Knowing | Seeing | Becoming

DHUK 2024 06


28-30 June 2024 (in-person)

The first half of 2024 will be an exploration of the quality of inner or essential spaciousness. This spacious openness 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 three weekends 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.


If you have already applied and become a member of the group, please register on the Ridhwan portal.

If you are new to DHUK, or have been to one retreat already but not yet sent in your application form yet, you will register here on this site – Dom is one of the teachers of this group, and we use his website for new student registration. Please click “purchase this course” above. We offer a sliding scale of registration fees. We expect most students to be on the standard rate which is the middle rate. But there is an option to pay less if you need to (the lower rate), and an option to pay more if you are able to (the supporter rate).

Provisional Schedule

Friday – 28 June 2024

6:30pm – 9:30pm: Teaching (all)

Saturday – 29 June 2024

9:30am – 12:30pm: Teaching (all)
12:30pm – 2pm: Lunch
2pm – 5pm: Teaching (all)
5:30pm – 7:45pm: Small groups

Sunday – 30 June 2024

9:30am – 12:30pm: Teaching (all)
12:30pm – 2pm: Lunch
2pm – 5pm: Teaching (all)
5:30pm – 7:45pm: Small groups

New Students

If this is your first weekend with DHUK, you’ll be contacted by a teacher to arrange a meeting before the weekend to give you some orientation and to answer any questions that you have. New students will not join the small groups, but will have a lunch meeting with the teachers on Saturday.

Venue Information and Transport Links

St Luke’s Community Centre
90 Central Street
South Islington


The venue is situated a ten minute walk and more or less equidistant from Old Street and Angel stops on the Northern Line Bank branch.Barbican and Farringdon stations are also quite close.

Food, drink, local cafes and food stores

There are some spaces within the building which we have informal access to for lunch. If the weather is fine the venue has some lovely outdoor spaces, including our own private area with benches outside the Garden Room.

There’s a water dispenser on the group floor, so bring your own bottle. There’s no kettle, fridge or kitchen area we can use.

There are two small cafes about 5 minutes’ walk away on Old Street. Further down Old St and on Whitecross Street, there is more choice (about 8 – 10 minutes/0.4 mile walk away). Nearby on City Road is a very small Tesco Extra and on Old Street near the tube station there’s a large M & S Foodstore, Co-op and Aldi (10 minutes’ walk).

COVID and Flu Protocol

We will not have a covid testing protocol this time. Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of something that may be infectious.

Zoom Attendance

We are will offer Zoom participation, for students who have a genuine health or other issue that prevents you from attending in person. If you will be attending on Zoom please inform Linda on

Please contact Linda with any questions about any of the above.

Application Form

If you have attended two weekends already, and not yet applied to join the group, then please visit for more information and to download the application form, pay the application fee and then upload the completed application form.

If you have any questions about the application form, please contact Dom on

All students must also complete the information statement at

Further Information

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

DHUK is a weekend Diamond Approach group of the Ridhwan Academy, directed by AH Almaas. You have registered on since Dom is one of the teachers and we are using his website to register new students. Existing group members should register on the Diamond Approach student’s portal, although if you have registered here already there is no problem.

Please email Linda on with questions about the group or the Ridhwan Portal, or Bardin on with questions about this website.

Tejo, Lisa and Dom