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 2019, it falls on March 7). 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.
NYEPI RETREAT DATES
- 4th March: Nyepi Retreat participants Check in any time after 2pm
- 5th March: Nyepi Retreat orientation day
- 6th March: Ogoh Ogoh Parade
- 7th March: All Day Of Silence and Fasting
- 8th March: 5am Agni Hotra and closing ceremony for Nyepi
Staying at the ashram:
- Nyepi Retreat participants Must check in on the 4th March after 2pm.
- 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
- 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.