Wednesday, September 16, 2015

2017 Retreats & Training - in English, Cantonese, Mandarin & Malay

What is a Spiritual Life-Coach or Spiritual Director?

Simply put, a spiritual life-coach helps you find direction / purpose / meaning, by helping you listen to your own inner voice, through intuition and Divine guidance.  It is wholistic (involves mind, body & soul), rooting in your daily life (balancing your work and personal life) and helps you find peace, love, joy and contentment.  Only by helping yourself can you then help others do the same.

A spiritual director, or more popular term "life-coach" is a professionally trained companion and friend who listens to your deepest desires, or just a listener to all that is going on in your life at the present moment, and helps you heal, grow and achieve your deepest desires.  A friend who walk with you, supporting you, encourages you and help you stay-on the journey to become to best YOU that you can be.

This journey begins with getting to know yourself, becoming aware of your habits, or patterns, and helping you to become more aware and awake. Life-coaching and spiritual direction is totally non-judgemental and you can come from any walk of life, any faith or cultural background.  It is about the Real You.

Spiritual direction or coaching with Nita is currently available through Skype.  For further information and to book your first Introductory session, please contact

Empowering Graceful Women Leadership workshop Hong Kong 5 Oct, 10-3pm

Spa for the Soul
Personally-guided silent retreats (residential): 
We are each invited into a deeper relationship with the Divine. With one-on-one spiritual guidance, let us make time to listen more deeply to our Higher & Unconditionally Love Self, discerning how we are called to a unique, personal journey. 
When you transform the soul, you transform thoughts, actions & behaviour.

And for those who are physically unable to travel to the retreat centre, you may do this retreat ONLINE through Skype or Gmail Hangout.  All retreats are available in English, Cantonese, Mandarin & Bahasa.  

Sept 24-Oct 1 & Oct 4-13 in Hong Kong!
(The Hong Kong retreats are all FULL! But pls do email us [] if you want to join for day-camp OR Skype retreat, OR in 2018 HK retreats. Thank you)

June 16-19, 2018 at Orval Monastery, Belgium
NIta Ng & Elizabeth Rutten-Ng are offering individual and group Contemplation Retreat in the ORVAL ABBEY in Belgium.

Why a contemplation retreat?
In our contemplation retreat, we encourage natural organic flow with self and with nature where we listen in silence by being; and flow with dance, movement, photography and/or art to which we are drawn to.  We embrace the art to be, to listen and rest in the presence, in the here and now, by being, loving, being gentle, kind and compassionate towards self in contemplation.

Why in the Abbey?
The Abbey is a sacred space surrounded by Nature and run by the Trappist monks.  The way the monks live gives us an insight to what it is to live in simplicity and how we can be our individual self and yet with each other such as during meals and in the office. Witnessing their way of being and life as a monk in the offices (prayers), opens our way of being in our own daily routine even when we swing ourselves back to our normal routine life. Given the society today, we are drown with information and hectic life-pace,  it is essential to go away to reconnect with self, nature annually - a commitment to self-care and unconditional loving act for ourselves.

The Contemplation retreat is on 16 - 19 June, 2018, Saturday and Sunday.
We meet at the Abbey for lunch at 1pm om 16 June and leave after dinner, 6.30pm on 19 June.  You can leave early or stay longer in the Abbey as you desire after.

We offer 2 days of an hour group retreats in the nature on 17 and 19 June after lunch.  And also offering individual retreat, one to one with either Nita or Elizabeth.
Nita is taking 4 retreatants per day and Elizabeth, only 2 per day.

To check the availability of the rooms, please contact the Abbey personally to make your booking. The link is ORVAL ABBEY STAY. They are quite popular so please book early with them to secure the room. For more details, refer to the link.  There is a bus stop near the abbey where you can alight and walk to the abbey.  Do check with them how to get there if you are coming by plane, train or other means of transport.

If you are joining us in the group retreat ( please inform Elizabeth) or like to have personal retreat, contact either of us for arrangements.  The suggested love offering is SG$200 or 125 euro per session.

We look forward to connecting with you in the contemplation retreat in the Abbey.

For other dates, pls email us to check availability.  Thanks
Suggested donation per session is $200 (SG/AU), give what you can

Online retreats are also available via Skype:
pls email to inquire.  Thank you

Art Retreat (NEW)
TBA.  This is a free-style artistic expression retreat. You will meet with retreat presenter only once a day, the rest of the time you are free to do whatever you want - paint, draw, sing or dance!

Decluttering - Spring Cleaning as Spiritual Healing

30 Day Retreat / Personally Guided Sabbatical (2018 now open for enquiry)
(Pre-requisite: must do a 6-8 day retreat with Nita to discern if you are called to this)

Compassionate and Contemplative Listener course - spiritual [wholistic] life coaching
This course can be done through Skype for most individual sessions, but face-to-face for groups.

