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Rice fields

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A short 10 minutes walk from our #Jiwa#permaculture retreat center you can observe the various steps of planting the rice paddies. Once harvested, the ducks will take over to eat all critters and then the area is set under water for a while. The fields crops is rotated every so often.  All is planted and harvested by hand. Some of the areas have already transferred back to #organic approaches.

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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; for farmers, growers, gardeners, teachers, educators, town planners and more.

Facilitators: An international team of Permaculture Design and HeartSelf-IntelligenceTM specialists, Neil Willmann, Daruma eco farm founder in Thailand; Margret Rueffler, founder of Jiwa Damai permaculture center Bali and Lagu Damai foundation, Johanes Wibowo, manager of Green school Bali gardens, will teach and assist through the intellectual and experiential learning process. For detailed info click here:

Module 1 Sun 01 – Sat 07 Feb 2015

Modules 1-3 Sun 01 – Sat 21 Feb 2015

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

The 3 modules 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 an evening heart meditation.

For more information visit us at or call us at +62 (0) 361 898 8384

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The #Jiwa Damai buffet found great resonance. For the veggies we had several dishes, vegetarian curry, beans, our #organic garden salad, tempeh manice, and fruit. For the others and especially our balinese guests, love the babi guling (balinesian porc), fish sateh, chicken sateh and chicken curry, followed by the sumptuous tangerines from Kintamani, now in full season.buffet 2 buffet

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During our once a year open house for all friends and the #Jiwa Damai team, we open the pool at 11 am. While the adults were mostly watching, the kids were trying their first contacts with water and seemingly enjoyed it.swim 1 swim 3 swim 2

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Papaya Salad

Papaya Salad

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated #lime
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • fresh hot chilis, minced to taste
  • 3 cups matchstick-cut or julienned green #papayas
  • 1/2 cup very thinly sliced sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup pea shoots, cut into 3-inch pieces, or bean sprouts
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


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House temple

The #Jiwa#Damai Team was invited to visit the ceremony of this particular house temple.
Each Balinese compound owns and takes great care of the family temple.The ceremony was a very important one. One which happens every 30 years only. So it was a big ceremony.Nyoman, our

Jiwa Damai team member had already taken leave a month before to be able to prepare adequately for this important day. Aside form the many offerings (including ritual sacrifice of many animals) all was wrapped in beautiful golden and white colors.
Every balinese compound has it own house temple. The #Jiwa#Damai Team was invited to visit the ceremony of this particular house temple.

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Our kitchen is presently experimenting with  #raw#foods  . A wonderful fresh fruit smoothie combination of banana, papaya and watermelon, a plate with zucchini spaghetti, guacamole and raw tomato sauce.
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Breakfast consisted of Jiwa Damai #organic fruit, banana, guava, and our coconut crisps and almonds, complimented by a stuffed date.

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