The moment that we see that the journey has no end, everything changes.
A.H. Almaas


Face-to-face retreats


Public Retreats are face to face events held in Sydney and aim to introduce members of the public to a particular aspect of the teaching of the Diamond Approach. While a more intensive experience than the webinars no prior experience of the Diamond Approach is necessary. Each introductory retreat is a standalone experience.

What happens at retreat

Each introductory retreat has a particular theme associated with a core teaching of the Diamond Approach. The retreat process uses an experiential approach that includes talks, spiritual practices (e.g. meditation, sensing and movement), experiential exercises in pairs, triads and small groups, large group discussion and personal exploration. Usually a retreat day commences at 9.30am and concludes at 5.30pm.

A retreat day is usually divided into two three hour sessions with a 90 minute break for lunch. Each session starts with some form of meditation and is followed by a specific teaching related to the theme of the retreat. You are provided an opportunity to deepen your personal inquiry through experiential exercises usually in pairs or triads before re-joining the large group to process any personal and group experiences that have emerged in response to the teaching and the experiential exercises.

Public retreat topics and dates

Retreats for members of the public and those interested in joining DAA7:

Retreat for new group DAA7 - 6-8 July 2019

For people looking to join a Diamond Approach group for ongoing exploration of the Diamond Approach.
DAA will continue to accept new registrations for DAA7 ongoing until the group closes.

Topic: The Stark, Fresh Fact of Being

Many of us live as if we're walking in a fog, our minds full of fantasies, our bodies dimly felt as if from a distance. Some of us approach the spiritual journey as if it is a movement to other realms. In this retreat we'll address this flight from the now, and invite you to discover the bracingly radical presence of the real, in every moment.

Date/Time: Three days from 9.30 am Saturday 6 July to 5.00 pm Monday 8 July 2019
There will be an orientation session for students joining the group on the 5 July from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.
Cost: $550 (GST inclusive)
Location: Chevalier Resource Centre, 1 Roma Avenue, Kensington in Sydney, Australia


Fees and registration

The fee for the two-day DAA Introductory Retreat is $AUD275 (GST inclusive).
The fee for a three-day DAA7 retreat is $AUD550 (GST inclusive).
The fee for a five-day DAA7 retreat is $AUD880 (GST inclusive).