Self-Enquiry Enlightenment Intensive and Awareness Intensive Meetups
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You are invited to come to a monthly series on Zoom.
Each gathering combines two parts:
A presentation by an Osho Awareness Intensive Leader or by an Enlightenment Intensive Master (usually 40 minutes).
Two optional “Dyad” sessions (45 minutes each) where participants deepen their awareness and understanding of themselves, of life, of love, and of others.
The gatherings are free of charge.
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A Request for Support
We intend to continue offering these gatherings free of charge and would like some help to cover costs. If that is something you feel moved to help with, please see our Donate page. Thank you!
For New People without Experience of Self-enquiry Dyads
As a new person, you are warmly invited to attend all the presentations which occur at the beginning of each monthly event. To participate in dyads in breakout rooms (the second part of each event), it will be necessary for you to be introduced to the particular dyad technique we use. There is an opportunity for this during the first dyad period so that you may then, if you wish, join the second dyad practice with another participant. For more information and an explanation of terms used, see ‘New to Dyads?’
With special thanks to Osha Reader, Lawrence Noyes, and Janeane Weprin for their support and suggestions. Dedicated to Murray Kennedy and Edrid for their inspiration and personal guidance. Dedicated to Osho.
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Each month an Awareness Intensive Leader from the Osho communities or an Enlightenment Intensive Master will present an informative and inspiring talk about various aspects of these intensives and of the dyad process.
“Awareness Intensive (AI)” is the name used in Osho communities; the process is the same as in other communities where they use the name “Enlightenment Intensive (EI)”.
Each monthly presentation will include the unique, and often inspiring, personal experiences of the presenter.
There are many benefits of these intensives, especially how they are an opportunity for you to discover and “directly experience” the truth of who and what you actually are, of what life is, of what love is, and of what others are.
This process is suitable for every sincere seeker of truth in their lives, regardless of religious or spiritual orientation. Care is taken so that no belief system is introduced or taught. Only a method is provided to facilitate effective and satisfying personal enquiry and experience.
These monthly gatherings started in April 2022, So far we’ve had presentations by Edrid (a student of Charles Berner, the creator of Enlightenment Intensives); Murray Kennedy leading a tribute to Jeff Love; Lawrence Noyes, Ganga and Garimo, Simone Anliker from Global Dyads, Zen Reverend Pitaka Christie Close, Forest Dalton, founder of the Love Intensive, Avikal Costantino, Colleen Santini, Smaran Stockard, Bill Savoie, Osha Reader, Russell Scott, Emma and Barry McGuinness, Murray Kennedy, Yoah Wexler and Doug Seeley.
Event Dates and Times
All events in this Zoom series occur on the first Wednesday of each month.
Events begin at:
- 8pm Central European time
- 7pm UK time
- 2pm in Eastern USA/Canada
- 11am Pacific Time
Privacy: If you would like to remain anonymous on the Zoom call, please see Privacy on Zoom.
Next Presentation in this Series
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - presenter Russell Scott
En-Lifen-ment with Russell Scott
It’s often the case, after an Enlightenment Intensive, that one’s direct experience fades and sometimes becomes just a memory.
There are degrees of reaction to this, from disappointment to “existential” depression as one becomes cognisant of the dissonance between the high of awakening and one’s “ordinary” life. Herein lies the challenge after an intensive ie. living from spiritual awareness or what might be called En-Lifen-ment.
The way of doing this lies within the magic of why the enlightenment technique works so well and applying this magic in a different way to your life.
Russell Scott will talk about some of these practices.
Russell Scott is the former owner of the Ecology Retreat Centre in Ontario Canada where he pioneered programs in green building, sustainable living, permaculture and spirituality. He has led enlightenment intensives (aka Coming Home retreats) for the past 40 years. He has assisted thousands of people in his one-to-one and group programs to break through past limitations and inner sabotage so that they can walk in the beauty, honesty, and magnificence of their true nature. He is an accomplished musician, and the author of the award-winning book on the Enlightenment Intensive process: “Awaken The Guru In You - The Spiritual Seekers Guide To Inner Peace, Self-Acceptance and Who You Really Are” His greatest joy in life is watching people fall off their seats in fits of laughter when they realize who they really are.
He will be donating to Smaran, the profits of the sales of his book from anyone after the talk, who purchases it off his website within 2 weeks of his presentation.
The presentation will be followed by two dyad sessions.
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A few minutes before the event start time (we have music playing 15 minutes before the start), click the link below:
Meeting ID: 839 7986 7311
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - presenter Forest Dalton
Forest Dalton started his adult life with the dream of becoming a college physics teacher. He earned master’s degrees in mathematics and physics at Stanford and at UC Riverside. In 1963 he had a strong realization to the effect that a better path for him as a teacher might be to help folks learn about their true nature and how to treat each other better. Toward this goal he studied and trained in Eastern philosophy (Alan Watts), advaita vedanta (Master Subramuniya), Tibetan Buddhism (Tarthang Tulku), Enlightenment Intensives (Charles Berner and Osha Reader) and Dogzen (Edrid).
Forest was very active in leading Enlightenment Intensives in the late 1960s and 1970s, often co-mastering with Edrid. In 1973 Forest founded Tatagata-Style Tea Ceremony and wrote Tatagata's Alphabet Book. In 1986 Forest founded the Love Intensive. In 2020 and 2021 he wrote It's All God and Connecting with Eternity. His talk on November 1 will discuss how to apply the fruits of the Enlightenment Intensive in one's daily life and how to integrate one's personal self and one's divine self, so that they live well together.
For all of 2023, Forest will send a free copy of Connecting with Eternity to anyone with a US mailing address who donates $20 or more to Smaran. To get your free copy, just make your donation, then forward your receipt or acknowledgement, together with the US mailing address, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Thank you so much for this!
I'm training to be a Master and all this early history helps me learn more about the nature of the intensive.
Warmly, MM, US"