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Love Intensive with Jason Nathaniel
April 13th – 16th, 2017, Sebastopol, California

Jason Nathaniel

You are invited to attend the April 13-16 Love Intensive mastered by Jason Nathaniel near beautiful Sebastopol California!
The Love Intensive is similar in format to an Enlightenment Intensive, but everyone works on the question "What is Love?". (NOTE: While this is primarily a Love Intensive, if you have a burning desire to work on a different enlightenment question, we can accommodate that.)

In my opinion, Direct Experience of Truth is the most important element on the spiritual path. No matter how many books one has read, gurus one has visited, or dharma talks one has heard, the only thing that will make any real difference in your life is the direct realization of actual reality. Come join us for an opportunity to use this powerful dyad technique to open to experiencing the Truth for yourself.

A lovely secluded home near Sebastopol California will be the location for our temporary spiritual community. As our main technique, we will be using 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 (Jason Nathaniel, Jessica Lamm, and Osha Reader).

Pricing is as follows: $350 for camping (or futon outside), $400 for a futon inside, $450 for a bed. There are a limited number of beds, so if you want one please be sure to register as soon as possible. All prices include tuition, accommodations, and three vegetarian meals per day (plus snacks!).

To register, you can either send a check to Jason directly or click on the Pal Pal link if that would be more convenient. You can also use the PayPal link if you would like to fund a scholarship for someone else to attend, which would be fully tax deductible as a donation to Origin, a 501c3 nonprofit.

Thank you!

For more info or questions please contact Jason at

Jason Nathaniel
829-27th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94121

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4 Day Enlightenment Intensive Retreat



With: Durga Ma

Durga Ma - Patricia Carroll



Where: Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch - Boulder, Utah

When: April 20th – 24th, 2017

Cost: $850

Boulder, Utah E.I.

5 Day Enlightenment Intensive with Murrary Kennedy, assisted by Patsy Boyer
Murray Kennedy
Patsy Boyer

When and Where?
April 21 – 26, 2017
A 5-night retreat, hosted by Cloud Mountain Retreat Center in Castle Rock, WA
(about 60 miles north of Portland and 125 miles south of Seattle)

Cost: The retreat fees are on a tiered scale:
• Subsidized level: $400 plus donations to teachers and staff
• Supporting level: $430 plus donations to teachers and staff
• Sustaining level: $460 plus donations to teachers and staff

Scholarship assistance is available for those with financial need.

The fee structure is in keeping with the Buddhist tradition of fostering the practice of generosity and donations by participants as the basis for sustaining our teachers and support staff. Please note: food, lodging, and teachers’ travel costs are included in this fee, but no amount whatsoever is included for the teachers. There will be an opportunity to offer donations directly for the support of the teachers at the end of the retreat. Please visit Cloud Mountain’s website for a deeper explanation of the Buddhist practice of dāna (giving) and how it will function on this retreat as the sole basis of teacher support.

To Register:
You can click here to register online or access a downloadable registration form.

• For more information about registration or about the retreat center, please email Cloud Mountain at or call 888-465-9118.
• For more information about the retreat content, please email Murray at or Patsy at
• For more information about the retreat leaders, you will find a retreat description and teacher biographies on the Cloud Mountain website.

You can also visit Murray’s website directly for more information about how he offers Enlightenment Intensives.

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Cloud Mountain Diamond Hall
Cloud Mountain Walking Garden Cloud Mountain Stairs to Misthaven Cloud Mountain Path

True Heart/True Mind Enlightenment Intensive Retreat
in San Diego Area (April 27 – May 1, 2017), with Joseph Rubano
Joseph Rubano


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Cost: $580:

April 27 – May 1, 2017
Thursday evening April 27 through Monday morning May 1, 2017*

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 18 in the last 8 years.

This retreat will be held in a beautiful home in Leucadia not too far from the beach.

with deposit of $100 for everything – room, board
(simple vegetarian meals) and tuition. **

“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 True Mind True Heart Intensive is one of the most powerful and valuable courses I've ever participated in. The after effects penetrate all aspects of my life. It is quickly becoming a mainstay of "continuing education" for my profession as well as my quest for personal and spiritual evolution.

