Inner Reflection Retreat

The Inner Reflection Retreat is a 5-day journey to personal discovery that is both intimate and empowering. The retreat is specially designed in a way that allows participants to apply meditation techniques acquired in the Inner Peace Retreat to accomplish visible and sustainable progress in their spiritual journey.

Through in-depth meditative sessions, participants are coached in reflection exercises that develop understanding of their 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 door to a revelation of knowing oneself. This is the stepping-stone to building a constructive relationship with ourselves, our goals, the people we love and society.

 

Inner Reflection Retreat

Time:

  • Check-in: Day 1 at 9.00am
  • Check-out: Day 5 at 4.00pm

Venue:

  • Dukkar Apartments, Kechara Forest Retreat – Chamang

Contribution:

  • RM 1,750.00 per person (non-members)
  • RM 1,500.00 per person (Kechara members)
  • Room sharing arrangement subject to availability
  • Prices subject to revision without prior notice

For reservations, please contact care@kechara.com or  +603 7803 3908 at least 10 calendar days before program start date.

Availability on a first come first serve basis.
The management reserves the right to update the program accordingly.

 

Program Benefits

The activities within the Inner Reflection Retreat program are specially designed to facilitate the following benefits within the comfort and convenience of a well-designed retreat space.

1) Health:

Interaction with nature has many physical health benefits. Based on the commonly-accepted healing benefit of Mother Nature, the program includes the following:

  • Fresh Air:
    • Purifies the blood
    • Soothes the nerves
    • Promotes healthy and vibrant skin
  • Green Contact:
    Enjoy the rare direct contact with nature’s elements
  • Detoxification:
    Meditation is emotional detoxification. Fresh air and balanced meals improve circulation which helps emit toxins from our body

2) A Peaceful & Calm Mind

Physical health must be complemented with emotional wellbeing. In fact, many doctors advocate emotional health as a core ingredient for physical healing. Our programs are designed to provide a platform on which we can exercise this awareness and reap its benefits.

  • Silence therapy helps relieve stress and develop clarity of mind.
  • Nature is a natural anti-depressant that helps heal our emotions.
  • Concentration and mind training techniques improve performance at work and support the creation of a balanced lifestyle.
  • Reflection and contemplation techniques nurture a positive attitude to life.

As the hectic pace of city living intensifies, individuals are afraid to fall behind if they take a moment “off”, and fall victim to the rat race. Thus our professional lives begin infringing on our personal time, during meals, weekends and even holidays.

This program removes the distractions of modern technology to refocus on the present, allowing participants an opportunity to focus on quality time with loved ones and just being present in the moment.

 

Program Outline: Day 1

9.00am – 9.30am: Registration and Room Allocation

9.30am – 10.30am: Orientation 1

11.00am – 12.00pm: Orientation 2

Inner reflection is a powerful process that reconnects us to the core of our being. Therefore, thorough consideration is put into preparing a detailed explanation and guidelines that will assist on the journey of mindfulness of body, speech and mind during the retreat.

The explanation will include the process, additional techniques to further enhance benefits of reflective meditation.

After each session of orientation, participants will have 30 minutes to reflect on the information received.

12.00pm – 12.30pm: Breathing Meditation ( Setting Motivation )

12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch @ Dukkar Apartment

During meals, participants are encouraged to practice eating meditation technique that is intended to create mindfulness that will help improve our digestive health as well as let us rediscover the flavors of quality natural and healthy recipes.

1.30pm – 2.30pm: Reading on Anger

2.30pm – 4.00pm: Contemplative Meditation on Anger

4.30pm – 6.00pm: Contemplative Meditation on Patience

6.00pm – 7.00pm: Walking Meditation

7.00pm – 7.30pm: Freshen Up

7.00pm – 8.30pm: Freshen up & Dinner @ Dukkar Apartment

8.30pm – 9.30pm: Contemplative Meditation on Compassion

9.30pm: Day ends

 

Program Outline: Day 2-4

6.00am – 6.20am: Hot drink

6.30am – 7.30am: Sunrise Meditation

Sunrise is one of the most precious moments of a day and we often miss the opportunity to soak it up as we are rushing to start our daily routines of hustle and bustle. Participants will return to the grassy slopes of Manjushri Hill and Tsem Rinpoche’s Cabin to observe the beauty of the morning sun as the morning mist lifts and the first rays of sun touch the skin.

7.30am – 8.30am: Walking Meditation at Tara Walk

8.30am – 9.30am: Breakfast @ Dukkar Apartment

9.30am – 11.00am: Meditation Fundamentals – Visualization on Healing Light

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

11.15am – 12.30pm: Feldenkrais Class

Facilitated by a qualified instructor from Luxembourg, this unique movement is a somatic educational system designed by Moshe Feldenkrais. Feldenkrais aims to reduce physical pain and movement limitations to improve the physical functionality of our body. This method not only targets improvement in bodily functions but also develops mental and spiritual awareness.

12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch @ Dukkar Apartment

1.30pm – 2.30pm: Reading on – (Day 2 & 3) Disappointment / (Day 4) Impermanence

2.30pm – 4.00pm: Contemplative Meditation on (Day 2 & 3) Disappointment / (Day 4) Impermanence

4.30pm – 6.00pm: Contemplative Meditation on (Day 2 & 3) Gratitude / (Day 4) Impermanence

6.00pm – 7.00pm: Walking Meditation

7.00pm – 7.30pm: Freshen Up

7.30pm – 8.30pm: Dinner @ Dukkar Apartment

8.30pm – 9.30pm: Contemplative Meditation on (Day 2 & 3) Gratitude / (Day 4) Impermanence

9.30pm: Day ends

 

Program Outline: Day 5

6.00am – 6.20am: Hot drink

6.30am – 7.30am: Sunrise Meditation

7.30am – 8.30am: Walking Meditation at Tara Walk

8.30am – 9.30am: Breakfast @ Dukkar Apartment

9.30am – 11.00am: Meditation Fundamentals – Visualization on Healing Light

11.15am – 12.30pm: Feldenkrais Class

12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch @ Dukkar Apartment

1.30pm – 3.00pm: Debrief and Closing

Completing a wholesome retreat resets the body and mind in harmony and clarity. The key to enjoying this balance in the long-term is consistent effort. Our program facilitators will support participants to internalise the retreat with a closing discussion.

3.00pm – 4.00pm: Freshen up and check out

4.00pm: Program ends

 

Follow up programs to further develop inner peace and spiritual development are also available for those who are interested. For more information on advanced classes, contact retreat@kechara.com.

Upcoming dates for Inner Reflection Retreat for 2016. Click to enlarge

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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