What is WISE?
Wisdom Inspired Supportive Endeavour (WISE) is a non-profit foundation registered in Malaysia. It’s mission is to guide anyone who are keen to find and realise the inner untapped potential wisdom within that leads to a joyful living with oneself and others in the midst of lifes' offerings. We give workshops, talks, retreats, seminars, and distribute publications, products, and other materials to disseminate right information and wise discourses, widely offering guidance and support.
Is WISE a religious organization?
WISE does not subscribe to nor promote any particular mainstream religion. However, we respect and adopt the wisdom of teachings, that may be found in certain religions, traditions and cultures. There is strictly no religious agenda behind WISE.
How did WISE come about?
WISE began with the establishment of Clove&Clive in 2006 by a group of individuals who were dedicated to cultivating the mind and the nurturing of “being” here and now through conscious loving and conscious living. Every week, Clove&Clive hosts classes, workshops, seminars, talks and monthly retreats that transformed the lives of many. The enthusiasm of the participants with their own growth kept the centre going since inception. Ten years later, WISE is simply expanding this good work of Clove&Clive, and has a vision and funding structure to better serve the community of fellow practitioners.
How is WISE being funded?
WISE's vision is to run retreats, workshops, and courses in line with its mission. With an initial seed funding contributed by supporters and members of the WISE foundation, most events in WISE will to be offered freely to participants — as sponsored events. WISE is in the midst of getting approval from the authorities to collect donations from the public. And when it has the approval, public donation will supplement the funding needed to sustain WISE.
Does WISE have a retreat centre?
At the moment (2017) no, but we envision constructing a purpose-built retreat house ideally at a forested area easily accessible and not too far from Kuala Lumpur city. A purpose-built retreat house will better meet our requirement and provide a conducive environment for the practice. (Read more)
In a nutshell, what does WISE hope to do?
Promote teachings for living with Wisdom and Awareness.
Inspiring liberating insights for awakening (to life as it is).
As its name imply, WISE was inspired by the collective wisdom of those who teach and learn this universal truth and who wishes to create a supportive environment for this endeavor to continue. Feed the wholesome mind and it shall prevail over the unwholesome mind as an eventual result — a wisdom that will serve well for all.