The “Enlightenment Intensive” was created by Charles Berner (Shree Yogeshwar Muni). He had noticed that many of the people who participated in his personal growth processes, although they were complying to the instructions received, at the end would not progress, would not achieve significant changes in their being. He realized that these people participated in the programs offered without involving their actual individuality in it, but using only their personality. It was due, according to him, to a lack of contact and knowledge about who and what they truly were.
After a period of reflection on the subject, thinking about what could be done about it, Charles Berner was inspired by the idea of utilizing the meditation technique used by japanese monks, called Sashin, previously practiced by himself, in which the seeker enquires the essential nature, but in the context of a diad, that is, working with a partner on the question “Who am I” to activate the enquiry.
The result was so surprisingly effective that in a short period of time the technique expanded throughout the entire world. Hundreds of thousand people achieved direct experience of who they were through this method which has been welcomed and employed by other growth schools with slight variations but without altering its basic structure.
The same happened in Osho’s Meditation Multiversity, which utilizes the technique enriched with His active meditations and connecting it to the process of self discovery depicted in the Ten Bulls of Zen, a masterpiece of poetry and wisdom written by Kakuan in the 12th century.