Murray Kennedy has been giving Enlightenment Intensives in the Vancouver B.C. area since 1982. He invites you to consider the content of this site and to contact him with any comments or questions you might have.
The Enlightenment Intensive is a 3, 4 or 7 Day residential workshop dedicated to helping individuals explore reality and come into conscious union with Truth.
It is a highly focused, structured environment where participants continually contemplate one of four questions: "Who am I?", "What am I?", "What is Life?" or "What is Another?"
On an Enlightenment Intensive, participants practice a unique combination of contemplation and communication, which leads to dramatically increased consciousness, personal growth and not infrequently, the resolution of the question through direct experience.
Enlightenment Intensives are very pure. They are laboratories for the unrestricted inquiry into the Truth as each individual experiences it. No belief system or view of life is taught or implied. Participants examine their own experience, make their own inquiry and discover their own results.
Intensives are tremendously powerful. They bring participants into the actuality of the present moment and enable them to hold their attention on what is truly so for them as experience unfolds, hour after hour, day after day. Over the course of an Intensive concentration, energy, and awareness steadily increase enabling participants to go ever more deeply into the reality their questions point them toward.
Most importantly, Enlightenment Intensives are an environment where communication and contact between individuals gives rise to high levels of understanding, compassion and support. As time goes by an atmosphere of affinity nurtures a sense of trust and safety. Participants become willing to relax, to let familiar identities dissolve and to allow the experience of what lies outside their known perimeters.
Intensives are open to all people, regardless of age, creed, orientation or
life experience because,
Truth is available to each and every one of us.
The old fables are not idle tales. There really is a Pearl Beyond Price!
It is available in this life, to you, as you yourself.
Enlightenment Intensives give you the opportunity to face what is so;
to be and relate yourself and be received by others as you truly are,
and to serve others by receiving them.
Finally, regardless of the results, Opening yourself to the Truth of what is so, is an intrinsically fulfilling activity.
It is its own refuge, its own reward.
Seven hundred years ago Rumi wrote a passionate invitation to the dance that is the spiritual path. Since no one has said it better I repeat it here.
Whoever you are
Wanderer, worshiper, lover of living
It doesn't matter
Ours is not a caravan of despair
Even if you have broken your vow a thousand times
And yet again