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The Diamond Approach: A Path of Inner Discovery | [A. H. Almaas]

The Diamond Approach: A Path of Inner Discovery

A. H. Almaas, whose writings brilliantly illustrate the unity of modern depth psychology and traditional spiritual wisdom, is a respected, pioneering teacher. 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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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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    Del Wildwood, Alberta, Canada 02-26-10
    Del Wildwood, Alberta, Canada 02-26-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Awsome, amazing and wonderful!!"

    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!!

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Leonardo Sao Paulo - SP, Brazil 10-01-12
    Leonardo Sao Paulo - SP, Brazil 10-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Interview, not a book!"

    Good oportunitie to listen to Almaas.

    Don't consider an audio book. It's more like an Interview with Almaas.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Christian East Northport, NY, United States 08-19-11
    Christian East Northport, NY, United States 08-19-11 Member Since 2001
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    "Awakening to the Here and Now"

    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.)

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Doaa Amman, Jordan 03-03-13
    Doaa Amman, Jordan 03-03-13 Member Since 2012

    Used to be a great reader, now i'm aspiring to be a great listener as well.

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    "A Bit Tough, But Worth It"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jay Sydney, Australia 12-03-12
    Jay Sydney, Australia 12-03-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A beautifully constructed review of Almaas's works"
    What did you love best about The Diamond Approach?

    An extraordinary inner journey into who I am not that I take myself to be.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Diamond Approach?

    There is no inner child - unless you're pregnant :)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Narcacism and me


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    That the self is a construct, constructed for me by me that holds me back from realising the true self


    Any additional comments?

    No

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    D. Raynal San Francisco,, CA USA 07-12-14
    D. Raynal San Francisco,, CA USA 07-12-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Many Deep Insights"
    Would you listen to The Diamond Approach again? Why?

    Certainly I would listed to the Diamond Approach many more times as this is the sort of informations that expands with time. Each time I listen I hear something that I have never heard before and am amazed at the deep insights into human potential and functioning. Brilliant


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    N/A


    Have you listened to any of A. H. Almaas’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no this was the first i have heard of him.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    For me it was a book that I savored many times and would only listen to in short segments.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to see more of the authors original books be available as the interview method of this book is good but not as fulfilling as a book the author has spent time developing his deepest thoughts and insights.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John FPO, AP, United States 03-03-11
    John FPO, AP, United States 03-03-11 Member Since 2010
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    "The author's voice leaves much to be desired."

    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..


    4 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    John M. Kellum Seattle, WA 09-24-13
    John M. Kellum Seattle, WA 09-24-13 Member Since 2005
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    What disappointed you about The Diamond Approach?

    This maybe necessary and truthful or not but it's hardly kind.
    Briefly.
    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.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Nothing by this guy


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    only with content


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    it could have been longer


    Any additional comments?

    Please listen to the sample. If you like it I wish you and your 30 to 40 essences well.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark montague, CA, United States 08-12-11
    Mark montague, CA, United States 08-12-11 Member Since 2009
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    "The Diamond Approach: A Path of Inner Discovery"

    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.

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
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