All of us at Fivelements are extremely honoured to announce that Fivelements was awarded with the Emerald trophy at Tri Hita Karana Awards for the forth consecutive year! A jubilant team attended the Tri Hita Karana Awards 2016 ceremony held on 1 December at Art Center, Denpasar.
Tri Hita Karana is one of the awards that means the most to us as an eco-retreat that is based on the very same Balinese philosophy. Tri Hita Karana represents the life concept of the Balinese community; that is, balancing the secular with the spiritual. One of the key tenets of Balinese culture, this is achieved by holding dear three essential relationships – that between humans and God (Parhyangan), humans and fellow humans (Pawongan) and humans and the environment (Palemahan).
Fivelements underwent an intensive inspection process by Tri Hita Karana authorities, and was awarded a Gold rating in 2011 and 2012 and Emerald (highest) rating in 2013, 2014, 2015 and now 2016.
Finding Practical Answers in Tri Hita Karana
by Gove Donal DePuy
Our social relationships are, “every bit as powerful as adequate sleep, a good diet and not smoking,” in terms of affecting long term health and lifespan. In line with a recent trend of supporting ancient wisdom with science, a recent article by Harvard Medical School has re-stated this long standing truth.
Here at Fivelements we couldn’t agree more. The Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana (translated loosely as the “three paths to prosperity”) has promoted for centuries that the most important relationships in our human lives are those with God (or personal spirituality), with our natural environment, and with our fellow humans.