The Diamond Approach


"The more we are in touch with ourselves, the more we feel our innate desire to know and to be who we really are. We want the freedom to live as we are supposed to live, to fulfill all our potential. When we don’t, we suffer — but that suffering is simply a hunger for our true selves to live, to be free; it is a signal that we want to return to our true nature….”   (A.H. Almaas, Diamond Heart, Book One)

The Diamond Approach to inner realization is a contemporary spiritual teaching that considers the whole person.  It is a path of self realization in which each individual learns to experience his/her true nature through a precise process of inquiry into one’s own personal process and experience.  It employs various methods that enable one to experience the transcendent quality of presence and many other facets of true being, including techniques of meditation, open-ended inquiry into personal experience, sensing exercises and group work.  These methods are oriented to reconnect us with our original essential self; they utilize basic understandings of modern depth psychology as well as understandings derived from teachings from more ancient traditions.  The student learns to investigate their immediate experience with openness, heart-felt sincerity, and integrity which promotes an ongoing unfoldment of one’s true being and allows our souls to unfold and to embody states of being like love, strength, will, pleasure, peace, contentment, passion, compassion and joy..  Thus, one may attain spiritual realization as well as liberation from limiting psychological patterns in order to allow full functioning as a mature, developed human being in the world.

 We have been fortunate to work with Deane Shank, a teacher in the Diamond Approach from Boulder, CO. who has been willing to travel to Phoenix and Prescott to hold weekend workshops. Deane is a senior teacher of the Ridhwan Foundation and has been a student of A. H. Almaas for 20 years. We find the work and Deane exceptional.

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We work with the aspects of our true nature which includes the qualities of aliveness, vitality, courage, strength, expansion and a sense of capacity – basic qualities needed in our personal spiritual growth. By inquiring into your barriers against experiencing each of these qualities, and through specific meditations, the Diamond Heart workshops help to bring them into your life.


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When change is in the air, it seems like human nature to want to duck and cover. 
But our transitions have a way of finding us, whether by creeping up on us gradually or coming out of nowhere as a sudden gain or loss. 
All your changes, even the ones you feel are positive, involve some fear and agitation as your life is altered forever. 
And with incomplete transitions, you may keep dragging around baggage from the past, seemingly weighed down by the years. 
But there’s a process for developing the understanding and tools you need to nurture your growth across change. 
There is a way to develop the confidence, openness, and presence you need to in order to be with whatever you meet on life’s path, utilizing change to tap into your potential for growth, renewal, and a deeper connection with yourself. 
This is one of the benefits of working with the Diamond Approach, a contemporary spiritual teaching of self-realization and human maturity rooted in both ancient spiritual teachings and modern depth psychology. 
In our “Spirituality in Daily Life” seminar on Life Transitions with John Davis, you’ll explore the inner structure, challenges, and spiritual possibilities of significant life transitions you’ve experienced or are experiencing now. 
You’ll discover… 

  • How to tap into the possibility for profound growth, personal evolution, and fulfillment that transitions offer you 
  • How to use the counterintuitive view that all changes begin with an ending and end with a beginning 
  • A powerful practice for becoming initiated more deeply into your life 
  • How to approach life transitions as an opportunity for deepening your presence, experiencing transformation, and developing spiritual maturity 

This 3-hour online seminar is $35 USD and will take place on Sunday, April 7, at 10:00 a.m. PDT / 1:00 p.m. EDT / 7:00 p.m. CEST. 
In this seminar, you’ll receive a teaching, engage with a practice on how to approach transitions, and have the opportunity to ask John questions that might arise, live.  
You’ll also be able to access a downloadable event recording afterward. 
We hope you’ll join us for this unique opportunity to learn and to evolve. 

Register for the seminar - $35 USD

The Diamond Approach Online Team 

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March 21-24   Phoenix Weekend

June 5-9, 2019  Prescott Retreat



© Kent Rossman 2013