Contemplative & Quiet Retreats 2024


Retreat subsidies are available for those who need them. Please email to request information.

Please note: Retreatants are required to make their own arrangements to the retreat center and ensure they have a negative Covid-19 Self-Test the day before the retreat.”

In the busyness of life, it is important to get away to rest or find some time for intentional renewal. We believe that going on a retreat is an intentional way of taking time away from the demands of daily life to tune in to God as we carve out time and space for Him. Below are a variety of retreats designed especially for this purpose of encountering God individually and also communally with one another.


Day Retreats

Growing in Wisdom, Age and Grace (Half-day In-person Retreat)

(3-day In-person Quiet & Contemplative Retreat)

This 2 session-half-day retreat, designed for those above sixty will be a time of prayer and reflection to guide us in intentional reflection as we navigate the aging process. The sessions invite us to openly explore, understand, surrender to, and be transformed by the challenges and gifts of the later years.

Date: 20th AND 27th January 2024 (2 Saturdays)
Time: 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Venue: TRAC Office, Petaling Jaya
Contribution: RM100 (for both sessions)
Facilitators: Dr Lilian Koh

Limited places available. Registration is on a “First come-First served” basis. 

  January  20 & 27 2024 - 2Sat
 TRAC Office, Petaling Jaya
 Dr Lilian Koh

GOD@WORK - A Day to Reflect on Our Work and Purpose 

For many of us, daily work is a struggle. It is marked by stress, mess and lack of rest. Likewise, daily prayer is also a struggle. We often find ourselves bored, distracted or distanced from God.  What if we could experience the wonder of God's love while we work? What if we could soak in God's presence while we pray? Is this even possible amid the stress of daily life? Join leadership author and coach, Alvin Ung and spiritual director Ng Wai Ling for this 1-Day Retreat as we pray and reflect on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. 

Consider Paul's words: “It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for”. What are you living for?Paul also writes “He creates each of us….to join Him in the work he does” and by living out our “life work.” What is your life work? Not least, Paul prays: “I ask that…Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in?” Do you long to invite him in?

The prayer retreat is not an exposition or exegesis of Ephesians. This prayer retreat is an experience designed to guide us to love God with our heads, hearts and hands - in our work and purpose.  Alvin and Wai Ling bring combined experiences in guiding seekers, leaders and pilgrims in spiritual and leadership retreats in Malaysia and abroad. Their hope is that together, we may all take in the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. 

Come and join us to… “Reach out and experience the breadth!  Test its length!  Plumb the depths! Rise the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.' (Eph 3:18-19)

Date: 20th of April 2024 (Saturday)
Time: 9.00 am - 4.00 pm 
Venue: Emmanuel Methodist Church, Petaling Jaya.
Contribution: RM50 (inclusive of lunch)



Online Registration

  April 20 2024
  Emmanuel Methodist Church, Petaling Jaya
 Alvin Ung & Ng Wai Ling

Taste & See – Oasis Prayer Retreat

This half-day quiet retreat invites you to engage all of your senses in prayer through creative expressions in order to ‘taste and see that the Lord is good’ and re-entrust our lives to Him. (Ps 34:8)

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024 [Postponed until further notice]
Time: 9 am – 12.30 pm



  June 29 2024
 Ng Wai Ling & Team

Listening Through Art and Prayer

Spend a day in creative expressions through painting. Woven into the day are times for personal reflection, meditation of Scripture and prayer in community..

Date: 17 August 2024
Venue: TRAC Office, Petaling Jaya
Time: 9am - 4pm
Contribution: RM120 (incl. lunch)
*Cost for paint materials will be collected separately
Facilitors: Alicia Ng & Ng Wai Ling


  August 17  2024
  TRAC Office, Petaling Jaya
 Alicia Ng & Ng Wai Ling



Residential Retreats

The Sound of Silence (3-Day In-Person Retreat)

In Matthew 11:28 Jesus invited the weary to rest in Him. Jesus came and redefined rest not as the absence of labour but as being in labour/yoked with Him. When yoked with Jesus, the potency of our souls, inner stillness, magnifies itself. This is God's primary gift to every Christian. In this retreat we shall open ourselves to the divine Silence to embrace Him as our beloved.

