Opportunities to Experience the Diamond Approach.
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Weekend Retreats and Free Webinars- Registration Now Open!
The Boldness of Being
Feb 21-23, 2020 in person, 9:00 am-5:30 pm. Plus Mar 18, webinar, 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
We need an inner boldness to engage in genuine self exploration. Explore the vibrant, fiery aspect of our consciousness - what gives us the courage to challenge our psychological barriers so we can openly explore our inner nature. This boldness of our Being helps us separate from what is false in us, not shrink back when we face inner obstacles, and live a life of expanding freedom.
This is being offered as part of the the new Diamond Approach Philadelphia 2 group, that is open to new students.
LOCATION: Pendle Hill Retreat Center, Wallingford, PA.
COST: $385 + room and meals. Includes all group meetings of retreat + evening webinar teaching. Private sessions also available during the retreat.
Limited work trade and scholarship available.
Questions? Email Carrie O'Brien.
Retreat dates in 2020
Feb 21-23 in person + March 18 evening webinar teaching
May 29- 31 in person + July 1 evening webinar teaching
August 21-23 in person + Sept 16 evening webinar teaching
October 16-18 in person + webinar meeting TBA.
The subject matter of these trainings will be useful for everyone, regardless of experience, and will give a good experiential taste of our work and approach. If you are interested in attending an introductory retreat, please email us below.
Knowing Not Knowing
We tend to be attached to what we know. But there is a kind of freedom when we experience not knowing. When we know not knowing in an intimate way, our inner inquiry can shift and we can truly discover what is new, fresh, and enriching.
This webinar is part of the offerings of a new Diamond Approach group forming in the Philadelphia area and open to new students. The webinar will include a meditation, teaching, an inquiry exercise, and time for discussion. It is a chance to meet some of the teachers, ask questions about the Diamond Approach, and learn about this path of inner work and discovery.
WHEN: Feb 6, 7 pm -9:00 pm Eastern Time.
WHERE: ZOOM videoconferencing
QUESTIONS: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacred Impulses: Exploring Presence through Movement and Inquiry
“Your body is actually your entry into the mystery.” - A.H. Almaas
How does presence move our body? How do different states of consciousness impact us physically? What happens when we include our body’s sensitivity and intelligence in inquiry? We will explore these and other questions in this online course.
In the Diamond Approach, there are various essential aspects that express different qualities of our Being - Joy, Compassion, Will, Peace, etc. These qualities can have a sacred impulse, a subtle gesture of presence that can show itself through us. When we use sensing and movement, these sacred impulses can express something sublime and mysterious about our true nature.
In this class, we will use specific elements of the Five Movement practice, a method developed as part of the Diamond Approach teaching for exploring presence through movement. By combining movement and inquiry, we can experientially discover how specific aspects of presence are both blocked in us and can be revealed through us.
From students about Sacred Impulses:
"I was not really conscious what I was longing for, but it is this direct contact with my bodily sensations that helps me to get in deeper understanding and exploring experiences that happen to me."
"The class has helped me see how the body can be a source of intricate, detailed information about what is true, real and alive in me."
Where: Online Zoom. (Sessions will be recorded for review by registered students.)
When: 11/9/19, 12/14/19, 1/25/20, 2/15/20. 12 - 3 pm, Eastern Time.
If you would like to further explore your interest in the Diamond Approach you can apply to work with a Diamond Approach teacher in individual spiritual insight sessions.
In private session work, you work one on one with a teacher to learn the Diamond Approach practice of Inquiry - an open ended exploration into the truth of your immediate experience. This can include psychological discernment, precise questioning, breath work, and body sensing practices. All of these processes support your unfolding discoveries about your inner nature and spiritual development. Your personal unfoldment arises naturally, spontaneously and uniquely in a way that is natural, spontaneous, and unique.