The Ridhwan School
The Ridhwan School is home to the Diamond Approach, a contemporary spiritual path and a community of individuals engaged in inner development. The school comprises all members of Diamond Approach groups and students working individually with a Diamond Approach teacher. Our work is taught in groups committed to long-term inquiry, guided by teachers with extensive seminary training. Students learn to ground, sensitize, recognize, and trust the inherent guidance of Being. The school community manifests a field of presence and deep learning based on the continuous years of each group’s shared personal inquiry and practices, rooted in sincerity, trust, and dedication.
The Ridhwan Academy is the core of the school, directed by Hameed Ali, founder of the Diamond Approach, with the support of Co-founder Karen Johnson. Its mission is ensuring pure and complete teaching continues to be available. The Academy includes certain Diamond Approach groups (called Diamond Heart groups), Diamond Approach Online, and seminary teacher training.
A. H. Almaas
A. H. Almaas is the pen name of A. Hameed Ali, creator of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realization. The Diamond Approach is a contemporary teaching that developed within the context of both ancient spiritual teachings and modern depth psychology theories.
Almaas has authored eighteen books about spiritual realization, including the Diamond Heart series, The Pearl Beyond Price, The Void, The Unfolding Now, and The Point of Existence.
He founded the Ridhwan School, an inner work school devoted to the realization of True Nature. The orientation of the school is directed toward helping students become aware of and embody their “essence” or essential nature. Featured videos, books and interviews >>