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Diamond Heart UK (DHUK)

Diamond Heart UK

Diamond Heart UK – Inviting New Students

Diamond Heart UK is the first weekly, non-residential Diamond Approach group in the UK, 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, addressing 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, Diamond Approach teachers Tejo, Lisa and Dominic 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.

DHUK welcomes participants who can come to London about four times a year for in-person weekends, and do the remaining three weekends 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 be guided through reviewing some of the material from the past three years.

Our Next Weekend

Our first weekends of the 2023 program offer a profound exploration of our trust in life and in Being.

Basic trust, doesn’t mean trusting that things will go the way we want, or that people will always act in a good way – that would be a rather naive view. It is a deeper, more basic trust than that. It is the trust that however things go, whether good or bad, you can relax, and that whatever is needed will emerge from within you.

This kind of trust is not really trust in any specifics, but trust in our true nature, trust in our being, trust that no matter what we will be OK because we feel held in the arms of reality.

Date: 24-25 June 2023
Format: Online weekend/Zoom

This allows us to let go and let ourself be. When we don’t have this level of trust in reality, and in our own being, that whatever is needed will emerge, we are constantly scared, constantly tense, constantly fighting reality, both inner and outer.

It is trust in our inner process that no matter what we experience, whether a barrier an issue a hurt a sorrow, it is precisely the thing that we need to be with and explore to unfold to deeper realms of who & what we are.

This kind of trust is extremely rare. Many people might have occasional glimpses of it, but far more often we are controlling our lives and our situations because in a very deep way we do not trust that reality is unfolding just as it should.

The disconnection from Being and the inherent trust that our Being naturally engenders is rooted in our early holding environment where we learned in a deep way we cannot trust reality to hold us.

Our exploration over four weekends will not be only theoretical or intellectual, but a very profound, personal, deeply intimate, and experiential journey toward this deep way our essential presence manifests.

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

– Ken Wilber

Future Dates

Diamond Heart UK is the UK’s first non-residential weekend format Diamond Approach group. It is a program of the Ridhwan Academy, directed by AH Almaas. We are using this site for registration of new students. If you are already a member of the group, please register through the Diamond Approach student portal at www.diamondapproach.org.

Each weekend is a dive in to the inner world to explore different qualities of our human nature, using the practices of meditation, sensing and inquiry.

This unique exploration encompasses our lives, the psychological elements of our histories and the direct, immediate sensations of our awareness or consciousness as it takes on different qualities.

DHUK 2023/2024 Calendar

Some adjustments are still possible

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

You can review weekends that you attended, or purchase to access to weekends you have not attended. If you have applied and joined the DHUK group, you can access past weekends at a discounted rate. Please contact Jona for details.

Course Category: DHUK Past