Living with Wisdom

Clearing the Way: Freeing the Mind of the Superego

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This event took place on September 18 & 19.

Liberation from Our Inner Judge

The superego is one of the most powerful unconscious forces cluttering our minds and controlling much of what we think and feel. It is the author of our “shoulds,” a force that takes our historical conditioning—what we’ve learned, how our parents and the world responded to us, and other things from the past—and creates a set of rules that it uses to keep us in line.

Because this childhood survival mechanism is based in fear, judgment, and shame, it can cause a great deal of suffering, impacting our lives, our light, and especially our relationship with ourselves. And because it is often unconscious and subtle, it can even cloud our spiritual experiences, luring us into thinking certain states are ideal, or judging us for certain behaviors it tells us are unenlightened or bad.

On Saturday and Sunday, September 18 and 19, Byron Brown, author of Soul Without Shame: A Guide to Liberating Yourself from the Judge Within, will lead us in an interactive exploration of the superego and help us discover ways we can be liberated from our inner critic, clearing the way for us to experience a truly open and relaxed mind for true wisdom to arise.

“The superego is not actually who you are. It’s a way you learned to talk to yourself; a way you have internalized things to try and make you safe and keep you in familiar territory. But what if you could enter into your life again with a true sense of curiosity and openness to how life can be now?”

In this live, 2-day event, we will...

Learn simple ways of recognizing the superego so we can bring it into consciousness

Discover tools for getting space from our inner critic and experiencing a clearer mind

Become more in-touch with our immediate experience and who we really are beyond the limited view of the superego

Use that larger perspective to feel more freedom and to know ourselves in a fresh way

Have the opportunity to experience more appreciation for ourselves and the world, enjoy more energy and pleasure, and become more present in our lives

What You’ll Receive When You Enroll...

A recording of the online workshop including teachings, guided meditations, and interactive exercises

Recorded Q&A sessions where you will learn from the teachers and others in the program

Meet Your Teacher

Byron Brown

Byron Brown

Byron Brown has been a Diamond Approach teacher since 1990. He leads groups, works with individuals, and trains teachers in the Ridhwan School. He has taught workshops on the superego across the US and in Europe for the last twenty years. His book, Soul Without Shame: A Guide to Liberating Yourself from the Judge Within, was published in 1999 by Shambhala Publications.


This course is the first part of the 3-part online teaching series Living with Wisdom. Each course in this series may be purchased individually, or you can register for the full series for a combined discount.

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What is the Ridhwan School?

“Ridhwan” is a Sufi word. It means “satisfied and satisfying.” Our school, home to more than 4,000 students across the globe, has the potential to both help you to be fulfilled and to help others be fulfilled. Students learn to ground, sensitize, recognize, and trust the inherent guidance of Being.

What is the Diamond Approach?

The Diamond Approach is the core teaching of the Ridhwan School, a spiritual path that approaches our ordinary experiences, emotions, and sensations in a friendly way of understanding. This radical acceptance of our situation allows something to come through that puts us in touch with our spirituality.

In the Diamond Approach, everything we experience is utilized as a doorway to our spiritual nature. Rather than negating or seeking to transcend parts of our humanness that are considered barriers to realization, we learn to approach each aspect of our physical, emotional, and mental experience with acceptance and open curiosity to discover its truth. We do meditation and other exercises, but the main method is Diamond Inquiry™: non-judgment of what we’re experiencing, which brings crisp clarity into one’s own truth.

What’s included in the program?

A recording of the online workshop where you’ll hear talks from Byron Brown, participate in guided meditations and experiential exercises, and learn from other participants in the Q&C sessions.

Are the sessions live or pre-recorded?

This is a recording of an online workshop.

Will you be mailing anything to me or is everything digital?

Once payment is received you will receive an email with your login details, then you are officially in! You will receive everything in your email inbox, including instructions on how to access the course. Please check your spam folder to locate the email that starts with ‘[LWW 2021].’

Do you offer financial assistance such as scholarships for online courses?

Yes! To apply for financial assistance for any of our courses, click here to complete a scholarship application.

What if I have questions?

We’re here to support you on your journey and help with any questions you may have about enrolling and accessing the course. For support please email Be sure to add this address to your contact list so we don’t end up in your Junk/Spam/Promotions folder. But please check there just in case!

Is there a refund policy?

Yes. If you are dissatisfied with the course —for any reason—simply contact us within 30 days of course enrollment.

Are You Ready to Explore
“Clearing the Way”?

To make online spiritual support more accessible to our global community, especially during the pandemic, we offer two additional “Pay It Forward” payment options in addition to the regular fee. For those who need help, we offer a reduced tuition option, and for those who are able to help, we offer the chance to add a “Pay It Forward” addition to regular tuition, with those additions going directly to provide scholarship opportunities for others.

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