Next Intensive

Calendar of Events

Due to the situation with Covid 19 this list of intended in-person Intensives is provisional.

We have cancelled the September Two Week due to concerns about the Delta variant.  We will offer in its place consectuive weekend 3 Day ZoomDyad Retreats.

We hope to be able to return to offering in-person intensives as of the November 4 day. The condition of attendance will be that participants and staff are fully vaccinated. 

We will continue to offer  Zoom Dyad Retreats as a pathway for those who chose not to take the vaccine, or who cannot otherwise attend in-person events. Our experience with  Zoom Dyad Retreats have proven them to be worthy alternatives to the Enlightenment Intensive.

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Non residential Events

Our planned in person November Enlightenment Intensive has been cancelled due to the prevalence of the Delta variant.

November 26 – 30  Zoom Dyad Retreat 

February 11 – 22  Consecutive Weekend Zoom Dyad Retreat

In-person Enlightenment Intensives planned for 2022  (depending on the Covid situation).

April  1 – 7    Five Day Enlightenment Intensive Cloud Mountain Washington

May   5 – 9   Three Day Enlightenment Intensive Springbrooke Langley  BC

May  5 – 13   Seven Day Enlightenment Intensive Springbrooke Langley  BC

July  21 – 29   Seven Day Enlightenment Intensive Tree of Life Newfoundland

September 16 – 30   Two Week Enlightenment Intensive Powell River BC

Note:  3, 5 and 7 Day Intensives are named for the number of full days doing Dyads. When we designate an Intensive a 5 Day or a 7 Day. We do not count the evening before or the morning after. 

Details of these events are listed below:

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Zoom Dyad Retreat November 2021

Friday evening, November 26th thru Monday evening, November 29th, or Tuesday morning Nov 30th. 2021

    Cost is by donation

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

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February 11 to 22, Zoom Dyad Retreat

Friday evening Feb 11, all day Saturday Feb 12, Sunday 13 Monday 14 and Tuesday morning Feb 15

Tuesday afternoon Wednesday Feb 16 Thursday 17 and Friday Feb 18 are rest days

Friday evening Feb 18, Saturday 19, Sunday 20, Monday 21, & Tuesday Feb 22

This event is offered as one retreat as our intention is to provide a Long Intensive experience on Zoom.  There are 6 full days of contemplation, two part days and three rest days. We have offered consecutive weekend Zoom retreats twice and found this format works wonderfully.  This is a great opportunity to contemplate deeply without the time constraints of the typical 3 day intensive.

While this event is offered to those who want to dive into a long intensive, we will accept participants who can only do the first or only the second part.

Fee is by donation.

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

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Five Day Enlightenment Intensive

 Cloud Mountain Retreat Center  Dates To Be Announced

At Cloud Mountain Washington (110 miles south of Seattle 70 Miles north of Portland)

Tiered Fees: Subsidized Level $420, Sustaining Level $460 Supporting Level $500 – plus dana offerings to teachers and staff.

For Information or to register for this Intensive go to the Cloud Mountain web site – https://www.cloudmountain.org/retreats?retreat=122

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May 2022

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Three Day Enlightenment Intensive

Thursday evening May  5 – Sunday evening May 8 or Monday morning May 9,  2022

At Springbrooke Retreat Center, Langley BC   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 5  – thru Friday morning  May 13,  2022

At Springbrooke Retreat Center.       Cost $1075

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

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Seven Day Enlightenment Intensive in Newfoundland!

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Thursday evening July 21 – thru Friday morning  July 29,  2022

At Tree Of Life Retreat Center,  Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland     Cost $750   

Murray Kennedy 604 984 3282  or  Email: murrayakennedy@gmail.com

To register contact  Ian Goudie 709-765-6271 iangoudie@nl.rogers.com $200 Deposit

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Two Week Enlightenment Intensive

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September 16 to 30th 2022

The Intensive will be held at The Point, south of Powell River BC between Lang Bay and Brew Bay on Malaspina Strait.

To apply to The Two Week Intensive contact Murray: murrayakennedy@gmail.com

Cost $2000 (Includes room and board)

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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 fourteen-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 practice; day after day in a company of committed others.  As the days go by forcing and striving are replaced by acceptance and curiosity. Anxiety and pressure give way to the spaciousness of unfolding reality. Devotion and surrender naturally 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.

Fourteen day Intensives are significantly more challenging than the seven day format. And for some people they are not the best.  Admission is at Murray and Patsy’s discretion. As a rule we choose to work with people we already know from 3 or 7 Day Intensives.

Non Residential Contemplation Events:

In Vancouver Every Wednesday: Dyad Night

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Dyad Night has been held in Vancouver continuously for 34 years. But we are meeting on Zoom during Covid, If you are interested contact Murray murrayakennedy@gmail.com for details.

Every Wednesday we do two, 40 minute dyads followed by a short sharing circle.

Dyad Night is open to anyone interested in contemplative inquiry. Newcomers are welcome and instruction is available.

This is a wonderful opportunity to practice presence, open to reality and let go of our burdens.

We meet every Wednesday evening 7:30 – 9:45 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church; 1440 West 12th Ave. The entrance is on the south side of 12th just west of Hemlock. There’s free street parking after 7:00.

Our room is on the third floor. Cost is $5.00.    All are very welcome.

Cost is $5.00. All are welcome.

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Love Intensive every February – see above

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