We long to find meaning and fulfillment in our lives, to find inner peace, and to know the truth of who we are. The Diamond Approach is a spiritual path that grew out of and in response to the needs of seekers leading ordinary lives in our contemporary cultures. The Diamond Approach bridges the traditional dichotomies of the psychological and the spiritual, body and the soul, the sublime and the mundane. Rather than viewing the ego or personality as an enemy to be overcome or transcended, the Diamond Approach works with our psychological structure in such a way that it is metabolized thus becoming increasingly more transparent.
Central to this work is the practice of presence and inquiry. By sensing into our direct experience and exploring its contents, including the various structures of our ego and our personal history that put them in place, students of the Diamond Approach discover doorways to our essential nature. This openness to our experience creates a field of awareness necessary for the expansion and revelation of ever more subtle dimensions of reality that have traditionally been available only to the few.
Unique and central to the Diamond Approach is its emphasis on the personal aspects of spiritual reality. This process honors, supports, and develops the uniqueness of each individual to their fullest potential. This path supports students to live in the world while being aware of their deepest nature, living a life in the world but not of it.
The Diamond Approach was developed by A.H.Almaas. This work is offered in groups throughout the world through the Ridhwan School.