8-day personally guided retreat – to discern if they are called to begin this course.

22 sessions of Spiritual Life-Coaching (with a stay-in retreat for the final 10 days).

Learn and practice the gifts of presence, and compassion and contemplative listening – include listening in pairs and in trios.

Share the gifts of silent contemplation, visualization/imagination, journaling (in words or visually) and Gratitude, with individuals as well as in groups.

Practice listening for two weekend retreats and as well as individual sessions under the trainer’s supervision.

Please contact us at RunWaters@ to find out more.
Please register latest 4 weeks before the above programmes. Minimum 10 pax, otherwise the retreat will be cancelled.

Running Waters Retreat and Spirituality Ministry is now based at our newly set-up retreat centre on the mainland side of Penang state, Malaysia & close to the border with Thailand.  It's a beautiful, wonderful place, full of grace, miracles and healing.  We are so very blessed and super grateful to have been led here.

The airport is 45mins drive away and the train station only 15mins away.  All you need to do is book your retreat with us via, then book your flight or train tickets and the rest will be taken care of.  We will send a taxi to pick up and drop-off.

A week's stay/retreat here is only $230 (AUD, SGD & USD) and HK$1,350 - for room, food and taxi.  Suggested Love Offering or the spiritual direction is $150 per session (although each person is strongly encouraged to give what you are able to give).


For a second year, I shall be presenting a workshop at SDI 2016 Conference - feeling blessed and grateful

For a second consecutive year, I have been invited to present a workshop at the Spiritual Directors International (SDI) Emerging Conference in April 2016.  I feel so blessed and very grateful for this honour.

Monday, February 9, 2015

2015 - I Have A Dream...#BringMyLittleMeditationBook2schools

Dear friends,
I wish you all a Happy & Peace-Filled New Year as we approach the Chinese New Year here in Asia.

For 2015, I have a dream.  I would like to introduce My Little Meditation Book to schools and colleges. 
I need your help to make it come true please?
That each of us brings it to at least one school near us.

The benefits of meditation are vast and backed by numerous researches. In recent years, many schools around the world have already started meditation for children and teenagers.    From Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, to some of the roughest schools in San Francisco.

I have included in “My Little Meditation Book” 20 different ways to meditate, from different faith and traditions.  Respecting the diversity within our society.

On my part, I shall approach as many schools as I peacefully can, and I am willing to train teachers and students on how to meditate. 

From person-to-person, my little book has already been passed on to university students throughout the United Kingdom (including Oxford University), retreat centres, hospitals and even a Hong Kong prison.

There’s no expectation in how you can help.  If you can offer a prayer/blessing for us, that gift is precious.  Thank you.  And if you would like to help more actively in bringing my meditation book to schools, please contact me personally for more information.

Thank you again for the gift of you in my life.

San Francisco Schools Transformed by the Power of Meditation - NBCnews

Friday, November 28, 2014

2014 Year End Sharing

Dear friends,

To give thanks for that I receive, to celebrate life and share blessings with all those who need it, I am holding a Half-Price Christmas Sale of two of my books, Chinese Heart Songs and Via Lucis (Way of Light) for $5 each.  And $20 for any 5 books!

Also, I am pleased to offer half-day, mini-retreats on Healing and Blessings through body, art and silence from January to before Chinese New Year to continue this theme of Gratitude and Celebration of Life!

For 2015, I have been invited to present a workshop at the Spiritual Directors International (SDI) Emerging Conference in April.  I feel blessed and very grateful for this honour.

SDI is a non-for-profit organisation and they will not be covering my travel expenses to the event.  The money raised from both the book sales and retreats, I shall happily use to pay my way to Louisville, Kentucky.  This is near Thomas Merton’s home and the conference is to be held there in conjunction with the centenary of his birth.

Please email me if you would like to order these books, or to request to host a mini-retreat in your home, church or community.  Otherwise, feel free to join me at home in KL on Saturday, Feb 28 and Sunday, Mar 1st.

Please share this email with others too.  Thank you

Happy Thanksgiving and Advent Blessings

Chinese Heart Songs- review on Amazon:

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A video featuring my Batik Art Of Love exhibition in Singapore - on Abigail Talk Shop Webisode 1 (

Batik Art of Love by Nita Ng 12 Oct 2014 - event in Singapore - My Destination Singapore

Spiritual Directors International (SDI) Emerging Wisdom Conference 2015

Nita will be presenting a workshop at the SDI Emerging Wisdom Conference in Louisville, Kentucky in April 2015, in conjunction with the centenary of Thomas Merton's birth.  I'm so excited!
Emerging East-West Wisdom: Contemplation and Awareness through Body, Art, and Silence
Nita's Presenter Bio

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Previous Charitable Projects

An Explosion of Love! (2013)

Dear friends,

As we approach this Easter season, here is my gift for you this year—my latest ebook, “Via Lucis”.  This book is also dedicated to my beloved grandma, who is smiling at us from heaven.

