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September 23 - September 25, 2022
07:00 pm - 12:00 pm

A new Midwest Diamond Approach group is forming! 

The Diamond Approach is a dynamic, evolving spiritual teaching that leads to openness, freedom, and realization of the many dimensions of our human potential. There are no beliefs to accept or ideology to embrace—you simply need a sincere desire to know what is true about yourself. 

Alongside our central practice of inquiry, we use meditation, movement practices and breathwork to engage and explore our immediate experience. Diamond Approach teachings are offered in an organic, deepening sequence for us to explore personally with others in groups. We learn from each other in these settings and are supported by the presence of fellow students. 


We’d like to invite you to our retreat on the topic of Basic Trust, taught by local Diamond Approach teachers, Jim Lockridge, Kara Vangen and Kathleen Graham. 

Basic Trust and the Inner Journey

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 23-25, 2022

Why is it easy for some to relax into their spiritual unfoldment and more difficult for others?  The Diamond Approach's understanding of this question rests on the recognition of  the intrinsic goodness of reality.  Through working with our life orientation, we gain understanding of the barriers to embodying our basic confidence and trust in daily life and our spiritual develpment.  


Basic trust is the non-conceptual confidence in the goodness of the universe, an unquestioned implicit trust that there is something about the universe and human nature and life that is inherently and fundamentally good, loving, and wishing us the best.   - A. H. Almaas


Register through the Christine Center:  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Online weekend retreats are $175.


Retreat Structure:

The initial stages of the teaching will be in the form of weekend retreats, meeting 4 times a year, Friday evening thru Sunday at noon.  As the group gets established, additional sessions will be added which will extend the retreat.

For more information on the method and Group 4 retreat logistics or questions about the new group that is forming:


***Initially, retreats will be online by Zoom and will transition to a mix of in-person* and zoom retreats in 2023.

***In-person retreats will be held at the Christine Center in Willard WI.  The Christine Center offers a serene, natural environment that enhances and supports inner exploration and integration. 

***The cost for in-person retreats is yet to be determined and will include lodging and all meals at the Christine Center.


Established over 25 years ago, Diamond Approach Midwest is home to a community of sincere and devoted spiritual practitioners from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, and other states and welcomes students who do not have a group in their region.  This May, Midwest Group 4 will be starting an open retreat group which will be a hybrid of online and in person retreats.  The teaching team are Midwesterners themselves and have been studying the Diamond Approach together for 25 years.  

This on ongoing retreat group (MW4) is now open and welcoming students.  Our first retreat addresses Love and its role in our inner journey.  What is love?  Come join us in this exploration of love.

For more information go to Christine Center website:


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