The Silent Retreat

A privilege for inner-enquiry and realization in a need-to-speak-only environment

Thoughts that come into the mind will continue so long as thoughts are unrecognized, which then turn into speech or furthered into actions.

Just as thoughts that have arisen and those that have not arisen will have different effects on the mind, so are thoughts that are spoken and those that have not been spoken will have different consequences to the world around us. For that, it won’t be too far-fetched to say that our next moment of experience in the world is partly consequent on how we responded a moment ago.

Developing wholesome speech begins when we train ourselves to notice the thoughts that arise in our mind; whether it is worthy of conveying or not. And what better way of developing this skill than by attending a retreat that is dedicated to silence – where the incessant need to speak is contained within the mind. During this period, one will get a glimpse into the mindscape of thoughts and how it influences our behavioural patterns and moods.

We are committed in advancing like-minded individuals to develop their minds further into wisdom and love through Silent Retreats to be held regularly. Other than occasional discussions with the guides, a Silent Retreat is literally tailored for those who are serious in keeping their mouths shut (pun intended) for inner clarity to arise!

If you are curious and ready to meet the guidelines for this exploration, welcome on board! But be forewarned that the journey may be unpleasantly pleasant.

FACILITATORS    Hor Tuck Loon & Chan Lai Fun

The Silent Retreat
A privilege for inner-enquiry and 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 as well as attended R.E.A.L. Retreat ↗ or Daylong Retreat ↗.  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)


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

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):

  • Deruan Damai Resort, Janda Baik is about 1.5hr leisure drive from PJ/KL.

  • SBS is a meditation retreat center located at Taiping, Perak.

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: Soo Lan 012-2205210 (SR17 10-12 Aug - Program Manager will be Yang Wah)
General Inquiry: Call/SMS 017-2933699


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


R.E.A.L. Retreat  | Penang Silent Retreat |  Mindfulness - A Starting Point  |  Awakening Inner Wisdom  |  Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners (in Mandarin)  | Busting the Mind Game