The REAL Retreat

(The Realization Experience thru Awareness Learning Retreat)

Finding yourself thru Realization

REAL Retreats are our signature retreats that put fun into the learning process. It aims to help you find out who you are and what have you not known yet in a journey of inner discovery. Realization is your ONLY true happiness. You will know once you arrive at it. Undoubtedly you will finally know what you have missed. It is not something mysterious or out of reach. Nor is it something found in the future. In fact, it is what that is missing now. Let the coming REAL Retreat unfold in you as it had for many others. A retreat that opens up to an amazing understanding that you have never known before. Welcome aboard.

REAL Retreat 31 Aug – 4 Sep 2018 (4D3N) topic/theme

The Knowing which is Direct Understanding


— where past perception is put aside

1. Concept Knowing
2. Confirmative Knowing
3. Direct Knowing

We all have the capacity of knowing and can know much but how much of what we know is a direct knowing? Direct to mean not by hearsay, not influenced by past experiences, and not even by other confirmative knowing? The world we know of is not our direct knowing but other people’s ideas which our mind has taken as true. If that is so, is there anything we can know directly? Even if there is, can we know anything directly? Or do we only know it with ideas which already make us believe it is so? Welcome to the upcoming REAL Retreat where we will explore and taste what direct knowing actually is.


FACILITATORS    Hor Tuck Loon, Chan Lai Fun & Choy Boon Ling

The R.E.A.L. Retreat — (The Realization Experience thru Awareness Learning Retreat)
Finding yourself thru Realization

Open to anyone who is interested to deepen their awareness+wisdom practice. Preference will be given to those who have completed the Mindfulness—A Starting Point ↗ workshop. Please check with us if you feel you have other relevant experiences.

Expenses to enable this retreat to take place have been fully sponsored by WISE.

Note: Sponsored participation is inclusive of …
– accommodation;
– Meals (breakfast, lunch & simple dinner);
– Meditation guidance, Sharing & Talks.
– but, excludes transport (car-pooling is normally arranged among participants)


R30 — Sat-Tue, 28 Apr – 1 May 2018 (4D3N) — Venue: Camp ABC, Janda Baik  [ COMPLETED ]
R31 — Fri-Mon, 31 Aug – 3 Sep 2018 (4D3N) — Venue: Camp ABC, Janda Baik  [ COMPLETED ]
PR01 — Saturday-Tuesday, 3 Nov - 6 Nov 2018 (4D3N) — Venue:  Stella Maris, Penang  [ REGISTER HERE ↗ ]

Click on the link following the dates of your choice to register online. Upon registration, should you be unable to attend the course due to unforeseen circumstances, kindly let us know in advance so that we can offer the sponsored space to someone else, who is on the waiting list.

NOTE: We reserve the rights to change the retreat dates and venue, subject to availability and management decision.

One of these venues will be selected depending on which retreat (see the dates):

  • Camp ABC, Janda Baik is about 1.5hr leisure drive from PJ/KL.

  • Stella Maris Retreat Centre (behind Viva Food Court). Jalan Hashim, Tanjong Tokong, Penang

Logistics to and from the venue is usually planned by the participants individually or as a group (car-pooling, flight, etc). Arrival at the venue is expect in the early hours on the first day of the retreat and departure will be about 2pm on the last day. More details will be provided as the retreat date draws near.

Program Manager R30 & R31: Yoke Fong 016-2122649
Program Manager for PR01: Cindy Tan 016-4518727
General Inquiry: Call/SMS 017-2933699


SR15 —  Fri-Sun, 9 Mar – 11 Mar 2018 (3D2N) — Venue: Deruan Damai, Janda Baik
SR16 — Sat-Tue, 26 May – 29 May 2018 (4D3N) — Venue: Deruan Damai, Janda Baik
LR03 — Fri-Tue, 15 June – 26 Jun 2018 (12D11N) — Venue: SBS, Taiping
SR17 — Fri-Sun, 10 Aug – 12 Aug 2018 (3D2N) — Venue: Deruan Damai, Janda Baik
SR18 — Fri-Sun, 12 Oct – 14 Oct 2018 (3D2N) — Venue: Deruan Damai, Janda Baik


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