Recorded April 10, 2021

The Gifts of Teachers and Teachings

A Community Gathering with A.H. Almaas

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We invite you to join  A. H. Almaas, founder of the Diamond Approach, for a donation-based community conversation, facilitated by Zaya & Maurizio Benazzo.

In this conversation with A. H. Almaas we explored some of his personal realizations and understandings. We discussed his latest lecture series, Intellectual Knowledge Versus Spiritual Experience, in which he shares gifts and insights from major spiritual teachers and traditions, including Nisargadatta, Dogen, and Krishnamurti, Advaita Vedanta and Dzogchen.

Almaas explained his perceptions of the essential contributions that these iconic teachers and traditions have made to humanity’s body of spiritual wisdom and perhaps clarify some of the historical distortions or incomplete understandings he has witnessed over the years.


A.H. Almaas

Hameed Ali (A. H. Almaas), Founder of the Diamond Approach, was born in the Middle East, but at age 18 he moved to the USA to study at the University of California in Berkeley. Hameed was working on his Ph.D. in physics, where he was studying Einstein’s theory of general relativity and nuclear physics, when he reached a turning point in his life and destiny that led him more and more into inquiring into the psychological and spiritual aspects of human nature. Hameed is the founder of the Diamond Approach®—a spiritual teaching that utilizes a unique kind of inquiry into realization, where the practice is the expression of realization. Freedom is living our realization, a dynamic enlightenment where our transcendent nondual truth lives personally in the world. This inquiry opens up the infinite creativity of our Being, transforming our lives into a runaway realization, moving from realization to further realization. Almaas’ books include: Love Unveiled, Unfolding Now, and The Keys to the Enneagram.

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