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.
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.