““Quiet the mind and let the soul speak”
24th-28th March 2017, Fiji
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step ~ Confucius’
We live in a world which is often chaotic and very demanding. Our endless struggle in between professional growth, academic success and personal responsibilities is keeping us restless and stressful. Therefore 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”
Pacific Self-Discovery Camp will bring together a group of young people from the Pacific countries who are interested in learning and exploring self-development as a primary means to discovering their own true self, and making this world a better place to live in.
We will incorporate workshops and lectures including:
- Stress Management
- Work-Life Balance
- Conflict Prevention & Resolution
- Peace Promotion
The aim of these activities is to promote individuals in the evolvement towards awareness and responsible handling of their personal, situational power. In the end, this camp aims to promote a culture of peace, self-discovery, and youth empowerment through the means of self-development and meditation. Encompassing heartfelt, caring consideration of others, and the aware capability to ensure that no suffering is fostered, the individual is supported to embody the qualities of meditation.
This camp will be the second of its kind in the Pacific countries to bridge the gap between inner peace and social empowerment, leading to transformational and peaceful activism.
- Bring young leaders and activists from Pacific countries together, provide a forum for networking and exchange of experiences by fostering mutual understanding, dialogue and cooperation throughout.
- To promote tools of nonviolent communication and peace building that can be applied to all cultures, religions and professions.
- To develop and strengthen an active network of young peace-builders that aims to boost creativity in peaceful development and activism in the region
- Support personal and professional development of participants.
- Provide the participants with the tools to inner peace and leadership skills through mindfulness, self-discipline, and compassion that helps strengthen their activism and place them in meaningful work.
- To explore meditation as a practice which can develop tools to deal with challenges within peace-building,youth work, and throughout life in general.
- To explore the idea that self-development is a core foundation of broader human development, and its resulting world benefit.
The Fellowship in Fiji includes
- Full or partial sponsoring of airfare from your home country to Fiji
- Free accommodation
- Free catering
- No retreat fee.
- Candidates must be residents and nationalities from these countries or islands: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Polynesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tokelau, Tonga, Torres Strait Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.
- Candidates can be of any age! However, for airfare support, candidates should be 20 to 32 years old at the time of submitting the application.
- Complete at least 14 days of the online self-development program by 22nd January 2017.
- We suggest that if you have a limited internet connection, please download the meditation guide here
Episode 1: Day 1-3
Episode 1: Day 4-5
Episode 1: Day 6-8
Episode 1: Day 9-12
Episode 1: Day 13-15
Downloading the audio first makes it easier for you to complete your session without internet lag interruptions.
- Good proficiency in written and spoken English language.
- Should be optimistic, open-minded, show leadership potential, and have a genuine interest in peace,dialogue, and personal and collective development.
Priority Deadline – January 21st, 2017
Eligible Deadline – Feb. 4th, 2017 (Last date for completing eligibility criteria to receive interview call)
After completing 14 days of the online self-development program, the Peace Revolution selection committee may make an interview appointment based on your performance, available funds, as well as group combination in the camp. The interview would be conducted on rolling basis. Therefore, those participants who complete the 14 days of the online self-development program early will receive the interview call first. There is no need to write a request for an interview. If you are qualified, we will be the one to contact you.
Should you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
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:
05:30 – 06:30
Spread loving kindness meditation
06:30 – 07:15
07:15 – 09:00
09:00 – 11:00
Morning Inner Peace Time
11:00 – 13:00
Lunch and Personal Time
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 16:00
Afternoon Inner Peace Time
16:00 – 17:00
17:00 – 19:00
Refreshment and Personal Time
19:00 – 21:00
Evening Inner Peace Time
21:00 – 21:30
Meditation Experience and Daily Reflection
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 youkeep 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. Yoghurt, 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