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This self-paced digital course explores the foundational practices of the Diamond Approach: Meditation; Sensing, Looking, and Listening; and Inquiry.

In this course, we will explore the place and purpose of the foundational practices in our continuing unfoldment. We will renew our personal relationship to these modalities and clear up misunderstandings, inner obstacles, and difficulties. With this increased understanding, we will be able to skillfully deepen into the practices, making them implicit in our lives in ways that supports the totality of our transformation.


Sandra Maitri has been a teacher of the Diamond Approach for 27 years. She leads groups in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the United Kingdom, and has a private practice in Marin County, California. In the early seventies, she was a student of Claudio Naranjo, MD, in his original Seekers After Truth group along with Hameed and Marie Ali. She has also studied with various Eastern and Western spiritual and psychological teachers, focusing especially on Insight and Tibetan Buddhist meditation.  She is the author of The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram: Nine Faces of the Soul and The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues: Finding the Way Home. In her spare time, she paints and writes.


The course is for experienced students of the Diamond Approach. (Those who are or have been members of an in-person Ridhwan group).

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