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Born in Boston, living in Colorado since the early 70's, advanced education in Biosciences, working as Ridhwan teacher since 1984.
Introductory Description: 
What have you learned as a result of studying the Diamond Approach?: 

I have learned what relaxation means, a sort of settledness which makes moving around in the world a mostly fresh, interesting, and fulfilling thing.

What would you like your potential students to know about you as a teacher of the Diamond Approach?: 

We are each some sort of package of views, assumptions, and beliefs, all of which hold together in some coherent way such that our life makes sense. But usually that life isn't very open and alive; it is based in personal experience and 'training' that gives us a coherent sense of what we are, usually felt as somewhat controlled and predictable. What I like to do is help to open up those packages, which inevitably brings immediacy and direct experience, far more interesting and compelling day to day life.

What attracted you to the Diamond Approach?: 

Originally I wanted to understand myself; over time that search became a compelling interest in understanding the reality which is independent of any kind of historical self. I've been a student of this work since 1976, working and training with Hameed Ali (founder of the Diamond Approach) continuously since. I have a background in biosciences but have worked primarily as a Ridhwan teacher for more than 30 years, leading groups in Europe and the US, training teachers, and working in one on one sessions in my home town, Boulder, CO. Exploration of inner experience, and particularly the living of that experience in daily walking-around life, is what I find most interesting.

What is most important for people to understand about the Diamond Approach?: 

It takes time and commitment, an acquired taste which takes time to develop.

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