Every journey into the unknown and the unfamiliar requires a map and a compass to help us navigate the journey. At Desert Odyssey, the map consists of the following contours and terrain:


  • February 16-22 (Batam, Indonesia)
  • March 8-14 (Jeju, Korea)
  • March 15-21 (Jeju, Korea)*
  • April 5-11 (Batam, Indonesia)+
  • April 24 - May 5 (Monrovia, Liberia)*
  • June 7-13 April 5-11 (Batam, Indonesia)
  • August 9-15 (Mozambique)**
  • August 18-24 (Swaziland)
  • September 27 - October 3  (New Norcia, Australia
  • October 4-10  (New Norcia, Australia)*
  • October 25-31 (Jeju, Korea)
  • November 1-7 (Jeju, Korea)*
  • November 22-28 (Nongsa, Batam)

* Passage II (all others are Passage I)
** Passage III (all others are Passage I)
+ Special Holy Week Edition

For groups of 5 or more, the Desert Odyssey programme can be customised by way of venue and dates
* For details, please email info@desertodyssey.com to discuss

Note: N – Nongsa, Batam, Indonesia      L – LeChaim, Jeju, Korea     2nd - Second Passage. All others are First Passage


The Desert Odyssey programme (group and individual sessions), accommodations, meals, and local transport are included in the 7-day residential retreat programme fee. Early registration discount available for full payment at least 60 days prior to programme commencement. Discount for full-time ministry and/or charity industry. S$500 non-refundable deposit to secure a space. Full payment 20 days prior to programme commencement. Option to pay in installments.

LeChaim Retreat Centre in Jeju, Korea, is nestled in the hills of the Pyoseon Oreum district, amidst bucolic surroundings of horse ranches, rolling hills, and healing forests. Desert Odyssey at LeChaim is structured to take in the natural beauty of Jeju. Comprising three UNESCO Heritage sites, Jeju offers the ideal location to experience beauty, explore wonder, and examine possibilities. Programme fee is S$1,900 twin-sharing, and excludes airfare.

New Norcia Monastery in Western Australia, has the distinction of being the only monastic town in Australia. The serenity and spirituality of that town of 9 Benedictine monks and 90 people, is palpable. The biodiversity of the many walking trails around New Norcia lends itself to deep reflection. Programme fee is S$1,800 twin-sharing, and excludes airfare.   

Nongsa Point Resort in Batam, Indonesia, is built around a natural cove, and is a 35-minute ferry ride from Singapore. Accommodations are in apartments and chalets designed with a Mediterranean touch. Sunrises and sunsets are spectacular, and a world away to enable us to enter a more sustainable rhythm of rest and reflection. Programme fee is S$1,800 single occupancy.

Here is a sample of the 7-day residential retreat: 7-day DESERT ODYSSEY JEJU RETREAT

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Desert Odyssey is a process to bring about transformation, a programme that provides a map to navigate this journey, and a place of generous and radical hospitality where transformation is lived out.


Desert Odyssey is to help us traverse the desert of our own painful and bewildering experiences. It is being able to start anew, our lives re-storied, our brokenness re-membered, our relationships re-conciled. It is a journey of discoveries and conversations.


Every journey into the unknown and the unfamiliar requires a map and a compass to help us navigate the journey. At Desert Odyssey, the map consists of the following contours and terrain.


Sojourners who have traveled the desert terrain, and what their journey was like.