Diamond Heart Retreat Group 5 – New Retreat Group

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March 1, 2015 7:00 pm
March 8, 2015 12:00 pm
Lynette Bunyard
March 25, 2013
Guest House
318 W Main St, Chester, CT 06412, USA

Start: March 1, 2015 7:00 pm
End: March 8, 2015 12:00 pm

Updated: October 25, 2014
Location: Guest House
Address: 318 W Main St, Chester, CT 06412, USA

The Ridhwan® Foundation is pleased to announce the formation of Diamond Heart Retreat Group 5, a new Diamond Heart Retreat Group. It meets in Connecticut, USA, each spring and fall for 8-day retreats.

The next retreat is scheduled to begin on March 1, 2015 and end on March 8, 2015. The third retreat will take place in September, 2015 and the next in March, 2016.

Contact Person: Lynette Bunyard
Email: DHR5@ridhwan.org


Diamond Heart Retreats are long-term Diamond Approach groups which meet twice a year for eight days each in a residential setting. 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. Diamond Heart Retreats are part of the Ridhwan Academy under the direction of A. H. Almaas.

Teachers: John Davis and Rosanne Annoni, co-directors, with Anne Singer, Jane Bronson, 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 and 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 between the retreats.

Event Schedule:
  • Next Retreat:  March 1 – 8, 2015
  • The third retreat:  September 27, 2015 – October 4, 2015
  • The fourth retreat:     March, 2016.

Subsequent retreats are planned for spring and fall each year.

Cost: approximately $1500-$2010 per retreat, depending on choice of accommodations.

For information about DHR5: 
For important information about DHR5, contact Lynette at DHR5@ridhwan.org