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

Monday mornings 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.

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, and a Balinese priest for the traditional Pancheh Sembah prayer of gratefulness (with a bit of rice, flowers, incense etc.)

Check calendar for day and time.

Bali Silent Retreat - Pura Luhur Batukaru temple entrance

Temple Tour

— most Sundays

Ride in our antique ‘beemo’, the traditional Balinese bus,  to the temple (about 10 minutes up the hill). Visit 3 of the 7 temples.

  1. Water Temple: a simple water cleansing plus some history and understanding of the importance of Mt. Batu Karu.
  2. Main Temple: where, frequently, large groups of Balinese (all in costume) engage in an annual gratefulness ceremony.
  3. River Temple: embracing the connection between nature and plants and water and humans.

Check calendar for day and time.