Next Intensive

Calendar of Events

November 9 – 13, 2018;   Three Day Enlightenment Intensive  Langley BC

February  16, – 18,  2019;  Three Day Love Intensive (Non Residential) North Vancouver

April 19 –  25, 2019;   Five Day Enlightenment Intensive, Cloud Mountain Wa.

May 9 – 12, 2019;    Three Day Enlightenment Intensive Langley BC

May 9 – 17, 2019;  Seven Day Enlightenment Intensive Langley BC

July 25 – Aug 2,  2019  Seven Day Enlightenment Intensive Tree of Life Newfoundland

September 2019;  Two Week Enlightenment Intensive  Powell River BC

November 7 – 11, 2019; Three Day Enlightenment Intensive  Langley Bc

Details of these events are listed below:


In Vancouver Every Wednesday: Dyad Night

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Dyad Night has been held in Vancouver continuously for 33 years.

It is open to anyone interested in meditation and contemplative inquiry. Newcomers are welcome and instruction is available.  Every week we do two, 40 minute dyad contemplation exercises followed by a short sharing circle.

This is a wonderful practice for opening up to reality and letting go of our burdens.

Note New Location (as of July 2018)

We meet every Wednesday evening 7:30 – 9:45 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. The address is 1440 West 12th Avenue. The entrance is on the south side of 12th just west of Hemlock. Our room is on the third floor. Cost is $5.00.    All are very welcome.

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November 2018

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Three Day Enlightenment Intensive

Friday evening, November 9th thru Monday evening, November 12th, 2018 or Tuesday morning Nov 13th.

At Springbrooke Retreat Center Langley     Cost $575

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

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February 2019

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Three Day Love Intensive –

Non Residential

Saturday morning February 16 thru Monday evening February 18, 2019 At 3077 Princess Ave. North Vancouver    Cost $300

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

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April 2019

Standing-Dogen

Five Day Enlightenment Intensive

April 19th (afternoon) – through April 25th (morning)  2019

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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May 2019

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Three Day Enlightenment Intensive

Thursday evening May  9 – Sunday evening May 12 or Monday morning May 13  2019

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 9  – thru Friday morning  May 17,  2018

At Springbrooke Retreat Center.       Cost $1075

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

 

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July 2019

Seven Day Enlightenment Intensive in Newfoundland!

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Thursday evening July 25 – thru Friday morning  August 2nd,  2019

At Tree Of Life Retreat Center,  Avalon Peninsula Newfoundland       Cost $1075

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

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

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Two Week Enlightenment Intensive

September 12 to 27th 2019

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 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 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.

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, we work with people we already know from 3 or 7 Day Intensives.

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Non Residential Contemplation Events:

Dyad Night: –   Every Wednesday Night: 7:30 to 9:45  – two dyads followed by a short sharing circle.

We meet at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. The address is 1440 West 12th Avenue. The entrance is on the south side of 12th just west of Hemlock. Our room is on the third floor.

Cost is $5.00. All are welcome.

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