Next Intensive

Calendar of Events

April 21 – 26, 2017; Four Day Enlightenment Intensive at Cloud Mountain Wa.

May 4 – 7, 2017; Three Day Enlightenment Intensive

May 4 – 12, 2017; Seven Day Enlightenment Intensive

Sept 14 – Sept 29, 2017; Two Week Enlightenment Intensive

November 9 – 12, 2017; Three Day Enlightenment Intensive

Details of these events are listed below:


In Vancouver Every Wednesday: Dyad Night

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Dyad Night has been going for 31 years. It is open to anyone interested in this work. We do two dyads followed by a short sharing circle. We meet every Wednesday evening 7:30 – 9:45. The address is 535 West 10th Avenue. The entrance is from the lane between Broadway and 10th Avenue; (the cross streets are Cambie and Ash). Parking is available. Cost is $5.00. All are very welcome.

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Four Day Enlightenment Intensive

April 21 Friday evening through the morning of April 26th, 2017

At Cloud Mountain Washington

Information for this Intensive is on the Cloud Mountain web site:

http://www.cloudmountain.org/retreats?retreat=44


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Three Day Enlightenment Intensive

Thursday evening May 4 thru Sunday May 7, 2017

At Springbrooke Retreat Center Langley   Cost: $575

To register call, Murray Kennedy 604 984 3282  or  Email: murrayakennedy@gmail.com

Murray Kennedy’s Enlightenment Intensives are traditional with the following exceptions 1. In the afternoons, rest period is earlier than in the original schedule; – before, rather than after, lecture. 2. Before one or two of the dyads the group chants together. 3. Instead of working contemplation we may have movement to music.  4.”Tell me what Love is?” is an available question.


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Seven Day Enlightenment Intensive

Thursday evening May 4 thru Friday morning May 12, 2017

At Springbrooke Retreat Center.       Cost $1050

To register call, Murray Kennedy 604 984 3282  or  Email: murrayakennedy@gmail.com


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Two Week Enlightenment Intensive

Thursday evening September 14, – thru Friday morning September 29th, 2017

To be held at The Point, south of Powell River BC between Lang Bay and Brew Bay on Malaspina Straight.

Cost $2000 (Includes room and board)

To apply:- contact Murray Kennedy 604 984 3282 email murrayakennedy@gmail.com


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Three Day Enlightenment Intensive

Thursday evening, November 9th thru Sunday evening, November 12th, 2017 or Monday morning Nov 13th.

At Springbrooke Retreat Center Langley     Cost $575

To register call, Murray Kennedy 604 984 3282  or  Email: murrayakennedy@gmail.co

Two Week Enlightenment Intensive

September 13 to 28th 2018

To be held at The Point, south of Powell River BC between Lang Bay and Brew Bay on Malaspina Straight.

Cost $2000 (Includes room and board)

To apply:- contact Murray Kennedy 604 984 3282  or email:  murrayakennedy@gmail.com

About Longer Intensives

For many people three-day Enlightenment Intensives end just when they are starting to get interesting. On the final day participants often find themselves in a new realm, one where contemplation is no longer foreign or forced but spontaneous, natural and real. The dyads flow on a deeper level. Contact is profound. The power and significance of the work have become self-evident.

But then the Intensive comes to an end. Formality and discipline lift; contemplation subsides and participants begin to contract out of the expanded state they were just beginning to enjoy.

A seven or eight-day intensive is for those who want to stay on and continue the inquiry at the level they have attained at the end of the third day. So it is an opportunity go on out into realms you always had to turn your back on before; and experience whatever arises as contemplation deepens day after day after day. It is a simple and very pure life. You are supported and nourished by the structure and fellowship of the intensive. Your only mandate and concern is to continue opening to the truth and communicating your experience, whatever it is.

Personally I love long Intensives. I love having the time to sink deeply into a contemplating mode of life. I love living the quest; day after day in a company of committed others. Forcing and striving are replaced by acceptance and curiosity. Anxiety and pressure give way to the spaciousness of unfolding reality. Devotion and surrender arise. One’s intention is simply to welcome the Truth whatever it is; however it is! To me this is the essence of the work. It is an intrinsically meaningful, satisfying and appropriate activity. There is the opportunity to face, understand and resolve issues in a deep way.

Long Enlightenment Intensives are not easy. There are barriers and crises to face. But I feel they genuinely benefit those who choose to do them. They involve a deep confrontation with illusion and a level of work which can profoundly affect participants’ lives. If the prospect appeals to you I hope you will join us.


Non Residential Contemplation Events:

Every Wednesday Night: 7:30 to 9:45 Dyad Night – two dyads followed by a short sharing circle. The entrance is from the lane between Broadway and 10th Avenue. The address is 535 West 10th Avenue is on the building above the stairs. The cross streets are Cambie and Ash. Parking is available. Cost is $5.00. All are welcome.

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