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Spring Enlightenment Intensive with Trevor Thibodeau
May 30th - June 3rd, 2019
Lazy M Lodge Caroline, Alberta, Canada
Trevor Thibodeau

Location: Lazy M Lodge
Cost: $797 all inclusive: Four nights accommodation,
         wholesome homemade meals (please send dietary restrictions upon registration),
         pre and post intensive support , and this profoundly beautiful experience.
See: Calgary Enlightenment Intensive

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. ("What am I?" is also an available question, usually offered to those who have already taken an EI, or on the approval or advice of the facilitator.)

Calgary Enlightenment Intensive

True Heart / True Mind Enlightenment Intensive with Paul Weiss
May 30th — June 3rd, 2019
The Whole Health Center: Bar Harbor, Maine

True Heart / True Mind Enlightenment Intensive wiith Paul Weiss

19th Annual Southern California Enlightenment Intensive, with Cynthia Spillman and Patsy Boyer
June 6th — 9th, 2019
Mt. Baldy Zen Center, Mt. Baldy, CA
19th Annual Mt. Baldy E.I.

Opening Enlightenment Intensive with Jayaprabha Mare DiBenigno
Thursday June 6th, 2019 (5:30pm) – Monday June 10th, 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: $675, includes gourmet vegetarian meals, snack, lodging, workshop & integration
         $550 with $200 non-refundable deposit by April 30th, 2019

Limited Amount of Partial Scholarships Available.

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

Path of Heart Presents Enlightenment Intensives 2019
In New Mexico with Jack Pottiary and Katrin Potticary
Path of Heart 2019 E.I.'s

July 4th Dyad Meditation Retreat at Origin, High Sierra, with Win and Osha
July 4th (Thursday evening) — July 7th, 2019
Win Morgan PhD Osha Reader

Win and Osha invite you to join us for a July 4 - 7 Dyad Meditation Retreat at Origin in the High Sierra.
It will begin Thursday evening, July 4th, and will end with dinner on Sunday, July 7th. You're welcome to
stay over until Monday.

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. 

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 tax-deductible donation to Origin at, or mail a check to 9 Partridge Court, San Rafael CA 94901.

Many thanks and hope to have you with us!

Win, 415-927-4800 or

Seven Day Enlightenment Intensive in Newfoundland with Murray Kennedy!
July 25th to August 2nd, 2019

alleyne rainbow

Thursday evening July 25th – thru Friday morning August 2nd, 2019

At Tree Of Life Retreat Center, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland Cost $750

Murray Kennedy 604-984-3282 or Email:

To register contact Ian Goudie 709-765-6271 $200 Deposit

Enlightenment Intensive "Know Thyself" with Renata and Asimo
August 22nd — 25th, 2019
San Zeno di Montagna (Verona) Italy 37013
Renata & Asimo

A three days retreat to go deep within, asking "Who am I?"

A unique process that activates awareness and leads to directly recognizing one's true nature.

Where: San Zeno di Montagna, Italy, a place between Lake Garda and Mount Baldo.
We will be the only guests at the Hotel "Chestnut". 

Cost: 420 euros, all inclusive.

The retreat will be in Italian.

For further information, please visit the websites:


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Love Intensive with Jason Nathaniel
August 30th - September 2nd 2019,
Origin in the High Sierra, California

Jason Nathaliel

Hello Truth Lover!

You are invited to attend the Labor Day Weekend Love Intensive at Origin.
August 30th - September 2nd 2019

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 amazing openings into 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 Origin in the High Sierra, 35 miles north of Truckee, CA.

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 $375 to $475, which includes your lodging, 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!


Path of Heart Presents Enlightenment Intensives 2019
In New Mexico with Jack Pottiary and Katrin Potticary
Path of Heart 2019 E.I.'s

The 40th Annual Intensive, led by Jason Nathaniel
October 24th - 27th, 2019,
Isis Oasis in Geyserville, California
Jason Nathaniel Please join us for the 40th Annual Intensive, led by Jason Nathaniel, October 24th - 27th at Isis Oasis in Geyserville CA.
Everyone is welcome.

The Enlightenment Intensive combines contemplation with communication in a powerful process aimed at direct conscious knowledge of truth. Over the past decade, Jason has been actively involved in taking, staffing, and mastering Intensives.
He offers a Love Intensive each year in northern California and leads with a freshness and authenticity that have earned him
a devoted following.

For more information about Enlightenment Intensives, please visit:

Isis Oasis, where the Annual Intensive was held for many years, is about an hour's drive north of San Rafael, easily accessible from both SFO and the Santa Rosa airports. Amenities include a large swimming pool, new hot tub, comfortable double rooms, spacious dorm areas with adjoining baths, and good chairs for sitting.

Tuition is on a sliding scale from $375 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 9 Partridge Court, San Rafael CA 94901.

For questions or information or to register for this intensive, please email

We hope to have you with us for the 40th Annual Intensive!

Path of Heart Presents Enlightenment Intensives 2019
In New Mexico with Jack Pottiary and Katrin Potticary
Path of Heart 2019 E.I.'s

Zen and the Art of Inquiry with Pitaka
Easter Weekend: Apri 10-13, 2020: Point Reyes National Seashore
Friday afternoon to Monday evening
A Three Day Enlightenment Intensive with a few Zen elements


Zen is at the root of Enlightenment Intensives.
Zen and the Art of Inquiry, is a Zen flavored three day Enlightenment Intensive with Pitaka Christie Close ordained in Feb. 2018. It's happening at beautiful Commonweal retreat center in Bolinas in the Point Reyes National Seashore in California, April 10-13, 2020.
Free airport pick up is provided.
Visit for more info./registration or email with questions.

Registration is open until March 23rd, 2020 at  

Write for partial work-trade scholarship

The Cost for Private Room
and Vegetarian Meals is $600
or for Shared Room $550.

Point Reyes National Seashore  
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).

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.


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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