Meet Dr. Margret Rueffler, our founder of Jiwa Damai agro-permaculture and retreat center and Lagu Damai Bali Foundation. Margret is an acupuncturist, author, and transpersonal psychologist and therapist. She discovered permaculture 9 years ago as it seemed a very organic move to expand from learning to love one’s Self, to uncovering the deep love for the earth as a living being. She is a certified Permaculture Designer and Consultant, and has worked internationally with PsychoPolitical Action projects, collective traumata, prevention of collective violence and the collective unconscious.

For the past decade, she has been a guest lecturer at several universities in Java and has worked as a project consultant with the department of Psychology of Ubaya University in Surabaya, Java.

Lagu Damai Foundation Projects

Lagu Damai is a non - profit, social and educational Balinese foundation. Please watch the video to learn about past projects and Jiwa Damai retreat center. Here are some of the foundation’s past activities.

  • Community projects

  • Sponsoring local Balinese youths for high school and university

  • Eight-year project in four youth detention centers in Bali and Java, training youths and staff using an empowering approach

  • Planning and implementing a shelter for youths in Java after release from youth correction institution (in cooperation with Dept. of Psychology Ubaya University in Surabaya, Java)

Jiwa Damai permaculture retreat center and Lagu Damai is offering the following activities

  • Growing organic foods

  • Permaculture training and certification

  • Host students from universities for practicum – internships for established agriculture schools

  • Preparation classes for Indonesian Organic certification

  • Environmental impact reduction and stewardship

  • Waste management and recycling

  • Re-forestation projects

  • Water management

  • Seminars and workshops for national or international individuals and groups wanting to effect change:
    -> Peace Initiating seminars
    -> Prevention of collective violence seminars
    -> Meditation and yoga seminars

Lagu Damai Research Projects

  Permaculture Design and Consulting

  • Email contact@jiwadamai.net for more details.

  Internships and Education

  • We offer individual and  internships in small groups to students from fields such as bio-agriculture, permaculture (including construction, sustainable energy, fish and pond maintenance, etc), psychology, marketing, hospitality, alternative health care, environmental research and much more. --> more information.

Certified Organic Products

  • Producing Bali Extra Virgin Coconut Oil from our coconut grove, using all by-products. --> Products