The 20-th Alabama Enlightenment Intensive !

Joanne & Bill

Facilitators: Bill and Joanne Savoie will be co-leaders
Location: Elk River State Lodge 35 miles west of Huntsville Alabama.
Dates: Friday March 9, 2012, Saturday, and ending Sunday 9 pm.

Extend Option : create 7 day Intensive - for additional $80 - with a relaxed schedule on Monday March 12, Tuesday, Wednesday, and ending Thursday at noon. (If enough people want this option. For example we might have a 3 day with 16 people and then have an additional 4 days with 10 people.)

We gather in North Alabama to focus on truth. With confidence, we intend to directly know the truth, contemplating a basic question such as "Who am I?". We communicate what comes up as a result of our contemplation.

Our listening partners are fully present for us, taking it all in without passing judgment. We go deeper and deeper, going through whatever we must go through to know truth directly. And the truth does emerge, rewarding our sincere efforts.

Note: We request people be at an 8 pm introductory talk Thursday night before the official start of the Intensive. ( This year we have the building from 4 pm so you can come Thursday before dark. You can also stay overnight Sunday. Official checkout is at noon Monday so you can avoid night driving.)

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Cost: $250 to $300. If you pay six weeks before the Intensive (Wednesday, January 25) the Cost is $250. The cost after is $300. This covers everything - food, lodging, fresh towels, hot showers, three square vegetarian meals and two snacks per day served by a full time cook. (The price difference covers the deposit that is needed early and allows us to more efficiently order food supplies and plan meals. The state lodge does not allow cancellation during the last 45 days, so we must know before then.)

Facilities: There is room for 20 participants. We will have beautiful isolated woods near a large river. It is very peaceful. You will be fed vegetarian food to allow you to reach a very natural balance with your body. If you are absolutely hooked on coffee - bring some instant and try to taper off.

Location: From Hunstville travel west on 72. When you cross I-65 the lodge is 16.5 miles away. Continue on high Way 72 until you see a Cheveron Gas station on your right and 300 feet down the road you will find a sign for Bay Hill Marina on the left. Directly across the road on the right is the road and a sign for the Elk River Group Lodge. Turn right off hw-72 and drive down the hill. A state bait store is on the left but stay straight. Go up the hill 300 feet and turn left into the lodge parking lot. You will see a car with a "dyad" plate. Welcome!

Information: Contact Bill or Joanne Savoie for details. mail address 1505 Snug Harbor Rd. Grant, AL 35747 Phone: (256) 505-4443. Email: Bill or Joanne at or for Dyad information also see our web site at

Alabama is a wonderful state for Enlightenment Intensives - beautiful state parks - near rivers, lakes and airports. We can provide you with transportation to and from the airport. Come to the beauty of Alabama and integrate yourself/life/another in a state of mutual respect and love.

See a scanned in photo of our Intensive in November 97. Alabama is really beautiful. You can expect to work on high level spiritual discovery here in Alabama. Don't let our low cost dissuade you from the adventure. We provide food, towels, blankets, and encouragement. All you need is comfortable clothes that can cope with a variety of weather patterns and a desire for the truth.

Background Info: The 3 day Enlightenment Intensive is a format that has been practiced by thousands since first offered in June 1968. Twenty six people attended that first Intensive in Lucerne Valley California - and one of those original "old timers" was Bill Savoie. He will co-lead our Intensive with Joanne Savoie. She has attended more than thirty Intensives and has been married to Bill since 1997.

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