Diamond Approach Ottawa Montreal


Ongoing Events

Our work is taught in groups committed to long-term inquiry and exploration under the guidance of experienced Diamond Approach teachers. We teach how to ground, sensitize, recognize, and trust the inherent guidance of Being. The school community manifests a field of presence and deep learning based on the years of each group’s shared personal inquiry and other practices, rooted in sincerity, trust, and dedication.

Online Retreat Group

Diamond Approach® Ottawa Montreal

April 14 - 18, 2021

Lisa Barrett & Milia Ahu

The Joy of Discovery

The Diamond Approach is a path of wisdom through direct experience. It recognizes the uniqueness of each individual and adapts itself to each person’s needs at the time. It does not require that people adapt to some ideal, but welcomes people as they are and helps them to take the natural next step for their unique development.

In this April 2021 retreat we will be working with the Yellow Essence, which includes the qualities of Spontaneity, Playful Curiosity, and the Joy of Discovery as we come in contact with our hearts desire.

Diamond Approach Ottawa Montreal (DAOM) is an ongoing newly forming group that meets as an online community. The retreats include evocative teachings, meditation, experiential exercises, self-inquiry and body-based practices.

TEACHERS: Lisa Barrett & Milia Ahu

COST: $480.25 CAD or $380.00 USD (Taxes incl.) 

CONTACT: Inscription & Registration, Lisa Barrett 2simplybeing@gmail.com

Community is about being fully ourselves with each other and being together. It has a power to do things that we can’t do individually, especially regarding our own growth and development.

Brad Shapiro


Il y avait quelque chose de familier, comme peut-être une tribu à laquelle j'appartenais et à laquelle je pouvais appartenir à nouveau.

Elsa Teeuwen

Diamond Approach Teacher


For those discovering this path, some teachings are available through seminars, public talks, open workshops, and book study groups.

Online Practice Days

The Ground of Being

Lisa Barrett & Milia Ahu

March 20, April 24, May 15, June 12 and July 10, 2021

Meditation • Body Awareness • Self-Inquiry

The Diamond Approach Ottawa Montreal community invites you to participate in our monthly online practice days which include meditation, body awareness and self-inquiry.

Each practice day will focus on one of these essential aspects; strength, will, joy, power and compassion.

We will explore how the qualities of Essence support us to live a life that is real and meaningful.

Each 3-hour class offers an optional extended practice period for 90 minutes following the lunch break.

TEACHERS: Lisa Barrett & Milia Ahu

COST FOR EACH PRACTICE DAY: $480.25 CAD or $380.00 USD (Taxes incl.) 

TIME: 9:00 h à 12:00 h (optionel 13:00 h à 14:30 h)

CONTACT: Inscription & Registration, Lisa Barrett 2simplybeing@gmail.com

Book Study

Online Book Study

The Unfolding Now

Eme Le Cavalier, Padma Roy and Shah Allard

Sometime in Fall, 2021

Please join us for a book study group on « The Unfolding Now » by A.H. Almaas (Hameed Ali), founder of the Diamond Approach.

The keys to self-knowledge and deep contentment are right here before us in this very moment – if we can simply learn to live with open awareness. « The Unfolding Now » presents a marvelously effective practice for developing the transformative quality of presence through a particular method of self-observation and contemplative exploration that A.H. Almaas calls “Inquiry”.

This book group will include meditation, experiential exercises and study of the text to learn how to welcome with curiosity and compassion whatever we are experiencing including the many obstacles that keep us from being present such as defensiveness, ignorance, desire, aggression and self-hatred.

Dates: sometime in Fall
Cost: $175 US for 7 meetings
Teachers: Eme Le Cavalier, Padma Roy and Shah Allard

The book « The Unfolding Now » is available on Amazon ($17 US)

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