Weekly Events

included in your DayPass

Weekly discussions, tours, ceremonies, and interactive events.

Bali Silent Retreat Balinese procession

Balinese Cultural Discussion

Thursday evenings Sang Tu invites you to participate in a discussion about Balinese Culture. Different topics are covered each week:

  • Temples – Purpose & function in daily life
  • Nyepi – Bali’s Day of silence
  • Balinese Weddings
  • Telu Bulan – Traditional baby ceremony
  • and much more..
Bali Silent Retreat Mount Batukaru Rice terrace

Rice Terrace Walk

On Friday mornings Sang Tu offers a 2-3 hour walk through the spectacular local rice terraces. Explore the rural villages surrounding the retreat, interact with some of the friendly locals and learn about the traditional medicines and foods found growing along the way!

Bali Silent Retreat Papaya in the Garden

Garden Tour

Most mornings, by appointment, Monday – Friday,  you can enjoy a guided meandering through our permaculture gardens. Connect with nature using all your senses as you explore the soil and local plant life that become the garden-to-table cuisine you enjoy each mealtime.

Green butterfly

Bali Butterfly Park

— most Sundays (Recreation)

Bali Butterfly Park is a butterfly and insect conservation facility with  hundreds of butterflies from the 15 known species that thrive in Indonesia’s tropics. A 15 min drive south.

Make a Balinese offering

Make a Balinese offering & join ‘Panceh Sembah’ gratefulness ceremony

— most Saturdays

Learn how to make one of those lovely little Balinese basket offerings, at our Balinese History House. And then, walk to our octagon bale joining other guests, for the traditional Pancheh Sembah prayer of gratefulness (with a bit of rice, flowers, incense etc.)

Bali Silent Retreat - Pura Luhur Batukaru temple entrance

Temple Tour

temporarily closed until March 2020

Ride in the mini bus to the famous Batu Karu temple (about 10 minutes up the hill). Known to be the source of all water in Bali and where Balinese make an annual pilgrimage each year in gratefulness. You’ll have a guided tour of :

  • Water Temple: a simple water cleansing plus some history and understanding of the importance of Mt. Batu Karu.
  • Main Temple: where, frequently, large groups of Balinese (all in costume) engage in an annual gratefulness ceremony.
  • Perhaps another temple: depending on various ceremonies going on. (There are 7 temples in this large complex of temples)