The Hot Steamy Summer Pre-Retreat Message

Before any Teaching, the Transmission ramps up, life and mind slows down, different things happen and there is a tonne of detox. Always remember, drink water, avoid sticky foods, get lots of sleep before you attend a Teaching event.

“Enlightenment is closer than you imagine!”

Dear Enlightenment Participant!

2 days to the Island Retreat. Are you feeling the heat, yet? It’s been a sultry 86F (30C), punctuated by warm sunny showers. Even the lakes are steaming!

o group walk pier

I’m feeling it. I have been lounging beside a forest lake for 10 days. Well, not always lounging; I had time to make a teaching video which you will get to see after we figure out how to edit it properly for online viewing.

I also got out the yellow hardhat to work on the new DaveOshana.com v.2.0. I and our hardworking tech, Nico, are excited with the delightful new features that will make it easier for you to find and watch videos, articles, book classes and replays and listen to free audio.

But alas! Computers are not responding well to my carbon-based touch. Nothing new, but rarer these days. After arriving back home, I immediately blew my desktop computer and a vacuum cleaner.

I hope I don’t blow up at the Retreat with all the "cosmic cleaning" (that expression care of a pair of Antipodeans) which is already happening. Normally, machines adapt to work very well around me except when I am buzzing as I am now.

Before any Teaching, the Transmission ramps up, life and mind slows down, different things happen and there is a tonne of detox. Always remember, drink water, avoid sticky foods, get lots of sleep before you attend a Teaching event.

I am going to be offline soon for about 10 days. But I’ll certainly be back with spiritual internet classes starting Sunday 8th August. You will be the first to know the new online class titles if you are subscribed to the online classes update list at DaveOshana.com (you need to login and go to Settings). It has been fun giving the classes and constantly improving the delivery.

Finally, I want to emphasise what the Oshana Enlightenment Teaching is really about. It’s about saying goodbye to the old you: your constructed, artificial identity. It’s not about improving that old wrecked model but bringing out the shining model which has been patiently waiting in a barn under a tarpaulin. So allow yourself a vacation away from your old self and life as you knew it. The reward is potentially great – Enlightenment!

Looking forward to seeing you on the other side of Enlightenment!

Dave O.

I, therefore, strongly suggest that it is time to go fast track.

Every year, around Enlightenment Day, it becomes especially easy to awaken. An incredible amount of energy is liberated precisely for self-realisation.

This offer isn’t always available. That’s the message. Take it.

Dear Friends,

Summer is here! Never mind.

In Finland, everything stops as every formerly working person, escapes to the forest for rests. That’s why:

  • it’s the last live online class for awhile (all domestic internet services will terminate) but free audio and class replays continue
  • all registrations for the summer island retreat have to be in (you will know you are registered if you receive an email begging for a deposit on 09.06.09 or refusing your application)

Whatever you do locally for summer, I would like you to meditate on how many summers you have left (if this disturbs you then stop reading here). In Finland, there are only so many saunas you can have before your body shrivels up like a prune or a prawn and the big E-gal in the sky pecks you off.

This almost makes sense when you don’t think directly about it. The mind is incredibly over-invested in the illusion of continuity even when South Sea Bubble is absolutely certain to burst. Which means “you die, I die, we all die – spry, crisp ‘n dry.”

This summer marks the 9th Year of my Enlightenment (since 19.06.2000). This does not mean anything to you – but it could. All is lost unless you wake up from the dream of unreality. Only so many summers left for someone.

I, therefore, suggest (strongly for a change) that it is time to go fast track. There’s nothing to lose except all being lost. So, continuing on an uncharacteristic track, unseen since 2000-2002, I super strongly urge you to to bind up every ounce of grit and courage and go for IT. As I said, you have nothing to lose except everything, guaranteed.

Every year, around Enlightenment Day, it becomes especially easy to awaken. An incredible amount of energy is liberated precisely for self-realisation.

This offer isn’t always available. That’s the message. Take it.

Wanna go fast track? Think about it. Then act. Write me subject line: “I want to go fast track”

By the Grace and Living Light of the Enlightenment Transmission,
Dave Oshana

Investing in Loss: The Pure Way to Spiritual Enlightenment

If less is more then Nothing is Everything; Reality really is exactly like that. When everything that you have tried has failed then it is time to do things differently. Has it occurred to you that: You perceive problems because you create them? You never have enough time because you continually use it all up? You never arrive at your centre because you are always moving away from it? Your attempts to know yourself only create a false self? If so then it is time for you to apply *the principle of doing nothing.* From nothingness comes everything.

When everything that you have tried has failed then it is time to do things differently.

Has it occurred to you:

  • that you perceive problems because you create them?
  • that you never have enough time because you continually use it all up?
  • that you never arrive at your centre because you are always moving away from it?
  • that your attempts to know yourself only create a false self?

