I left Jiwa Damai on monday.
I've been volunteering for 10 weeks and it seemed to me like a life time, every day there was something different to know and learn about lives , were they humans or plants, all it seemed connected. We were working for the plants and the plants were working for us.
I met people who I consider friends for life and teachers of my life, both Balinese or Bule (westerns).
The opportunity of exchange ideas and way of doing the job, it surprised me every day. It has been a daily bless.
I came to JD ignoring about life energy , yoga, meditation, permaculture and it has been unexpected to eat mostly vegetarian .
Some times I found my self in the forest looking a jackfruit amazed from his shape, other times with my nose toward the sky , trying to capture the state of the coconuts and others immerse in the compost house checking the evolution of this incredible natural show, whom will enrich the garden again.
Now I feel the world on a different level, looking for balance with a different mood and added values.
Thanks JD and all your inhabitants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jiwa Damai is a hands-on, socially responsible organic garden and retreat center. We are located amidst lush tropical vegetation in the heart of Bali. We provide 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; to learn from each other and the land. Beautifully decorated guest rooms, a spacious lounge and dining area, a fresh water pool, several ponds and a large permaculture garden all situated within an abundant tropical vegetation make Jiwa Damai a perfect retreat place to relax in alignment with nature, learn about permaculture principles and find time for reflection and contemplation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Jiwa Damai Organic Garden & Retreat Ubud, Bali