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Enlightenment Intensive with Shankara Newton
Thursday, May 17th, 2018, 6:00 p.m — Sunday, May 20th,2018, 9:45 p.m.
9 Mountain Retreat Center, Plainfield, MA

Shankara Newton

Shankara has been leading Intensives for over 10 years. A former resident of the Kripalu Yoga Ashram in Western, MA, he brings over 30 years as a practitioner and teacher of the deeper methods of yoga as well as his practice as a psychotherapist.

Hello dear friends,

Our next Enlightenment Intensive will be May 17th — May 20th, 2018, (Optional integration day on Monday May 21st (until 11:30 a.m.)

For those who have not heard of or participated in an Intensive, it is a weekend long retreat that focuses on the Truth and the discovery of Who you are. It is a unique approach that combines the best of two worlds, the spiritual and contemplative traditions of the East, with the psychological and cathartic traditions of the West. It is a powerful tool for creating profound change and total transformation in our lives.

The majority of us spend our time believing that what defines us are the roles that we play or how we show up in the world. We live our entire lives through the filter of our preconceived ideas and concepts as well as the expectations of those around us. As a result, we gradually lose touch with our authentic sense of self while living with the frustration of knowing our lives reflect only a fraction of our true potential. We come to feel that we have been denied the happiness and love that we know are possible, yet we are often clueless as to how it can be obtain. Life continues on at the same pace with the same struggles until something truly changes.

The Enlightenment Intensive can provide the very opportunity that we have been seeking, the purpose of which is to have a breakthrough into or an enlightenment experience of our True Nature. It is a highly unique and powerful method that fosters the kind of immediate and very dramatic change that is rarely available to us when we remain immersed in our often busy, hectic lives. By realizing our essential Self, we can experience a level of joy and fulfillment that we have always yearned for. When no longer held captive by the imagined stories and insecurities in our mind, the heavens will open up and grace can rain down on our lives.

I invite you to join us for this blessed journey towards the Truth.



Cost: $600 with deposit of $150 due by April 15th (add $50 afterwards).

Price includes lodging in pristine remote natural setting, as well as complete highly nutritious and delicious organic vegetarian meals and snacks.

• Integration day add $65 for food and lodging.
• Any requests for refunds of deposits made prior to April 15th will be fully reimbursed.
  Any cancellation requests made after April 15th will not be refunded, and the $150 deposit will be applied as a credit  towards any future Intensive.
• Payment plans are available if money is a significant barrier.

Where: 9 Mountain Retreat Center, Plainfield, MA

Make checks payable to:
Clifford Newton
164 Amherst St
Wethersfield, CT 06109

Contact Shankara via Email:

Love Intensive with Jason Nathaniel
May 17th – 20th, 2018
Isis Oasis Retreat House in Geyserville, California

Jason Nathaniel

Hello Truth Lovers!

You are invited to attend the May 17-20 2018 Love Intensive in beautiful Geyserville California.

The Love Intensive is similar in format to an Enlightenment Intensive, but everyone works on the
question "What is Love?".

Direct Experience of Truth can be one of the most fulfilling experiences available in life. Even one glimpse of Actual Reality can make a huge difference in one's life. The path of Love can lead one into deep experiences of loving presence as well as powerful openings of Truth. Come join us for an opportunity to use this powerful dyad technique to open to experiencing the Truth for yourself. 

The location for our temporary spiritual community will be the Isis Oasis Retreat House in Geyserville California, a short drive north of the Bay Area. (Hot tub access included!)


Our main practice will involve the use of the dyad contemplation technique originated by Charles Berner. There will be time for meditative walks during the day. Simple vegetarian meals will be provided. You will be assisted by a supportive and experienced staff.

Tuition will be on a sliding scale from $325 to $475, which includes your lodging, bedding and towels, delicious vegetarian meals, and the Intensive. Please plan to pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This will allow others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend.

To register,  please contact Jason at Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

Enlightenment Intensive May 31st - June 4th, 2018
With Jack and Katrin Potticary
At Casa Primera Luz, Mora County, New Mexico
Jack and Kate Potticary May/June E.I.

Opening Enlightenment Intensive with Jayaprabha Mare DiBenigno
Thursday June 7th (5:30pm) – Monday June 11th, 2018 (1:00pm)
Vital Life Center, Plainville, CT

Jayaprabha Mare

By letting go of the external search for happiness for this long weekend, we allow the technique to open and prepare us for the possibility of experiencing our true nature directly. By experiencing the authentic self, we reconnect to the eternal happiness, contentment, and peace within.

Cost includes gourmet vegetarian meals, snacks, lodging, workshop, and integration.
Space is limited so register today!

Cost: $600
Early registration discount: $500 with $200 non-refundable deposit by April 30th.

Limited Amount of Partial Scholarships Available.

To submit your deposit or to learn more , visit our website at:

2018 July Enlightenment Intensive with Yoah Wexler, PhD
29 June - 5 July 2018
Adelaide, South Australia
6.5 Days or 4.5 Days


Dear Friends of Enlightenment,

An Enlightenment Intensive is a rare opportunity to dive deep into the heart of one's True Self.   It is a retreat from the busy, hectic and sometimes confusing pace of daily life.  Rest your body, open your heart and wake up to who you really are.

Yoah Wexler, PhD

Click here for EarlyBird price


July 4th Weekend Dyad Meditation Retreat, led by Win Morgan and Osha Reader
July 5th — July 8th, 2018
Origin in the High Sierra, CA

Win Morgan Osha Reader

Dear Friends,

You’re invited to join us for the July 4th weekend Dyad Meditation Retreat at Origin in the High Sierra, led by Win Morgan and Osha Reader. It will begin Thursday evening, July 5th, and will end with dinner on Sunday, July 8th. You're welcome to stay over until Monday.

