A. H. Almaas, whose writings brilliantly illustrate the unity of modern depth psychology and traditional spiritual wisdom, is a respected, pioneering teacher. Jack Kornfield has called him "one of the most significant voices for a new and remarkably integrated spiritual vision."
Now for the first time ever, Almaas has created with Sounds True an accessible audio introduction to his lifetime of work. The Diamond Approach features insights refined from Almaas' 30 years of teaching, including how he has helped thousands around the globe "do the work" by investigating reality, developing emotional wholeness, uncovering their true essence, and realizing the non-duality of being.
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Almaas is a teacher of inner work. This audio book is a series of interviews. I read some of his books before and found them to be very good. This interview was excellent. He explains in some detail the different aspects of what he teaches. This is not the kind of audio you would get much out of while performing another activity. It requires full attention, and it would not be interesting to anyone who is looking for some way of succeeding better in their external life. It's all about the inner world; external reality often seems to bring up the inner reactions that we work to dis-identify from. Eventually, it may be revealed to us that the distinctions if inner and outer life don't really exist. It's possible to see, if even just for a few moments, that everything that "exists" springs from non-existence. I listened to this interview over several days. After it ended I really seemed to have the sense of what the inquiry was about. It's not difficult in the sense of understanding what it is. But it is difficult in terms of developing the skill of it.
It may be important to note that while I appreciate the interviews, lectures, and writings of Almaas, I have not been impressed by his followers. (Though I have only met a handful of them.)
Never heard of the "Diamond Approach" before i listened to this audio book. It kept coming up in my searches, so i though that i would give it a go. For me, i will definately listen many times over, and hope to maybe see more of A.H Almaas books go to audio.
Thanks, Sounds True for this work!!
Used to be a great reader, now i'm aspiring to be a great listener as well.
This one was a tough program to comprehend. I'm reading the four books of the Diamond Approach. Along with this program they are very interesting. But by no means an easy read. The ideas Almaas talks about are new to me, i found some ideas difficult to grasp. He talks about essences, and how each has a taste and color. I love this concept. I especially enjoyed the last part of the program. The program calls for self observation, and awareness. I don't think it is possible to get the best benefit out of it just by reading. One needs to deeply look into her self to begin to understand the concepts Almaas is presenting.
Good oportunitie to listen to Almaas.
Don't consider an audio book. It's more like an Interview with Almaas.
This maybe necessary and truthful or not but it's hardly kind.
Good interviewer who attempted to ask relevant questions followed by the author providing answers that were 95% gibberish. Yes, it maybe my inability to see deeper meaning in what words can never provide or it could just be gibberish.
Nothing by this guy
only with content
it could have been longer
Please listen to the sample. If you like it I wish you and your 30 to 40 essences well.
An extraordinary inner journey into who I am not that I take myself to be.
There is no inner child - unless you're pregnant :)
Narcacism and me
That the self is a construct, constructed for me by me that holds me back from realising the true self
I had a difficult time understanding the voice of the author. He has a heavy accent and he pauses a lot in his explanations. I was ready to go to sleep after the first ten minutes (and I was listening to it on my treadmill). I kept forwarding it to the next chapter hoping it would get better but unfortunately it never did. Maybe with more exploration of my "spiritual side" I will be able to develop the patience to listen to this audio book in its entirety. But for now I don't recommend this audio to anyone, especially if you plan to listen to it in your car on a long trip..
Try a book first maybe? I was not impressed with this interview, rambling nonsense. Not to degrade the ideas put forth in Almass's books. I have not read any of them. It's just a pour interview.
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