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Ways to Engage

The Diamond Approach is open to anyone interested in sincerely exploring their experience to discover its inner truth. If you would like to read, watch, or listen first, please view the articles and recordings available on this site, or purchase one of the books or videos by A. H. Almaas (the pen name of co-founder Hameed Ali) to get more in-depth experience of the teachings.

To more actively explore the Diamond Approach, search by location above, or click on one of the links below:

Attend a public event: Find an open workshop or book study group near you in order to more actively explore the Diamond Approach and find how it resonates with you. These activities allow you to experience some aspect of the teaching firsthand with other participants and to engage in personal exploration, a central practice of this path.

Participate in an event with the founders of the Diamond Approach: A. H. Almaas (Hameed Ali) and Karen Johnson.

Join a group: Find a group in your area, and learn more about the structure and format of Diamond Approach groups.

Find a private teacher: Find teachers who are accepting new students in your area and learn more about the unique nature of Diamond Approach individual work.

Engage online: Access live events, interactive programs, online courses, and a growing media library of recordings from our teachers. If there are not programs or teachers in your area, explore Diamond Approach Online for other options.

Join the School

If you know you want to pursue the Diamond Approach, look for a group to join. You will find links on this site to existing and forming groups. If there is not an open group in your area, consider joining a group that meets in retreat format twice a year for 6–8 days at a time, minimizing the amount of travel involved to do the work in person.

If you want to get involved and are not ready to join an ongoing group, you are invited to explore one-on-one work with a Ridhwan teacher. Ideally you would meet in person for an hour-long session every other week. The teacher will support your personal inner journey through our central practice of inquiry, supported by the teaching’s utilization of breath work and meditation practices. If you do not live close to a teacher, in some cases it is possible to do sessions via the internet or over the phone.

Because ongoing Diamond Approach work involves a commitment of time, energy and money, we will want to determine if this work is right for you. Consequently, at some point we will ask you to fill out an application to help guide us in responding to your interest.


Find a Group Near You

Choose a particular area of the world to determine whether there is a group that is open in your area. If not, consider joining a group that meets in retreat format, or explore the programs in Diamond Approach Online.

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Find a Teacher

Choose a particular area of the world to pursue the possibility of working privately with a Diamond Approach teacher. If there is no one in your area, you may still contact teachers listed on the website to ask about doing sessions online.

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