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Ridhwan Teacher-in-Training Sessions



Low-cost Diamond Approach sessions are currently available in and near the Bay Area of California for people who are new to the Diamond Approach.

The sessions will be conducted by long-term students of the Ridhwan School who have participated in eight or more years of training in the Ridhwan Seminary, and who are considered by the directors of the Seminary to be ready to begin working with students under supervision. 

The sessions are open to those interested in an in-depth experience of the Diamond Approach. 

Participants will be asked to commit to six or ten sessions, no more than twice a month.

The sessions will be video recorded and transcribed. They will be reviewed by the teacher-in-training, their supervisor and, in some instances, other seminarians. The content of the sessions will be otherwise confidential.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Frank Adel at


What is the commitment for me?

6-10 sessions, no more than twice a month. (Whether it is 6 or 10 sessions will be determined by the teacher-in-training, but you will, of course, have the option to finish the process earlier if need be. You must agree to allow the sessions to be recorded (video and audio), and discussed by the trainee, their supervisor, and a small number of other trainees, for the purposes of training only. 

How much does it cost?

Trainees will charge a reduced fee of $50, with adjustments possible on an individual basis.

What is the Ridhwan School?

The Ridhwan School is an affiliation of ongoing spiritual workgroups, which has been unfolding over the last 30 years and now has members in many parts of North America, Europe, and Australia. Hameed Ali (A.H. Almaas) is the spiritual head of the School. Individual groups are taught by qualified Ridhwan teachers. For more information, click here.

What is the Diamond Approach?

The Diamond Approach is the spiritual teaching, the path, and the method of the Ridhwan School. Its basic practice is inquiry into the truth of your experience in the here and now.  For more information, click here

How do I apply?

Contact Frank Adel at


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