Posts Tagged ‘volunteer’

Taking good care of Jiwa Damai’s elephants. Shannon, our volunteer, and Sabine, our Austrian volunteer have taken on the task of cleaning one of our elephants lads from the dust fallout from the volcanic ash which came down a few months ago. The elephant lady is getting a thorough bath and cleaning to let her shine agin in her grey coat.
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Our lovely yoga teacher volunteer, Bee at Jiwa Damai is sharing some of her thoughts with you regarding her experience here. She has been our “busy bee” for the last couple of months helping us start the day with yoga in the morning and teaching our local team English. Originally from Austria, Bee has been traveling in order to find her path as a yoga instructor. We are very grateful for all the positive energy she has brought to this place.

You can find out more about our volunteer program here or just follow the stories from our volunteers on the Jiwa Damai blog. In the meantime, we invite you to discover the way Bee has experienced her stay at Jiwa Damai.

What made you chose Jiwa Damai?
I was searching for a place to practice yoga and to teach, for a healthy environment. I believe that yoga is a lifestyle and in order to follow it, you have to select carefully your surroundings. At the same time, it is hard to find a place where you can start with teaching when you don’t have prior experience. I was reading that Jiwa Damai is looking for volunteers and that they offer yoga in the morning so I thought that I could start to teach and also learn more about yoga here. The beautiful part is that they offered me this chance! I’ve been at Jiwa Damai for almost two months now. And I am happy to say that I had my first yoga students here.

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After working hard Kadek, Tyrone from Germany, and Maxwell our American volunteer with Made, the coco nut oil fairy. Today they have been opening lots of coconuts, which we will use to produce our own organic certified coconut oil.
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Both Tyron and Maxwell enjoy a healthy lunch.
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Sabine, our Austrian volunteer Yoga teacher is visiting our cat Orchid in her home the Garden Lumbung. Orchid has made this her home and is receiving every volunteer staying there with joyful greetings and meowing. She talks a lot and takes immediately to the warmest place where the person sleeps.
She is a great companion and extremely gentle.
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Preparing the soil for seeding long beans are our Balinese gardener Kadet with our Canadian volunteer Catherine.

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Here is Catherine also setting up the bamboo stick to give the beans guidelines how to grow.

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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.

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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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permaculture

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

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We are offering individual internships to national and international students and post graduates in various fields. 

We at JiwaDamai, (LaguDamai Foundation) are an Educational Institution which offers trainings, internships and practica to international and national students and graduates.

The fields can be bio-agriculture, permaculture (including construction, sustainable energy, fish and pond maintenance etc), psychology, marketing, hospitality, alternative health care, environmental research and much more. The actual application of the project in a practical setting is an important part of the internship.

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Usually this setting is at JiwaDamai permaculture and retreat center located just twenty minutes outside of Ubud in the district of Mambal.  The lush surroundings of the retreat center include a diverse array of Flora and Fauna that make it an ideal environment for students to be exposed to many different learning opportunities. The cross cultural interaction and tropical climate will give an extra dimension to any internship undertaken with us. Students will have access to local and/or international experts  in their respective fields.

To apply please contact us at: info@jiwadamai.net

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…from our friends… Jiwa Damai is developing and blooming. 😉

One of our great volunteers, Justin from Chicago, gave a wonderful contribution to Jiwa Damai.

Justin helped us very much to improve our website and to promote our organic products. He designed a new label for our products, for our product line, and photographed all the items. He then uploaded all pics, along with new product descriptions to our website.

TERIMA KASIH !!

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Justin working at our small office

Check out the excellent work he’s done:  www.jiwadamai.net/our-products

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TERIMA KASIH !!

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