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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

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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,

Win and Osha invite you to join us for a July 5 - 8 Dyad Meditation Retreat at Origin in the High Sierra. It will begin Thursday evening, July 5th, and will end with dinner on Sunday, July 8th. You're welcome to stay over until Monday.

This July 4th weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Enlightenment Intensive, created in 1968 by Charles and Ava Berner. The Dyad Meditation Retreat, based on the Enlightenment Intensive, is an advanced form 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. You can read more about the EI process at

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. Win and Osha have sat many vipassana retreats over several decades and have been teaching together since 2009.

The cost for the retreat is $375. Everyone is welcome and partial work trades are available. You can reserve a place, sponsor someone, or make a fully tax-deductible donation to Origin at PayPal, or mail a check to Origin, 40600 Hwy 49, Calpine CA 96124.

To reserve a spot, please contact Osha, 415-524-8100 before June 12th or after June 12th: 530-862-1225, or email:

Many thanks and 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

Dear Friends,

Please join us October 25th - 28th, at Isis Oasis in Geyserville CA for the 39th Annual Intensive, led by Murray Kennedy. Everyone is welcome.

Murray has been leading Intensives in the Vancouver area for almost 40 years. His wisdom, humor, authenticity, and devotion to the process have attracted participants from all over the world.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Enlightenment Intensive, created in 1968, by Charles and Ava Berner. The Enlightenment Intensive combines contemplation with communication in a powerful process aimed at direct conscious knowledge of truth.

For more information about Enlightenment Intensives, please visit: , Murray’s site or the Home page of Self and Other.

Murray Kennedy

Isis Oasis, where the Annual Intensive was held for many years, is about an hour's drive north of central San Rafael, and 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.

You can reserve a place, sponsor someone, or donate to Origin at,
or mail a check to Origin, 40600 Hwy 49, Calpine CA 96124.

For questions or additional information contact Osha at

Many thanks and we hope to have you with us!



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

Opening Enlightenment Intensive with Jayaprabha Mare DiBenigno
Thursday January 17th, 2019 (5:30pm) – Monday January 21st , 2019 (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: $650, includes gourmet vegetarian meals, snack, lodging, workshop & integration
         $550 with $200 non-refundable deposit by December 20, 2018

Limited Amount of Partial Scholarships Available.

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

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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