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Ego Death

Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011, 18:00 EEST – Wed, 14 Dec 2011, 16:00 EEST

This Enlightenment Transmission Winter Island Retreat will empower your spiritual search.

Are you ready to see your false identity for what it really is?

The Enlightenment Transmission aims to dissolve the Ego back into the substance from which it came, the mind, in order to liberate the soul's consciousness.

Will you let go into a new life of infinite possibilities and open spiritual vistas as far as your inner eye can see?

Spiritual literature abounds with advice about how to deal with the inner bogeyman, the cause of mankind's unenlightened ignorance, the Ego. Fanatics, fundamentalists and liberals, believing that their existential troubles would be ended, unite in the unanimous battle-cry “Death to the Ego!”

And yet this several millennia cry has not produced Enlightenment because the Ego does not exist. It's a phantom. Just like a mirage, just as you think you have it within your grasp, it dissolves between your fingers.

The aspiring spiritual warrior rises early to sneak into the enemy camp to kill his enemy, only to find that his enemy is on his back! The Ego knows your every strategy and move for it wrote the Rules of Engagement. Spiritual seekers wishing to do mortal combat in the Sea of Samsara (Illusion) are struck dead on the beach even before they have done their pranyama warm-ups! Maya doesn't give up her victims for the price of some stiff asanas and a beautiful Rudraksha mala necklace. Souls are extremely fine tasting and worth many times their weight in gold.

Do you mind having your life-force energy drained, your dreams denied and your connection to The Great Oneness trashed?

The Ego is not simply an idea. It cannot be reset by positive thought substitution or performing good deeds.

The Ego formed over many years as a callous to protect your vulnerable psyche from adverse and uncomfortable life situations. It is still trying to defend you even though you have far more resources to successfully manage your life. The Ego has not caught up with the modern you, it lives in the past.

Dissolving the callous, which has embedded itself inside you and feeds off your energy and memories, is a delicate process. It is prone to sabotage, because the Ego, even though it offers to help you with your spiritual quest (and not yet realising that this would cause its demise), by its every involvement secures its perpetuity (by making its function seem essential).

Your only hope is to enlist the support of your soul's life-force, awareness and direction. This can only be done energetically not by words and not by actions. Only the Enlightenment Transmission can help here because it is outside of the beyond, and as it comes from the Uncreated can dissolve the Ego's fortification whilst remaining impervious to its survival ploys.

You have a part to play. To remain conscious enough to choose at every stage, the correct way, when options are presented to your inner awareness.

Enjoy the ride, Dorothy, because false consciousness is going bye-bye!


If you are registering for this Retreat then you should be clean, clear - and empty yourself physically, mentally and emotionally. The remainder can only be processed by The Transmission.


To get the most from this Retreat you need to be ready. As empty of distraction as possible and full of vitality and creativity.

Self-preparation can take several weeks. So, if you want to attend then please make your intentions known to Oshana Finland as early as possible. Every year we have to turn seekers away because of insufficient preparation.

This event is life-transforming. The real benefits infinite, beyond imagination and outside of all form. When you know this place then you will be Home and my work will be complete.

An Organic Island In A Peaceful Sea

The Island - a beautiful pine forested island with neighbouring organic farming and beaches - and maybe silent frozen seas.

Organic, Macrobiotic Foods

Our skilled cooks lovingly create nutritious fresh meals every day incorporating Dave Oshana's energetic cooking principles and recommendations. Ingredients are local grown organic (where possible) or from recognised macrobiotic food suppliers.

Wild, Wild Nature

Pine forests, sea water and huge ice age rocks are everywhere. Local animal nightlife will be hibernating or making leaving footprints in the snow.

Spiritual Teaching & Excessive Amounts of Enlightenment Transmission

Teaching activities are determined by the needs of those present and the topics being explored - in addition as an extra bonus: Dave talking, Oshana Energy-Work Method classes, never before revealed guided meditations, deeply effective and incredibly lazy Oshana Massage Techniques, even more questions and even more answers, certain experiential exercises which cannot be revealed in advance without spoiling the surprise, energy-foods cooking (not so common on retreats less than 11 days long), lifestyle guidance, fashion advice (whether you want it or not) and mini-One-to-Ones.

This Retreat has one hugely priceless platinum gift - The Enlightenment Transmission - on tap 24 hours a day. Enlightenment Teaching is nothing without The Enlightenment Transmission. Spirituality is an empty casket without Enlightenment. No offense to empty caskets - the ancient Egyptians found them quite useful.

All-Inclusive Price

The price for this powerful week-long natural retreat is inclusive of all Teaching, Transmission, energy-foods and residential facilities in a live-in shared farmhouse room.

Travel & Accommodation Within Finland

Oshana Finland will assist with travel within Finland, where possible, to and from the Retreat. We currently do not have a Lapland shuttle service.

We are able to assist overseas students with short-term accommodation in Helsinki - good company and sauna.

Register Now - Limited Places

Spaces are limited and can fill up suddenly. Book or pre-register now. Prior experience of Oshana teaching is required.

Orientation will be e-mailed closer to the Retreat time.

Further Info

The Island