Walking the
Diamond Path

Tami Simon Interviews
A.H. Almaas & Zarina Maiwandi

Tami Simon
A.H. Almaas
Zarina Maiwandi

For those who crave liberation from the limitations of the ordinary self, and immediate contact with the wonder of humanity’s deeper potentials

Riveting interviewer and founder of Sounds True, Tami Simon, talks with Diamond Approach founder A.H. Almaas (Hameed Ali) and teacher Zarina Maiwandi to help sincere truth seekers learn more about the Diamond Approach (also called the Diamond Path) and the first-ever, all-online Diamond Approach group.

In this interview, Tami, Hameed, and Zarina uncover the answers to these questions:

How is the Diamond Path different from Buddhist, Hindu, Sufi, and other nondual paths? Must we renounce all their ancient wisdom or do these teachings expand that wisdom in a more contemporary way?

Is it necessary to commit to a path? Doesn’t transformation happen just as completely with a do-it-yourself amalgamation of meditation, yoga, and reading books?

Can the Diamond Path help turn glimpse experiences of oneness into ongoing nondual awareness?

Do we need a spiritual discipline and separate psychotherapeutic work to address everyday life and relationships? What is the unique way the Diamond Path brings psychological work and spiritual work together?

What if someone’s experience doesn’t unfold the way others’ do? Is everyone welcome to be where they are without any religious dogma or specific spiritual prescriptions?

Isn’t the Diamond Approach complicated? Is there a simple, practical way to benefit from the precision of this method?

What does transformation look like from the perspective of the Diamond Path? Is there a goal to reach and how do we know if we’ve reached it?

What is necessary for someone to embark on a path like this? Who is it for? Where do we start?

Meet Your Host and Guest Speakers

Tami Simon

Tami Simon

Tami Simon is the founder of the Wisdom Publishing House and Sounds True, and co-founder of Eckhart Tolle TV. Tami founded Sounds True in 1985 as a multimedia publishing house with a mission to disseminate spiritual wisdom. She hosts a popular weekly podcast called “Insights at the Edge,” where she has interviewed many of today’s leading teachers. Tami lives with her wife, Julie M. Kramer, and their two spoodles, Raspberry and Bula, in Boulder, Colorado.

A.H. Almaas

A.H. Almaas

A.H. Almaas (pen name for Hameed Ali) is the founder of the Diamond Approach, a contemporary teaching that developed within the context of both ancient spiritual teachings and modern depth psychology theories. He has authored eighteen books about spiritual realization, including the Diamond Heart series, The Pearl Beyond Price, The Void, and The Alchemy of Freedom. He is the founder of the Ridhwan School for Spiritual Development, an inner work school devoted to the realization of True Nature. The orientation of the school is directed toward guiding students to realize their true nature to the fullest realization and further still, to endless enlightenment.

Zarina Maiwandi

Zarina Maiwandi

Zarina Maiwandi has been a student of the Diamond Approach since 1999 and a teacher since 2015, working with groups in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Trained as an academic studying Western philosophy and literature, she edits books, including several written by A.H. Almaas.


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