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DAAfrica 2024 03 INNER SPACE Retreat


March 2024 residential 5 day retreat

The first half of 2024 will be an exploration of the quality of inner or essential spaciousness. We will do this at our first ever residential 5 day retreat in March, with a follow up Zoom weekend in May. The spacious openness we will explore is not an attitude based on ideas or beliefs. It is a state of being which we arrive at by seeing through the self images that have defined who we take ourself to be. Fully recognising a self image for what it is and allowing the emptiness that follows brings us naturally to a wonderful state of freedom, unencumbered by the heavy rigid ego structure that have defined our experience of ourself until then. We feel un-patterned and experience ourself as a clear luminous spaciousness, immaculate and light hearted, open to all the potential of our true nature.

Over the retreat and the weekend we will engage deeply the practice of being present in the immediacy of our experience, and exploring and opening it up through the practice of diamond inquiry™. We will present teachings of the Diamond Approach ® on this quality of Essential Space so we can see and understand more about how we came to have the beliefs, ideas, and convictions that make up our personality.

This exploration will invite the quality of spacious openness to infuse our personal life, our love of truth, and our experience of reality as a whole with freshness, lightness and openness.


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Once your registration is complete, information and venue details will also be emailed to you.

Retreat Tuition Fees 

The tuition fees for the retreat are R6000. Board and lodging is additional (see below). Scholarship funding is available in the case of financial need, so please enquire.

Retreat Timing

The retreat will start after lunch on Wednesday 5 March giving people time to travel to the venue on Wednesday morning. It will run until lunchtime on Sunday, giving time to travel home.

Venue Information

Schoenstatt Retreat Centre
Cape Town

The rates at Schoenstatt for full board (room, three meals, teas and coffees) are:

  • Single room, shared bathroom – R855 per person per night (4 available)
  • Double room, shared bathroom – R810 pp (4 available)
  • Single room, ensuite bathroom – R890 pp (5 available)
  • Double room, (2 single beds), ensuite – R845 pp (2 available)

Four nights accommodation will therefore cost between R3,240 and R3560 plus a few additional meals.

There are a limited number of rooms, so please advise first and perhaps second choice asap by emailing Maphoko at There is space for 15 students if nobody shares a room, and up to 26 if all the double rooms have two people in them. If we have new members joining us and need to double up we will let you know.

We will stay four nights, from 6-10 March. There might be some minor adjustments to the accommodation costs for meals or teas on arrival and departure days.

Further Information

Visit for more information about the Diamond Approach Africa group, including future retreat dates and recordings of past weekends.

Please email Dom on with questions about the group, or Bardin on with questions about this website.