As part of the Hindu diaspora that Siva Ashram will celebrate, at the entrance of our gardens, our very own gamelan (a traditional instrumental ensemble of Bali, Indonesia) will welcome our visitors. This musician, carved out of limestone, plays the ceng ceng kepyak, an instrument shaped like 2 pieces of cymbals made of metal, jackfruit wood, and red tassels. The hit and the air between them produce a “ceng-ceng” sound, as the name implies, and the louder the hit, the louder the sound. This traditional Balinese instrument can produce a variety of dynamic sound effects, adding a strong excitement to the music on the stage. The statue, based on a traditional Balinese design, has been carved in Bali exclusively for Siva Ashram and is awaiting shipment to Costa Rica to be installed on the grounds of our gardens. It is one of nine statues of musicians gracing the entrance to our gardens in celebration of life and the spiritual path. Line drawing courtesy of Manish Prajapati, @artbymanish.