Seminar experiences in Bali with Dr. Margret Rueffler
JIWA DAMAI BALI - organic garden & retreat center
Jiwa Damai is a hands-on, socially responsible organic garden and retreat center with lush tropical vegetation in the heart of Bali. It provides a sanctuary in an idyllic, powerful environment where guests can experience tranquility and re-connect to the life-giving qualities of the earth. It is a meeting place for people from all over the world to find and initiate peace.
Beautifully decorated guest rooms, a spacious lounge and dining area, a fresh water pool, several ponds and a large agro-permaculture garden all situated within an abundant tropical vegetation make Jiwa Damai a perfect retreat place to relax in alignment with nature, learn about tropical flora und fauna and find time for reflection and contemplation.
The abundant tropical vegetation will enchant your senses. The place itself is blessed with several natural springs, supplying an affluence of crystal clear water, which, according to locals, are endowed with cleansing and healing powers. The waters feed the pool and nourish the water lily pond teeming with fish.
We regularly offer seminars with local and international participation on subjects relating to permaculture, organic gardening and tropical fauna and flora, as well as meditation, finding inner and outer peace, unfolding heartqualities, peace making and cross-cultural dialogues. Individual sessions for physical wellbeing, healing and bodywork can be booked as well. Holistic body therapies and psychotherapy are available upon request.
Together we can initiate peace.
In the seminar "Unfolding the HeartSelf-Intelligence" you will explore and study the personality as an interactive system whose characteristic traits or psychodynamic structures form a constellation around the "Self" with its creative potential. You will become acquainted with your own inner dynamics and peace potential by allowing the qualities of the heart to unfold. We will explore the laws which govern the unfolding of the qualities of the heart as well as the strength and power of acceptance. We will explore how our personal feelings, thoughts and actions influence others and the field we are embedded in. Change begins within and by looking through the eyes of the heart. One's attitude towards oneself begins to change. This, in turn, translates to a different vibration of the energetic field surrounding us. In addition we will study the research and measurements of the impact of the heart field vibration on our own health and environment and the heart-brain relationship.
- Six nights accommodation, shared room
- Balinese breakfast
- Half board or optionally full board
- Welcome drink
- Airport/hotel transfers
- 4 full days workshop program 'Unfolding the HeartSelf-Intelligence'
- Daily yoga session
(daily breakfast, lunch OR dinner)
(daily breakfast, lunch AND dinner
|Room||US$ 880||US $ 950|
|Lumbung||US$ 830||US $ 880|
Single Room occupancy:
Additional costs: Room US$ 350 / Lumbung US$ 300
In the afternoon transfer from your hotel or airport to Jiwa Damai, getting acquainted
Second - Fifth Day
4 days workshop program, morning and afternoon
10.00 - 13.00 Workshop
14.00 - 17.00 Workshop
Day at leisure. We will be happy to arrange a trip to Ubud or an excursion according to your wishes. Alternatively you can just relax at the pool and enjoy the tropical nature.
12.00 Good byes, individual departures and transfers
" Permaculture through the heart " - a 4 week intensive internship training
May 15 – June 14, 2013
Facilitator Dr. Margret Rueffler
Registration: Current Events
More information: www.jiwadamai.net
This innovative program blends introductory with advanced learning and application of the core principles of tropical Permaculture/gardening with Self exploration from a transpersonal psychological perspective.
Experiencing Permaculture through the heart presents a unique opportunity to combine class room Permaculture learning with “hands-on” experience, complementing the active physical engagement with the soil with an inner attitude of loving alignment with the earth.
The internship is a combination of personal growth processes, allowing our heart energy to flow into our work with the earth, environment, water, soil, plants and people.
This program is the first of its kind, working with the psychological framework of the mind, theoretical Permaculture principles, design and planning, planting, harvesting and food preparation - all in alignment with the heart energy.
The fundamental understanding of the Permaculture principals, the interconnectedness and interaction of nature and environment will be aligned with our own personality landscape and deep inner nature which directly impacts the quality and nutritional value of the food.
- Accommodation in a shared room
- Three vegetarian meals daily
- Welcome drink
- Permaculture - theoretical and hands on learning
- Daily yoga session and heart meditation
- Two cooking classes, featuring Balinese vegetarian and raw foods
- Two field trips to other Permaculture centers on the island
- An excursion and exploration of the local spices and medicinal herbs grown in the area
(daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch AND dinner
|US $ 1. 950|
Double Room occupancy with
Additional costs: US$ 600 per person
Classes in theoretical Permaculture will take place for 2-3 hours every day inthe mornings. In teh afternoon focus lies on discussion and evaluation application of the principles via hands-on practice. Additionally we will host a Raw Food Cooking Course for all participants.
2-3 hours daily, Unfolding the HeartSelfIintelligence - an experiential transpersonal psychological approach to Self exploration will be offered. Participants can take part in a Balinese Cooking Class.
Designing an environmental group project to be executed in Jiwa Damai.
Focusing on your personal project design, presenting it to the group as well as receiving input and feedback.
Ethics and principles in Permaculture design
Understanding environment, weather patterns and location, seeing the large scale
Planting patterns and design
Composting with IMO or EM
Ecological Insect control
Indigenous building materials, bamboo
Edible Aqua Plant Permaculture
Organic food topics:
Virgin coconut oil production
Balinese ceremonial and medicinal herbs
Organic raw food preparation
Balinese vegetarian cooking, local spices
Topics of the heart:
Unfolding the qualities of the heart
Aligning the brain with the heart
Respect and appreciation for Self and the Earth
Translating transpersonal inner values to the soil and earth
Connecting to the heart of the Earth
Jiwa Damai offers 6 spacious guest rooms and 3 beautiful Lumbungs with view into the gardens with their lush tropical vegetation. Hand colored batiks, stone carvings and furniture reflect the wealth of the local arts and crafts. Rooms and Lumbungs accommodate 1-2 people.
Single Room occupancy is possible (depending on availability)– additional costs: Room US$ 350 / Lumbung US$ 300.
Travel preparations and getting there
The weather is hot, about 90° F / 30° C. Remember to bring a strong sun screen and cream for mosquito protection and bites. Be sure you have travel and health insurance.
We ask you to make your own arrangements for the airplane travel. There are several interesting packages available, two or three nights, included. We can recommend and organize drivers and reasonable hotel accommodations located away from the mass tourist areas if you wish to explore the island and stay at its beaches. If desired, we can book your hotels for you.
Seminar participants may register up to four weeks prior to the seminars, training and payment confirms your registration.
Your registration should be received no later than four weeks prior to the seminar date. Payment of the seminar confirms your registration.
We charge a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations within two weeks of the seminar are 50% of the fee. No refunds are made after the seminar begins.
Registration to our Training and Seminars and Seminar journeys please visit:
Bank Linth LLB AG, CH 8730 Uznach, Switzerland
Euro account: CH04 0873 1003 0369 2201 9
CHF account: CH05 0873 1003 0369 2200 1
Your stay in Bali supports our project work. Jiwa Damai was founded by the PschychoPolitical Peace Foundation. Jiwa Damai projects facilitate highschool and university education to youth in Indonesia.