Celebration of Candra Kirana

On the final day, a guided ruwatan, a purification ritual, with Joko Triagung is available at the river area for guests to complete the tranquil self-healing retreat before starting the day with Progo Picnic for a solitude breakfast at the banks of Progo River.


Patrick Vanhoebrouck is Amanjiwo’s Resident Anthropologist who has a BA in Anthropology from The University of Chicago (USA) and a Masters in Cultural Anthropology from Leiden University (Netherlands). 

Patrick specializes in Javanese culture and spirituality. Having spent nearly 15 years in residence in Yogyakarta Province, he has accumulated specialist knowledge in various aspects of the spirituality, culture, history and ancient literature of Java, immersing himself in ancient sources to help explain the contemporary manifestations of traditional and authentic Javanese culture and practices.


A renowned healer-shaman in Yogyakarta City and Province, Joko Triagung is a master of kebatinan (inner-directed, mystical spirituality) with a focus on tenaga dalam (inner power, prana, chi).

He draws on a number of spiritual practices called Kejawen (outer-directed, esoteric practices or Javanism, which forms an intricate and inextricable part of contemporary Javanese), Hindu-Buddhist values and practices, including Tantrism, as well as occult sciences similar to Mystic Sufism. His therapeutic approach depends on the needs of each individual guest and can incorporate herbal mixtures of plants (jamu), energy healing (prana) or invocations of forces via familiar spirits.


Sugeng Karyanto calls himself a Javanese spiritual practitioner of the ancient lineage of Jawadwipa – the supposed original spirituality of Java. His practices are derived from forms of Hindu and Buddhist Dharma and Tantrism. He is often asked to guide sacred pilgrimages to the nearby Lawu Volcano and lead local purifications.

Sugeng has access to some extremely sacred sites around the Lawu Volcano specifically, and Hindu Buddhist shrines across all of Java in general. He is believed to have an ability to heal from a distance, as well as a proficiency for clairvoyance and future predictions.

For more information, please contact [email protected] or at +62361 846 8585.

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