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Diamond Approach Africa

Diamond Approach Africa – Inviting New Students

Diamond Approach Africa is the first ongoing Diamond Approach group in Africa, based on the teachings of AH Almaas. After running for three years, we are now inviting new students to join, as we begin a new stage in our journey with the Diamond Approach. We will be entering some of the deeper teachings of this profound path that have never been made available in Africa before. They address profound aspects of what it is to be a human being living in the world.

Many people may experience a conflict between the wordly life of families, jobs and society, and transcendent or otherworldy spirituality, on the meditation cushion, in prayer, or on the yoga mat.  Some think that only one seems important or matters. But life in the world without the depth of our true nature is often empty and superficial. And spirituality without the embodiment in our personal lives seems empty in a different way. The Diamond Approach offers a way for our deepest spiritual nature to live a fully human, personal life: to be the depth of what we are, living our lives more fully than we could ever have imagined.

This is possible through its unique inclusion of psychological knowledge and understanding, with deep spiritual realisation. The Diamond Approach is not a religion and is open to people of all religious affiliation or persuasion including atheist and agnostic.

In the next few years, certified Diamond Approach teachers Dominic and Sarala will lead the group on a deep journey into this territory of the transcendent human being that lives a personal life – the personal essence. What is it to be a person of presence, rather than the person of history, reactions and conditioning? We have found this teaching to profoundly impact our own lives the lives of our students. So we are inviting new students to join our group for this rare possibility of engaging such a rich and transformative journey.

If you are considering joining us and would like to speak with one of the teachers, you’re very welcome to contact us and one of us will be in touch to set up a call.

DAAfrica welcomes participants from across Africa or with a deep personal connection to Africa. We have five long weekends a year, some in-person in Cape Town or Joburg (with zoom participation possible), and some only on Zoom. Members must attend all weekends or catch them up via recordings afterwards, and also do small groups and private sessions with a teacher through the year. New members will also be guided through reviewing some of the material from the past three years.

“The understanding is not mental or intellectual comprehension but a direct awareness and experience of oneself that is insightful and clear. It opens the door to a profound and intimate relationship with what it means to be a human being.”

– A.H. Almaas, Spacecruiser Inquiry, page 10

A DAAfrica Member’s Perspective

Here is Nolitha Tsengiwe, a psychologist and meditation teacher, talking about the incredible freedom that she is discovering through the practice of inquiry and the Diamond Approach that allows her to open to so much more of fullness of human experience.

DAAfrica Weekend Retreat: Essential Nourishment

What is it that truly nourishes you? What is real nourishment at this particular moment or stage of your life? In this weekend we will begin to explore the deep question of nurturing and nourishment, that is vital for growth and development. On the journey of spiritual development we become more and more who we actually are, our living beingness in the moment, rather than the old history and conditioning and reactions of the past. And this brings up the question at some point of what really nourishes us now. The things that nourished us before may no longer really be what we need. Opening to what truly nourishes us will bring us to confront some of our earliest history and patterning around nourishment.

Date 5-7 July 2024
Venue Zoom
Eligibility Open to first time participants

A DAAfrica Member’s Perspective

We’ve launched a series of videos of Diamond Approach Africa members sharing their experience of inquiry, the Diamond Approach and the group. Janine Ahlers, a Director of the Centre for Coaching and senior lecturer at the UCT Graduate School of Business talks about what makes this Diamond Approach Africa group special.


“I myself can recommend the Diamond Approach as probably the most balanced of the widely available spiritual psychologies/therapies.”

– Ken Wilber


Future Dates

Reading recommendations

Diving in the Inner Ocean

Dom’s book Diving in the Inner Ocean is the essential practical guide to inquiry – the primary practice of the Diamond Approach.

The Diamond Approach: An Introduction to the Teachings of AH Almaas

John Davis’s book The Diamond Approach: An Introduction to the Teachings of AH Almaas gives a broad overview of the whole approach.


Past Weekends / Now available as Online Courses

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Course Category: DASA Past