Inner Reflection Retreat

Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) is inspired by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s vision to create an authentic holistic spiritual centre for modern day aspirants to get away from the hustle and bustle of hectic city life.

Observing the exposure of modern society to processed food, emotional strain and intellectual stress, Tsem Rinpoche conceptualised a haven within the natural forests of Pahang, Malaysia where people can rest and heal their bodies, spirits and souls through our carefully crafted nature programs. KFR is unique because it is founded on a synergy of modern lifestyles and traditional philosophies of living.

We are extending the opportunity for visitors to engage in inviting, fun and effective wholesome-living nature programs. These programs encompass a variety of activities to give participants a comprehensive experience of Mother Nature and KFR. Custom-designed programs can also be drawn up from the selection of activities available.

 

Inner Reflection Retreat

The Inner Reflection Retreat is a 3-day journey to personal discovery that is intimate, forgiving and empowering. The retreat is specially designed to allow participants to apply meditation techniques acquired through the Inner Peace Retreat to accomplish visible and sustainable progress in their spiritual journey.

Through in-depth meditation sessions, participants are coached in reflection exercises that develop understanding of the workings of the mind. Participants will observe their thoughts arise with clarity and experience the impact these thoughts have on their emotions and consequent actions. Contemplation on these observations will, in turn, enable participants to identify the source of their life experiences: those that are joyful as well as those of anguish.

Effective contemplation opens the doors to realisation that is a revelation of knowing oneself, which is the stepping-stone to a building a constructive relation with ourselves, our goals, the people we love and society.

All inner reflection works are done within the open, peaceful and loving space of Mother Nature.

 

Programme Information

Date: Friday to Sunday
Check in: Day 1 at 9.00am
Check-out: Day 3 at 4.00pm
Venue: Dukkar Apartments, Kechara Forest Retreat
Contribution:

  • RM750.00 (members RM680.00) per person for double occupancy accommodation
  • RM980.00 (members RM900.00) per person for single occupancy accommodation

Prices subject to revision without prior notice.

To register, please contact retreat@kechara.com. Availability is on a first come first serve basis.

This is a silent retreat. To enhance your experience during the 3-day program, you are advised to refrain from using any electronic devices such as your mobile phone, tablet or laptop.

Cancellation Policy: Full Refund less RM75/person administration charge will be issued for cancellations made 7 working days before the retreat check-in date.

The management reserves the right to amend the program from time to time without prior notice. Images are for illustration purposes only.

 

Program Outline

Day 1:

9.00M – 9.30m:                       Check in
9.30am – 10.30am:                 Orientation

Inner reflection is a powerful process that reconnects us to the core of our being. Therefore, thorough consideration has been put into preparing detailed explanations and guidelines that will become the blueprint for your journey into mindfulness of body, speech and mind during the retreat.

The explanation will include the process, additional techniques to further complement your meditation experience as well as the benefits of reflective meditation exercises.

After the orientation, participants will have 15 minutes to reflect on the information received and ask any questions they may have.

10.30am – 12.30pm:    Breathing Meditation (Practice & Set motivation)
12.30pm – 1.30pm:       Lunch (silence required; meditational)
1.30pm – 2.30pm:         Reading on Anger
2.30pm – 4.00pm:         Contemplative Meditation on Anger
4.30pm – 5.30pm:         Contemplative Meditation on Patience
6.00pm – 7.00pm:          Walking Meditation
7.00pm – 7.30pm:          Freshen Up
7.30pm – 8.30pm:          Dinner
8.30pm – 9.30pm:          Contemplative Meditation on Compassion

 

Day 2:

6.00am – 6.30am:           Hot Drink
6.30am – 7.30am:           Sunrise Meditation
7.30am – 8.30am:           Walking Meditation
8.30am – 9.30am:           Breakfast
9.30am – 10.30am:         Meditation Fundamentals – Visualisation (Healing Light through Breathing)

Visualisation is a traditional technique that sharpens our concentration and enhances the clarity of our thoughts because it develops our ability to “see” using our subtle mind.

This visualisation practiced is inspired by the Menlha tradition that is customarily used to heal the body and mind.

10.30am – 11.00am:      Contemplative Meditation on Anger
11.15am – 12.30pm:     Contemplative Meditation on Patience using Visualisation
12.30pm – 1.30pm:        Lunch
1.30pm – 2.30pm:          Reading on Anger 2
2.30pm – 4.00pm:          Contemplative Meditation on Anger 2
4.30pm – 5.30pm:          Contemplative Meditation on Patience
6.00pm – 7.00pm:          Walking Meditation
7.00pm – 7.30pm:           Freshen Up
7.30pm – 8.30pm:           Dinner
8.30pm – 9.30pm:           Contemplative Meditation on Forgiveness

Day 3:

6.00am – 6.30am:            Hot Drink
6.30am – 7.30am:            Sunrise Meditation
7.30am – 8.30am:            Walking Meditation
8.30am – 9.30am:            Breakfast
9.30am – 11.00am:          Visualisation Exercise
11.15am – 12.30pm:        Expression Through Colours
12.30pm – 1.30pm:          Lunch
1.30pm – 2.30pm:            Inner Reflection Session
2.30pm – 4.00pm:            Closing

 

Program Benefits

The activities in our program are especially designed to facilitate participants to achieve the following benefits within the comfort and ease of a well-designed retreat space.

  • Discipline of Mind
  • Clarity
  • Harnesses and Directs Concentration
  • Removes the clutter that we fill our minds with to keep it busy
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    What to Bring:

    • Indoor slippers
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Comfortable clothing (long sleeves, light cotton shirts and pants)
    • A cardigan for the air-conditioned room and sunrise meditation
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses and hat
    • Toiletries and personal care items
    • Personal medication and supplements (if any)

    2 Responses to Inner Reflection Retreat

    1. Jazreel Goh on Nov 16, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      Hi please can you provide dates for the inner reflection retreat for 2016? Many thanks

    2. Emma on Jan 11, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      Hi there do you know the dates for the inner reflection retreat for 2016
      Thank you

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