APU Self-Discovery Camp

1-7 March

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 practises
  • Yoga practice

Need more information?

Should you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Are you still trying to understand 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?

Registration fee is only $320. But if you apply within 20 November 2016, get early price of 190 USD!!
*Applicants will pay the registration fee after the announcement of the selected candates in January. Please note that the fee is non-refundable

Apply Today!
Application deadline: 10 December 2016
Getting to know Thailand
Beautiful Nature
Cultural Exchange
Balance of Body and Mind
Peace and happiness
Inner Peace Time
Spiritual Moment
Yoga Practice
Life-changing Experience


  1. 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
  2. Between the ages of 18-25
  3. Be fluent in English
  4. 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
  5. Available to participate in the full length of the workshop in Thailand (Arrive latest on 28th Feb and depart after 7th March)


  • Submit the application (deadline 10 December 2016)
  • Complete at least 14 days of the Online Self Development Program
  • Have a Skype interview
  • ฺBuy air tickets and obtain VISA to Thailand (if needed)
  • Pay the registration fee of 320 USD (190 USD for early bird)
  • 1-7 March : Join the camp in Thailand!!

Registration fee is only $320. But if you apply within 20 November 2016, get early price of 190 USD!!
*Applicants will pay the registration fee after the announcement of the selected candates in January. Please note that the fee is non-refundable

Apply Today!
Application deadline: 10 December 2016

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:

Time Activities
05:00 Morning Breeze
05:30 - 06:30 Spread loving kindness meditation
06:30 - 07:15 Yoga
07:15 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 11:00 Morning Inner Peace Time
11:00 - 13:00 Lunch and Personal Time
13:00 - 14:00 Workshops
14:00 - 16:00 Afternoon Inner Peace Time
16:00 - 17:00 Workshops
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
22:00 Light 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 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, 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.