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The Diamond Approach has been taught in New Zealand since 2008. 

 

The established group (DANZ1) meets twice a year at the Tauhara Centre near Taupo for weeklong residential retreats, with conference calls and webinars during the interim. Over 50 students attend from both the North and South Islands. 

 

A second group (DANZ2) will formally begin in 2025. We are currently inviting expressions of interest from students who are sincerely interested in self-discovery and spiritual realisation.

To begin work with a teacher, join an online inquiry group, or find out more, get in touch with long time student, Linley Carpenter. 

Upcoming events

  • Saturday Inquiry Group, Autumn 2024
    Saturday Inquiry Group, Autumn 2024
    Sat, 20 Apr
    Virtual Event
    20 Apr 2024, 10:00 am NZST – 22 Jun 2024, 11:30 am NZST
    Virtual Event
    20 Apr 2024, 10:00 am NZST – 22 Jun 2024, 11:30 am NZST
    Virtual Event
    Join an inquiry group this fall to learn this fundamental practice of the Diamond Approach where we explore our immediate experience to lead us to greater depth and truth. REVISED DATES: 6 meetings between April 20 and June 22.
  • Sunday Inquiry Group, Autumn 2024
    Sunday Inquiry Group, Autumn 2024
    Sun, 21 Apr
    Virtual Event
    21 Apr 2024, 10:00 am NZST – 30 Jun 2024, 11:30 am NZST
    Virtual Event
    21 Apr 2024, 10:00 am NZST – 30 Jun 2024, 11:30 am NZST
    Virtual Event
    Join an inquiry group this fall to learn this fundamental practice of the Diamond Approach where we explore our immediate experience to lead us to greater depth and truth. 6 meetings between April 21 and June 30.
  • Introduction to the Diamond Approach
    Introduction to the Diamond Approach
    Sun, 16 Jun
    Register to receive a Zoom link
    16 Jun 2024, 9:30 am – 11:30 am NZST
    Register to receive a Zoom link
    16 Jun 2024, 9:30 am – 11:30 am NZST
    Register to receive a Zoom link
    A free online event focused on the Diamond Approach practice of inquiry.
  • Inner Solidity
    Inner Solidity
    Fri, 12 Jul
    Zoom
    12 Jul 2024, 6:30 pm NZST – 14 Jul 2024, 5:00 pm NZST
    Zoom
    12 Jul 2024, 6:30 pm NZST – 14 Jul 2024, 5:00 pm NZST
    Zoom
    A weekend retreat on developing substantial presence

What to Expect

Joining an ongoing in-person group is the best way to engage fully with the path of the Diamond Approach.

 

Students in ongoing groups meet regularly for retreats. 

 

Retreats normally have two teaching sessions a day, usually involving a meditation, a teaching, and exercises in pairs or threes, followed by a question and comments period. 

Students also work in smaller process groups at retreats, as well as one-to-one with a teacher, every 2-4 weeks. 

Initially, retreats follow a weekend format (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon).

 

Once a group is established the format changes, depending on what is optimal for the group. 

In normal, non-pandemic times, DANZ retreats are primarily in person, supplemented by regular online work. 

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Teachers

Christine Dveirin is the lead teacher for DANZ.

She is assisted by Jane Armytage, Jim McCall, Ashley Wain, and Vivienne Leahy.

You can read more our teachers here.   

Next steps...

If you are interested in engaging more deeply in the work, or joining the new ongoing group when it begins, you can:

To begin work with a teacher, join an online inquiry group, or find out more, get in touch with long time student, Linley Carpenter. 

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‘Realization is not only a matter of learning about and experiencing the depth of true nature; it comprises how to live what we know and how to express it fully’.

A.H. Almaas

Runaway Realization

We usually want to hold on to our beliefs and conceptions of ourselves, thinking that if we let them go, we will lose something we cannot live without. But when you have compassion for yourself, you begin to trust yourself. And you begin to see that it is the truth that saves you, finally.

 A. H. Almaas

Diamond Heart Book One

The mind can discriminate and know, but it is the heart that ascertains whether it is the truth.

 A. H. Almaas 

Diamond Heart Book Five

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