We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Gold Medal in the Tri Hita Karana Awards 2014 for the second time. These awards recognize hospitality operators for adopting Balinese Hindu philosophy on harmonious relationships between the community, environment and business.
Tri Hita Karana is the Balinese Hindu philosophy on life, which literally translates as the Three Causes to Prosperity, and whose doctrine explains that peace and liberty are obtainable in life only when humans respect and observe three harmonious relationships between humans and the gods, humans and nature and among themselves.
The awards were presented at a ceremony organised by Bali Travel Newspaper and Yayasan Tri Hita Karana on 29 November 2014 at the Art Centre, at Denpasar in Bali.
The awards were first implemented in 2000, and this year saw 116 hotels in Bali participating in the scheme. In 2004, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UN-WTO) endorsed the awards and the Tri Hita Karana concept was included in Bali’s tourism law in 2009. The awards gained further support when in 2010 the philosophy became part of the Bali Clean and Green roadmap.