Archive for December, 2014

We are all searching. We travel around the world, we talk to people, we experience new situations, we learn and we do all these things in order to make peace with ourselves, with our heart, in order to align with our potential.

At Jiwa Damai we received a different gift this Christmas: knowledge. Dr. Margret Rueffler invited the interns, volunteers, staff and friends for a one-day seminar on Heart-Self Intelligence.

Hearth Self Intelligence Seminar 1

We could describe it in carefully crafted words on a blog post but it is something one can only experience it if one allows its heart to do so. Come visit us, you’ll understand why! Or find out more about our internship program that individually guides our participants on their path to self-development while completing their project.

Hearth Self Intelligence Seminar 2

More photos on Jiwa Damai Facebook Page.

Hearth Self Intelligence Seminar 3

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No matter how far, how hot or how different it may be from where you usually celebrate it, as soon as the last week of the year approaches you start longing for Christmas. So even if you are in the tropical parts of the planet, as we are here, at Jiwa Damaiin sunny Bali, there are still things you can do to calm that wish of a white Christmas.

But since we’re pretty short on snow and Christmas trees, we’ve got our decorations on another beautiful tree, just close to the place we’ll have our Christmas dinner, almost as, or even better than in a colder climate.

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Christmas it’s great in itself, who said you have to be freezing to enjoy it!

Tropical Chrstimas at Jiwa Damai

But we are in Bali and each year we also celebrate the Galungan – Kuningan. Therefore, our interns, volunteers and staff have prepared also a Balinese Penjor. Here are some pictures.

Volunteers and interns at Jiwa Damai

Find out more about the Balinese celebration here.

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See more photos on our Facebook Page! 

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Mirka, our lovely Lithuanian volunteer it holding up one of our gigantic jackfruits weighing in at 5 kg. Jackfruit is extremely versatile. We use it, cut into small pieces, still green, as an aromatic vegetable full of minerals and vitamins. As a ripe fruit with its beautiful yellow small fruits nestled in its housing it makes an incredible refreshing desert or just like this. At Jiwa Damai we also remove the kernels inside each saffron yellow small fruit and we dry it in our dehydrator.

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The final day of the 24 day #yoga teacher training, the  completion as well as now receiving the certificate , was celebrated with chants, dance  and music around a fire at our #JiwaDamai fireplace in the middle of the jungle.

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Our 7 day introduction to #Permaculture through the Heart in October began its third day hands on with a close encounter with our compost production, the heart of our #permaculture garden.

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Yoga Teacher Training

We just completed a 24 day long Sadhana #Yoga teacher training at #JiwaDamai. The 28 participants underwent a wonderful to observe growth process during this time. It is quite an intensive training, beginning at 6 am in the morning and ending at 8 pm in the evening. It is such a pleasure to see the changes happening over a period of 24 days.

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