APU Self-Discovery Camp

1-7 March 2017

We live in a world which is often chaotic and very demanding. Our endless struggle between professional growth, academic success and personal responsibilities is keeping us restless and stressful - but this can be averted!

It is important to stop for a moment in order to truly understand and discover our own selves. Self-discovery is one of the most important steps for us to realize our full potential, and for us to know how to live successful and happy lives.

Happy people contribute more to their communities, leading to more sustainable communities. Happy people also contribute more to create a peaceful environment. That’s why we believe in the idea called PIPO, “Peace In + Peace Out = Sustainable World Peace”

After two very successful APU camps in March and September we are holding the third camp that is open for other university students in Asia in order for them to gain a better understanding of themselves in 7 days at Himawan meditation retreat, a beautiful retreat in the north of Thailand!


What you will learn during the camp?

  • The habits of successful leaders
  • Better understanding of yourself
  • Time Management
  • How to have healthy relationships, both in your personal and professional life
  • Mindfulness activities and workshops
  • Meditation practices
  • Yoga practice

Eligibility

    Currently be a student of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University from Beppu, Japan or be a university student from the following countries Macao S.A.R., Myanmar, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam. Hong Kong, Mongolia, Japan, China, Brunei, Philippines
  • Between the ages of 18-25
  • Be fluent in English
  • Have a well thought-out idea of a self-development and peace project or activity you can be involved in back in your home country
  • Available to participate in the full length of the workshop in Thailand (Arrive latest on 28th Feb and depart after 7th March)

How can I join

  1. APPLY (Deadline 23 January 2016)
  2. Pay the camp fee (250 USD)
  3. Come join the camp

*Get the discounted price of (190 USD), if you are able to finish 14 days of the online self-development program by 20 February 2017 You will get the deducted funds back once you arrive at the camp. 

Are you still trying to understand you who you really are and what you stand for?

Do you feel caught up in your studies and need a break to just get away from it all to get a new perspective and some inner peace?

Getting to know Thailand
Experience
Beautiful Nature
Experience
Cultural Exchange
Activities
Balance of Body and Mind
Activities
Friendship
Activities
Peace and happiness
Activities
Self-empowerment
Workshop
Inner Peace Time
Meditation
Spiritual Moment
Activities
Yoga Practice
Activities
Life-changing Experience
Activities
Culture
Activities




Frequently Asked Questions

What does the fee include?

The fee includes airport pickup, the training package, food, accommodation and local transportation during the program.  On the first day, we will take you to the old city tour in Ayuthaya. However, the entrance fee to some places (about 10 USD) and food during the tour on that day are not included.

What are daily activities at the camp?

During the camp, you will be introduced to the art of mindfulness living lifestyle. Your daily activities will be:


TimeActivities
05:00Morning Breeze
05:30 - 06:30Spread loving kindness meditation
06:30 - 07:15Yoga
07:15 - 09:00Breakfast
09:00 - 11:00Morning Inner Peace Time
11:00 - 13:00Lunch and Personal Time
13:00 - 14:00Workshops
14:00 - 16:00Afternoon Inner Peace Time
16:00 - 17:00Workshops
17:00 - 19:00Refreshment and Personal Time
19:00 - 21:00Evening Inner Peace Time
21:00 - 21:30Meditation Experience and Daily Reflection
22:00Light out

Which kind of clothes should I bring to the training camp?

The retreat’s dress code is very conservative. Please adhere to the retreat standard dress code, no sleeveless shirts and shorts, no see-through, no tight, or revealing clothing should be worn at any time. Please do not wear shorts or pedal pants. Pants should be full length. Important: Bring appropriate “WHITE” t-shirts, and loose pants.

What not to bring to the camp?

Drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol of any kind are strictly prohibited during the camp. We also ask that you do not use any movies, music, or entertainment; Or wear any jewelry or cosmetics during the Retreat. If you wish to have these things available for you to use after the end of the Retreat, we will be happy to store them in a secure place for you and return them to you on the last day of the Retreat.

What are the codes of conduct during the camp?

During the camp, the participants are required to strictly follow the eight meditative codes of conduct. The reason is that we have participants from many cultures around the world and without these universal codes of conduct, there will be no common guideline how to behave. So, these codes will help you keep your mind clean and clear. Let us see what they are here.

