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Samui Mala 2011

Held over a few days, hosted at different venues on Koh Samui...  These Samui Mala events celebrate healthy living on Samui – not only for personal health, but also for the health of the island and the planet.

child fire at mala yoga daySamui Mala is about education, health, wellness, connection... come and join us for our festival, or sign up for 'Living the Mala' - not just for events related to our annual festival, but finding a way to bring this same intention to everyday activities and projects

Wednesday 21st September: The UN Day of Peace

The UN Day of Peace was our original inspiration for our first festival 'Global Mala' in 2007. Mark your calendar and enjoy a peaceful day, or just a few moments to think about why peace is so elusive in our lives: “World peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it.” (Peace Pilgrim)
And if it's too peaceful for you, come and join Samui Mala from 9am to prep the walls at Wat Kireewonkaram near Baan Taling Ngam for the wall painting event on the 24th (see below).

Friday 23rd September, the Autumn Equinox at 16:04pm

We can't take all the credit for organising this cosmic event, but we can ask you to enjoy it.... 

Saturday September 24 Karma Yoga day at a temple school, led by Samahita Yoga Thailand

Where: Wat Kireewongkaram School near Taling Ngam
What: Wall painting for the school
When: September 24th from 9am to 2pm

Yoga Thailand karma kids

Yoga where you don't even touch your toes? Instead, you stretch and reach out to make a difference in the community. This is known as Karma Yoga (Service Yoga) - where you give time and labour for a cause beyond yourself. On the 24th September a group of Samui volunteers will spend the day painting the walls at Wat Kireewongkaram school near Taling Ngam as part of the Samui Mala festival of 2011. Students and teachers from many of the island's yoga centres will join the children of the school on the day - and everyone else is invited too. Lunch will be served to the volunteers. See similar projects on Samui led by Yoga Thailand. See more about the day's activities

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” said Mahatma Gandhi. We hope to find you on 24th September!

If you can't make it in person, you are always welcome to contribute towards the paint and materials.Let us know if you can donate anything, and also RSVP by 17th September to help us plan:by email or sms 0818921180

Sunday, September 25 Samui Mala Healing Day at Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa

mandala with rob powell

You are invited to spend a day with some of Samui's best teachers and guides. Samui attracts a lot of attention in the international media for the quality of its spas, yoga centres and wellness offerings. Why not try it out for yourself, in beautiful surrounding, in a fun and informal atmosphere, in exchange for a donation to a community charity?

Dealing with change: Tools for troubled times is the title for the Samui Mala Healing Day at Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa

What's this 'hands-on' day of exploring and learning about?  read more....

Registration is recommended (latest by Friday 23rd September please) and can be done via events@kamalaya.com. While you can join in at any point during the day, please arrive so that you don't interrupt ongoing sessions.A donation is welcome and proceeds will go towards the Samui special needs school and augmenting the Karma Yoga day fund to paint the walls and refurbish the water storage system at Wat Kireewong school.

Saturday, Oct 1 is Samui Mala Children's day at ISS

kids are fun

From 14:00-18:00 at ISS (International School of Koh Samui)

This year's children's day is a casual fun-raising day with soccer matches, a 'dress-up' theme and competitions. Children from all communities on the island are invited to spend the afternoon enjoying healthy activities together including games and demonstrations of takraw, martial arts, music and dance.

As usual, the Rotary Club of Koh Samui (ROCKS), will hold a big second-hand sale to raise funds for local temple schools. There will be a book sale, a tombola, food and drinks and lots of fun. There is much local support from local businesses, Sisters on Samui, World Travel Managers, Samui Rescue and many individuals helping out and contributing on the day.

Mark your diary: October 1 2pm- 5:30pm as 'fun time' you will love spending with your child at ISS

Costume/ Fancy Dress/ Dress up – whatever you call it come along as any “Film or Fiction” character of your choice – yes YOU & your children! No matter your age or status, you can at last be a superhero, princess, pirate and win a great prize! There will be categories for kindergarten, junior, senior, teachers (!) and friends & family, as well as a overall winner.

Spread the word to friends and neighbours – the more the merrier

Please support the Rotary sale by cleaning out your old wardrobes: bring anything you don't need along to the collection boxes at ISS or pickup points around the island

Help us on the day? Run an activity? Be a volunteer? SMS to Shelley 0818921180 or email samuimala@gmail.com with any offers.

We will run a Tombola to raise funds for the ISS scholarship fund. There will be prizes ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime – from baked beans to dinners at some of Samui's top resorts and everything in between. Please support by donating items to add to the spirit of fun. Please bring along anything to ISS and leave in the Tombola collection box at. Or email Lorraine with any offers: islandholidayrentals@gmail.com or sms at 0890476348

 See you on 1st October!

 

And don't miss:

Samui International Jazz Music Festival

Not a Mala event - but we are happy to help spread the word: From 18 - 25 September 2011 The Samui Jazz festival will host concerts at the Amari Palm Reef Samui, Rocky's Boutique Resort, Rock Pool, Karma Samui, Nora Buri Resort & Spa, Red Snapper, and Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa.This will be followed by two days of ten, free concerts at the main Stage at Beach Republic Lamai and wind down on the 25 Sept with a Jazz Brunch at Beach Republic. On 16th September the festival of Jazz in Bangkok will kick off with 40 artists from 12 different nations playing 15 concerts, a jazz conference and various workshops at the BACC.

 

Past events 2011:

11 September, Seva Day 

Where: June's art cafe in Bophut Town Centre
What: Food, fun and friends
When: from 10am to 8pm

juneThanks to June and her staff for this lovely monthly Full Moon Seva Day, where we come together to share her delicious and healthy vegetarian food in exchange for a donation towards a charity or green project. Join us at June's Art Cafe in Bophut and enjoy music, food, friends and fun....

September 17 Koh Samui Adventure: Racing for a greener Samui: 

This is the third year for the very successful Koh Samui Trophy, an adventure race including cycling, running, kayaking and swimming.

Fun Run There is also a Fun Run for all: For those not keen to compete in a strenuous Adventure Race, AMA organizes a 5 km fun run for all in parallel to the main event. Everyone is warmly welcome and it's free for schools and children. Register here

 

Community festival
The Samui Mala has always been supported by the host venues, local hotel and tourist associations, private businesses and individuals. Our aim is to raise awareness of sustainable, healthy living on Samui, create networks of individuals interested in environmental issues and to raise funds to support educational and charitable causes. Everything is a gift! All activities are run by volunteers, all venues, facilities and materials and participation by speakers or performers is donated freely. While some venues and events can provide facilities free of charge, others charge for entry or food and drink to cover basic costs depending on circumstances, or to raise funds for education or future activities.

Green Island:
Samui Mala is a green festival so every attempt is made to use as little paper or non-recyclable material as possible. Please join friends and drive together to save fuel. Please consider alternate and mindful ways to use materials and resources that are local, sustainable or regenerative!