Ashram means a hermitage, monastic community, or place of spiritual practice and retreat.
Sanskrit name Vara means one who is the best, excellent or The Ultimate. Muni means Yogi or Saint.

Ashram Munivara  was founded by Sri Jaya Sakti (Ketut Arsana) and is part of a number of Jnana Buda Siwa Ashrams in Indonesia. It is a place of worship for locals and foreigners where we practice Tantra, Yantra and Mantra as a way to come to the Supreme Lord (Shiva).

Doing puja, spiritual dance, meditation, fasting, chanting, yoga (asanas) and so on are all forms of Tantra that help to enhance positive energy. The spiritual practices, taught by the Guru of Ashram Munivara, Sri Jaya Sakti (Sri Guru), are based on Universal teachings of Lord Shiva. These teachings have been passed down through the spiritual lineage to him from Sri Jaya Nara. (Guru to Guru / Param-Param).

We teach a full spectrum of the yogic (spiritual) path not just asanas (postures). Our aim is to give students an experience including yoga (asanas), puja, sadhana and japa (recitation of mantra).


In general, the knowledge of Buda is the knowledge that comes from within and the knowledge of Shiva is how to materialise the spiritual knowledge into Yadnya.

Basically this means:
Buda Siwa knowledge is known as JNANA BUDA SIWA. The word Jnana means knowledge, Buda is God within oneself which is called Atman while the meaning of Siwa is God without.

Someone who has firm and determined Bhakti is fully aware of the Atman within themselves so the Holy knowledge will grow within. This Holy knowledge affects the mind where all brilliant ideas grow and are realised as Yadnya.


Ashram Munivara is located near Ubud town centre. Ubud is the Yoga centre and mecca for yoga people around the world. Ubud is also well known as a traditional art and culture centre. Ashram Munivara is set in a village called Junjungan, 7 km north of Ubud town centre.


Tirta Tawar Road/Banjar Junjungan
(5 km North from Ubud Main Road)