Announcing our 3rd Annual
Jakarta 2-3 November 2020
features silhouettes of MONAS, the National Monument in Jakarta, which celebrates Indonesia's road to freedom, and Borobudur, the UNESCO World Heritage Buddhist site close to Jogjakarta, whose design is inspired by the pilgrim's journey to Nirvana.
Why The Journey?
We are adopting the metaphor of a journey as a theme for the Conference.
An Uncle, a serious, respectable no-nonsense type, had taken him for a long winter walk through the countryside. After they’d crossed a large, snow-covered field, the Uncle told Wright to look back and compare their two tracks.
The Uncle pointed out how the boy’s footprints zig-zagged aimlessly from the trees, to the cattle, to the fence, to the spot where he’d been tossing sticks at a rock. Whereas the Uncle’s path was purposeful – straight across the field, direct to the gate.
“Set your goal and never lose sight of it! This is an important lesson you should never forget!” urged the Uncle.
“And I never did!” Wright added, “I made up my mind right there not to miss most things in life, as my Uncle had.”
adapted from Everyday Greatness (Reader's Digest)
Please note the differences between this year’s schedule and our first two Conferences
*Jogjakarta is the cultural heart of Java, and is close to the Perambanan (Hindu) and Borobudur (Buddhist) temple complexes, as well as being renowned for its visual art, carving, batik, dance and silver-work. It's the Ubud of Java!