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The Enlightenment Process

Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2012, 19:00 EEST - 16:00 EEST

Do you know how to get Enlightened? Do you know what it actually takes? Are you ready?

The Enlightenment Process has never before been explained in detail. During this Summer Island Retreat we will understand, assess and experience the Enlightenment Process.

As a spiritual enlightenment seeker you will appreciate having a spiritual map and finally know where you are on your own spiritual path. You will more know how to spend your time and energy more usefully. You will able to choose wisely because you will know.

There is a lot of confusion about Enlightenment, Enlightenment Teachers and the Enlightenment Process. Your head maybe full of fantasies. If you want the real thing and to immerse yourself in the experience of clarity and self-discovery then attend this intense 7-day Island Retreat.

It has taken 12 years, of daily watching the Enlightenment Transmission and how it interacts with spiritual seekers to remove misunderstanding and perceptual blocks, to figure out how it works and how it aims to achieve it.

No spiritual seeker should be without a clearly marked spiritual map. Understand what is going to happen in your actual life, your spiritual life - attend this Retreat.

Read also my related article about "Misunderstandings of the Enlightenment Process in the Enlightenment Seeking Community".

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About the Annual Summer Island Retreat

The annual Summer Island Retreat is the main event on the Oshana Enlightenment Teaching calendar. It represents an unparalleled opportunity to experience continuous Enlightenment Transmission and Enlightenment Teaching in new and exciting ways on a beautiful peaceful island free from urban distractions, with excellent healthy food and great company. The whole year has been leading up to this.

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Abundant Teaching

There is no fixed teaching schedule or content. Assume an average of 3 x 2 hour classes per day, but do not be surprised if a single class spans 36 hours. You can sleep and tune in at any time. Teaching will include lecture board, questions and answers, experiential exercises practised alone and with others, Oshana Energy Work and a host of surprises. Teaching happens in a variety of locations.

24 Hour Transmission

The real reason why anyone attends an Oshana Retreat is to experience the Transmission, the effects of which can be felt en-route to the Retreat and for months afterwards. It sometimes happens that the Transmission is so strong that everyone falls asleep (even after a good night of sleep), in which case Teaching switches to internal mode.

Personal Time with Oshana

Generally, Oshana will meet with and talk to everyone on the Retreat during class and walkabouts. Special time is normally set aside for private One-to-Ones which, because of the continuous Transmission and Retreat preparation, are incredibly and unexpectedly intense.

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Tasty Organic Dairy-Free Vegan International Cuisine

Our cook is passionate about cooking and lovingly and carefully pays attention to the fine details of every meal. With over 20 years experience in preparing excellent foods from ingredients sourced from her own well-stocked garden, neighbouring organic farms and organic wholefood suppliers she has adapted her macrobiotic cooking style to suit the requirements of the Oshana Energy Food Diet, a valuable support on your spiritual path. Our diet is vegan, dairy-free, and organic where possible. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, the occasional dessert treat and a constant supply of healthy tasty teas are included in the Retreat price. Our chilled drinking water comes from a natural well.

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An Idyllic Beautiful Natural Island

Our island is virtually uninhabited, mainly forest and one small organic farm which includes strawberries, honey and peas. Wildlife includes elk, deer, swans, badgers, eagles and owls. The local nature provides wild strawberries, blueberries, lingonberries, mushrooms and variety of herbs.

Sunbathing, Swimming, Sauna and Boating

In your free time you will have the option to swim, sun, sleep or sauna. Surfing and sailing are not available yet unless you bring your own but we have canoe, kayak and row boat for your personal use and access to a small completely uninhabited island for fun, meditation and even camping.

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Full Range of Accommodation Options

We can accommodate you in a cosy, rustic farmhouse or under the stars looking out at the sea. Farmhouse rooms get booked quickly and are mostly shared single sex or couples. We have a shared tent facility with cool wood stove, elevated beds and even bookshelves. You can bring your own tent. If you want to bring a camper van then please enquire in advance because space and electricity hook-ups are limited.


Before and after the Retreat all participants are recommended to allow plenty of space and time to handle the changes related to the Transmission.

Overseas visitors are recommended to stay at least one night in Helsinki before and after the Retreat. Before the Retreat they can step down from their usual lifestyle habits, to rest, compensate for jet-lag and to acclimatise to the Finnish environment and the receive pre-Retreat Transmission in a relaxed and comfortable way. After the Retreat, instead of rushing back to a busy, hectic life which is full of distractions they can come down slowly and integrate and maintain what they have received whilst handling ordinary society life.

Oshana is often available 1-2 days after the Retreat for special One-to-Ones to review your experiences and the next baby steps in your new life. Normally, everyone has some large issues and revelations during the Retreat which could benefit from talking and exploring in the light of Transmission. Overseas visitors who want One-to-Ones before the Retreat should email OshanaOffice Finland about availability before booking international travel. Generally, Dave will not teach for at least two days before a Retreat.

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Application Requirements

If you want to attend this Retreat then you need to prepare yourself. This is normally accomplished by attending Oshana Teaching events of shorter duration including One-to-Ones, Intensives and shorter Retreats. If you are relatively new to the Oshana Teaching then you should contact OshanaOffice Finland by email or contact-form as soon as possible for preparation advice because the process takes time and cannot be rushed.


OshanaOffice Finland will endeavour to get every participant, especially overseas visitors, a car ride to and from the Retreat, mainly from Helsinki. Otherwise a simple bus ride gets near enough to the island for us to collect anyone not coming by car.


The price inclusive of all teaching, food and residential facilities is 959€ farmhouse room (normally shared), heated group tent 931€ and 896€ own tent.

NOTE: This Retreat has been retitled and supercedes  the original working title "Never Coming Back Again The Same" and has been given a newer and fuller  description.

Further Info

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