Our Next Enlightenment Intensive – October 10 – 14, 2019

True Heart/True Mind Enlightenment Intensive Retreat in San Diego Area (October 10 – 14, 2019)

There is a light seed grain inside you fill it with your Self or it dies.”

The Intensive will be held in the high desert at the beautiful Manzanita Village Retreat Center in Warner Springs, CA. 92086

Offered by: Joseph Rubano with Kate Feeley, Kamakshi, and Christy as his trusty and indispensable monitors, with Robin and Nama in the kitchen. Since 1985 I have been involved in over 60 Intensives and have mastered 24 in the last 10 years.

Where else do people meet like this — directly, simply, whispering secrets, looking behind the mask, willing to come out of hiding, willing to see and be seen, to be fully and completely who and how you are? Who are you really? What are you anyway?

In this wild time that we live in, where the ground beneath us is always shifting, by meeting like this we are creating a new ground in the field of our hearts.

Come be part of this ever new, never finished, ground-making work.

The True Heart True Mind Enlightenment Intensive Retreat  —  is a modern day Initiation process;  intended to awaken in the participant an unobstructed view into the way things are; to somehow come to sense/know, beyond our common way of thinking and perceiving, the vast field of awareness and love that is our home and true nature. In this Initiation, the Mystery Center is not a building or a place; it is continually being created within the space of meeting, by the very substance of meeting of one human being with another. It is a journey of self-discovery that a group of people goes on together. Tell me Who you are.Tell me What you are.

Cost: $750 ($675 Early Bird Special if paid by September 1) **  Includes meals (delicious vegetarian), lodging, Monday morning integration and tuition. $200 deposit required to hold a space. Space is limited. Register early.

Contact: Joseph Rubano at 760-576-7573, josrubano@hotmail.com

Go to www.josephrubano.com to read more about the Enlightenment Intensive

**If money is an issue, talk to me, we can work something out. Payment plan available.

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Desert Solo Experience October 14-18, 2018

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Sculpting Heads Making Faces — working with clay — a hands on journey through the ages A Biography Workshop January 31/Feb1, 2015 at Sanderling Waldorf School in Carlsbad

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Tell Me What Love Is — It’s Valentines Day — A perfect day to learn and practice the Dyad Communication Process Saturday February 14, 2015 1:00-4:00 pm in Vista

Love is about meeting. Whenever you give your attention to someone or something with interest and openness, love becomes present.

The Dyad Communication Process is a way to practice meeting face to face and heart to heart. It is a practice of speaking openly and honestly, and of listening with full attentiveness and interest – the basic ground of all healthy relationship. It is a practice of creating a space within ourselves for another to enter. It seems to have the power to bring love out of hiding and melt the barriers that we so cleverly construct to keep love away. The fruit of this practice can be carried over into all your relations – at home, with friends and at work.

The process slows us down and invites us to look inward, to sit in silence and wait for whatever gems of insight float to the surface wanting to be shared.

This day is about learning and practicing a communication process. You don’t have to be part of a couple to join us. You just have to be striving to become a human being!

Come alone or come with a friend.

Location — Emerald Village in Vista

RSVP — please call Joseph Rubano — 760-754-1148 or email josrubano@hotmail.com

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True Heart True Mind Enlightenment Intensive October 15 – 19, 2015

Our next True Heart True Mind Enlightenment Intensive will be October 15 – 19, 2015 in La Jolla, California. Please call for registration. 760-754-1148

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Desert Solo Experience November 16-20, 2014

Our next Desert Solo Experience will be November 16-20, 2014 Please contact me for more information.

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Friend by Friend


Who is my mother,
Who my father,
When I am being created
friend by friend?

I don’t remember who I was without you.
We have been tending sacred fires
for a long time
We are wanderers, drawn by the light
of those fires.

Surrounded by darkness,
Emerging out of darkness,
We enter into the sacred ceremony
of each other’s life.

We sing, we dance,
Humbled by the power
Of each other’s presence
we pray.
We become prayers for each other.
We sing praises to each other.
And breath by breath, thought by thought,
touch by touch,
Music rises between us.

What I was, I am no longer.
Shaking with hope, yielding to your hands
I stand trembling before you.

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