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Fri, 12 Jul



Inner Solidity

A weekend retreat on developing substantial presence

Inner Solidity
Inner Solidity

Time & Location

12 Jul 2024, 6:30 pm NZST – 14 Jul 2024, 5:00 pm NZST


About the event

Inner Solidity

How can we be solid in our inner life? How can our inner life be robust? How can we turn inward, toward our inner nature and stay down to earth?

Spiritual reality is often thought of as airy, transcendent, and insubstantial. And many people—down to earth, grounded types—are put off by that idea. But our spiritual nature is not just sweetness and light. It is substantial, solid, definite, even dense. When we connect with our own essence in this way, we start to feel like a person of substance, not to be messed with, because we are not messing around ourselves. We are steady, and steadfast, in our direction, our values, and our actions. When our consciousness develops these qualities, we come across as reliable and dependable.

This retreat will focus on discovering and developing our inner solidity, on coming to know and embody a presence that is unflappable, resilient, definite, robust and real.

This is an online retreat. It will be  taught by Ashley Wain and Vivienne Leahy.

On the Diamond Approach and the New Aotearoa Group

Every spiritual path deals with our common human situation, and each path deals with it differently. The Diamond Approach is a relatively new path, for people living a full human life in the world, who want to know who and what they are beyond their usual stories and ideas about themselves. It uses a range of powerful practices, as well as modern psychological knowledge, to help each person to explore their own experience in ways that bring deeper understanding, as well as the gradual revelation of our spiritual nature, in its vast rainbow of qualities and dimensions.

The Diamond Approach has been taught in New Zealand for over a decade. There is a large, established group that has developed over that time, which is now closed to new members. Diamond Approach New Zealand is now in the process of forming a new group, for those with a sincere interest in inner work and spiritual discovery. 

We are offering retreats open to all in 2024 and 2025, mostly in person and occasionally online. 

Retreats normally involve meditation, a teaching, experiential exercises in pairs, threes, or small groups, and opportunities to ask questions, share experiences and inquire further with a teacher. 


Friday       6.30-9.30pm

Saturday 9.30-12.30


Sunday.    9.30-12.30


End times are approximate. 

Cost: $435

Current ongoing DANZ1 students repeating material pay $175. 

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