The Practice Gives Back

Crisis Kitchen

Bringing Food to the People of Bali. We are working with local Communities and Partners to get essential items to those most in need #wegotyoubali

What we have learnt is that it is easy to make people smile and a little act of kindness can go a long way.

Whether it be a $5 donation, your time, a positive message, a package of food or sending through a thanks – every little gesture makes a difference in somebody’s life. It has definitely changed ours!

We have joined a community who have embraced the Gift of Giving – from a family dropping off a bag of rice, to people donating from overseas, every act of kindness is part of a bigger picture.

Helping others is a privilege and one that all the team at Crisis Kitchen Bali has embraced. Your support is what we need to keep the Gift of Giving going! Thank you for helping make these smiles possible…

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The Good Food Drive

In our way of saying thank you to the local community The Good Food Brotherhood together with The Practice Bali have created an initiative called The Good Food Drive.

We are providing meals to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people have lost their jobs and have no income due to the rapid decline in tourism here on the Island of Bali.In keeping with government and local banjar stipulation, we ask people to maintain social distancing and to wear a mask.

We aim to feed 200 people each Wednesday and potentially grow this over the coming weeks, if you would like to show your support please donate below.

Every bit helps! Bersama Kita Bisa, Together We Can!


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INTERNATIONAL EARTH DAY APPEAL

In honour of International Earth Day, help us support MPH: an organisation whose mission it is to change the way we think about the environment in Bali.

International Earth Day draws awareness to the need for dramatic climate action, including the need to care for the life-support systems that make our world habitable.

In Bali, outdated waste management systems are operating overcapacity. Landfills overflow, waste workers are paid poverty wages and have no legal status. The system is overburdened, which has led to illegal burning and dumping. Regional governments are unable to sustain high-cost technological solutions.

MPH seeks to change this by providing local, scalable materials management solutions that allow communities to recycle 90% of their waste back into materials and create revenue by building decentralized management systems that are community-owned, low-tech, low-cost and that empower the villages to drive change.

We think this is worth supporting!

In honour of International Earth Day, we are raising money for the important work MPH does.


Australia Bushfire Appeal

All of us at The Practice have been watching the devastation of the Australian bushfires unfolding on our screens.

We’ve been speaking with our families, friends and students in Australia and know that many of you are currently defending homes and communities

Our Bali community has shown up time and again in support of worthy causes in Bali. It’s time to do it again.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

This week:

  • 100% of the proceeds from this week 4pm Restorative Classes (6th-12th January) will go to our Bushfire Appeal. Every time you show up to a 4pm class you’ll be doing so in support of our communities-in-need in Australia.
  • 100% of the proceeds from Ellen’s 6pm Kirtan on January 12th will also go to our Bushfire Appeal too. We’d love to see you there!
  • If you can’t practice with us, but want to donate, drop into reception at any time. We’ll leave a donation box there.
  • If you’re not in Bali but want to donate, email karina@thepracticebali.com We’ll give you the details of our ‘The Practice Gives Back’ PayPal account so you can make a direct transfer.

THANK YOU.


Lombok (Indonesia) Earthquake: Relief Fund

The island of Lombok (immediately east of Bali) has been ravaged by a number of earthquakes (up to 7.2 magnitude) over a period of weeks that has seen the collapse of tens or thousands of homes all across Lombok (numbers quoted are up to 190,000 homes destroyed and 300,000 people displaced). This means relief efforts are focused on providing shelter and essential items, such as food, clean water, medical supplies and blankets.

We have been working over the last couple of weeks to establish how we at The Practice, and our community, can best help. And that means finding the best way to make sure we get the maximum effect for the funds we are able to raise. We have been fortunate enough to connect with the owner of  TUGU Hotels (Lucienne Anhar) who have a TUGU hotel in Canggu, plus a TUGU hotel in Lombok. Since their hotel in Lombok was already undergoing renovations before the earthquakes, she has the staff available to directly support the relief efforts, and delivery vehicles moving weekly between Bali and Lombok.

Since we know Lucienne personally, and know she has the local knowledge and resources to get help to where it is needed (especially some of the more remote villages), we are supporting her directly with supplies and funding which she will utilise and distribute directly. The Practice is donating 130 blankets, plus US$1000 to get started. And we have already received some generous donations from our yoga community. Now, we would love our International Community to help as well.

