Nyepi Balinese New Year
Nyepi is a Balinese “Day of Silence” that is commemorated every Isakawarsa (Saka new year) according to the Balinese calendar (in 2018, it falls on March 17). It is a Hindu celebration mainly celebrated in Bali, Indonesia.
On the Nyepi Day Bali shuts down that means no cars, planes, people out in the streets and no shops open.
In the Ashram we come in on the evening before Nyepi after the Ogoh Ogoh parade. The parade happens around 6pm the Day before Nyepi therefore roads will be closed off and there will no regular New Moon Puja.
16th March: New Moon start late evening after Ogoh Ogoh Parade
17th March: All Day Of Silence and Fasting
18th March: 5am Agni Hotra and closing ceremony for Nyepi
Staying at the ashram:
- Must check in before 2pm on the day before Nyepi
- After the Ogoh Ogah parade around 9:30/10pm (time needs to be confirmed) start for prayer to begin the Nyepi silent day.
- No one is to leave the ashram on Nyepi Day / sleeping in the open pavilion
- Silent and fasting
- Nyepi closing ceremony : Following day after Nyepi at 5am with Agni Hotra lead by the Guru of the Ashram.
All who wish to partake must e mail for bookings.