Archive for February, 2016

Deep relaxation

At Jiwa Damai we hosts groups which share their positive energy with us. This is a photo from the Sadhana Yoga Training deep relaxation. We were so greatful to have them training at Jiwa Damai.



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At Jiwa Damai we are co-sharing the area with a variety of snakes. This particular one was found sleeping under a plastic cover at the ping pong table. Locally known as a temple snake it is usually only found in Balinese Temples and is considered a blessing by locals. Isn’t she beautiful? We are practicing here, at Jiwa Damai a great respect for the snakes. It is us who take away and penetrate their living habitat. This one is somewhat poisonous.

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Our Garden Lumbung from Jiwa Damai, which has housed many volunteers so far was badly in need of repair. We had to remove the beautiful alive cover of passion fruit. It was embedded in it and we had to remove the old wrotten pieces. Phillip, a German carpenter is undertaking the renovation now. The termites had eaten much of the structural posts. Since the last violent storm we had, several trees had fallen and after being cut properly they came in very handy to replace the old posts. We will keep you updated on the progress.


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Cleaning the plastic from our river in the forest. Every two days, our local team and our volunteers collect the accumulated plastic which is caught in the net we placed across the river. It is then taken to the main road to our garbage container, where a truck picks it up every 2 weeks to take it to the larger landfill.

Cleaning the river at Jiwa Damai Cleaning the river at Jiwa Damai in Bali

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