Welcome to the Diamond Approach’s US West/Western Canada practice region. In this section you’ll find information about groups and events meeting in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Western Canada.
Over more than 30 years, strong communities of students and teachers have developed in Maui, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, the Bay Area (Berkeley/San Francisco), Boulder, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, with groups and retreats drawing people from surrounding areas.
The Berkeley Ridhwan Center for Spiritual Development is home to the central offices of the Diamond Approach School, as well as providing meeting space for a number of local groups and multi-group retreats and trainings.
Hameed Ali (founder of the Diamond Approach) started teaching in Boulder in the early 1980s. Since the Boulder Ridhwan Center was created in 1985, nine ongoing teaching groups have started there, with many ordained teachers in the surrounding area. The Boulder Ridhwan Center is home to the US RISNG Seminary group as well as providing meeting space for multi-group retreats and trainings.
With more than 100 ordained teachers living and teaching in the US West/Western Canada region, the area offers many opportunities to explore the teaching via ongoing teaching groups, introductory events, book study groups and private inquiry sessions. Please see the complete updated listings below.