Welcome to the site of the DAWN group, a group of people sharing their unique inner journeys in rediscovering the truth. DAWN is an ongoing European group of the Ridhwan School. Dawn 2 is presently open to new applicants. Its weekend retreats are held in the Netherlands, near Nijmegen, at conference centre De Poort.

Conference center de Poort
Conference center de Poort, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

The teaching language is English and our present group includes people from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.

The Diamond Approach, the method, path and teaching of the Ridhwan School, was developed by A.H. Almaas and has been offered for the past 30 years in groups throughout the world. The Diamond Approach is both an understanding of our deepest human nature and a path to realizing and developing our fullest potential. It provides a precise method for inner work.

An important part of the work is taking our lessons to our everyday lives and living them. Most of all, the Diamond Approach is a path for living as real, fulfilled, free, and mature human beings.

“We live in the world and we do what everybody else does: wear clothes, eat food, go to the grocery store, have a job, make love, fight, everything. However, our focus is different. We do not identify with the part of us who eats, shops, works, and so on. We learn to develop the capacity to be aware of what is happening, but at the same time not to identify with it; we develop what we call awareness and disidentification. You have to be aware of what’s happening inside of you and outside of you. The world is seen as a big classroom, and the situations of the world are classes for you to develop certain aspects of yourself, certain aspects of your essence. The whole world is a big university offering many classes: classes on sex, classes on work, relationships, dependence and independence, and so on.” A.H. Almaas

On this site we share our thoughts and inspirations, and only members of the group can access most of the pages. However, if you are not a member of the group but are curious about what DAWN is, you can find information on the Ridhwan School and Diamond Approach in the publicly accessible pages in the menu above.

Enjoy your journey!