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  • The Diamond Approach Boston 4 Group (April)

    We are pleased to invite you to join Boston 4, a newly forming on-going Diamond Approach group based in Newton, MA. Boston 4 is a long-term group that meets five weekends per year. Our work includes teachings, meditations, movement, inquiry and discussion. This weekend will be taught by Andreas Mouskos, an ordained teacher in the Ridhwan School. Throughout ...More Info »
  • Diamond Approach Seattle 3 – DAS3

    We are pleased to invite you to join DAS3, a newly forming on-going Diamond Approach group based in Seattle, open to students throughout the Pacific Northwest. DAS3 is a long-term group that meets five times per year taught by Candace Harris, Renie Hope and Jane Hill-Daigle, ordained teachers in the Ridhwan School. Direct and intimate contact with our immediate ...More Info »
  • True Essential Compassion

    We will explore True Essential Compassion at this weekend. What does it mean to be a person of compassion? This will be an experiential exploration of how we personally experience and express compassion towards ourselves and towards others. There will be presentations of our teachings along with exercises for personal inquiry. There will also be meditation and discussion ...More Info »
  • Gathering Honey: Diamond Approach Inquiry Book Group

    The Diamond Approach method of Inquiry is both an elegantly simple practice – an open ended exploration of our immediate experience – and a richly nuanced system for inner discovery and realization. In this group, we will explore the teachings of the Diamond Approach and the practice of inquiry by reading and working with A.H. Almaas’ ...More Info »
  • A Teaching on the Inner Judge

    Our fundamental nature is not conditioned by our history, and is beyond what our mind can conceptualize. When we wake up to the desire to know this truth of who and what we are, however, the first difficulty we often encounter is completely a product of our history, and of our usual understandings of ourselves ...More Info »
  • Book Talk & Signing

    The Alchemy of Freedom The Philosophers’ Stone and the Secrets of Existence by A. H. Almaas A. H. Almaas shows that the tremendous liberating power of the mysterious philosophers’ stone is closer to us than we realize. In fact, it is the true nature of all reality—in all times and all places, without being limited to being anything ...More Info »
  • Becoming Your Self

    BECOMING YOUR SELF: A Diamond Approach Perspective Every person is unique in the way that true nature and life find expression. Exploring the nature of this uniqueness invites us to experience the preciousness of our existence. Inevitably though we encounter limitations imposed by ego structure, idealization, and the inner critic. Through meditation, teachings, and the practice of ...More Info »
  • Essential Perception: Portal To Liberation

    “The mirror of our awareness gradually becomes… more luminous as it reveals the preciousness of what we truly are.” –A. H. Almaas, The Unfolding Now We as humans are blessed with the capacity to perceive with our senses: sight, sound, taste, feel, and smell. From the perspective of the Diamond Approach, our perceptual capacity is a ...More Info »
  • Gestures of Intimacy: Diamond Approach Five Movements

    Any movement we make can take us closer to the heart of our being – not just a gentle touch or warm smile, but the way we lift an arm, breathe, or take a step. When our awareness becomes more refined, every gesture can become an expression of intimacy, sincerity, and immediate appreciation. Our most ...More Info »
  • The Lataif: Gateways to Essence (April)

    Join us for an exploration of the Lataif and discover how this powerful teaching can deepen and enrich your daily life. These Diamond Approach teachings will include presentations, meditation practices and break-out groups to explore and integrate the material. This is a new group forming in the Boulder, CO area and we are still open to having ...More Info »
  • Gathering Honey: Diamond Approach Inquiry Book Group

    The Diamond Approach method of Inquiry is both an elegantly simple practice – an open ended exploration of our immediate experience – and a richly nuanced system for inner discovery and realization. In this group, we will explore the teachings of the Diamond Approach and the practice of inquiry by reading and working with A.H. Almaas’ ...More Info »
  • California Diamond Heart 10 (May)

    New group forming now in Berkeley, CA A new Diamond Heart group, California Diamond Heart 10, is now forming in the San Francisco Bay Area. For information please visit the CADH10 website: http://cadh10.org/ or write to Betsy at: CADH10@Ridhwan.org In support for the forming of this new group, a series of experiential weekends designed to introduce the Diamond Approach work to interested ...More Info »
  • Essential Perception: Portal to Liberation

    We as humans are blessed with the capacity to perceive with our senses: sight, sound, taste, feel, and smell. From the perspective of the Diamond Approach, our perceptual capacity can serve as a surprisingly direct doorway to knowing who we really are. Yet, we may not know how to access that doorway. When we drop ...More Info »
  • Engaging Your Life Force

    How do you bring growth and expansion into your day-to-day life? In this weekend retreat, we will explore the Red Aspect, which is one of the five aspects of our inner nature that is foundational to embarking on a spiritual path. The Red Aspect influences our experience of strength, aliveness, capacity, actualization, beauty, mystery, forbearance, and passion. Join us as ...More Info »
  • Diamond Approach Seattle 3 (DAS3)

    We are pleased to invite you to join DAS3, a newly forming on-going Diamond Approach group based in Seattle, open to students throughout the Pacific Northwest. DAS3 is a long-term group that meets five times per year taught by Candace Harris, Renie Hope and Jane Hill-Daigle, ordained teachers in the Ridhwan School. Direct and intimate contact with our immediate ...More Info »
  • The Diamond Approach Boston 4 Group (June)

    We are pleased to invite you to join Boston 4, a newly forming on-going Diamond Approach group based in Newton, MA. Boston 4 is a long-term group that meets five weekends per year. Our work includes teachings, meditations, movement, inquiry and discussion. This weekend will be taught by Leah Chyten, an ordained teacher in the Ridhwan School. Throughout ...More Info »
  • Book Talk & Teaching

    The Alchemy of Freedom by A. H. Almaas Morning – The Philosophers’ Stone: Key to the Secrets of Liberation Afternoon – The Dialectic of Transformation and Awakening 4 to 5 PM – Book Signing Teachings are appropriate for the general public as well as health care professionals. Health care professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in ...More Info »
  • Midwest Group III Retreat

    A new Diamond Approach Group has started in the Upper Midwest Region and it is currently open and growing. The Diamond Approach is a path of spiritual realization characterized by sincere inquiry into one’s experience, fueled by the love of truth. The immediate contact with the truth of our experience allows the unfoldment of our ...More Info »
  • The Lataif: Gateways to Essence (June)

    Join us for an exploration of the Lataif and discover how this powerful teaching can deepen and enrich your daily life. These Diamond Approach teachings will include presentations, meditation practices and break-out groups to explore and integrate the material. This is a new group forming in the Boulder, CO area and we are still open to having ...More Info »
  •  California Diamond Heart 10 (July)

    New group forming now in Berkeley, CA A new Diamond Heart group, California Diamond Heart 10, is now forming in the San Francisco Bay Area. For information please visit the CADH10 website: http://cadh10.org/ or write to Betsy at: CADH10@Ridhwan.org In support for the forming of this new group, a series of experiential weekends designed to introduce the Diamond Approach work to interested ...More Info »