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Navigating Transition: A Tribeless Experience

Transitions can be terrifying, isolating experiences. But you don’t have to go through them alone.

For the past 2.5 years, we’ve created safe spaces for hundreds of people to share, listen, reflect and grow. They walk in as strangers, and emerge as a family.

So we asked ourselves:

If we can do that in two hours, what can we do in two days?

Navigating Transition is our answer. Set in a lush tropical resort 1 hour away from Kuala Lumpur, our first ever Tribeless Experience will take you on a journey of self-exploration and human connection as we discover the tools and skills for navigating and thriving in uncertainty as a community.

15 spots only. Open globally. Early Bird prices until 15th August.

 

WHEN

11 - 13 Oct, 2019

WHERE

The Dusun @ Seremban

PRICES

$899 – $1499 USD

 
 
 

Why are we doing this?

 
 

WHY A RETREAT
& WHY TRANSITION

Change. The universal human experience.

Sometimes, it’s small, like choosing a different seat on your commute home.

Sometimes, it’s so sudden, so momentous, that it turns your whole world upside down. A death. A move. A break-up. Losing a job. Losing a friend. Losing yourself.

When that happens, it’s no longer change.

We call that a Transition.


Transitions can be one of the most terrifying, debilitating and isolating human experiences.

Because transitions aren’t just a series of changes. They’re a loss of identity.

And what are we, if not what we think we are?

3 years ago, I made a decision that upended my entire life: I dropped out of university.

Not just any university – the inaugural class of an alternative university set in the heart of Silicon Valley.

It was my whole life, my whole identity. My mom was so proud of me. I threw my own going-away party. But now I was coming home with my tail between my legs; depressed and burnt-out. A shell of the person I once was.

With one decision, I’d lost everything I held true. If I wasn’t a university graduate, if I wasn’t living the dream in the U.S., I wasn’t working at Google, or heck, becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg… then who was I?

If you’re going through a transition, you might resonate with this feeling. The confusion and unease that plagues your every step. When there’s so many decisions to be made, and so many options to choose from, how do you know which is the right one?

It didn’t help that my family and friends were dismissive of my situation; I couldn’t even open my mouth without receiving unsolicited advice or criticism of some kind. At night, I’d be so anxious I couldn’t sleep, counting ‘what if’s instead of sheep.

I thought if I was just a little more hardworking, a little more enterprising, I could #hustle my way out of this state before it became a blip on my resumé. But the more I pushed myself, the harder life pushed back. At one point, I was so overwhelmed I could do nothing more than binge Game Of Thrones on the couch.


I wish someone had told me what I know now: that you can’t plan and optimize your way out of a transition. In times of deep emotional upheaval, when your world is spinning off its axis and you have no idea who you are anymore, there’s no way you’re going to gantt chart your way to clarity.

Because clarity is a state of mind – and the only way to achieve it, is if you are first clear about yourself.

Your values. Your principles. Your beliefs. Your needs, wants and desires. Your habits, quirks, personality traits and all the little things that make up you as a person. You as a human being.

No amount of self-help books, 10-step listicles and Tim Ferris podcasts would have been able to help me figure that out.

I needed to let go of the fixed ideas I had of myself, so that I could see who I’ve always been.

The answers lie within.


Now, it all sounds like a load of woo-woo bullcrap, and maybe it is.

But humor me for a moment:

What if you saw this transition not as a problem, but as an opportunity to take a break?

To slow down, dive deep, and figure out what’s really going on … with a group of people who are motivated to do the same?

We’d love nothing more than to have you at Navigating Transitions: our first ever retreat designed, organized and facilitated by Tribeless.

We’ve created a 2.5-day experience for you to disconnect, recharge, and unearth the answers you seek, snugly tucked away in a tropical resort with 15 other explorers, far from the craziness of your day-to-day life.

We’ll laugh, we’ll play, we’ll learn tools and skills for navigating the unknown. We’ll breathe in the crisp mountain air, feast on locally-sourced food, and doze on feather-soft beds as the cicadas sing outside.

And we’ll go deep – waaaay deeper than we’ve ever gone before. We will explore our truths. We will understand our hurts. But we won’t feel scared, because we’ll be going through this process together.

And at the end of the weekend, when we’re full and nourished from the conversations and the camaraderie and the home-made cooking, we’ll return home with a renewed sense of hope – because even though the transition isn’t over, we’ll have everything we need to take it on:

A clear mind. A peaceful heart. A deeper understanding of ourselves. An array of tools and skills – and an action plan – for thriving in this uncertainty. And a loving, supportive community who will be cheering for you every step of the way.

Transitions may be hard. But no one said they had to be lonely.

It will be our greatest privilege to journey with you through yours.

 
 

This retreat is for you if…

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What we offer

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Sanctuary

The Latin root of the word ‘retreat’ is ‘to pull back’. Step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and enter The Dusun: a world of stillness and serenity.

No jam-packed schedules or back-to-back activities here. This will be a time for rest, quiet, introspection and rejuvenation.

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Reflection

When we’re in transition, we’re constantly worrying about the future: ‘What should we do now? What’s our next step?’

The answers we seek, however, lie in our past - in the decisions we’ve made and the paths we’ve chosen.

As we reflect on our past, patterns will start to emerge. Breadcrumbs that will guide us into our future.

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Clarity

It’s easy to get stuck in your own head. The easiest way to get un-stuck, however, is a conversation.

When you get things out of your head and place them in front of other mindful, supportive people, you’re able to see it, understand it… and receive a medley of love, perspective and wisdom, as well.

