Clean shine pool



Once every four months our great pool get a thorough cleaning at the inside. Here two of our great volunteers are doing the job, and enjoying themselves as well.

Balinese Kites

Balinese kites are very special. August is called the windy season and many kite festivals and kite flying competition take place. Usually the kites are a communal project of the respective youth organizations. Sizes can vary form  a smaller kite  to the size of a large truck. They are transported by rage trucks to the competition event, while to overhanging parts are supported by youth marching next to the truck. Guests during this time at #Jiwa#Damai Permaculture retreat center you can listen during the night to the long tails flattering in the wind, making very rhythmic sounds.IMG_20140816_162621

We are always ready at Jiwa Damai to develop new tastes and items. The green color in the photo is from the green roof covering our coco house production. Here we are experimenting with Aloe in #coconut oil, and with the wonderful leaves and powder from the #Moringa tree in coconut oil. We would like to explore what these what these powerful health combinations effect. Of course  we will try them out for a while before offering to others.

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Pumpkins and squash beds

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Our garden beds have been prepared for planting pumpkins and squash. First the earth is lightly  turned over and loosened, then sand and compost and ash from our coconut shells is added. Followed by newspaper and cardboard as a mulch and dried grass. A bit later, small round openings will be created to set the new plants still growing from seed in our #permaculture nursery.

Jiwa Damai Garden Spinach

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This is the actual size of our #Permaculture Garden spinach. It was grown with our own #organic compost and with compost tea. Its taste is indescribable.

We, that is the present #Jiwa#Damai team, including our volunteers, arrived late afternoon to visit Nyoman’s compound to celebrate with here her important once in 30 year ceremony. To offer some gifts to the event, we had brought a basket with rice, flower, coffee, cookies and #Jiwa#Damai’ s own #virgin#coconut#IMG_20140816_162732oil.

design course flier


What is Permaculture through the Heart? Experiencing Permaculture through the heart presents a unique opportunity to combine the theoretical Permaculture design method with “hands-on” experience, complementing the active physical engagement with the soil with an inner attitude of appreciation and loving alignment with the earth.

This program is the first of its kind, working with the psychological framework of the mind, theoretical Permaculture principles, design and planning, planting, harvesting – all in alignment with the heart. It grounds the intellectual Permaculture approach through allowing a direct connection with the heart, a loving approach to ones Self, the other and the earth with its life-giving Flora and Fauna, to unfold.

For: This course is for all who wish to make a positive and effective change in their own lives and act as a change agent in the lives of others; for farmers, growers, gardeners, teachers, educators, town planners and more.
Facilitators: An international team of Permaculture Design and HeartSelf-IntelligenceTM  specialists will teach and assist through the intellectual and experiential learning process.

Module 1 – Wed 01-Tue 07        Modules 1-3   Wed 01 – Tue 21 Oct 2014

To receive a confirmation of the Permaculture Design Through the Heart completion, participation in all 3 modules is required.

The 3 module Design Course content follows the standards, topics and number of hours laid out by Bill Mollison, the founder of Permaculture. Upon completion you will receive a Certificate of Completion as  a Permaculture designer (72 hours +).

The theoretical and hands on learning is complimented by a daily early morning yoga session and aevening heart meditation. 

For more information visit us at http://jiwadamai.net or call us at +62 (0) 361 898 8384

Indenpence day

Independence day on August 17  is a most celebrated event by young and old. thousands of flags are flowing when driving through the streets. Weeks before the event school children have marched to train for the various parades taking place. This day makes all Indonesians very proud people.IMG_20140817_075930


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