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Point Reyes National Seashore

Zen and the Art of Inquiry with Pitaka Easter Intensive 2021

Registration Is Open for this 3 Day Enlightenment Intensive

To be held at: Point Reyes National Seashore
Dates: Friday, April 2nd thru Monday April 5th, 2021
Cost $600

For complete details regarding new COVID-19 guidelines which will be followed at this intensive
and for any additional intensive information:

Email Pitaka at:


New dates to be determined.

3 1/2 Day Enlightenment Intensive in New Mexico with Jack Potticary
May 28 – June 1, 2020
3.5 Day E.I. with Jack Potticary in NM

Blue Cliff Zen Center

A Three Day Enlightenment Intensive with a distinctive Zen flavor
Breakthrough to Zen Retreat with Daizan Roshi
September 24 - 27, 2020: Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon 
Location: Just outside of Eugene, Oregon

Daizan Roshi  

Please join us for this Enlightenment Intensive, led by Julian Daizan Skinner Roshi, September 24-27, 2020
at Big Bear Retreat Center in Walton, Oregon. Everyone is welcome.

The three-day (64 hour) Breakthrough to Zen Retreat format is a uniquely powerful way to step into the world of awakening.
These retreats are designed specifically for you to find out your true nature - to find out who you really are (enlightenment or kensho in Japanese). This Enlightenment Intensive is suitable for those with no prior meditation experience, but can also be very powerful for those who have an ongoing or developing practice.

Please visit for more information. 

For questions or to register please email bluecliffzen@gmail.comDaizan has been leading Breakthrough to Zen Retreats in the UK and around Europe for many years. We're honored to have this be our Zen Center's 3rd year hosting him in the US!

The cost for accommodation, meals (vegetarian), and other miscellaneous expenses is $235. An additional donation of $150 - $350 is suggested for the Master. Please have your payment include $235 + the suggested donation for the Master, when you register.

We'd love to have you!

Practice Sessions, Workshops, Trainings, and Retreats

Alice Whieldon  

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Introduction to Charles Berner’s Mind Clearing

October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BST, £80
London School of Capoeira
Units 1-2 Leeds Place, Tollington Park
London, N4 3RF United Kingdom

Take mindfulness to the next step with a day of learning about the mind in the wider context of Charles Berner’s work
(including the Enlightenment Intensive) including exercises and theory and within yoga. Understand what the mind is,
why it is a problem for us and what we can do about it.

Contact: 0044 7957 233345

Basics of Clearing: A 3-year Practitioner Training with Alice Whieldon: MA, PhD, SFHEA
January 30th – February 2nd; May 21st – 24th; and September 18th – 20th, 2020
London School of Capoeira, Finsbury Park, London, UK
Alice Whieldon

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Clearing the mind & developing ability in communication for fulfilled living

A standalone course, this is also the first year in the Mind Clearing 3-year Practitioner Training
Suitable for personal and professional development

Alice Whieldon assisted by Dominique Rivoal, Frankie Jaggs, Sally Parham
Cost: £1500, planned payment possible. £200 non-returnable deposit payable on booking
Contact: 0044 7957 233345
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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).

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

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.

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