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Enlightenment Intensive Meditation Retreat

If you have attended an Enlightenment Intensive with Greg Clowminzer before, then you know how dramatically they can change your life. In this focused environment, you can discover an entirely new perspective, a new way to see and interpret your experience, a new depth and breadth of consciousness itself. Indeed, as one recent participant told us:

“The experience of being at the intensive has shown me that there is a completely different way to live from a completely different motivation. Being at the intensive has enforced my understanding of who I actually am, and THE WAY to live my life.” — P.B.

Dear Friends,

Every one of us desires to be awake. Every one of us desires to live from deeper authenticity. We all want to be more real as well as to have relationships that are more real.

Who Are You?
Beyond your job, education, possessions, cultural background, sex, religion, conditioning and personal history…

What Are You?
Beyond all your current understanding, memories, knowledge and spiritual background…

Even though ‘Answers’ to all these questions can be found in the sacred texts of the world, the ‘Answers’ are like the menu at a restaurant – the menu is not the meal! The menu is only a tantalizing description of what can be tasted…

On an Enlightenment Intensive you are invited to ‘taste’ and ‘devour’ the Real Meal.

There is no menu to read over and intellectualize about – no second hand descriptions – only the real life work of plunging into the depth of “Truth”, with the intent to eat from the plate of Real, First Hand Experience.

The Enlightenment Intensive calls to that part of you which yearns for, and intuits, the reality that there can be a total and deep fulfillment.

For thousands of years there have been a few individuals from all cultures who have wondered “What is the meaning of it all?”

This quest for ‘There’s gotta be more than this!?’ has been going on since the beginning of time. You may have experienced the spectrum of life’s highs and lows – somehow being drawn inward to find more depth and meaning.

Then it may dawn on you, either gradually or suddenly, that “There must be more to this life?” than following the status quo. There must be more to the “Dream” sold to us by society, religion, parents, and ingrained institutions.

Even those who’s worldly success is considered formidable by others gradually come to feel the nagging hollowness and short lived ‘high’ that comes from attaining their outward successes.

Enlightenment is something that is not describable by words or emotions… only pointed to by sacred scripture, teachers and holy books.

This “Enlightenment” cannot be gained or grasped by the intellect.

And, It cannot be earned by penance.

It is a moment of Union with Truth, the Absolute Truth of your inquiry.

It is beyond all thought, feelings or vision.

It is “Knowing” without a “how” that is granted by Grace itself.

All you can do is to practice for Enlightenment Readiness.

It has been said that Enlightenment is an accident and that diligent practice only makes you “accident-prone”!

The Enlightenment Intensive is a tremendously powerful event in which a high percentage of individuals have a true and direct realization of the Truth.Unencumbered by philosophy, dogma, prior conditioning, or knowledge.

The Enlightenment Intensive is extremely powerful for new seekers of Truth as well as veteran ‘seekers’ and ‘finders’. No meditation experience is necessary. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, this workshop will allow you to greatly increase and deepen your potential for a direct experience of Truth.

Any other growth work you do will be greatly enhanced because you have a ground of being rooted in reality. When you allow yourself to ’empty your cup’, the possibility of “Depth” to be had is infinite.

People have learned:

• How to focus their intent in a profound and powerful way
• How to achieve a quiet, peaceful mind in the midst of everyday chaos
• How to experience the opening of their heart when everything else seems to try to close it
• How to experience great compassion for each other and/or all living things
• How to love themselves more than they ever have
• How to experience a sense of profound ease with self

Benefits participants have received:

• The ability to be open to whatever occurs for you in each moment, without judgement
• Developing a tremendous spiritual practice of self-acceptance
• Honest communication with others
• Discovering that they are just fine, no matter what their current experiences happen to be
• They began to live life more and more from that profound awareness of “Truth”
• A deep and lasting sense of relief in everyday life
• A tremendous surge of life energy
• Directly experiencing Who and What You Are?
• Working through their own fear of emotion, pain and/or death
• Keys to breaking through all the barriers encountered on the way to the Enlightenment experience

As you can see, this workshop is having a profound impact on people’s lives and relationships in very positive ways. If you fully participate in this workshop I can guarantee you too will experience similar lasting results!

Greg Clowminzer is Zen Coach a self-realized spiritual teacher and life success coach who has been studying and practicing not only martial arts and meditation but also shamanic healing arts, tantra, humanistic psychology, yoga, life coaching, and other spiritual and esoteric traditions from around the world for the last 20 years – and by now should know to keep his mouth shut – but has too much information he wantsto share with you in order to transform you into a total master of living alife of true happiness – one that you can operate effectively in a cool and sexy way in today’s modern world.

Greg lives just north of San Diego, CA and is founder of zencoach.com which coaches and consults withindividuals and groups, helping them awaken to a greater purpose and meaning intheir personal and professional lives. Greg use a blend of eastern and western views as a means of introducing people to the untapped potential of the human spirit.


Enlightenment Intensives are offered several times each year. To be notified of upcoming events please SUBMIT your information below.  For immediate assistance call 760-930-9604.


  1. Martine says:

    Hello Greg

    When I sign up for the intensive, I really did not have a full picture of what it would be like, I just knew I wanted and needed to be there. I have attended workshop and seminars before but nothing like this.

    First, I was so impressed by how well organized it was. Greg and the staff did an amazing job and everything was on time all the time. The attention we received, the care for our well-being was just grand.

    Greg was 100% there for us. The meals were healthy and tasty and more than you could eat most of the time. Our needs were taking care in the best way.

