Pragmatic Wisdom and Tri Hita Karana
Helping to solve the Bali plastic crisis.
A talk by Made Janur Yasa
Tri Hita Karana is a traditional philosophy of life on the island of Bali, Indonesia. The literal translation is roughly the “three causes of well-being” or “three reasons for prosperity”. The three causes referred to in this principle are; harmony with God, harmony among people and harmony with nature or the environment.
This philosophy formed the basis of the mindset of Tabanan-native, I Made Janur Yasa, when he asked himself how he could tackle plastic pollution by integrating the inherent wisdom of his culture.
The idea became clear — “Plastic for Rice.”
The mission of the Plastic exchange is to empower the community to prosper through a barter program that provides sustenance in exchange for collecting plastic, whilst making their environment clean.
Wasting no time since May 2020, we have 200 villages that have collected 250 tons of plastic, fed 45,000 households and distributed 35 tons of rice.
Join us to empower Bali and reap the rewards of environmental and economic prosperity. Your donation at Usada Bali will go directly into supporting this meaningful project.
About Janur Yasa
As a world-traveler native to Bali, Made Janur Yasa embodies eastern philosophy blended with western sensibility. Certified in Somatic coaching and leadership training, his long-studied practice of aikido has remained the physical metaphor underpinning his studies and his teaching. He has found that the tenets of his Balinese cultural heritage have likewise reinforced his interest in and comprehension of Somatic, as both share a similar wisdom that views body and mind as inseparable rather than dualistic.
Moksa, plant-based restaurant and permaculture garden, his co-creation with executive chef, Madé Runatha, has likewise enabled Janur to pursue his passion for environment, sustainability and community. Ignited by the immediate economic crash due to Covid19 and the environmental crisis already plaguing his native island, he has of late embarked on an initiative of empowerment and prosperity for the Balinese through a barter program that provides sustenance in exchange for collecting plastic and non-organic waste.