Indonesia Offers “Tri Hita Karana” in WCF
Indonesian government will offer the cosmology concept “Tri Hita Karana” in the World Culture for Development Forums (WCF) as a solution to overcome the crisis of global culture.
“In the post-MDGs in 2015, the concept of Tri Hita Karana (the relationship of man with man, man with surrounding environment, and man with God) would be a solution.
The concept that we offer in WCF later, “said Deputy Minister of Education and Culture, Wiendu Nuryanti in Nusa Dua.
She regarded the philosophy of life which is upheld by the island community would be a force for Indonesia in the international field that will be hold in Bali from 24-29 November 2013.
WCF is held on the initiative of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and receive the full support of the UN agency that is in charge of education, science and culture (UNESCO).
“If in Davos (Switzerland) there is a ‘World Economic Forum’ and in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) there ‘International Environmental Forum’, then in Bali there is WCF. UNESCO considers Indonesia as a country that is perfect with a multicultural society and good economic growth that worth to be a host. Moreover, Bali is known as the granary of culture, “said the Deputy of Education and Culture of Cultural Affairs after attending the” Grand Strategy Meeting ” as the preparation for the WCF.
According to Wiendu, WCF will become a permanent forum to synergize cultural forces in the world.
Meanwhile, the spiritual and psychological experts of Udayana University (Unud) Denpasar, Prof. Dr. Ni Luh Ketut Suryani, added the concept of Tri Hita Karana will be offered in WCF after the assessment by using a “BioSpirit socio-cultural”.
“In looking at human behavior, do not be seen physically, but we should be explored in terms of humanity,” said the professor of Medicine Faculty of Udayana University.
As the gender issues, Suryani added further, the concept of Tri Hita Kirana does not rule out the role of men.
“In the western community, the issue of gender as demand of equality. In Tri Hita Karana, men became partners. Both men and women have different roles and similar responsibilities,” he said.
The researcher of Bali tourism and culture, Prof. Dr. I Wayan Ardika, stated that the concept of Tri Hita Karana has been recognized by the international community.
“Balinese Hindu are used to share the sacred places, such as in Besakih temple and Mount Batur with the people of Confucianism. Bangli similarly, there is Langgar temple,as the worship places of of Hindus and Muslims. This form of high tolerance for Balinese society, “said the professor of the Faculty of Letters of Unud.
According to him, culture became a major force in the spiritual activities of Balinese people. “Dances, such as Gambuh that belonged to sacred dance performed in temples,” said Ardika.
Suryani warned that from now on, no more effort to marginalize the cultural element in the development of any sector.
“If that happens, we’d be embarrassed to host the WCF as the outside world will think that the issue of culture in Indonesia is only a theory,” she said.
Besides the Deputy of Education and Culture and two spiritual and cultural experts, the meeting discussed strategies for coping WCF was also presented by Rector of the Indonesian Arts Institute (ISI) Denpasar, Prof Dr I Wayan Rai, Professor of Anthropology of University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta Prof. Dr. Heddy Shri Ahimsa Putra, representatives from Warmadewa University, Denpasar,
Mahasaraswati University, Environment Forum, IDEP Foundation, Bali Sruti, and the Bali Provincial Tourism Office.Filed under: Headlines