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. 

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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, John Heron and Emir Salihovic.

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  

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Next Presentation in this Series

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.


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

Passcode: 768440

Future Presentations

Wednesday, August 7, 2024 - presenter Grace Honore

Presentation: Transformation through Enlightenment Intensives

Enlightenment Intensives (EIs) have transformed my life. Although they were never intended to be a spiritual path, they became a path for me, one I still follow. In this presentation I will tell my story. I will explain where I started, where I am now, how Intensives have changed my Life, and why they work so well for me.

We have heard from many wonderful masters in these monthly presentations. I am presenting from the other side – what it can be like to be a participant of Intensives. My story is unique to me, but my hope is that something you hear will spark something within you, something that will help you in your life and on whatever spiritual path you take. I am honored and grateful to be invited to make this presentation.

About Grace

My name is Grace Honore. It used to be Janeane Weprin until a few weeks ago. Many of you know me by that name, and it is still my legal name, but I will be making my new name legal soon. So why did I change my name? Because of Enlightenment Intensives, because it is a way I can honor the Grace I've been given by this work.

I took my first Enlightenment Intensive almost 19 years ago, back in October of 2005. Since then, I have taken over 70 Intensives. I also do dyads 3 or 4 days per week. Taking Intensives and doing dyads and other inquiry work have become my spiritual practice. At the time I started EIs, I was neither spiritual nor religious. Therapy had been the only “practice” I had ever done. It saved my life, but it was not enough. I felt something calling me. I wanted answers to the big questions of Life. I wanted to know the Truth of Reality, and though I did not know it at the time, I wanted to know the Truth of myself, of Who and What I am.

This deep desire for Truth may have been the result of the severe trauma I suffered as child, hence the therapy. Trauma can be devastating. It can create a deep, existential fear of complete psychic or physical destruction or obliteration of the self, so I am not surprised I wanted to know the Truth of existence! I did not start or continue doing EIs to heal from the trauma, though that sometimes happens. I now continue to do this work because of a deep abiding Love of the Truth. 

Despite the trauma, or perhaps because of it, EIs work incredibly well for me. EIs have given me a community to which I belong. The people who do EIs are amazing, loving, and kind. There is deep respect, love, and honoring of each other. EIs have given me the Truth over and over again – always new, always a surprise, always a gift beyond measure.  

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"