Welcome to my website! Here you can find information about the Diamond Approach and my work as a Diamond Approach teacher in the Ridhwan School. I teach the Diamond Approach to groups and give private sessions in Amsterdam, Nederland (both in Dutch and English).
The Diamond Approach is a contemporary spiritual path which considers the totality of the human being. It helps us explore the mystical depths of reality, while also living a fulfilling life in the world. It is both a path to self-realization and to human maturity. The Diamond Approach is based on an original synthesis of modern psychology and a new paradigm about spiritual nature.
The main practice of the Diamond Approach is a specific form of inquiry. In this inquiry we stay with what is moment-to-moment true in our direct experience and ask ourselves questions about its meaning. This opens up a natural unfolding towards more truth, more awareness and more understanding. Our inner compass points the way by simply being present with our experience: The more we see truth in the moment, the more our inquiry deepens, all the way to the AbsoluteTruth.
The Diamond Approach is taught in the Ridhwan School
to groups in size of 40 to 120 students and to individuals in private sessions. The Ridhwan School has about 150 teachers and 5000 students worldwide. Students practice meditation, exercise sensing presence and do open-ended inquiry, a moment-to-moment investigation into the truth of their experience. This form of inquiry is also used in private sessions with a Ridhwan teacher.
The Diamond Approach teaching is beautifully expressed in twenty books written by A.H. Almaas
, one of the founders of the Ridhwan School. A good introductory book to the Diamond Approach is The Unfolding Now
by A.H. Almaas. The latest book from A.H. Almaas is called Alchemy of Freedom
Book Study Group
Every year I will organize a Diamond Approach Book Study Group in Amsterdam, based on a different A.H. Almaas book. This year we are working with Facets of Unity, his book on the Enneagram of Holy Ideas. If you are interested to join the next year’s book group, please fill in the contact form
on this website and mention that you are interested. I will then let you know which book we are going to work with and send you all other information about the group.