If so, then it is time for you to apply “the principle of doing nothing.” From nothingness comes everything, but from something only less can come. To turn the boat of your life around, and stop it steaming towards a less-than-pleasing horizon, your boat needs to reach a still point before it can change direction. Find the still point from where all potentiality can manifest.

If you like doing nothing,
and expect nothing,
then join this class,
but don’t be a slacker,
be a hacker
of consciousness,
I expect nothing more,
only less

If less is more then Nothing is Everything; Reality really is exactly like that.

I will show you exactly how to know all this and a new way of being.

Book your online classes now at daveoshana.com.

Investing in Loss: The Pure Way to Spiritual Enlightenment

Lights, Action, Transmission! After the Blast

Anyone who has experienced Transmission knows it is well powerful. Transmission is the real come to awaken you to the real. Seeker reactions to Transmission vary but there is always a reaction. Transmission is the long awaited big wave. How to surf it all the way home? Spiritual training is preparation for the Beyond The Beyond. Enter-taining? Apply with-in.

Anyone who has experienced Transmission knows it’s well powerful. As real as anything speeding on the road and then some (more). Transmission is the real come to awaken you to the real.

Like being awakened early? Some people do, and some don’t. Seekers’ reactions to Transmission vary but there is always a reaction from stunned amazed to stunned. That in itself is an event, a phenomenon, that people are affected at all. It isn’t the norm for spiritual events, except charismatic/cathartic rituals, which are typically as unstimulating as the umpteenth cold tea which the vicar accepted but did not drink (which is why stoned stimulant seekers, eschew the Salvation Army in favour of peyote-toting neo-shamans. “More E vicar?” will be the clarion call of the spiritually bankrupt bankrolling machine.)

It’s no wonder that spiritual seekers seek refuge in the last place that a Self-respecting aspirant should be seen – the bookshop. It’s the only place that seems to offer sense in the free market chaos of the topsy-turvy spiritual shopping mall. But it’s a trap, and enslavement to something far worse than the mail order book club debt-collector on the door – the mind’s machinations. Whilst prize courgette may grow from poop, the thousand-petalled lotus never arose from the dead-end mind. Minds don’t do wisdom anything like Consciousness does.

If Transmission is the long awaited big wave, then how to surf it all the way home? Forget about style, just hang on to that board, whatever happens it will be out of this world. That’s what this spiritual training is about, preparation for out-of-this-world, not the next world, but the Beyond The Beyond in this life, living from that place. Can you do two things at once? This is simpler.

If you followed this riff thus far and felt an immediate “yes yes, yes yes, yes yes” then apply with-in. If you didn’t then I hope you at least were enter-tained.

Absolute Trust In Total Existence

For the first time ever, high level spiritual teaching is now available in the comfort of your own home through an internet connection. There is only one thing you can absolutely trust and depend in because it is not a thing. It will never leave you. I call it Transmission. You can call it Truth. Find it and be free and happy in each and every moment. This is discovering the Truth Beyond Existence.

Complete rest and peace – when will it ever come? It does not need to come because it has always been here. Do not consider it a destination – for it is a journey of zero distance. Therefore effort, goal setting and reward seeking behaviour are inappropriate tools for your eventual transition to absolute peace of mind.

In the beginning you had pure peace and joy. You have not taken a journey away from it in this world. Therefore world effort and the things of this world cannot supply the solution.

The tragic event was a subtle internal shift of focus. A slip up from which you have eternally but erratically tried to recover your footing. The faster you back pedal, the more you lose your balance.

This Transmission Teaching is here to make obvious the exact subtle inner shift required to move from the World of Form and Appearance to the Realm Before Manifestation, the place of All-Knowing.

There is only one thing you can absolutely trust and depend in because it is not a thing. It will never leave you. I call it Transmission. You can call it Truth. Find it and be free and happy in each and every moment. This is discovering the Truth Beyond Existence.

For the first time ever, high level spiritual teaching is now available in the comfort of your own home through an internet connection. This Sunday and every Sunday discover amazing rare spiritual treasures. Book your online classes now at daveoshana.com. First come, first served. You will receive a guidance email full of helpful suggestions for attending the live online class.

2009 Message: How IT All Started – and Ended

How IT All Started
– and Ended

Transmission AUDIOcast

18th January 2009
Starts 4pm Helsinki (2pm London)
Cost: Nothing, Nada, Nichts

Dear Seekers,

What a good way to start the New Year – late (having missed all the bad news and great sales) and with a free AUDIOcast as a way to introduce the start of a new season of Sunday afternoon (or brunch depending on your region) Live Transmission online classes. New flavours from the Oshana kitchen of experimental spiritual cuisine – but relax – exactly the same tried and true ingredients.