The Dyad Meditation Retreat, based on the Enlightenment Intensive, is an advanced format that combines the power and intimacy
of the dyad with the depth of sitting and walking contemplation. We encourage the cultivation of moment to moment awareness while listening, speaking, and during the various activities of the day.

Win is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Corte Madera CA. He has a long-standing Buddhist

meditation and study practice and trained with Edrid and Osha to lead Intensives. Win is known and loved for his intelligence, his humor, and his big heart.

Osha trained with Charles Berner in the late 60s and has been leading Enlightenment Intensives, Love Intensives, and Dyad Meditation Retreats for over 40 years.
The cost for the retreat is $375. Everyone is welcome and partial work trades are available. If you would like to sponsor someone or make a contribution to the Origin scholarship fund, your donation is fully tax deductible.

To reserve a spot, please contact Osha, 415-524-8100, or email:

For payments via PayPal

Or send a check to Origin; 9 Partridge Court; San Rafael, CA 94901.

We hope to have you with us!


Osha and Win

Feel free to contact us with any questions:

Win, 415-927-4800 or,

Osha, 415-524-8100,

Enlightenment Intensive July 26th - July 30th, 2018
With Jack and Katrin Potticary
At Casa Primera Luz, Mora County, New Mexico
Jack and Kate Potticary E.I. July 2018

The 39th Annual Intensive, led by Murray Kennedy, will take place
October 25th - 28th, 2018,
at Isis Oasis in Geyserville, California

Murray Kennedy

Isis Oasis
, where the Annual Intensive was held for many years, is about an hour's drive north of central San Rafael, easily accessible from both SFO and the Santa Rosa airport. Amenities include a large swimming pool, three hot tubs, comfortable double rooms, spacious dorm areas with adjoining baths, and good chairs for sitting. Michelle Reynolds will be our chef.

Tuition will be on a sliding scale from $350 to $650, which includes your lodging, bedding and towels, delicious vegetarian meals, and the Intensive. Please plan to pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This will allow others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend. Origin is a 501c3 non-profit and those paying above the base price will be making a tax-deductible donation to support the scholarship fund.

To reserve your place, contact Osha,

Enlightenment Intensive Retreat with Durga Patricia Carroll
November 1st — 5th, 2018
Amrit Yoga Institute, Salt Springs, Florida

Durga Patricia Carroll_E.I. Amrit Yoga Institute, Nov. 1 - 5, 2018

The Truth Seekers Intensive with Stephen Garrett and Lionel Koh
November 10th – 18th, 2018
Malacca, Malaysia

Truth Seekers Intensive with Stephen Garrett Nov. 10 – 18, 2018 Malacca, Malaysia

Practice Sessions, Workshops, Trainings, and Retreats

Dyad Evenings and Dyad Days in the North Bay (Marin County) in California

For information about dyad evenings or dyad days in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, you can send an email to Osha Reader
(or call 415-524-8100) or to Mark Ederer (or call 650-743-6831). Mark coordinates the Bay Area's schedule and contact list, so he knows about upcoming Dyad events.

Dyad Evenings in Montpelier, Vermont

For information about Dyad Evenings in the Central Vermont Area, call Maggie Fox at 802.522.5855, or send an email to

Vital LIfe Center


Dyad Days
Vital Life Center • Plainville, CT • 12:30-5:30 pm

Saturday: May 5th, 2018

Vital Life Center hosts Dyad Days frequently.
Previous meditation or dyad experience recommended.
For information about dyad evenings or dyad days in Connecticut, please call Vital Life Center at 860-479-0466
or email us at or visit our website.


Problem Clearing • Mind Clearing • Emotional Clearing


The Truest Power of You

Private sessions and individual intensives

Menaka has worked with couples, businesses and individuals, leading over 200 intensives, video workshops, couples and family workshops, and has done clearing, coaching, communication, enlightenment, video and dream work with over 900 individuals, couples, parents and children, businesses, and parolees in the following areas:

• Completing communication cycles including: Attention drills, sending drills, receiving drills, acknowledgment drills

• Dynamic listening skills

• Dream work

• Goals clearing

• Clearing of old programs and past decisions and unconscious goals

• Video presentation

• Bull baiting

• Enlightenment technique

• Couples techniques

• Enneagram work

• Tarot

• Role playing

• Dialoging between inner child and intellect

Email: or call 210 - 748 - 4471

For more information click here


The 2019 Senior Monitor and Masters Training Courses
With Lawrence Noyes and Staff
Seattle, Washington July 14-20, 2019

From Lawrence: These two trainings were created by Charles Berner and I took the trainings with him in 1978. I wasn’t sure what I was
getting into but half way through I had the experience ‘I could do this.’ This got me started in spite of all I had yet to learn going forward.

This training is not just a teaching of information, it is a training and transmission designed to give you the basics of this
work and awake in you first the Senior Monitor and then, if you open to it, the Master, so that your journey can ignite.

• Senior Monitor Training Course

Train to be a Senior Monitor on
Enlightenment Intensives!

For details see:


• The Enlightenment Intensive
Masters Training Course

A powerful training developed over forty-five years for those ready to step into organizing and giving Enlightenment Intensives

This comprehensive course awakens the Master within you and trains you in the basic skills you’ll need for managing all aspects of an Enlightenment Intensive.

For details see:

From Lawrence: Learning this work and integrating it into yourself so it comes from you is a long term process. If you are drawn to either of these trainings let’s discuss how you can make the best use of the time before July of 2019 when the seven-day training begins. We can go over any questions you have and get aligned in this rich project you are undertaking.

For details and to apply to take this training contact:

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