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The Center for Suicide Prevention Services (P3B)

Written by Gede Prama

“Holy teachings are here not as weapons to harm, but Tirtha (holy water) to make nature more harmonious”, a message that is often heard at the Ashram Avalokiteshvara where Guruji resides in North Bali. After waiting for decades, including waiting for Compassion friends to grow more mature spiritually, today May 6th, 2020 the same day with the Sacred Tri Vesak Day, the aspiration of the Compassion family is finally fulfilled.

Being present in the middle of the community, serving people who are relatively never been served. By no means to criticize anyone, suicide rates have go up everywhere. Including in Bali. As often shared with many friends, darkness is not a punishment, but an invitation to share more peacefulness. And starting today, the Compassion family is not only present through written messages, videos and podcasts in the community.

But also we are present to listen, accept and embrace friends who are hearing the whisper to do suicide. If there are friends here, or your relatives who are showing any signs of a desire to do suicide, do not hesitate to contact the Compassion family P3B service center below. Compassion friends will be waiting for you 24 hours a day. On day and night. Do not be afraid, all callers are free of service charge by the Compassion family.

Family Compassion suicide prevention service (P3B) center: 0361 845 5555

Author: Guruji Gede Prama
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About the author

Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

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