Thank-you for allowing your curiosity about Enlightenment Intensive Retreats to bring you here. Before you go on to read about the EI’s, please take a moment to read the Statement of Integrity that Veritas Absolute is bound to, as it will give you a sense of whether this is the right place for you.

Veritas Absolute offers only the traditional Enlightenment Intensive Retreat, as taught by the originator, Charles Berner. The retreats are offered with the unique flavour of the presenting master while not including or omitting anything that detracts from or degenerates the potency and power of the traditional format, schedule or Enlightenment Dyad Technique.

awakeIf you have ever wanted to experience for yourself a moment of genuine spiritual awakening, or if you simply want to know who you truly are, then an EI Retreat may be for you.

We know that enlightenment sounds far-fetched and the word can conjure up images of extraordinary saints and gurus, or a state of impossible perfection.  Yet the simple experience of ‘sudden enlightenment’ is well known.  In Zen, this sudden awakening is known as or kensho or satori.

  • It is a timeless moment in which you suddenly, spontaneously, awaken to the way things actually are.
  • It is the inner discovery of ultimate truth…. not by reading about it, not by listening to people who teach about it…. but by finding it for yourself, within yourself, by direct experience.
  • It involves a breakthrough shift in consciousness, something far different from normal perceptions, thoughts and emotions…. a moment of true inner knowing.

Please browse through the website for more information on the Enlightenment Intensive Retreat and how you can participate in one.  You are warmly invited and most welcome.



In Roman mythology, Veritas, meaning truth, was the Goddess of Truth and the mother of Virtue.  It was believed that she hid in the bottom of a holy well because she was so elusive.  Veritas is also the name given to the Roman virtue of truthfulness, which was considered one of the main virtues any good Roman should possess


absoluteThe Absolute is the concept of an unconditional reality which transcends limited, conditional and everyday existence.  The manifestation of the Absolute has been described as the Logos, Word or Ratio (Latin for ‘reason’).

It is sometimes conceived of as the source through which all being emanates.  It contrasts with finite things, considered individually, and known collectively as the relative.  As such the word Absolute signifies a ‘non’ concept:  non-relative, non-comparative, or without relation to anything else. This is reflected in its Latin origin absolutus which means ‘loosened from’ or ‘unattached’.

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The Truth of the Absolute.  Your direct experience of the truth of yourself.