Monday, January 25, 2010

Amanjiwo to host spiritual meditation programme

The Amanresorts retreat of Amanjiwo, which overlooks the ancient Buddhist sanctuary of Borobudur in Java, Indonesia, is to host a spiritual meditation programme in May 2010.

Led by Khandro Thrinlay Chodon, a meditation teacher and Tibetan Buddhist, guests will be able to immerse themselves in the spirit of Buddhism, to include morning meditation instruction, evening lectures, private healing and counseling. There will also be excursions organised to Borobudur, as well as other sites such as a Theravada Buddhist monastery and a 9th century Mendut Temple.

Amanjiwo will provide guests with the opportunity to explore other areas of Javanese culture, offering trips to ceremonies, local villages and antique shops as well as elephant trekking and art demonstrations.

Accommodation-wise, Amanjiwo offers 34 suites, of which 14 have private pools. There is also a spa offering beauty treatments as well as a large main swimming pool.

The retreat is situated in a large main amphitheatre and faces both the Borobudur sanctuary and the mystical Tidar Hill, believed by some to be the spiritual centre of Java.

Attendees can choose between a three-night or a six-night retreat, taking place between 14 and 20 May. Details:

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