Samui Mala Festival 2009 at Kamalaya Koh Samui

September 25

It's a day of complimentary activities that will give us all the chance to share ideas and philosophies as colleagues and a community while enjoying the atmosphere of this Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa on Samui's stunning southern coast. Bring along your friends, your neighbors and your colleagues – it's a line-up nobody will want to miss, and you'll find all the details below.

Samui Mala Healing Forum

3.00pm - Power of Place
Kamalaya, A Case Study: Designing Samui wellness services and spas in harmony with nature. Talk and tour with architect Rob Powell on the challenges and opportunities of creating wellness environments that convey healing and are sensitive to the natural setting.
4.30pm - Healing Art
These artists, photographers and sculptors are based on Samui and throughout Thailand. Meet and talk with them at the opening of this Kamalaya Gallery show that runs until December.

5.15pm - Tibetan Singing Bowls Concert
led by Winnie Rode with guest artists.

5.45pm - Healing Ourselves - Healing Our World 
Samui wellness pioneers offer brief talks on their varied approaches to healing on Samui and its implications for this island and the world around us. Is Samui a healing island or an island in need of healing? The discussion features an array of speakers including: Pra Ajarn Po, Abbot of Wat Suan Mokkh; Spa Samui owner Guy Hopkins; Kamalaya co-founder Karina Stewart; The Dharma Healing Centre's Hillary Hitt; and Shelley Poplak, Tamarind Springs co-founder & Samui Mala Festival Coordinator. Neal Hoptman moderates.

7.00pm – Snacks & Refreshments
A Taste of Kamalaya's Inspired Healthy Cuisine

7.30pm - A Conversation Among Friends
A panel leads this public forum in discussing challenges arising from the earlier debate and in considering foundations for evolution. All are welcome to stay after the forum for more music and conversation. Oh, and bring a book on healing to donate – you'll be helping to build the new healing library at June's Bophut Cafà©!

We really hope you'll be able to join us for the Kamalaya event. To do so, just send the names of people in your party to Gaby Gubler at marketing(at) or call Margaret Rankin at 081 271 3465.

For those of you not yet familiar with the Samui Mala Festival, it began two years ago as a one-day event celebrating healthy living in a healthy environment. But Samui residents and visitors alike responded with overwhelming support, and this year's Mala is a full-blown festival: It's happening Sept. 19 to 27 at venues all over the island. It'll be packed with exciting events & performances, but it won't be the same without YOU! So bookmark, and we'll tell you about all the attractions as they develop!

Looking forward!

The Samui Mala Festival Team