Thematically, the AUDIOcast will be about how it all started and ended for me – as a seeker. I can just about remember those days. Pre-2000, I chased after anything and everything, even bags in the wind …

Cue: The plastic bag scene from “American Beauty” and the words, “And that’s the day I realized there was this entire life behind things, and… this incredibly benevolent force … Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world I feel like I can’t take it, like my heart’s going to cave in.”

Well, actually scraps of paper covered with cryptic inscriptions describing the beneficence of sundry mystics who held audience in hard-to-find London tenements. Normal people, it seemed, chucked such invaluable maps to consciousness away, totally oblivious to the inherent value.

This is how I spent my youth. Misspent? The court is out on that one. Fortunately, for all its wonder and spectacle, my seeking days ended fatefully on 19th June 2000. No more seekers anymore (set to the tune of “No More Heroes” – do not follow link). I can’t say I miss any of it – because – I don’t.

If you know me. (You do? Ok, I can tell you then) Then you know that Waking UP was the singularly most important event for me. It was like the time and place when and where I entered into this world. Year Zero. There was nothing before it. How peculiar.

Being a spiritual teacher and sharing magical lights, mind shattering wisdom, spontaneous healings and experiences so deep you could free fall for ever and ever – this is nothing compared to the Enlightenment because nothing compares to birth, I can tell you, and so can quite a few recently overwhelmed happy Oshana student couples – Congratulations!

Except in my case I was spiritually reborn, not physically (although I had heretofore toyed with the idea but figured my mum would not be up for it). I always wanted a new life, a fresh start. Come mid-June 2000, I had it.

I am trying my best not to reveal the AUDIOcast, not to expose the new soup’s secret seasoning. Truth is, I don’t know what it is yet. I haven’t cooked it. But this weekend, when I am all alone, I will make it.

I think I have said enough. I’ll stop here. Save to mention a few practical items. Yawn! Pay attention, especially if you have never attended an Oshana online class or AUDIOcast, this may prevent lifetimes of gnawing dissatisfaction at having missed the audio stream due to a completely avoidable mistake.

Well, I’ll spare you the details in this email. If you are interested, and there is no reason why no to be, then you will find all the information about tuning in this Sunday at the following web-page How IT All Started – and Ended and if you miss it there will be a repeat (at the end of 2009 – just kidding!)

And whether or not you miss the free AUDIOcast you still have time to catch the paid-for live class on 25th January Why You Should Stop Seeking, Today! After which, I will never call you a seeker ever again, never ever.

And if I don’t catch you in life then may it be the next!

Seasons greetings,
Dave Oshana

Releasing the Ego’s Grip

Dave Oshana gives practical suggestions to deal with the biggest continual problem in your life: your ego.

Watch out! Here comes the biggest challenge of your spiritual life. Huh! What’s that? Laziness, fear, doubt, meditator’s knee, the Catholic nun who taught you? No, not even close. It’s The Ego!

The Ego gets blamed for everything even the kitchen sink, if not at first, then inevitably in the end. The word “ego” is used on in common language, psychology, psychotherapy and spirituality. Wherever you look you find different definitions but generally the consensus opinion is that the ego is not good, bad, nasty, contaminating and reason for quick shower. But few people can find, let alone shake it off.

The Oshana Teaching makes it simple by taking aim at what you can identify: the problems in your life and by tracing them back to their causes dealing with the issue at source. So we are always dealing with what is real which makes our actions practical. Most common ideas about the ego are theoretical and the methods impossible to practice.

In the Oshana Teaching the ego’s influence is identified, traced and resolved.

Absolute Freedom: Soul Level Karma-Free Action

A seminar by Dave Oshana

Absolute Freedom: Soul Level Karma-Free Action

Summary
Visit the birthplace of your soul, your true home, where all actions are karma-free and in harmony with the Universe and the Will of God. Understand the (Bodhisattva) principle of living to end pain and suffering of others. See beyond the illusory curtain of this world and realise the absolute freedom which you have inherited.

Message
The laws of cause and effect, more poetically known as “karma”, seem to be in operation everywhere.  However, mystics have referred to a transcendental realm which is unaffected by karma – we can call it the “karma-free zone”.

The idea of karma is complex but in its simplest form it is that every action has an effect. The personal relevance is that the effects of your actions have to be paid off. Unfortunately, debt payments cannot be paid immediately but are staggered over many lifetimes.

Bad deeds a lot of suffering until you learn to discriminate right from wrong action. Fortunately, good works, which you surely do, mean lifetimes of rewards on heavenly planets, enjoying seemingly unlimited pleasures and being treated like a minor god. Unfortunately, your credit runs out and you get sent back down to Earth to repeat the process again – ad infinitum, ad nauseum.

