Tri Hita Karana – ”Three Causes of Goodness”
To know Bali intimately requires that one understand the philosophy of Tri Hita Karana, which is the origin of the Balinese belief system. It is centered on maintaining a harmonious relationship with God, people and nature. This philosophy manifests itself in landuse, settlement, arrangements, architecture, ceremonies, rituals, art and social organizations.
Tri Hita Karana Bali is reinvigorating this philosophy of harmony through inspirational educational programs and a varied set of workshops and projects, based on permaculture principles, in order to create sustainability for the island of Bali.
Founder – I Made Chakra Widia
Tri Hita Karana Bali was founded by I Made Chakra Widia to counter the negative environmental impact of the so-called “Green Revolution”, which was a set of initiatives sponsored by the Indonesian government in the 1950’s and 60’s to increase crop yields using harmful pesticides. Many farmers are still using unsustainable amounts of fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and, despite living in one of the most beautiful regions of the world, there is little awareness of the environmental impact of non-biodegradable waste.
The NGO Tri Hita Karana Bali aims to raise environmental awareness of adults and children through a varied set of projects and workshops. The foundation is made up of people from different parts of the world, coming from different economic and social backgrounds. We are farmers, students, educators, professionals, volunteers, children, adults, activists and change-makers.