  • Code 1: One should not kill or hurt any beings, even the smallest animals or insects.
  • Code 2: One should not take any belongs of the other participants or the crew without prior permission.
  • Code 3: One should stay away from all romantic distractions (especially relationships). The purpose of the training is to let you stay with yourself and discover your true self.
  • Code 4: One should keep conversation to a minimum, but when you speak you should only use positive and encouraging speech. Others cannot gain the most benefits of the training if you keep talking about yourself and the world.
  • Code 5: One should refrain from using intoxicants and maintain the body and your health to be ready for meditation. You will meditate 4 sessions a day, and while the task is as easy as closing your eyes, your body must be ready for sitting in meditation.
  • Code 6: During the training, you won’t need as much energy as you would if you were working hard. So, for keeping the body light and refreshed, only two meals (breakfast and lunch) will be served. Eat what is enough for full benefits of your meditation. Yogurt, milk or fruit juice will also be provided during the night time.
  • Code 7: During the training, everyone will be practicing mindfulness. Using MP3, MP4, iPod, iPad, Mobile Phone, Mobile Internet Device or any electronic stuff is prohibited. Participants are also not permitted to wear makeup or decorative jewelry – this is to reducing the time spent for non mindful activities and minimize distractions.
  • Code 8: During the training, you will lead a less demanding and simple lifestyle. Don’t expect luxurious sleeping quarters or attendees.

Are there any restrictions during the training camp?

Yes, anyone can join the training camp. Please make sure you let us know if you have any health, problems or you need to take medication during the Retreat. It is also important to let us know if you are, or think you might be, pregnant.

The World Peace Initiative Foundation will not be responsible for any accidents or medical emergencies during your stay. We strongly recommend that you obtain travel insurance for your stay in Thailand. Taking out travel insurance can help you get financial and practical help if something goes wrong on your trip.

Do I need to do the self-development program 14 days consecutively to get the discounted price?

No. You don't have to do it 14 days straight. You can  pause for some days as long as you manage to complete at least 14 days within the deadline.

Peace Revolution fellowship is a component of Peace Revolution’s ‘face-to-face’ training. It is a process of transforming a Peace Rebel to become an agent of peace a.k.a Peace Agent in our training grounds. Peace Revolution fellowship gives Peace Rebels the exceptional and lifetime opportunity of:

Discovering Peace In

learning advanced inner peace techniques through meditation from experienced meditation instructors,

Positive Transformation

learning about positive transformation and how to live a virtuous life based on ancient universal knowledge,

Developing Peace Out

implementing activities resulted from the inner peace one has fostered in a culturally diverse community,

Mindfulness in Daily Life

becoming proficient in conflict resolution and practical application of inner peace in daily life,

International Friendships

sharing dialogue, having fun and spending moments with beautiful people from across the globe,

Becoming an agent of change

establishing a growing international network of active agents for change from all walks of life.

International Experience
Global Peace on the Move
Yoga Practice
Global Peace on the Move
Loving Kindness Meditation
Global Peace on the Move
Spiritual Dialogue
Global Peace on the Move
Friendship
Global Peace on the Move
Meditation with nature
BRIDGE Fellowship
Peace and happiness
Central and Western Africa Fellowship
Daily Mindfulness
CAC Fellowship
Team Building
SEE Fellowship
Lakeside Meditation
AMANDLA Fellowship
Organizational Networking
AMANDLA Fellowship
Woman Empowerment
Heya Fellowship
Art Creation
Artistic Meditation Retreat
Inner Peace in the midst of nature
European Fellowship
Peace Position
Global Peace on the Move
Group Dynamics
Global Peace on the Move

Those who feel they can make a valuable contribution to world peace by developing themselves on a deeper level, in order to actively share what they have learned with others should apply for this fellowship. We expect those who pass the training camp to remain active in the Peace Revolution program.

Note that every Peace Rebel is welcome to join this fellowship program. However, only youth and young adults between 20-32 are eligible for the airfare support.

Want to join us?

The following is the list of our fellowship programs that are applicable and suitable for you.