Eventually, you get tired of this unending cycle of reward and punishment and figure out that there must be more to life and you become a spiritual seeker.  From there on you set your sights, all though you don’t know it yet, on finding the “karma-free zone”. In the “karma-free zone” you don’t get attached to anything and so you don’t have to physically incarnate ever again – this amounts to a huge saving in living costs.  However, if you are a Bodhisattva-type, meaning a “really nice person”, then you incarnate to relieve the suffering of others.

However, the physical body is subject to the laws of physics. So in that sense the Bodhisattva-type suffers, because all bodies suffer, on Earth for the sake of others. But the Bodhisattva-type is experiencing life from a different place compared to the average person. Whilst his feet are firmly on the ground, his awareness is not in his head, or his earthly identity but his transcendental activities in his eternal home.

The Bodhisattva-type would like to go home forever but for the sake of others stays in the body. This might remind you of Jesus describing how His Father’s home is not of this world.
If you would like to visit this heavenly realm then you can. There are two types of visas, temporary stay and permanent.

The temporary heavenly visa means you get to experience bliss, freedom and expansion but you cannot stay there indefinitely and you can’t choose how long you can stay or when you can go back. The permanent visa means that you are in the heavenly karma-free zone all of the time. However, the price that you pay is that you can never experience life from a mundane human perspective and never feel that Earth is your proper home.

The “karma-free zone” is actually the Primordial Space from which all of Creation came. It is insubstantial and un-manifest. In that place there is no distance, time or matter. Yet everything is there. Because there are no things therefore there are no actions. This is why it is karma-less. Yet, we can go there anytime because it is our true Home from where we came and to where we will eventually return.

The good news is that you can visit your Home before you finish all your incarnations because you already exist in that place. However, your worldly filters out spiritual information and stops you experiencing the full magnitude of what you really are. The mind creates the illusion of a fictitious world. Called “maya” in Hinduism and “The Matrix” in modern stories.  I show ways to go beyond the mind to that place where you can experience absolute freedom, where actions have no karma and everything you do is in harmony with the Universe and God’s Will.

Fully Comprehensive Spirituality: Transmission Included

Dear Seekers,

Warm greetings at this dark, white, time of year.

The purpose of all my teaching events is spiritual restoration. You can think of it as “healing” but it is much more than that.

The meetings are tailored to the energetic needs of the participants by an all-important energy: The Transmission.

The Transmission is immensely wise. It caters to a person’s spiritual needs, creates freedom from ego and accelerates spiritual growth and development.

The Transmission cleans the energy body and opens the psychic senses. You will notice that chronic emotional issues and obsessive thoughts simply vanish.

However, this spiritual work, although easy in the sense that much of it is done by The Transmission and not by you (how can you do what you don’t know how to do?) does require your ability to accept fundamental changes in your life. You will perceive differently, think differently and live differently.

Transmission is the most important part of my work, but there is also a body of practical knowledge. The basics can be learned quickly, and if sincerely practiced lead to powerful life changes.

I say that the Teaching is “Fully Comprehensive Spirituality” meaning that it covers all areas of human life and Existence.

An important set of techniques are taught in the Oshana Energy-Work Method. Through this Method you can clear many psychological and emotional blockages and re-connect to the Earth and Heavens. Once your inner senses re-open you will understand the lifestyle advice which I give to protect your growth and development. This is especially important in the modern world.

Finally, to be a spiritual human being is to serve others. The aim of all this teaching is to know who you are, why you cam here and what you have to do. I call that “Enlightenment”.

Everyone who wants to attend a 1-day Deeper Understanding Intensive should attend a recent Introduction as a preparation. I also invite potential participants to email me some details about their spiritual search as part of the teaching process.

Overseas Intensives consist of a guided meditation, energy-work and a lecture with time for questions and answers.

I will continue teaching in Finland this year. I will add to my schedule areas of social life that need to be spiritually addressed including: natural childbirth, breastfeeding, mothering, education and partnership.

Are you ready?

May all beings be free in 2008!

Dave Oshana

I Don’t Have Students

I avoid the expression “my students” wherever possible. Ideally, the word “student” would disappear from my “teaching” (ha ha) vocabulary. The truth is that I don’t have students because Truth cannot be studied.

Being described as a “teacher” further complicates the matter but this is because tax officers demand that I fit into a category which does not exist and search engines are designed to index words but not Transmission. (If you think that you don’t know what Transmission is then you have an amazing discovery to make.)

So who are these people attending my “classes” and “courses”? Hopefully, they will eventually discover that “people” they are not.

At night the moths gather around the candle-flame, immolate, incandesce and go beyond form. The flame is The Transmission. The moths are actually fireflies who believe they are butterflies when in fact they are brilliant lights.

I don’t teach. I don’t do anything except hold the space. The Transmission reveals to you what might be considered “teaching” but it is only teaching to those who do not know it. Only those who consider themselves students believe that they require teaching.