Robert Rabbin at Shambala

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We have been having the true pleasure of hosting Robert Rabbin, Author of numerous books, at Shambala.  Here are his words:

I have been in Shambala, owned and operated by Ilona Selke and Don Paris, for more than a week, and I will remain here in paradise for another two weeks, during which time I will lead my “The 5 Principles of Authentic Living” retreat from 5th to 12th November.

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In BALI much of the trash used to be biodegradable, such as banana leaves that rapped food items. Nowadays our modern words raps everything in plastic, which largely can’t be recycled.

INSTEAD the  many rivers or the little streams have become the convenient conveyor belt of trash, that runs right out into the evil ocean.

Many old Balinese collect the recyclable bottles and already do sell them back to be  recycled. That part is already in place and offers a meager but noticeable sustenance.

Conservation efforts led by Buleleng villages

Desy Nurhayati, The Jakarta Post, Denpasar | Mon, 08/08/2011 8:00 AM

Villagers in Bondalem and Tejakula in Bali’s northern regency of Buleleng have proven that conservation efforts can begin with small community-based groups.

They have inspired seven other surrounding villages to join them in establishing the East Buleleng marine conservation zone, a remarkable first step in the national program to establish 20 million hectares of protected area by 2020.

Bondalem village made the breakthrough on Earth Day in 2008 by declaring a marine managed area for coral reefs.

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