The money raised will go towards purchasing the following (we have listed the prices so you can understand what you are able to provide with the money you donate):

10,000 Rupiah (Rp) is approximately equal to $AU 1.00 / $US 0.70 / EUR 0.60

  • Blankets: 150,000 Rp each
  • Tarpaulins: 400,000 Rp each
  • Thin mattresses: 250,000 Rp each
  • Baby food: 30,000 Rp per box
  • Rice: 12,000 Rp per kg
  • Canned food: 20,000 – 30,000 Rp per item
  • Soap/shampoo/toothbrush/toothpaste/toilet paper: 50,000 –  70,000 Rp per set
  • Water filters: 40,000 Rp each
  • Milk: 100,000 Rp per box
  • School materials for kids: 10,000 Rp per set
  • Medicine (paracetamol, cough, diarrhea medicine for adults and kids): 30,000 Rp per item

As you can see for $10 – $20 you can have a significant impact on some very in-need people.

You can use the Donate button below to contribute to our fund raising efforts. Our target is 200 Million Rupiah (approx AU$ 20,000) over the coming months and we will keep you posted on what we contribute and how.

The Practice will also cover the PayPal fees, so that 100% of your generous contribution makes it to where it is needed.

On behalf of the people of Lombok – thank you SO MUCH for your support.


Volcano Eruption

A number of staff members from The Practice will be making a personal delivery of necessary goods to the displacement centres for families that have had to leave their homes do to the eruption of the Mount Agung volcano. At this stage the families are safe from harm from the volcano, but are low on the essentials that many of us take for granted; like water, food, clothing, bedding, etc.

For our INTERNATIONAL yogi’s the best way you can help is with a cash donation (via the PayPal button below), and for our LOCAL yogi’s you can either place cash in the Donation jar at Reception, or you can leave physical donations (please speak to Abi or the staff about the physical donations first).

The cash donations do not need to be large – just $10 can get 2 large bags of rice.

The funds The Practice raises will be used to purchase the following goods:

  • Drinking Water (20 litre bottles)
  • Rice (25kg bags)
  • Milk
  • Toiletries
  • Eggs
  • Toilet tissue
  • Diapers
  • Mask & Medicine
  • Ladies essentials

Plus the hire of a suitable vehicle or vehicles for the delivery.

The Practice Team will make the deliveries to the displacement centers most in need (our Manager – Abi – has local contacts to determine the area of highest need) on Friday 8 December 2017. We will stop taking donations on 6 December 2017 so we have time to organise all the goods and the vehicle required.

Thank you very much for your kindness and being a part of a caring and conscious global community.


Free English Class for The Community

We want to introduce ‘Dina’ to you. She is Indonesian. She is 19 years old. She works in a café in Denpasar. She never finished school because she has 5 siblings, and to put them all through a public school was just too much for the family to manage. So Dina left Java to come to Bali to earn money, so she could help pay for her younger sisters to attend school. She is making a major sacrifice for the betterment of her sisters, and is such an inspiration. She is also very excited to learn how to speak English and improve her career opportunities.

At The Practice, we are about learning, knowledge, making a difference, and supporting our community, at home and abroad. So one of projects we are committed to making happen is to provide English Classes to Indonesians who never got the chance to finish school and would greatly benefit from speaking English in Bali. In a tourist destination like Bali, speaking English opens up numerous career opportunities.

We would love for you to be a part of this project. We will be aiming to sponsor 15 students, for 6 months of English Classes. Their scholarship will include tuition, books, stationary, a class shirt, and a school bag. The cost for the project is Rp 11,500,000 and we are looking at this being a joint project between The Practice and all our wonderful yogi’s.

If you would like to find out how you can be a part of changing the course of someone’s life, with so little, then please go to The Practice Reception Desk and put money in the donation box.

This is complete for now. We will let you know when we start raising money for the next group.



Rathna Charitable Trust in India

A very big Thank You to everyone that came to the Traditional Fire Ceremony and Vedic Mantra evenings (8 & 9 April 2017) with Sri Rajasekaran and Selvaganesan from the Sri Nataraja temple in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India. Due to everyone’s very gracious support, together we raised 11,980,000 Rp (US$900), for the ‘Rathna Charitable Trust’, which is a non-profit organisation and Vedic school offering free Vedic education to children in Chennai, South India. Well Done and Thank You everyone!!!!

If you would like to find out how you can support the Rathna Charitable Trust directly, you can find out more details at: www.rathnacharitabletrust.org