During a working visit with my collegues in Surabaya, Java, I visited the largest mosque there and wanted to share a few pics with you.
This is Soul, the first child born at Jiwa Damai. This picture is taken in Jiwa Damai at age 1 month.
The bay was born in a natural underwater birth, so called Lotus birth, where the placenta remains attached until it dries up by itself, which happened the second day after the birth. The Mom was assisted by her husband and Ibu Robin, a famous Balinese midwife.
In this picture one of our volunteers is taking care of the one month old Soul at Jiwa Damai.
Here, Margret is visiting Miquela and Soul, which had grown tremendously for age 4 months, in upstate New York.
Thie is one of the regular evaluations we hold in Jombang Java at our shelter for youths released from prison. We usually invoke the youths and other organizations which provide services to us to join us for meditation and discussions about current issues.
Part of the evaluation process is also to monitor our youths, which receive special skills training at the shelter. Some of them are already employed.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the faculty of psychology of Ubaya university in Surabaya, I was invited to do a workshop at their conference about holistic healing.
Simultaneously it was a celebration of our working together for nearly 10 years now. As project advisors and consultants we worked on many different projects. Lately in form of a team of four.
One picture shows the group of my colleagues, the other the groups of participants from as far away as Sumatra, and other islands.
I taught a first year of transpersonal psychology at the university at UGM in Jogjakarta, Java at the faculty of clinical psychology. Below you see our group of students working.
The person next to me is Bo Kwartarini, the head of the department of clinical psychology and indigenous psychology.
Jogjakarta was the old capital of Java, with the Sultan living there in his palace. Nowadays it is a student’s town with 40 universities. I teach a three day course every two months there.