Please share this link and gift of love with people all over the world.  May this message of love spread like dandelion seeds, bursting forth into the wind and flying across land and seas.

A paperback version is available in English and Chinese (bilingual edition) for order via email and you can give any amount you wish in donation plus postage.  Thank you.

This ebook is available for FREE download from Amazon Kindle for 5 consecutive Sundays, starting with Palm Sunday, Mar 24th (and on the Saturdays before that for countries in North and South America).

Amazon UK (& the rest of the world) -

Chinese (Simplified – mainland China) -

Chinese (Traditional - Hong Kong & Taiwan) -

Amazon Brazil (especially in view of World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro) -
Amazon Europe (and rest of the world) -



Other Languages
If you wish to contribute to making this book available in more languages around the world, eg. Korean, Spanish, German, Bahasa, etc., please email me your translations and I will make it available as soon as possible.  Thank you very much

My thanks to Selvam for introducing me to the Via Lucis.  To my wonderful friends and translators - Mai San (Japanese), Theresa (Chinese), Aniko (French) and Filipa (Portuguese).  And last but not least, thank you Lynty for your professional help in converting my batik painting from cloth to digital photo and for printing the paperback copy of this book.

Thank you all for being a part of God's love and grace in my life.
Love and blessings

Teachers Gifting Food and Education (2011-2012)

Dear fellow teachers and friends,

Christmas is the season of loving and sharing.  This year, I would like to focus on children and their basic needs, and would invite all of you to join me in giving a special gift this Christmas.

A good friend of mine works at a small center in Kuala Lumpur that serves as school for more than 100 Myanmar refugee children, ages 6-17.  The Malaysian government does not recognise refugee status and these children do not have the right to education here.  You may wish to visit the center’s website to better understand their needs -

I was inspired to raise funds for these kids this Christmas and I’m calling my project "Teachers Gifting Food and Education".  I am making it my goal to speak to at least 100 teachers of any discipline, be it Sunday school, art or taichi, and I would like to ask that each of you would in turn speak to 10 other people to help raise money for this center through the sale of my books.  Every dollar made in profit will go towards the kids.

In the current economic situation, $1 may not go very far.  But in this part of the world, for $1 a child eats for a day.  At $365, that child eats for a year.  But with $3,650 the whole school eats for a year.  So my goal is to raise US$3,650 this November and December so that we can buy food and notebooks for the kids.  

If you are thinking of buying books as Christmas presents for friends and family, please consider getting my books too.  You might wish to print out a copy of this letter to be included with the gift so that your loved ones know where the money is going.

The books are available on for US$3.99, and on Amazon UK for £2.90.   However, these are ebooks for Kindle:
(Note: This link does not work in East and Southeast Asia.  Alternatively please use Amazon UK -

If you would like a paper copy of the books, these are available for the same price* through direct order from me.  Please send your order and cheque payable to me, Nita Ng at:
No. 1, Jalan Helang Siput 3
Taman Sinar Suria
52100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia    (Please include your email  & phone number)

Or, email me at RunWaters @ for electronic payment details.  Thank you.

Thank you and blessings

*The same price of $3.99 is applicable in Canadian and Australian dollars.  It is S$5.00 in Singapore and RM10.00 in Malaysia.  Thank you.  

Monday, April 11, 2011

Love, Peace and Joy Walkabout

Dear friends,

Every year I ask myself the question, “What would I do if I only have a few more months to live?”

In view of world events in recent months, my answer to this question seems to be more encompassing and less self-focused.

This year, I would like to visit friends and family and spend time to be with them. I’m calling this roadtrip my “Walkabout”, covering Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, England and perhaps other countries in Asia.

While visiting friends in these places, I would like to share my gifts with ALL who are interested – Body Balance, laughter, batik and meditation.

If any of you or your friends who live in the above places are interested in experiences these sessions at home, at work, school, church or their neighbourhood “rukun tetangga”, please let me know and I will be happy to come by. Everything will be done on a ‘Love Sharing’ basis--donation as a gift exchange, to help cover travel expenses so that I can continue to share with others in different places.

For more information about me, feel free to email me at YogaPark 'at' or check my blog/website at: (yoga website) (art website)

Love, peace and joy to you,

I give thanks for the Abundance in my daily life!