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

A retreat for members of the public and those interested in joining DEA7:

Retreat for new group DEA7

Topic: The Path from Ego to Essence
This group launched in June 2017 and DEA will continue to accept new registrations for DEA7 ongoing until the group closes.

Date/Time: From 9.30 am Friday 20 October to 5.00 pm Sunday 22 October.

PLUS an Orientation Session for students joining the group for the first time on 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm Thursday 19 October
Location: Chevalier Resource Centre, 1 Roma Ave, Kensington in Sydney Australia

The Diamond Approach highlights how the individual consciousness can continue its natural development from the alienating experience of knowing ourselves as little islands of personality to knowing ourselves as living Beings of presence, fully connected to life and inseparable from spirit.  In this 3 day retreat we will continue our exploration of what blocks that natural development and how we can help ourselves open to our potential.  This weekend is open to all interested in exploring the potential for more freedom in their consciousness.


Another Retreat for new group DEA7

For people looking to join a Diamond Approach group for ongoing exploration of the Diamond Approach. DEA will continue to accept new registrations for DEA7 ongoing until the group closes.

Date: January 17 to 21, 2018
Cost: $880
Location: Chevalier Resource Centre, 1 Roma Avenue, Kensington in Sydney, Australia


Fees and registration

The fee for the two-day DEA Introductory Retreat is $AUD275 (GST inclusive).
The fee for a three-day DEA7 retreat is $AUD550 (GST inclusive).
The fee for a five-day DEA7 retreat is $AUD880 (GST inclusive).