Diamond Heart Retreat Group 5 – New Retreat Group

September 28, 2014 7:00 pm
October 5, 2014 12:00 pm
March 25, 2013
Guest House
318 W Main St, Chester, CT 06412, USA

The Ridhwan® Foundation is pleased to announce the formation of Diamond Heart Retreat 5, a new Diamond Heart Retreat Group. It will meet in Connecticut, USA.

The first retreat is scheduled to begin on September 28, 2014 and end on October 5, 2014.

The second retreat will take place in March, 2015 and the third in September, 2015.   

Contact Person: Lynette Bunyard                                    

Email: DHR5@ridhwan.org

Location Name:  Guest House Retreat and Conference Center
Street Address:  318 West Main Street Chester, Connecticut 06412-1026


Diamond Heart Retreats are long-term Diamond Approach groups which meet twice a year in a residential setting for eight days each. This international retreat format serves those who don’t have access to a local group or whose life circumstances need such a format. Our experience with the previous four Diamond Heart Retreat groups is that this format is a rich and powerful way of working on oneself.

Teachers: John Davis and Rosanne Annoni, Co-directors, with Anne Singer, Jane Bronson, Leah Chyten, and Susan Weiley

Extended Event Description

The Diamond Approach is a path of wisdom, an approach to the investigation of Reality and a method of working on oneself that leads to increased understanding, spiritual maturity and liberation. Developed by A. H. Almaas and drawing on both modern psychology and traditional wisdom teachings, it is a path for those living in the world, supporting self-realization while addressing challenges on the path.

As a contemporary spiritual teaching, the Diamond Approach considers the totality of the human being. It welcomes us as we are and guides us toward taking the natural next steps in actualizing our potential for more aliveness, intimacy, clarity, depth, and engagement with our lives.

The practice of inquiry, using our heart, mind and body, fueled by curiosity and love of truth, is central to the Diamond Approach. By opening to our direct experience in any given moment, we move ever closer to an authentic sense of ourselves and find unexpected doorways into our essential nature. Our work includes teachings, meditation practices, movement, inquiry practices and discussion.

As part of each retreat and included in the cost, students participate in large group presentations and inquiries, three small group meetings (15-20 students), and one individual teaching session. Teaching material is provided via recordings in between the retreats.

Event Schedule:
First Retreat:  Sept 28 – October 5, 2014
The second retreat:  March, 2015
The third retreat:     September, 2015.  

Cost: approximately $1500-$2000 per retreat, depending on choice of accommodations.

For information about DHR5:
For important information about DHR5, the ongoing group that is forming, contact Lynette at DHR5@ridhwan.org.