to the actions of others.

The fiery discussions, powerful performances, literary lunches, and after dark events will delve into the heart of every gripping story: decision and consequence.