Date: 19th – 21st January 2024 (Fri - Sun)
Venue: Rumah Methodist, Fraser's Hill
Contribution: RM380
Facilitators: Rev Dr Chew Tow Yow

Limited places are available. Registration is on a "First come first served" basis.

Register for The Sound of Silence

  January 19-21 2024
  Rumah Methodist, Frasers
 Rev Dr Chew Tow Yow

In the Quietude of His Love (4-Day In-Person Retreat)

This retreat invites you to step away from the busyness of life and immerse yourself in the gentle embrace of God's love. It is crafted for those seeking renewal and a deeper communion with God. 

Date: April 25-28, 2024
Venue: Rumah Methodist Frasers
Contribution: RM490

Facilitators: Lim Siew Lan & Team

  April 25-28, 2024
  Rumah Methodist Frasers
 Lim Siew Lan & Team

The Journey 2024 (Cohort Retreat)

This retreat is part of Journey 2024. It is an individually directed retreat for all participants who have been accepted into the 5-month Journey 2024.

Date: 20 -23 June, 2024
Venue: Rumah Methodist, Frasers 


  June 20-23, 2024
  Rumah Methodist, Frasers
 ICM Team

Individually Directed Retreat (5-Day)

This retreat is an invitation to come away with the Lord in extended space and time to experience quiet contemplation and intimacy with Him.

Date: June 25 – 29, 2024
Venue: Chefoo Methodist Centre, Cameron Highlands
Facilitator: Bishop Emeritus Rev Dr Ong Hwai Teik
Contribution: RM750

Only 6 places are available. Registration is based on 'First come first served' basis.


  June 25-29, 2024
  Chefoo Methodist Centre, Cameron Highlands
 Bishop Emeritus Rev Dr Ong Hwai Teik

Journeying with the Psalms

The Psalms is the ‘Prayer Book’ of the people of God.  The 150 prayers cover many of the experiences we have in our everyday life.  Some of the Psalms are all-time favourites of the people of God, e.g. Psalms 23, 51, 139.  Come for a weekend in Fraser's Hill, and discover how through guided meditation, you may unpack the Psalms for your ongoing journey with God.

Date: Aug 23-25, 2024
Venue: Rumah Methodist, Frasers Hill
Facilitator: Rev Peggy Seow
Contributor: RM380


  August 23-25, 2024
  Rumah Methodist, Frasers
 Rev Peggy Seow

Individually Directed Retreat (5-Day)

"Lie down to rest, wake up in glory" (John Wesley). This guided retreat seeks to prepare the retreatants to personally and tangibly prepare for death and dying well by God's grace. 

Date: Oct 8-12, 2024
Venue: Chefoo Methodist Centre, Camerons
Facilitator: Bishop Emeritus Rev Dr Ong Hwai Teik
Contribution: RM750  

Only 6 places are available. Registration is based on 'First come first served' basis.


  October 8-12, 2024
  Chefoo Methodist Centre, Camerons
 Bishop Emeritus Rev Dr Ong Hwai Teik

The Way of The Heart (4-Day)

“True Christian Living is possible only if we find a place in our lives for solitude, silence and prayer” (Henri Nouwen). Come and experience these timeless spiritual practices to deepen your relationship with God.

Date: Oct 17-20, 2024
Venue: Rumah Methodist, Frasers 
Contribution: RM490

Facilitators: Tang Swee Kit & Team



  October 17 - 20, 2024
  Rumah Methodist, Frasers
 Tang Swee Kit & Team

Seasons of My Life (4-Day)

How do we navigate different seasons of our lives in ways that open us to greater receptivity towards God, His ways and purposes? Come away with God to find renewed centredness in Him.

Date: Nov 28 – Dec 1, 2024 [Postponed until further notice]
Venue: Rumah Methodist, Frasers
Contribution: RM490

Facilitators: Tang Swee Kit & Team


  Nov 28 – Dec 1, 2024
  Rumah Methodist, Frasers
 Tang Swee Kit & Team