When we have the courage to share and receive with others, we’re able to emerge from the chaos into a state of clarity – and know exactly what we need to do.

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Community

Transitions can feel incredibly isolating, especially when you don’t know anyone else who’s going through one.

With you’re in the thick of the woods, we know first-hand how healing (and empowering!) it can be to have a band of people to walk you out of it. That’s how Tribeless was started, after all.

If this resonates with you, we invite you to be a part of

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Continuity

Tangible tools and skills to connect deeply and meaningfully with people in your life.

 
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What is Navigating Transitions: A Tribeless Experience?

Navigating Transitions is the retreat that we always wanted to attend, but never found. Driven by our mission to spread empathy-based communication through transformational group experiences, we decided to create our own retreat. It is an opportunity for like-minded people to explore, reflect and access the answers within, without the craziness of your day-to-day. It's a place to experience empathy, create authentic human connection, experience new perspective, and perhaps even embark on a journey of self discovery and self acceptance.

Who will be attending?

Attendees of Navigating Transitions will be a mix of Tribeless supporters from all over the world, with different backgrounds and experiences. What they all have in common is that they believe in the power of empathy and human connection.

What is Navigating Transitions about?

Navigating Transitions is about empathy and connection. It's practicing and experiencing the power of #SeeTheHumanFirst. It's about bringing #SeeTheHumanFirst into your life to create new possibilities for self-discovery, self-awareness and self-growth. It's about tapping into the group wisdom to uncover insights into yourself. It's about slowing down in a world where being fast paced is glorified. It's about embracing life as a long game and committing to sustainable compassionate growth. It's about collaborating with fellow human beings in a world driven by competition.

Is Navigating Transitions a wellbeing retreat?

It depends. Do you think wellbeing is about massages and detox? Then Navigating Transitions is not a wellbeing retreat. Do you thinking wellbeing is about being accepted for who you are? And do you think that wellbeing is about cultivating meaningful connection with others? Then yes, Navigating Transitions is absolutely a wellness retreat.

Who should come to Navigating Transitions?

This retreat is for those who want: Tangible tools & skills to connect with people in your life A refreshing, peaceful environment to recharge and realign yourself A sense of community and purpose A deeply connective group to bond, support and grow with, who believe in the same values of ownership, humility and service. To meet like minded people and learn from them.

Where and when is this thing?

The inaugural Navigating Transitions is happening in The Dusun, Seremban, Malaysia on 11th - 13th Oct 2019. The retreat starts at 6pm on 11th Oct.

Is The Dusun a hotel?

The Dusun experience is a relaxing off-the-grid experience with plenty of privacy and gorgeous views. The Dusun does not have a TV, so do bring a book, music and board games if you like.
The Dusun is a self-catering nature retreat. The Dusun do not have services after 7pm except in emergencies. Each house has a fully equipped kitchen and barbecue, you’re welcome to bring your own food and drinks. The houses are spread out over 5 acres, so wifi is only on the dining patio.

What about meals and food preferences?

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are halal and included in your retreat package. If you have dietary restrictions and preferences (vegetarian, etc), please email your preferences to retreat@tribeless.co.

What time is check-in and check-out?

Check in is 2pm, check out is 12 noon.

How do I get there?

Recommended public transport: From Kuala Lumpur: KTM Kommuter from KL Sentral to Seremban. From Singapore: Fly to KLIA or KLIA2 or Bus from Singapore to Seremban.

All about Taxis: We have a trusted taxi driver who speaks English (based on availability). We recommend letting us book a taxi for you. We have had guests arrange their own taxi with no problems. However, some taxis get lost and others don’t want to drive up our hill. We are not responsible for taxi services that guests arrange independently and cannot arrange for taxis who are not our trusted transport partners. Taxi Prices: Seremban – the Dusun one way: RM50 KL Airport – the Dusun one way: RM160 for 2 people with small luggage. KL South or City Centre: RM220 KL North and West (PJ/ Subang etc): RM270 Once you confirmed your travel arrangements, email us at retreat@tribeless.co to make a taxi booking.

What is your phone number? How do I contact you?

The best course of action is to check this FAQ for all the information you need. If you have any questions which are not answered on the FAQ, please email us at retreat@tribeless.co and we’ll get to you.

Are there mosquitoes in The Dusun?

Mosquitoes are part of nature; they do exist here. The Dusun provides vapemats near the beds; fans and the wind will protect you at night. Mosquito coils are a fire hazard and are not allowed on The Dusun. The Dusun is careful that there is no standing water in drains, and rear fish in all The Dusun water pots to eat mosquito larvae. However, when you are walking around the orchard it is advisable to use spray-on repellent.

Do you have air-cond?

The Dusun is an eco-resort and have made social and environmental commitments, so The Dusun do not have air-cond. Instead, The Dusun is 800 m above sea level and have giant trees. Instead of closed up houses, the houses are open to views and air flows.

Do you have Wifi?

There is wifi on the Dining Patio but not in the houses. Our wifi is limited. If you would like to watch something, we suggest downloading it before you arrive.

Is there mobile phone service there?

Yes, we do receive mobile service from Celcom and patchy service from other providers.

What do you mean by self-catering?

Once you arrive and are shown to your house, we pretty much leave you alone. Staff clean occupied houses in the morning and send meals if you have ordered them. We do not have 24-hour reception. We have staff on duty from 8am to 7pm. If you need anything please make your request before 7pm. However, the owners are available to attend to emergencies at night.

Is the Dusun wheelchair friendly?

Unfortunately, no. We are on a hill and there are many steps between all the different areas.