~ DT. Author, Coach and Healer – EI April 2016

If you are looking for an experience that will create a shift in the way you view yourself, your relationship to Life and to the Path, I highly recommend this process.

~ Theresa C, teacher – EI November 2011

I want to say that the Enlightenment Intensive has changed my life. The separation from the mechanical mind has been deeply effected by the beautifully painful process. My soul is so full of joy and something that I have longed for and striven towards my whole adult life, "a direct experience of the divine being, me" Thank you for the service and dedication to humanity.

~ Kayren P. massage therapist – EI October 2015

*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 we are about to return to.

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

Enlightenment Intensive with Shankara Newton
Shankara Newton

When: Thursday, April 27 @ 6:00 p.m - Sunday, April 30 @ 9:45 p.m.
            Optional integration day on Monday until 11:30 a.m.

Location: 9 Mountain Retreat Center, Plainfield, MA

Cost: $580 with deposit of $150 due in by April 1 (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 1 will be fully reimbursed.
• Any cancellation requests made after April 1 won't 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.

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 we 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.

For the majority of us, we 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 are often clueless how to 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.

Make checks payable to:

Clifford Newton
164 Amherst St
Wethersfield, CT 06109

Contact Shankara via Email:

The Opening Enlightenment Intensive with Martin Hahn and Stephen Garrett
Martin Hahn  

Dates: Wednesday, May 3rd (2:00 - 5:00pm. Program starts at 7:00pm) Sunday, May 7th, 2017 (11:00am)

Location: Sunrise Ranch Spiritual Retreat Center •100 Sunrise Ranch Road • Loveland, CO • 80538 • USA

Cost: $500 due upon registration. This is a non-refundable payment. Space is limited.
          All Meals included (beginning with dinner on May 3rd and ending with lunch on May 7th),
          Accommodation(in shared rooms) and logistics.

"There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.” ~ Howard Thurman

Sunrise Ranch

The Opening Enlightenment Intensive at Sunrise Ranch


Checks may be made payable to: My Piece of the Puzzle, LLC
We also accept credit and debit cards. Contact Suzie to make a credit card payment: 303 •358•1194 or email

Mt. Baldy E.I. 2017

The Opening Enlightenment Intensive with Jayaprabha


Dates: June 8th, 2017 (5:30pm) – June 12th, 2017 (1:00pm)
Location: The Vital Life Center • Plainville, CT

"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!!

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Cost: $597:  includes tuition, meals & lodging

  • $475: with $200 deposit by March 31st
  • $500: with $200 deposit by April 30th
To Submit Your Deposit or learn more, visit our website at:

Some 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.

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

Warm Blessings,
Jayaprabha Mare

Vital Life Center
100 West Main St.
Plainville, CT 06062

July 4th, 2017 – Dyad Meditation Weekend, led by Win Morgan and Osha Reader
Thursday June 29th – Sunday July 2nd, 2017
Origin, Star Route, Sattley, CA 96124

Win Morgan
Osha Reader

Dear Friends,

Please join us for the July 4th weekend Dyad Meditation Retreat at Origin, led by Win Morgan and Osha Reader. It will begin Thursday evening, June 29th, and will end with dinner on Sunday, July 2nd. 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, discounted to $350 if you're paid in full by June 1st. Work trades are always available. To reserve a spot, contact Osha, 415-524-8100,
or email:

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,

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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.

Please mark the date on your calendar and spread the word! First timers are always welcome.


For additional information,
Contact Osha, 415-524-8100 or
email her at

We hope to see you there!



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Practice Sessions, Workshops, Trainings, and Retreats

Nature Retreat 2017

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

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

Vital LIfe Center


Inquiry Dyad Meditation
Vital Life Center • Plainville, CT
Saturday, 2/11 ~ 12:30 - 5:30 pm

Vital Life Center hosts Inquiry Dyad Meditation's 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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