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:

First retreat for new group DEA7

For people looking to join a Diamond Approach group for ongoing exploration of the Diamond Approach.

Date: June 30 to July 2, 2017
9:30am to 5:30pm
Cost: $550 (GST inclusive)
Location: Chevalier Resource Centre, 1 Roma Ave, Kensington in Sydney Australia

Each moment is a beginning – a fresh start. And yet, usually we feel it as a continuation of what has gone on before, some kind of pattern we find hard to see the newness in. That can lead to familiar feelings of being trapped, or stuck, or deadened in some way. When we do feel the moment as new, fresh, vital and teeming with potential and aliveness we recognize those moments as beginnings. And those moments often brings feelings of excitement, curiosity, happiness and optimism.

On June 30, 2017, the next ongoing Diamond Approach group in Australia begins. In this 3-day weekend we will lay the foundation for a solid start on this amazing path of liberation we call the Diamond Approach, and open our experience to being able to recognize the freshness in each moment.

This isn’t the last time you can join this group, but it is the first time, and joining now brings you in at the beginning – a very good place to start. We look forward to seeing you there.


Second retreat for new group DEA7
DEA will continue to accept new registrations for DEA7 ongoingly until the group closes.

Date: October 20 to 22, 2017
Cost: $550
Location: Chevalier Resource Centre, 1 Roma Ave, 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).