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California Tour

After spending some days in Santa Fe, Margret took off to San Francisco to take a tour down to the South California.

What a beautiful landscape !






Soul, the Jiwa Damai baby

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.

Dear Colleagues and Friends


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Being quiet for sometime, I feel it is time to share a short report about what I have been up to, working mostly in Indonesia now.
I strongly believe that values should become alive and life giving, that is, using my body(s) to translate them into concrete action.
At this time it seems especially important to me to lovingly accept the past (pre-supposing I have looked at it) and move into loving action (LoveWill).

After closing the PsychoPolitical Peace Institute in Switzerland two years ago, where we trained therapist for 22 years, my heart led me to Indonesia. Here I work with two universities in Java, and have introduced Transpersonal Psychology into one curriculum, as a three year training, my book “Inner Actors” Subpersonalities in Psychosynthesis, being the textbook.
With Ubaya university I work in a team with my Javanese colleagues for 10 years in children’s prisons, having written and DVD’d and held trainings in four institutions for youths and employees. Now we run a shelter for released youths law offenders in Jombang,Java, based on empowerment and raising Self-esteem, offering various skills trainings as well as heart meditation. A great combination of catalyzing values combined with hands on skills.
Our focus for next year is on restorative justice and advocacy.

In Bali, the Lagu Damai Foundation is supporting various projects: http://www.pppi.net/international_action_projects.html . Jiwa Damai permaculture garden and retreat center begins to flower organically after the initial years. In May, we offer again a month long internship , a combination of learning permaculture principles, with hands on, Yoga, meditation as well as “unfolding the HeartSelf-Intelligence”, leading to the innermost, deepest “Self”.
A permaculture Design certification class is offered in February with Jeremiah Kidd and Rico Zook. http://jiwadamai.net/activities—seminars/ .
Of course this means eating organic great veggies and fruit, seeded, planted and harvested with much love and care. (Not to forget the way they are prepared and turned into nutritious meals)

How can I return the life-giving love I receive from our earth? I found that by doing hands on with the inner attitude and values of gratitude, respect and honoring, my intention and love is being received.

Peacelight greetings
Margret R.


Margret at Jiwa Damai

Margret at Jiwa Damai permaculture and retreat center on Bali where she takes care of all aspects of the running and expanding the gardens and the teamwork.

Margret Rueffler