Schedule of Events

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Mt. Baldy Zen Center

Dates: May 18th – 21st, 2017
Location: Mt Baldy Zen Center , Southern California

   • $425 if paid in full by March 1, 2017.
   • $475 thereafter.

Fees include retreat tuition, meals and accommodations.
$100 non-refundable deposit upon registration.
PayPal & Venmo accepted.
A payment plan is available on an as-needed basis.


This is a monastic style, 3 day residential retreat, being led by Cynthia Spillman and Patsy Boyer.
The Mt. Baldy Zen Center is steeped in years of contemplative practice; it is simple, austere, and rustic.

All are welcome to attend!

The Enlightenment Intensive provides a place to clear away what is between us and what is actually real. It combines the ancient Zen approach of koan contemplation, such as “Who am I?”, with communication to a partner in ‘dyads’. The aim is some degree of enlightenment, the penetrating breakthroughs in consciousness known in Zen as kensho or satori.


The Enlightenment Intensive is a precious gem in the realm of my lifelong spiritual practices. I use the technique in my daily life to clear obstacles, open my mind and imagination to be present with what’s most important. This practice has made me a better friend, a better listener, more kind, more successful, happier and more confident, The work is challenging, empowering, revelatory and entirely, 100% worth it”.
 ~ Gillian Clark, Owner of Swerve Studio


"The Enlightenment Intensive completely changed my life, my relationship to myself, to the world, and to others! Before in my life, I felt like an aimless wanderer, without a center. It was like my life was permeated with a fog or a vagueness.
Now, no matter the external or or internal circumstances, I know that I always have myself. That is always here. This awareness gives me the strength to be up against the unknowing without fear.”
~ Peter S., CA, age 25


To register or for more information:
Contact Cynthia at: or
Patsy at
You can also text or call us respectively at:
310.383.7037 and 208.440.8558



July 4th, 2017 – Dyad Meditation Weekend, led by Win Morgan and Osha Reader
Thursday July 6th – Sunday July 9th, 2017
Origin, Star Route, Sattley, CA 96124

Win Morgan
Osha Reader

Dear Friends,

Please join us for the July 6th weekend Dyad Meditation Retreat at Origin, led by Win Morgan and Osha Reader. It will begin Thursday evening, July 6th, and will end with dinner on Sunday, July 9th. You're welcome to stay over until Monday.

The Dyad Meditation Retreat, based on the Enlightenment Intensive, is an advanced format that combines the power and intimacy of the dyad with the depth of sitting and walking contemplation. We encourage the cultivation of moment to moment awareness while listening, speaking, and during the various activities of the day.

Win is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Corte Madera CA. He has a long-standing Buddhist meditation and study practice and trained with Edrid and Osha to lead Intensives. Win is known and loved for his intelligence, his humor, and his big heart.

Osha trained with Charles Berner in the late 60s and has been leading Enlightenment Intensives, Love Intensives, and Dyad Meditation Retreats for over 40 years.

The cost for the retreat is $375, discounted to $350 if you're paid in full by June 8th. Work trades are always available.
To reserve a spot,
contact Osha, 415-524-8100,
or email:

For payments via paypal :

If you would like to sponsor someone for this Intensive, their tuition is fully deductible as a donation to Origin, a 501c3 non-profit.

We hope to have you with us!


Osha and Win

Feel free to contact us with any questions:

Win, 415-927-4800 or,

Osha, 415-524-8100,

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NAture Retreat 2017

Osha   The 38th Annual Intensive, led by Osha Reader, will take place
October 26 - 29, 2017,
at Angela Center in Santa Rosa, California.

Edrid, Erik Grabow, and Murray Kennedy will be on staff, along with Michelle Reynolds, our chef.

Angela Center is about a 45 minutes drive north of central San Rafael and easily accessible from SFO. The rooms are either private or semi-private with wash basins and excellent beds. The meeting rooms are large and the chairs are comfortable.

$475 for a private room or $425 for a semi-private includes your lodging, bedding and towels, delicious vegetarian meals, and the Intensive. If you would like a private room, please register early.

If you would like to sponsor someone for this Intensive, their tuition is fully deductible as a donation to Origin,
a 501c3 non-profit.


To reserve a spot,

contact Osha, 415-524-8100 or
email her at

For payments via paypal :

We hope to see you there!



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For more information about Intensives and other retreats, please see the websites:

Murray Kennedy's Enlightenment Intensive Page, Self and Other, Barry's EI Page,
and Yoah Wexler's Website.