The Diamond Approach - Discovering our True Nature
From the beginning of time the human soul has held a burning desire to understand who and what we are. The Diamond Approach teaching is a response to this desire and to the spiritual needs of people today. The journey begins with an interest in the truth.
Most of us appreciate what is real and authentic. On the path of self-discovery we come to understand that our love of the real resonates with something within that is precious, and meaningful - our mysterious origin. To touch into realness on any level is to touch into that mysterious depth and when we do, we find that we love and appreciate it. More of the mystery is revealed each time we know what is real. We find that we love realness and want to be as close and near as possible to the source. This discovery is a matter of an open heart and loving the truth. The truth is what is real and the heart resonates and responds by guiding us to deeper and deeper meaning.
An open heart is naturally curious and wants to know. Like a little child playing with a toy, she is completely involved in the moment, with no need to know where she will end up, just enjoying the discovery. Sounds simple, but the human heart is afflicted with many hurts and unfulfilled desires that closes its natural curiosity. We have many protections in place to guard the heart that has been wounded. This protection distances us from the closeness and fulfillment possible in knowing who and what we truly are. As we work through the hurts and unfulfilled longings, the heart becomes free to function as a guide to the truth. Eventually our heart's deepest desire is revealed and fulfilled. This brings great joy and meaning to one's life.
Love of the truth is central to the Diamond Approach teaching, which offers an effective method of spiritual discovery and development. We apply current insights from contemporary psychology to work through the hurts, the unfulfilled longings to free the heart to guide us home to our inner nature which is the source of lasting fulfillment.
The Diamond Koru Group
A group of New Zealanders interested in this path of inner realization formed the Diamond Koru in 2008. Retreats and weekend programs are held throughout the year, using evocative talks, meditation practices and experiential inquiry exercises done in small groups. There is also the opportunity to work at a personal level with a teacher trained in the Diamond Approach.
A. H. Almaas and The Ridhwan Foundation
The Diamond Approach was revealed by A. H. Almaas and has become well known through his many books. The Ridhwan Foundation was formed to support the dissemination and integrity of the Diamond Approach teachings.
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers