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Great Lakes Diamond Approach

The Great Lakes Diamond Approach draws students from all over Canada, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and New York. The group has been ongoing for several years and is now closed to new students. However, we will consider transfer students on a case-by-case basis. Other interested students may join our wait list for a potential future group.

The Great Lakes Diamond Approach meets four times a year at a retreat center in Southeastern Michigan. The group is taught by Ridhwan teachers Bob Ball, Jeanine Mamary, Dales Sides and Gregory Beck. Teachings include lecture and discussion, self and group inquiry, meditation and individual sessions.

If you have questions regarding transfer student applications or to be added to our wait list, please email Jeannine Mamary at

  • A Diamond Approach Open House: “Showing Up for Your Life”

    This open house is entitled “Showing up in your Life” presented by Thomas Weinberg, a Toronto teacher. This will introduce the Diamond Approach with meditation, a short talk, and some personal inquiry. Thomas will also talk about opportunities to join the ongoing Toronto group. Ann Arbor Diamond Approach teacher Lou Weir will also be attending ...More Info »
  • An Exploration of Joy and Curiosity on the Spiritual Path

    This will be an introduction of the Diamond Approach, the practice of inquiry, and the Yellow Latifa, including joy and curiosity. Schedule June 16, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. June 17, 9:00 to 7:30 p.m. Teacher Lou Weir is an ordained teacher of the Diamond Approach. He has studied the Diamond Approach since 1997. Lou is also a teacher of insight ...More Info »
  • Freedom, Ego and Inner Critic part 1

    We long for the freedom to be who we are, to discover and abide in the truth of our deeper nature. We long to live in our natural condition of dignity, integrity and truth. The greatest barrier to actualizing this potential is our identification with the ego and superego, sometimes called the inner critic. Through ...More Info »
  • Diamond Approach Amherst

    The Diamond Approach is a journey toward uncovering the essence of who we really are, beneath all the layers of social conditioning and cultural expectation. Its aim is to discover the deepest truth of what it means to be human. Through the unique practice of inquiry into our immediate experience, we come to understand the specific veils ...More Info »