    During the intensive, sessions were divided in block of time with ample breaks to re-energize and there again you could feel the Care and the efforts that were taken to make sure we would be able to do the work. You could feel the understanding and compassion coming from Greg and the staff. Greg provided an environment where you felt safe and loved as human being. I had a few enlightenments moments during the work, some made me laugh silly some made me cry.
    However, the greatest part was when I was driving home. I was on I-8 from San Diego to Phoenix and out of nowhere, I got this feeling coming form the inside that blew me away, that awareness that even as I had done lots of work toward becoming aware and raising my level of consciousness and had many ah ha moments in the past, it was nothing compare to the feeling that came over me, the awareness of my surroundings more beautiful than ever, and that is saying a lot since I love nature and it’s a great source of energy and beauty and joy for me…so for that to go the a higher level was unexpected, wow. So many thoughts I had in the past became no longer necessary…II felt like I was flying, not driving.
    Long time ago, I had an experience where under certain conditions, I could jut literally see in my mind the beginning of life, how the mountains came to be, the little flower form seed to plant….the formation of life , the evolution of us as a race as if I was watching a movie. But that day, I was not watching the movie, I was feeling it sensing it, I was part of it, I was it ands it was part of me, does that make sense>>>I feel that trying to explain in words somehow diminishes the whole experience, there really are no words that can truly convey this…..

    Well, I still cannot find the words…but sure steel feel it within.

    Bottom line is, it was hard work, it was fun, it was the best 4 days I had spent anywhere, I will do it again….taking another step towards the top of the mountain….seeking further awakening while enjoying each moment of life…


  2. Carol says:

    Because of the Enlightenment Intensive Workshop I’m enjoying experiencing myself at a much deeper level than before. Instead of having to work to become grounded within, I feel that I already am. Here are a few examples of what I mean: while walking I’m mindful of each step, while eating I truly savor each bite finding I eat more slowly and enjoy food more, and when doing yoga I experience a far greater sense of union between body and mind rather than just trying to get my body to do something. As time passes I intend to cultivate more and more deeply experiencing all things and beings in my life.

    Greg and his staff were sensitive and attentive to our needs; they were there to serve. They made the workshop a wonderful experience and I feel grateful to them.


  3. WK says:


    Thank you for your support along my sacred journey I will not forget this amazing experience. I am continuing with my daily practice in order to maintain and deepen my experience. My biggest lesson was around the healing of my own heart and my new understanding that I am here to experience love and light. I also got that I am here to participate in the healing of others by being loving and supportive. When I am willing to be there for others by being who I truly am something “Magical Happens”. I learned how to set aside my old habits of comparing, obsessing, and resenting and replaced them with love, understanding and forgiveness.


  4. Pat says:

    The experience of being at the intensive has shown me that there is a completely different way to live from a completely different motivation. Being at the intensive has enforced my understanding of who I actually am, and a NEW WAY to live my life.

    With love and gratitude,


  5. Maria Camacho says:

    My experience with the Enlightenment Intensive was definitely both: intense, as well as enlightening. The work for me was beyond challenging, but the technique we used was clear, simple and powerful. Because this type of contemplation was completely foreign to me, the challenge was huge. Because the end result of this type of contemplation was so huge, the challenge was even more rewarding. Greg remained strong + clear, insightful and motivating, patient yet demanding to stay true to the technique.

    Without reservation, this was truly one of the MOST amazing experiences of my lifetime, and it will continue to impact my presence in the world in countless ways. To come in touch with my true authentic self has stripped away so much that the mind has created. It is a gift to let go + feel the freedom of the truth: it has, indeed, set me free. My endless appreciation and gratitude to Greg + his staff for creating the space to allow for such a monumental life-changing experience.


    Maria Camacho

  6. David Henry says:

    It Happened Own The Way Home

    I was 30-minutes or less from leaving the retreat and not the least bit focused on the technique. I felt complete with the intensive and made peace with not having a direct experience this time. I was glad to be able to set my mind free and let it wander. I knew I’d be back again in search of truth.

    I was reflecting on my experiences over the weekend and thinking about what to tell a friend of mine that would inspire him to attend. The words, “It was everything I ever wanted” came to mind. A second or two went by before something dawned on me. “It” wasn’t the intensive. “It” was the direct experience I was having at that moment. Tears of joy and love were streaming down my face.

    There were no words to describe it. I tried to open my mouth several times and say something or utter a sound, but couldn’t get anything out through the emotion. Its enormity and vastness were overwhelming … not in a frightening way … I felt an overwhelming goodness. At some point I mumbled the words, “God, it is soooooo huge”.

    I was conscious of love. It wasn’t anything like the feelings I’d labeled as love in the past … it was so deep, so boundless, so completely filling… so…

    I became conscious of the mountains in the distance and could see it everywhere. It was the mountains, the trees, it was in the air. It was everywhere. All around me. Coursing through me. I burst into laughter as I remembered Greg saying that truth was closer than the end of my nose. I laughed for a while over that one.

    Then I became conscious of the other drivers around me. How can they not know? Can’t they see it? Glimpses of a world where people KNEW popped into my head and tears of simultaneous joy and sorrow began to flow.

    I don’t remember when the direct experience ended and I was back to me thinking about the experience. But throughout the day I experienced numerous little aftershocks. A single note in a song and a glance at a mountain were enough to bring back the flow of tears or the laughter. I remember wondering to myself if I had gone insane. I laughed out loud at the thought because I felt more sane in that moment than looking back on my life before the experience.

    I’ll end this reflection now, but this is only the beginning.


    David Henry

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