Captivating Vesak

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The vibrant festival commemorating Buddha's birth

From 3 - 5 June 2023

Resting in the foothills of the Menoreh HIlls with inspirational views of Borobudur, Amanjiwo is perfectly placed to offer an immersive, culturally and spiritually enriching experience of Vesak, the most important of all Buddhist festivals. Marking the major milestones of Buddha's life, the festival is a joyous event filled with processions, chanting and the releasing of lanterns as a symbolic act of letting go and welcoming the new. 

Amanjiwo guests can join in local events such as the procession from Mendut to Borobudur, as well as experience personal spiritual moments such as the receiving of robes and a blessing by monks before a special Vesak banquet on 3 June. Other inclusions range from breakfast at Gubuk Sawah, Amanjiwo's open-air pavilion in the countryside to a lecture by Amanjiwo's resident anthropologist on Buddha's enlightenment.

•    Daily breakfast for two 
•    Round trip airport transfers for two guest
•    Daily special activities and culinary events

3 June 2023

  • 5.00pm – Chanting and blessing by monks with robe offering in Amanjiwo's Gallery 
  • 7.30pm – Vesak Dinner (Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian) accompanied by traditional Javanese dancing

4 June 2023

  • 6.00am – Join local procession walking from Mendut to Borobudur 
  • 3.00-4.00pm – Afternoon Tea and Jamu, traditional herbal drink 
  • 4.00-5.00pm – Lecture on Buddha’s enlightenment and Nirvana 
  • 5.30pm – Lantern Releasing with locals (a donation is required per person)

5 June 2023

  • 6.30m – Morning Yoga
  • 7.30am – Breakfast at Gubuk Sawah, Amanjiwo's rural pavilion set amid rice paddies

This offer is available during the following period: 3 – 5 June 2023. This offer is valid for new bookings only, 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. Payment of 20% deposit at time of booking. Balance 21 days prior to arrival. Cancellations within 21 days prior to arrival/Early Departure/No Show (two nights + tax).