HANDY TO KNOW
Airport Transfer: 40 mins by car
Local Currency: Indonesia Rupiah
(there are lots of money changers and ATM’s)
Credit Card payments are accepted at Amanjiwo
Best time to go: March- November
Eco conscious: *****
Children: Yes under parental supervision, child menus available and babysitting service at additional fee. There's a playroom and our 4yr old adored the babysitting...and climbing Borobudur!
Tips: Bring your own sunscreen and natural mosquito repellant, comfortable clothing, sun hat and shoes for climbing Borobudur. Long sleeved light tops are super for evenings. Casual chic for the restaurant in the evening.
Buddhist Retreats at Amanjiwo
Borobudur, Java, Indonesia
Buddhists Retreats at Amanjiwo with Meditation and Talks with Buddhist Rinpoche
Borobudur is a spectacular spiritual location to experience Buddhist Retreats. It is home to the world’s largest standing Buddhist monument Borobudur which was built in the ninth century as both a shrine to Lord Buddha and a place to unveil the Dharma.
Borobudur is best seen at dawn as the tropical jungle mist begins to lift and the sun’s rays peek out onto this spectacular monument which really is an example of living dharma with each tablet depicting a scene from Lord Buddha’s own life or an example in how to life with Buddhist principles.
There are many other ancient temples in the area to visit too including 9th century Hindu temple Prambanan and an opporunity to meditate in Buddhist Mendut temple.
If you’re interested in spirituality, your own life path and ancient culture then these spiritual tours are for you. Give yourself the privilege. Every time a guest books this Spiritual Retreat, part of their payment will go directly to our giving program Give a Little Soul a Sanctuary.
Amanjiwo means ‘peaceful soul ‘. Aptly named as it’s truly a Soul Sanctuary. The resort overlooks Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist sanctuary, in the rural heartland of Central Java. Amanjiwo provides the opportunity for immersion in Javanese culture and spirituality.
Why is it a Sanctuary
Amanjiwo truly reflects the meaning of its name 'peaceful soul'. You feel immersed in ancient knowledge and wisdom, able to soak up the spiritual energy surrounding these great temples and find peace in places where thousands of monks tred before.
Visit Borobudur, the world's largest Buddhist monument and learn about the Dharma from the depicted reliefs with your private guide. Give alms to the monks at the local monastery and meditate within the 9th century Buddhist Mendut temple. Learn about an age where religions co-existed, visiting the spectacular Hindu temple Prambanan.
You'll be staying at Amanjiwo and the food is a delightful blend of Indonesian organic cuisine and western dishes. The vista from the semi open air restaurant is spectacular, looking out over Borobudur and the volcanoes. Aman organize an amazing picnic experience for us at Dagi Hill, which is directly opposite Borobudur. Step back in time and relax with a colonial style picnic breakfast under a parasol on the hill.
Who is it for
These Buddhist Retreats are for those interested in meditation and spirituality. You don't have to be Buddhist to attend. You may be curious about meditation, want to learn more about spirituality and ancient culture. Actually these Buddhist holidays are for us, we're packing our bags and coming with you!
Buddhist Retreat Programs
This program is only based on a 4 night stay
You determine your length of stay, please inquire
4 nights accommodation in an exclusive suite at Amanjiwo
Return Airport transfers from Yogyakarta
Daily American breakfast for two
1 x visit to Borobudur
Meditation in the Mendut temple
1 x additional cultural trip
(Prices are per person and subject to 21% tax and service)