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True Heart/True Mind Enlightenment Intensive Retreat, led by Joseph Rubano
in San Diego Area (October 19 - 23, 2017)
Joseph Rubano Dates: October 19 - 23, 2017

Thursday evening Oct. 19 through Monday morning Oct. 23, 2017*

Offered by: Joseph Rubano with Kate Feeley and Kamakshi as his trusty and indispensable monitors. Since 1985, I have been involved in over 60 Intensives and have mastered 19 in the last 8 years.

Where: TBD

Cost: $580** with deposit of $100 for meals (simple vegetarian meals) and tuition. Lodging likely to be extra depending on our venue.


“There is a light seed grain inside
You fill it with your Self or it dies.”
~ Rumi

Space is limited. Register early.
Call or email Joseph at 760-754-1148,

About the Retreat: The True Heart/True Mind Enlightenment Intensive Retreat is a modern day Initiation process; a method intended to awaken in the participant an unobstructed view into the way things are; to somehow come to sense/know, beyond our common way of thinking and perceiving, the vast field of awareness and love that is our home and true nature. In this Initiation, the Mystery Center is not a building or a place; it is continually being created within the space of meeting, by the very substance of meeting of one human being with another. It is a journey of self-discovery that a group of people goes on together. Tell me Who you are. Tell me What you are.

The True Heart True Mind Enlightenment Intensive Retreat is a masterful process, combining communication with meditation, for creating the possibility of having a direct knowing of the Truth of one’s essential Being. With this direct knowing our life becomes new and from then on, we always have access to that ‘light seed grain inside.’ In addition, the direct contact with many different people tends to improve our ability to relate in an honest and authentic way and to make us more available and capable of love and connection.

Go to to read more about the Enlightenment Intensive

*The retreat is the standard 3-day Intensive. We stay over Sunday night, let the experience continue to ripen and do an integration morning on Monday which includes meditation, writing, drawing, and sharing. This last morning brings many unexpected gifts and helps us make a bridge into the everyday world to which we are about to return.

**If money is an issue, talk with me, we can work something out. Ask about senior discount, if you need it.


The 38th Annual Intensive, led by Osha Reader will take place
October 26 - 29, 2017,
at Angela Center in Santa Rosa, California

  The 38th Annual Intensive, led by Osha Reader will take place
October 26 - 29, 2017,
at Angela Center in Santa Rosa, California.

Edrid, Erik Grabow, and Murray Kennedy will be on staff, along with Michelle Reynolds, our chef.

Angela Center is about a 45 minutes drive north of central San Rafael and easily accessible from SFO. The rooms are either private or semi-private with wash basins and excellent beds. The meeting rooms are large and the chairs are comfortable.

$475 for a private room or $425 for a semi-private includes your lodging, bedding and towels, delicious vegetarian meals, and the Intensive. If you would like a private room, please register early.

If you would like to sponsor someone for this Intensive, their tuition is fully deductible as a donation to Origin, a 501c3 non-profit.



To reserve a spot,

Contact Osha, 415-524-8100 or

For payments via


We hope to have you with us!




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Calgary Enlightenment Intensive with Trevor Thibodeau
October 26 — 30, 2017
Lazy M Lodge - Caroline, Alberta, Canada
Calgary Enlightenment Intensive with Trevor Thibodeau
Trevor Thibodeau

DATES: October 26 — 30, 2017

COST: $797.00
Four night accommodation, all meals and sessions

LOCATION: Lazy M Lodge
53021 Township Rd. 372
Caroline, Alberta, Canada

At the heart of all spiritual traditions lies the fundamental question, “Who am I?” For three incredibly focused days, inside a tight, safe
and sacred container, the EI participant holds and cares for the question like a newborn baby, in search of the Absolute Truth of Who They Are.

Answers do come in the form of insights. Healings occur. Hearts burst open as masks are finally dropped. Conscious connection with others is
experienced, often for the first time. Ecstatic energetic experiences, visions, uncontrollable laughter...the vast array of experiences is uncanny. 

As wonderful as they all may be, the one and only purpose of an Enlightenment Intensive is to Directly Experience the Absolute Truth of Who You Are.
The answer is You.

PHONE : (587) 229-0770

Enlightenment Intensive
Residential Self-Inquiry Retreat with Durga Patricia Carroll
November 1 – 5, 2017
Amrit Yoga Institute • Salt Springs, Florida

Sacred Space Inquiry

Enlightenment Intensive with Shankara
Thursday, Nov. 9th, 6:00pm — Sunday, Nov. 12th, 9:45pm (Optional integration day on Monday Nov. 13th, until noon)
 9 Mountain Retreat Center, Plainfield, MA

Hello dear friends,

I am very excited to announce that our next Enlightenment Intensive will be November 9-12. Our last Intensive in the Spring was a highly rewarding experience and my staff and I are eager to assist you again this coming Fall.

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: $580 with deposit of $150 due by October 10th (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 October 10th will be fully reimbursed.
  Any cancellation requests made after October 10th 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

Contact Shankara via Email:

2018 New Year Enlightenment Intensive Retreat with Yoah Wexler
29 December 2017 - 4 January 2018
6.5 Days or 4.5 Days
Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Dyad Meditation Rainbow


I'd like to invite you to experience and share your Enlightened Presence with me and a few friends
at the 2018 New Year Enlightenment Intensive Retreat.
Expand awareness of your Self as you relax into self enquiry and communion with others
Yoah Wexler

Come play where the Sun always shines
Your Heart is always open.
Your Friends are always home and
Your Truth is always welcome.

with love
Yoah Wexler, PhD

At the Enlightenment Intensive retreat you are encouraged to go beyond the realm of limited perceptual knowledge
and enter into the realm of the Absolute Consciousness where duality is dissolved.
Some call it No Mind, Buddha Nature or Christ Consciousness.   
It's where the knower and the known merge into union.
This is the place where separation ceases to exist.  
This is the home of Non-Duality and Love.

"Direct Conscious Knowing of who you are is the practice that we engage in at the Enlightenment Intensive retreat.  
Direct Conscious Knowing of who you are does not come about through a process of
figuring it out, giving answers, intellectualizing, thinking, imagining or feeling.  
It is Direct Conscious Knowing of the Truth of You."

The Opening Enlightenment Intensive with Jayaprabha
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 5:30 pm — Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 1:00 pm
at The Vital Life Center in Plainville, CT

Jayaprabha Mare




"Seek to know yourself. Practice self-inquiry by asking yourself, 'Who am I', then you will know everything." ~ Ramana Maharshi

This is a residential, monastic style retreat. For this long weekend prepare to leave the outside world behind and delve into yourself.

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

The Retreat environment is a supportive, focused, intense and self empowering sacred space that softens what is rigid and inflexible in our bodies and minds. It awakens openness, trust, joy, acceptance, love and understanding which allows for profound transformation.

Are you ready to transform??? Then Register today!!


Join us at:

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Cost: $600
includes gourmet vegetarian meals, snacks, lodging & workshop.

$450: with $200 deposit by Aug. 15th, 2017
$500: with $200 deposit by Oct. 15th, 2017
$550: with $200 deposit by Nov. 15th, 2017

To Submit Your Deposit or learn more, visit our website at:

Partial Scholarships Available
For scholarship requests, please email, including details of your current situation, and the $ amount that you can contribute to the intensive.

Donations Accepted & Appreciated
If you feel served by this work, please consider donating to our scholarship fund to support others.

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

Sept. 30th, 2017
Oct. 21st, 2017
Nov. 18th, 2017

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

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