International Fellowship

Type: International

The International Fellowship programs, a.k.a Global Peace on the Move, are organized several times a year in Thailand. The fellowship offers a 14 days intensive training program providing participants with deeper insight in the relationship between inner peace and sustainable world peace and enhancing their ability to create peace within their family, professional and social environment.

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Artistic Meditation Retreat

Type: International (only for artists)

The mind of people who meditate is beautiful. So, what about having artists who make the world a better and more beautiful place, together for learning mindfulness and meditation practice. This is a unique training that combines meditation retreat as well as art creation, which helps artists to unleash and polish their creativity to the highest potent.

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South Eastern Europe

Type: Regional

The South Eastern Europe region that has inherited a mix of cultures, religions, ethnicities and languages will now be a place of unity where inner peace is the key for the betterment of understanding and reuniting all differences as one. If you are from this region and are still new to Inner Peace, why don't you give the SEE fellowship a try?

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The SEE fellowship
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East Europe and Central Asia

Type: Regional

The BRIDGE fellowship will bring together 30 young people from Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia who are interested in learning and exploring self-reflection as primary means to create real world change. Do you want the world to change and become a better place? Start from changing yourself and attending Bridge peace fellowship to learn more about meditation and network with like-minded peers.

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Eastern and Soutern Africa

Type: Regional

Are you a young African peace activist who desires to overcome the aforementioned challenges? In cognizance of the special need to develop young peace activists who can respond to the needs of the continent, Peace Revolution invites you to the Eastern & Southern African Regional Fellowship a.k.a AMANDLA. The fellowship will bring together participants from Eastern and Southern Africa region on a inner peace transformation journey.

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The SEE fellowship
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Central and Western Africa

Type: Regional

In cognizance of the special need to develop young peace activists who can respond to the needs of the African continent, Peace Revolution will once again host an exclusive regional fellowship for countries in Central and West Africa. Are you a young African peace activist looking for the key to self-development to help you in your life and work? This fellowship might be a kick starter for building a sustainable community peace that begins from within.

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AMANI Fellowship

Type: African International

Have you ever wondered how you can find your inner peace? Do you feel uncomfortable with the threats to peace and security in Africa? Can there be meaningful development without peace? Africa is one of the fastest growing continents with a lot of young leaders passionate about change and development in their communities. Peace Revolution once again welcomes African youth interested in championing the course of peace, to a two week transformative inner journey. Through the Peace in Peace out (PIPO) concept, participants will learn how to find their own inner peace, and become equipped with the skills to return and respond to the needs of the continent.

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The SEE fellowship
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Middle East and North Africa

Type: Regional

The fellowship for the Middle East and North Africa region, a.k.a MENA Salam fellowship, provides a local opportunities for youth and young adults who aim to restore a personal peace through meditation and self-development as well as creating support through networking and living together.

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HEYA Fellowship

Type: Regional (women only)

Peace Revolution works to support young women to empower themselves and impact their homes, families and communities by strengthening their personal growth through meditation and self-development as well as promoting women's rights. The Heya Fellowship will nurture the space for women for inner transformation which will eventually lead to community transformation.

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The HEYA fellowship
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Oceanic Fellowship

Type: Regional

The BULA fellowship brings young leaders and activists from the Pacific Islands region together, provide a forum for networking and exchange of experiences by fostering mutual understanding, dialogue and cooperation. The retreat will include interactive activities, meditation sessions, lectures and discussions providing the participants with new skills for non-violent resistance and peace education.

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Central America and the Caribbean

Type: Regional (women only)

Central America and the Caribbean symbolize color and mixture: African, Asian, Spanish, British and French descendants portray the importance of multicultural environments. They call for connection through compassion, empathy and peace. CAC Peace Fellowship is a call to return to our natural understanding of peace where love, compassion, and empathy are key aspects for constructive human relationships.

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The HEYA fellowship
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APU Self-discovery

Type: Regional

We provide a special mindfulness and meditation training program for APU students for 7 days to learn more about the true value of life and discover their individual inner peace!.

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Upcoming Fellowships


WPI envisions sustainable change happening when each and every one of us works towards their own self-development. Thus, we have created free and accessible tools for the empowerment and wellbeing of individuals worldwide, regardless of age, race, religion, cultural background.

Peace Revolution Project
World Peace Initiative Foundation
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Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani, Thailand