Aksara Jawa script writing
Looking at the Aksara Jawa (Javanese script), it’s almost impossible to believe, simply from an aesthetic point of view, that it is highly endangered. Manuscripts and printed documents from the 18th and 19th centuries, both on palm leaves and later on paper, show a flowing line that is both clear and ornate.
Often referred to as Hanacaraka, Aksara Jawa holds a philosophy that can be used for pitutur luhur (verbal wisdom) and guidance to address various phenomena that occur in the future. In a contemporary world where the ubiquity of words seems to be decreasing, learning Aksara Jawa offers a strong and appealing contrast, where writing and the written word are sacred.
Culinary Expedition to Java
Hosted by Indonesia's most renowned chefs, Amanjiwo regularly celebrates Javanese cuisine, food artisans, and local produce, with the Culinary Expedition to Java event series. Over three days, guests are invited to experience exquisite dining sessions and intimate dinners, embark on exciting gastronomic trips and learn about the region’s famed cuisine. On the final evening, the expedition culminates with an exclusive gala dinner against the majestic backdrop of Borobudur Temple.
Celebration of Ancient Wisdom
To honour the rich heritage of Javanese healing traditions and ceremonies, Amanjiwo hosts an annual spiritual wellness immersion called the Celebration of Ancient Wisdom, a three-night self-healing retreat hosted by renowned wellness and cultural practitioners Joko Triagung, Sugeng Karyanto, the resort’s Resident Anthropologist Patrick Vanhoebrouck, and a guest practitioner.
Guests are invited to join the curated journey, immersing themselves in cultural experiences, enjoying fascinating spiritual wellness sessions and inspiring lectures, full moon meditation, personal consultations, blessing and cleansing ceremonies, as well as participating in a Pradakshina ceremony led by a monk in the shadows of Borobudur.