Third Pacific Self-Discovery Camp

Third Pacific Self-Discovery Camp

“The measure of success is happiness and we achieve it through peace of mind”

20th - 24th November 2017, Federated States of Micronesia

Application Deadline : September 21th,  2017  -  Eligibility Deadline: Sept. 29th, 2017

"A Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step ~ Confucius"

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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”

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The 3rd Pacific Self-Discovery Camp will bring together a group of young people from the Pacific countries of the Micronesia Region 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

    • Youth empowerment

    • Work-Life Balance

    • Conflict Prevention & Resolution

    • Peace Promotion

    • Relationships

    • Stress Management

    • Mindfulness

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 third of its kind in the Pacific to bridge the gap between inner peace and social empowerment, leading to transformational and peaceful activism.


Objectives

  • Bring together young leaders and activists from the countries of the Micronesia Region, 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 peacebuilders 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 Camp in Federated States of Micronesia includes

  • Full or partial sponsoring of airfare from your home country to FSM

  • Free accommodation

  • Free catering

  • No retreat fee

Eligibility Checklist


    • Candidates must be residents and nationalities from these countries or islands: Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands and Palau.

    • Candidates must be between 20-32 years of age.

    • Complete at least 14 days of the online self-development program by 29th September 2017.   

    • We suggest that if you have a limited internet connection, please download the meditation guide here and upload your answers when reaching internet: Episode 1-5, 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.

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 elvis@peacerevolution2010.org  



Frequently Asked Questions

I am over 32, can I still apply for the training camp?

Everyone is welcome to join the training. We are looking for young peace activists interested in self-development, who want to learn how to develop their own inner peace in order to engage more effectively in their peace work. However to be eligible for the partial sponsoring of airfare and free accommodation, candidates must be between 18-32 years old.

I do not live in above mentioned countries, but still part of Pacific region, can I still apply?

You can still apply, however we may not support your travel costs if you are flying from outside of above mentioned countries. Preference will be given to these countries however we are open to consider your application if you are either living or your work is in Pacific region. Please consider looking out our international fellowships which take place in Thailand and other regional fellowship in various part of world. There will also be many international events coming soon.

How do you select the participants?

The most important aspect of applying is to complete at least 14 days of the online self-development programme. We will try our best to select a varied group from as many countries as possible.

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 mediative 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. 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, 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.


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.

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



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