Dulan Coach Retreat provides a unique experience to experienced coaches to connect and share. The retreat speaks to the need of every person to reconnect with self and the natural world as a source of renewal. You will come back refreshed, energized and full of fresh ideas and perspective.
The theme is ONEness.
- ONEness voice
- the many ways we achieve ONEness
- ONEness and our coaching practice
One of the highlights of the retreat program is ONEness Voice.
Voice is an important and primitive tool for expression. In modern urban life, many of us have lost our connection to Nature and to our own creativity. Mia Hsieh, accompanied by Scott, both founding directors of A Moving Sound, draws from her experience with both experimental western and traditional eastern vocal styles. Through breathing practice, voice and movement games, free improvisation, world sound appreciation, and wonderful group chanting; workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore their vocal range and experience the voice’s potential to connect us all to a universal expression.
“When you open the door to your own unique voice,
the free sound and jumping notes will flow naturally
and extend you into infinite joy.”
——– A Moving Sound ———–
Who should attend?
Professional coaches. The retreat offers an inspiring atmosphere for coaches to connect, explore themes for personal growth, have plenty of fun and relaxation. The best attitude to bring is “go with the flow” and “enjoy the moment”. It is not a formal learning and content heavy experience.
- 2011.03.20 starts at 0700hr (we suggest you check in the night before)
- 2011.03.22 ends at 1200hr
- NT$12,500 (HK$3,200) per person, includes all local Taitung expenses (meals, transportation, three nights accommodation and retreat program). We can assist with arranging the train tickets for guests coming from Kaohsiung. The two-way train fare between Kaohsiung and Taitung is approximately NT1,000 (HKD250)
- Registration close on January 10, 2011
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Day 1, March 20 (Sunday)
- Retreat theme exploration: ONEness
- ONEness Voice (Finding flow through voice and movement) 身心靈合一: 身體與聲音開發
- Celebration dinner and concert
Day 2, March 21 (Monday)
- Sun salute and silent walk on the beach
- Dulan village exploration
- Retreat theme exploration: ONEness
- Sunset gratitude ritual
Day 3, March 22 (Tuesday)
- Mountain trail-walking (easy and gentle walk)
- Closing and celebration ceremony
What is special about Dulan?
Several years ago, Ming started to yearn for a special place where she could build a simple retreat. 18 months ago, having explored many places by the sea or in the mountain in Hongkong and Taipei, she stumbled upon Dulan. Described often as the back garden of Taiwan, it is sandwiched between the majestic Atolan mountain and the Pacific Ocean. It is the combination of the mountain, sea, sun, moon that lends this place its irresistible charm. This is it. Ming has found her secret garden.
Dulan is a small, peaceful coastal town located 20km north of Taitung city, on the east coast. This tiny community of Amis (Taiwan’s largest aboriginal tribe) is nestled between mountains and sea along Highway 11.
Dulan boasts awesome coastal scenery, one of the quietest stretches of beach in Taiwan, a thriving local art scene, music and aboriginal festivals.
The sunrise and moonrise in Dulan are magical. It will be full moon on March 19th so if we are lucky, we might be able to catch moon rise over the Pacific Ocean during our stay.
Palm Grove Guest House. Nestled in 25 hectares of land in the mountain, looking out to the Pacific Ocean, the guesthouse provides a most natural setting ideal for a retreat. There are palm groves, trails, ponds, and plenty of outdoor space.
Accommodation is on twin-share basis, with most rooms having en-suite bathroom. There are a few rooms (they are in 3- or 6-room bungalows) that will share bathrooms.
Rooms are air-conditioned, clean with basic amenities. We hope you will take advantage of the beautiful surrounding outside and not spend too much time indoor.
Maximum participants: 18 persons.
Lee Wai LanPosted on 22:01 - 2011/01/17
I can’t register via the link . The security code is invalid even I type correctly.
Please reserve a place for me.
17 Jan 2011
BonniePosted on 10:08 - 2011/03/28
Ming has shared our dulan retreat experience on this website and I like to use it as a platform for some exchanges on what does a retreat mean to us; to coaches; to professionals and to any individuals.
– Who wants a retreat and Why?
– What elements will inspire you?
I wrote below message when I went for a retreat few years ago and I found it still applies on me in responding to the above two questions.
Every Retreat could only be once in a life time (一期一會). In the retreat, we do very much the same things as when we are at home – walking, sitting, eating, sleeping and etc. – except we learn to do them with quietness in group, with an awareness that we are doing it with love.
We will eat every meal together. Eating meals could be a practice of gratefulness. We can try to offer our presence for every meal, to realize that many elements, such as the rain, sunshine, earth, air and love, have all come together to form this wonderful meal.
Wake up in the morning, we pray in the quietness. Knowing there are 24 brand new hours before us. Will you vote to live fully in each moment and look at beings with eyes of compassion and love?
Stillness and quietness are opt to observing during the retreat. This is very purifying towards our life temptations and hurts. We allow the stillness and the calmness to penetrate our flesh and bones.
Deep relaxation leads to a transparent reflection. Allow ourselves to rest in both the body and mind. Let the whisper of the wind to touch our hearts to recall our life purposes, to resonate our compassion and feeling of reconciliation with our surrounding and our inner self.
To begin anew is to look deeply and honestly at ourselves, our past actions, speech and thoughts and to create a fresh beginning within ourselves and in our relationship with others. Recognizing others positive traits allows us to see our own good qualities as well.
When we return home after the retreat, we feel connected and blessed. How do we pave forward this experience?
I decided to talk to at least three people about my expereince in the Dulan Retreat and from there to carry on a conversation on “Who wants a retreat and Why”……….
JanicePosted on 21:49 - 2011/03/31
I enjoyed the retreat very much! It not only gave me a lot of quiet time to connect with the natural surroundings, the stars, the moon and the Pacific Ocean, but most importantly to connect with my inner self. I sometimes felt “oneness” during the stay! It enlightened me that once one uses open, embracing and loving attitude to connect, one feels resonance in response. After I got back from the trip, I also intentionally leave a lot of quiet time to myself for reflection and connection with my inner self and the universe. I feel calmer and more insightful to different matters in life.
Surely, I also had a lot of fun for the activities designed by Mia and Scott. I learned that once I don’t care about the outcome and other people’s comments, I can upleash my potential in my body and my voice.
The night lying down facing the stars in the sky and going back to the resort lit and led by the full moon’s light is so special and peaceful. The moon and its moon river were incredible memory in my life!
Thanks for Ming, Ping and her team for arranging this wonderful retreat, to give me such an incredible memory and inner peace!
BonniePosted on 09:25 - 2011/04/07
I have told Michelle Kwok about my experience in the Dulan Retreat and she feels interest in it and asked me lots of questions. Thanks this website, she is sensing Dulan by checking up the photos here.
I sent my thank you note to Mr. Huang through his website notice board. He is so kind to have replied me.
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