We are giving you some tips from our Permaculture Design Course Through the Heart, February 2015, but if you want to find out more, join us in October for a new PDC through the Heart at Jiwa Damai!

Did you know that worms like to eat fruit and veggies. They are not big fans of spicy and acidic foods, such as lemons or chilies.

Creating a worm factory

We invite you to keep in touch by following the Facebook page of Jiwa Damai.

Meet Guillermo, our volunteer and his baby Jackfruit! Not much of a baby in fact, but a huge and delicious Jackfruit, which in Bahasa Indonesia is called Nanka!

We are happy be able to offer dried Jackfruits at Jiwa Damai. Have a look at our products or come and visit to find out more.

Jiwa Damai Volunteer

During the Permaculture Design Course Through the Heart in February 2015 we were happy to teach our students about a very useful local method of creating indigenous micro organisms – IMO.

Using a bamboo cut in half, you have to put boiled rice to fill it. After closing, it is buried in the earth and left there for 3 days to develop a healthy fungus. Then it is mixed with molasses and water to grow more IMO. Why is IMO important? Because it adds microbes to the soil in order to render it more fertile. Find out more here or here.

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Also, don’t miss our photos on Jiwa Damai Facebook page!

We find that planning ahead is never a bad idea. Hence we invite you to our Permaculture Design Course Through the Heart, in October 2015, at Jiwa Damai.

Experiencing Permaculture through the heart presents a unique opportunity to combine the theoretical Permaculture design method with “hands-on” experience, complementing 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.

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The 3 module design course content follows the standards, topics, and number of hours laid out by Bill Mollison , the founder of Permaculture. You will receive a Certificate of Completion as a Permaculture designer (72+ hrs). The course is complimented by a daily early morning yoga session and an evening heart meditation.

Module 1 Thur 01 – Wed 07 Oct 2015

Modules 1-3 Thur 01 – Wed 21 Oct 2015

Find out more about application procedure here. Or if you feel better talking to us, send an email at info [@] jiwadamai [.] net.

Orchid Time

At #Jiwa Damai we cherish various orchid types. Some are grown directly on a tree trunk, more the smaller and wild type and others we grow in our coco nut shells, which can be hung individually in different areas.

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Internships at Jiwa Damai are a special experience. Our interns are invited to really live the difference. The focus is a personal growth process offering people an in-depth learning on several levels: personal inner growth, conceiving, designing and implementing their own project, cross cultural interaction with a very different Hindu culture, as well as with our international interns form all around the world. In addition to the personalized support, we offer daily morning yoga classes and evening Heart meditation.

Each intern designs his/her individual project with supervision and based on the aforementioned in-depth learning. The internship can cover a wide range of topics. See more about topics and application procedure here.

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We talked to Marie Thimm our intern from Germany about her experience. It was not really an interview but more of a discussion about her project and about how she lived the difference at Jiwa Damai.

Why Jiwa Damai?

I wanted to make a change; I wanted a shift in my work path. Jiwa Damai attracted me because of its variety: a place to do an internship, a permaculture farm, a retreat, the Lagu Damai Foundation and also the work of Dr. Margret Ruefflerthe peace psychology. I wanted to experience it and see how they were all working together, how they are inter-connected.

I was also very much interested in foundations because I didn’t want to work in money making oriented companies but in places that take care of the surrounding: be it the nature, the community or the planet, in general.

The location had no impact in my choice, but it was a nice side effect

It was already dark when I arrived at Jiwa Damai but from the very first moment it felt like being in an oasis. When one comes from Denpasar, with all that terrible traffic Jiwa Damai unfolds like a peaceful and beautiful oasis.

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A process of connecting with the inner most self

My internship consisted of a personal project. What we developed was a process through which I could really differentiate all the skills I have into the ones relevant for my future work by applying the Heart-Self Intelligence method. At the same time, I defined my values and I put them into an application letter so that gained a different power and energy. Continue Reading »

Lemon Squares

Lemon squares are so delicious, but classic lemon square recipes tip the scales with their calories and saturated fat. Our healthy lemon squares recipe shaves almost 200 calories and more than 5 grams of saturated fat per lemon square. For a variation, use lime juice in place of the lemon juice.

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Makes: 9 squares, 2 1/2 inches each

Active Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 2 3/4 hours (including 2 hours chilling time)

NUTRITION PROFILE
Low calorie |  Low saturated fat |  Low cholesterol |  Low sodium |  Heart healthy | Healthy weight |

CRUST

• 1 cup white whole-wheat flour or all-purpose flour
• 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
• 3 tablespoons cornstarch
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 3 tablespoons canola oil
• 2 tablespoons butter, softened

FILLING

• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 3 tablespoons cornstarch
• 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 2 large eggs
• 2/3 cup water
• 1/3 cup lemon juice
• Lemon zest for garnish
• Confectioners’ sugar for garnish

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