Self-Enquiry Dyads

Self-Enquiry Enlightenment Intensive and Awareness Intensive Meetups

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An Invitation

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 Grace Honore ( formerly Janeane Weprin) for their support and suggestions. Dedicated to Murray Kennedy and Edrid for their inspiration and personal guidance. Dedicated to Osho. 

If you have any queries, please email us at info@selfenquirydyads.org 

The Presentations

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.

Previous Presenters

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, Doug Seeley and John Heron.

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, June 5, 2024 - presenter Emir Salihovic

My presentation is called 'Enlightenment Intensives and the path of Yoga'. I’m intending to show how we can see that the principles of the eightfold path of yoga are actually present in EI structure and technique.

Three main points I'd like to showcase there: 1) How Yogeshwar's yoga practice evolved from his Enlightenment Intensive experiences and how did they color his later method of teaching yoga, 2) willful and surrender paths of yoga in brief, and 3) how surrender yoga seems to be the natural follow up and continuation of one's EI practice. I will also tell briefly about EIs in former Yugoslavia since 1983 until the present. 

About Emir:

I took my first Enlightenment Intensive in Yugoslavia in 1985, when I was only 17 years old, and continued with it until present time. In 1989 Yogeshwar gave me yogic name Brahmananda, and I dedicated myself to his Holistic Yoga program, including dyad work and study of Clearing. In 2001 I did the EI Masters training with Lawrence Noyes, and so far I gave about 10-15 EIs in the region of former Yugoslavia, plus many dyad workshops, lectures and seminars. For the past 4-5 years I've been doing Clearing sessions professionally, online too, having clients literally every day, sometimes 3-4 sessions a day. Nowadays I do only one session per day as I took another daily job too. 

I published two books related to Yogeshwar's teachings and EIs: "Natural Meditation" and "Who Am I?" 

On the worldly side, I'm a former journalist and PR expert, working in a TV production company as of recently.

I plan on publishing a website dedicated to Yogeshwar and Holistic Yoga soon, so my current contact is only my email, esalihovic@yahoo.com

The presentation will be followed by two dyad sessions.

Join the Zoom Call

A few minutes before the event start time (we have music playing 15 minutes before the start), click the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83979867311?pwd=aFJjTkN5b0FzRDYvMkNVTkFjZmVnUT09

Meeting ID: 839 7986 7311

Passcode: 768440

Future Presentations

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - presenter Paul Weiss

I was drawn to zen at an early age, and began intensive zen training in 1966.  I have practiced in several traditions over the years, and studied in India and in China.  In 1981 I founded The Whole Health Center in Bar Harbor, Maine, where I offered therapeutic counseling and holistic healing practices, as well as meditation retreats.

I first learned of the Enlightenment Intensive from Ken Cadigan in 1982, having met him at a 'health fair;' and immediately saw its possibilities.  I invited him to offer several Intensives at my center, and soon began monitoring.  By 1984 I was offering my own – hesitantly and out of necessity – but quickly realized it was a perfect fit.  I've continued to offer several Intensives a year (under the name True Heart, True Mind) for most of the years since.  (Much of my own bio and personal experiences come through in my two books: The Dharma of Direct Experience: Non-dual Principles of Living and 

Moonlight Leaning Against an Old Rail Fence: Approaching the Dharma as Poetry.)

In my presentation, I would like to address the essential process of the Intensive from the standpoint of four paired words: integrity and reciprocity; identification and intimacy; intention and openness; and integration and realization.  I will examine the ways in which the dual principles of integrity and reciprocity are foundational to all mature human development and human behavior; to mature spiritual practice; and to the non-dual nature of being itself.  And I will speak of how the Enlightenment Intensive reflects an evolutionary and historical development in the non-dual expression of these two principles in enlightenment practice.

Website: www.thewholehealthcenter.org   

Some Appreciation

"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"