The Dyad




Dogzen Dyad

What is an Enlightenment Intensive?

Select one of these questions and sit down with a partner.

  • Who am I?
  • What am I?

(You could also work on What is life?, What is another?, or What is love?)

With confidence, from a base of pure, open awareness, intend to know the truth directly using your question as the focus. This is contemplation.

Communicate to your partner whatever comes up from contemplating your question. Your partner listens and understands, without judging or giving feedback.

Do this for about 12 hours a day for from three days to six weeks, half the time being an active contemplator and half the time being an attentive listener.

Maintain silence, one-pointed focus, and mindful presence with your question during sitting, eating, resting, walking, sleeping, and all other non-partner activities. The staff provides complete support so you are not distracted from your contemplation.

Just go deeper and deeper and deeper. Go through whatever you have to go through. See where it takes you.

This is an Enlightenment Intensive.

Something New to Try: One-Minute Plunge Meditations

We approach a one-minute meditation as a "plunge." You plunge into it. You cast away, let go of, and drop everything. You dive in. Your focus is 100% on your topic. You become completely open to the truth that your topic points to. You allow for complete absorption in your experience of the topic.. There is a list of topics. You can add your own topics as you wish, but the ones supplied here are pretty good. My advice: do just one, then let it rest. Let hours go by before you do another.

Here is the description.

Intensive Listings

EVENTS PAGE - many Enlightenment Intensives are held each month around the world. To see a list of Intensives, click the link.

The Events list is updated regularly, so check back often.

Not all Intensives are on this list. You can also check the Other Related Websites listed below for more Intensives as well as for additional information about Intensives.

Other Related Websites

Programs and Enlightenment
Intensives at Origin
with Osha Reader

Enlightenment Intensives and Information
with Bill Savoie

Lawrence Noyes Seminars 
with Lawrence Noyes

United Kingdom
with Barry and Emma McGuinness
Australia and USA
S. E. L. F. - Spiritual Enlightenment, Love & Friendship Foundation, Inc.
with Yoah Wexler, Phd

Arca Formazione
with Antonello D'Amelio

Enlightenment Intensives in
Vancouver B.C.
with Murray Kennedy

Jamar Enlightenment Center

True Heart/True Mind Enlightenment Intensives in Bar Harbor, Maine
with Paul Weiss - Seattle, Washington
with Kurt Trefi
z and Karen Ly


Bhava in Albuquerque, New Mexico Enlightenment Intensives, Silent Retreats & Private Session with
Simon Thomson.


Helios Centre for Illuminated Living, Rye, N.Y.
with Greg Branson and Trevor Iszatt

Sacred Space Inquiry

Sacfed Space Inquiry
with Durga Patricia Carroll
Renata & Asimo Enlightenment Intensive "Know Thyself"
with Renata and Asimo: Italy

     Self & Other Newsletter Archive

These newsletters are a great resource for learning about Enlightenment Intensives. They include articles
written by masters and participants, accounts of enlightenment experiences, and other inspirational writings.

Go to the Newsletter Archive

(You need the Adobe Acrobat reader to read the PDF versions. You can get it for free at

Books, Videos, and Stuff

A Booklet About Dogzen

by Edrid

Cultivating Naked Awareness is a little 50-page booklet about Dogzen. It's presented as a series of 10 lessons about how to cultivate naked awareness in your daily life. This is similar to the material originally presented in the Dogzen Email Newsletters, with some additions and improvements. If you want to practice Dogzen or if you want to start your own Dogzen group, this booklet provides most of the information you need to get started.

The book comes with an audio CD of the Preparation for Contemplation meditation. You just put the CD in your CD player, sit down, and go where the guided meditation takes you.
It leaves you in a really nice place.

If you will be doing Dyads, you might also want to order a Five-Minute Bells CD (see below).

To order the book, send $7 ($5 for the book and $2 for the mailing envelope and postage) to Dogzen, 14207 SE Fairoaks Avenue, Oak Grove, OR 97267. Make the check payable to Ed Riddle. Be sure to include your shipping address with your order.

Free PDF version: if you don't need a paper copy or the CD, write an email to, requesting Cultivating Naked Awareness and it will be emailed to you. (It is a sligltly later edition, with a few corrections and additions.)

Tatagata Tea Ceremony

Tatagata - Style
Tea Ceremony

by Edrid

A western version of the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, emphasizing the cultivation
of full presence and being in the moment. The Tea Ceremony can help you cultivate the state of
naked awarenes that is described in the Dogzen practices which are contained in the above 50-page booklet.

Special Acknowledgement: To Forest, who brought Tatagate-Style Tea Ceremony to life.

Go to the Tatagata - Style Tea Ceremony

The Enlightenment Intensive by Lawrence Noyes
The Enlightenment Intensive:
The Power of Dyad Communication for Self Realization
, Nov. 1, 2018 by Lawrence Noyes 
Updated from 1998 book with added perspectives, interviews and a new chapter. 


The Enlightenment Intensive, book by Lawrence Noyes The Enlightenment Intensive, Oct. 12, 1998 by Lawrence Noyes
A definitive description of the Enlightenment Intensive by one of its leading masters.
book cover: You God Love Life
You, God, Love, Life: Self Transformation Principles
by Charles Berner; edited and compiled by Yoah Wexler, PhD

Enlightenment: Accelerating Self Realization Enlightenment: Accelerating Self REalization by Yaoh Wexler, PhD

Enlightenment: Accelerating Self Realization
DVD video about enlightenment and the Enlightenment Intensive by Yoah Wexler, PhD.
An excellent introduction to the Enlightenment Intensive.





Relating and Spiritual Consciousness

Relating and Spiritual Consciousness;
by Charles Berner; edited and compiled by Yoah Wexler, PhD






Enlightenment and the Enlightenment Intensive

Enlightenment and the Enlightenment Intensive, Volume 1 ;
by Charles Berner, edited and compiled by Yoah Wexler, PhD





Enlightenment and the Enlightenment Intensive

Enlightenment and the Enlightenment Intensive, Volume 2;
by Charles Berner, edited and compiled by Yoah Wexler, PhD





Knowing Your Self

Knowing Your Self: 100 Self Awareness Exercises;
by Yoah Wexler, PhD

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