Last month we were hosting our first Permaculture Internship – Permaculture through the heart at Jiwa Damai. This innovative program blends the core principles of tropical Permaculture gardening with Self exploration from a transpersonal psychological perspective.
The internship is a combination of personal growth processes, allowing our heart energy to flow into our work with the earth, environment, water, soil, plants and people. This program is the first of its kind, working with the psychological framework of the mind, theoretical Permaculture principles, design and planning, planting, harvesting and food preparation - all in alignment with the heart energy.
Participants came from Germany, Switzerland, France, Canada, Ireland, Indonesia and Australia to participate in the first two weeks. Some of the participants stayed on for the complete 4 weeks training.
On this picture we see our participants with Ketut Badung, our head gardener at Jiwa Damai, studying the healing qualities of the indigenous Balinese healing plants.
Here we see the group during a field trip visiting an organic producer on Bali studying an organic way of planting and watering.
This picture is taken during the 2nd week, which focused on Unfolding the Heart Quality. Participants explore and study the personality as an interactive system, becoming acquainted with their own inner dynamics and peace potential by allowing the qualities of the heart to unfold.
The 2nd Permaculture internship will take place in September 2013.
Information can be found on our website: jiwadamai.net
Come join us on Bali!
Earth Day 2013 on April 21st was a wonderful event, which was made possible through the cooperation of Jiwa Damai and Indonesia Organic.All in all we counted about 400 visitors to Jiwa Damai, enjoying the various presentations, vendors, games and activities.
The entrance to Jiwa Damai was decorated with posters reflecting our sad state of taking care of the environment.
The booths and activities you entered after the entrance were supposed to show answers to the problems.
In the south building we were showing presentations covering issues from biogas production to meditation.
The meditation area was the place for music and dance performances.
In addition to the music and dance, we had artists and painters creating and exhibiting their work.
Furthermore we had games for the children, and also the snake man who was playing with different snakes, animating our visitors to touch them as well.
The organization of Earth Day was made possible through the cooperation of Jiwa Damai and Indonesia Organic. We were supported by over 60 students from a nearby school, helping us for days to set up, decorate and organize this special event.
MATUR SUKSMA !