Course language English
We offer four ongoing weekends exploring The Heart of Life through the central practices of the Diamond Approach: practicing presence and open-ended inquiry; exploring through sensing and verbalizing experience. The Diamond Approach is a spiritual path of love for what is true and authentic.
Each weekend we will explore an Essential Aspect. Essence is not an object within ourselves; it is the true nature of who we are when we are relaxed and authentic, when we are not pretending to be one way or another.
Heart's Desire In this weekend we explore the desires that control our life. We fall in love with all kinds of things; our mind tells us what we love, and we move out and away from the intimacy of our heart to get what we want. The true heart's desire is not about wanting something from the outside, it is not trying to satisfy something or remove something. It has a selfless generous quality. The language of the heart moves us and touches us deeply. It is pure, free from content. The sacred impulse of heart is 'I want'. Allowing this pure innocent wanting brings joy and fulfillment.
For more information on the Diamond Approach and the Essential Aspects see the website: http://www.ridhwan.org
worked with people for 30 years individually and in groups. First training people in theatre, bodywork, massage and tantra, she now works as a Spiritual teacher in the Ridhwan School. She loves the wisdom of the body that informs and expresses spiritual unfoldment and development.
My first experience of realization was in the 80's with Alexander Smit, a student of Nisargadatta, who taught the direct path of Advaita Vedanta. In the 90's I discovered the Diamond Approach of A. H. Almaas, and I fell in love with the combination of detailed precision, depth and scope of this teaching. It has been my main path and practice ever since. I now teach the Diamond Approach to groups and give private sessions in Amsterdam. Since 1990 I have been a trainer in communication and personal development for managers, using NLP, Psychoanalysis, Martial arts and Tibetan Buddhism. From 1996 to 2011 I owned a business for training and recruitment. I now combine my work as a Ridhwan teacher with leading groups on personal development at various management centers in the Netherlands.