Celebration of Ancient Wisdom

3-night higher learning retreat at Amanjiwo, Indonesia
7 - 10 June 2024

Find enlightenment amid the silent stupas and deeply spiritual setting of Amanjiwo, overlooking Unesco-crowned Borobudur temple and the misty volcano-ringed countryside of Java. Over three restful nights, this Indonesian retreat, hosted by mindfulness expert and yoga teacher Hendrick Tanuwidjaja, will guide guests to new ways of wisdom via movement, meditation, monk-led rituals, special temple-hosted dinners and symbolic dove-release ceremonies. 

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Sample itinerary

6 – 7.30am

Witness the Pradaksina circular walking ritual – which sees Buddhist monks walk clockwise around a devotional object – at contemplative Candi Mendut temple 

8 – 9.30am

Breakfast at the main restaurant

10 – 11.30am

Embrace the day with a guided yoga class 

11.30am – 1pm

Lunch at the main restaurant

2 – 4pm

Attend a lecture on Jamu – traditional Indonesian herbal medicine, reliant on regional plants and herbs 

5.30 – 6.30pm

Tap into new levels of consciousness in a mindfulness session

6.30 – 8.00pm

Special dinner at gubug sawah 

8.30 – 9.30pm

In a symbolic gesture of letting go, join local monks for a liberating dove-release ceremony 

  • This offer is valid for new bookings only, is subject to availability, and is not
    combinable with any other offer unless specified. 
  • Aman reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time with 48 hours' notice. 
  • Bookings must be on a sell and report basis.
  • Cancellations and payments as per hotel standard terms.


  • Daily breakfast  
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Three 90-minute guided mindfulness sessions    
  • A 60-minute signature Pijet massage
  • A 60-minute yoga class
  • Talak bala ritual to ward off misfortune at Gubug Semedi meditation pavilion
  • Pradaksina circular walking ritual at Candi Mendut temple  
  • Ruwatan cleansing ritual at Progo River 
  • Monk-led dove release   
  • A lecture on Jamu – traditional Indonesian herbal medicine 
  • A lecture on Javanese culture and spirituality, led by Amanjiwo's resident anthropologist Patrick Vanhoebrouck
  • A special dinner at Gubug Sawah pavilion, set amid Amanjiwo’s rice fields 
  • Daily traditional tea and market snacks  
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The power of the mind

Hendrick Tanuwidjaja is the first Indonesian to receive international certification as a Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher (QMT) from the University of California in San Diego. He is also certified by Oxford University as a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teacher and conducts dozens of mindfulness training sessions in settings across Indonesia today. Before focusing in on science-based mindfulness, Hendrick practiced Chinese zen meditation for 10 years, gaining an ordination as a Shingon priest from Mahabodhi Monastery in Singapore. He also practices yoga in the Svastha yoga lineage of Indian teacher, AG Mohan, himself a student of the late Ayurvedic healer and scholar, Sri Krishnamacharya, who lived to the age of 100. 

Plan your retreat

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