A. H. Almaas

“My experience is that we are all one being. There is no separate individual experiencing God. … I, like everyone else, am part of the presence that is alive and conscious.”

A. H. Almaas is the pen name of A. Hameed Ali, creator of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realization. A. Hameed Ali was born in Kuwait in 1944. At the age of eighteen, he moved to the USA to study at the University of California in Berkeley. Hameed was working on his Ph.D. in 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.

The Diamond Approach is a contemporary teaching that developed within the context of both ancient spiritual teachings and modern depth psychology theories. A prolific writer, Almaas has authored eighteen books about spiritual realization, including the Diamond Heart series, The Pearl Beyond Price, The Void, The Unfolding Now, and The Point of Existence.

Hameed has a collaborative eight-part teaching series with Sounds True, Endless Enlightenment. “the moment we see that the journey has no end, everything changes.” He has also been a frequent guest on the UK based internet broadcasting station, ConsciousTV, and is a regular speaker at annual Science & Non-duality SAND conferences.

Almaas founded the Ridhwan School, an inner work school devoted to the realization of True Nature. The orientation of the school is directed toward helping students become aware of and embody their “essence” or essential nature. Hameed’s interest in the truth of human nature and the true nature of reality resulted in the creation and unfoldment of the Diamond Approach®:

“The Diamond Approach is a path of wisdom, an approach to the investigation of Reality and work on oneself that leads to human maturity and liberation. Because of our particular vision of Reality it is not completely accurate to think of this approach as spiritual work, for this work does not separate the spiritual from the psychological, neither does it see these two as separate from the physical everyday life and scientific investigation of the content of perception.”  

Hameed Ali is a truly unique and pioneering spiritual teacher, who has integrated eastern and western science, consciousness and spirituality into a comprehensive and dynamic spiritual path that continues to evolve.

You can further explore Hameed’s prolific work through the right side bar: videos/blog posts, books, articles, special projects, and more.

For more comprehensive information, look at the A.H. Almaas Website and The Diamond Approach YouTube Channel.

You can also watch more Almaas videos in our library.

Tami Simon interviews A. H. Almaas and Karen Johnson, co-founders of the Diamond Approach, on their new book – The Power of Divine Eros: The Illuminating Force of Love in Everyday Life. This video is from the DiamondApproach YouTube Channel.

Post and Featured Image and Almaas’ quotes from the A.H. Almaas Website.


Non-Dual Perspective on Duality, from the DiamondApproach YouTube Channel

Special Projects

The Ridhwan School



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