Big Group Schedule & FAQ

2018 “Big Group” Meeting Schedule

  • January 27 – 28
  • March 10 (Saturday only)
  • May 5 (Saturday only)
  • June 2 – 3
  • July 21 (Saturday only)
  • September 15 – 16
  • October 27 (Saturday only)
  • December 1 – 2

Frequently Asked Questions

Each of the 4 formats are integral elements of the DH10 program and therefore attendance is required. The formats are; Big Group, Small Group, On-line courses, and Private Sessions. Missed Big Group meetings require payment and listening to the recordings from those meetings.
Typically our Big Group meetings are from 10 am – 6 pm.
Ridhwan Center, 2075 Eunice Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
Please follow this link for directions to the Ridhwan Center and Parking.
There are many local restaurants within walking distance of our Berkeley center and we have a refrigerator for bag lunches.
As we are a no shoes building, please wear sox. Bring a timer, paper and pen for exercises. Bag lunches are welcome or you can visit a local restaurant.
Contact DH10 administrator, Becky Ocean at CADH10@ridhwan.org who will match you with a teacher in your location that accommodates your schedule as much as possible.
The fundamentals of the Diamond Approach will be taught over a period of about 7 – 10 years but DH10 will likely continue on for many years beyond these initial years. For some students, the fundamental period is sufficient engagement for them with the Diamond Approach. However, as this is only a portion of the Diamond Approach path that has been unfolding, many students continue on well beyond this initial period. Many have been working regularly with the DA since it began over 40 years ago, so the length of involvement is up to each student. All of your CADH10 teachers have been students for 20 years or more.
Please send an email to our administrator, Becky Ocean at cadh10@ridhwan.org.
Bay Area locations will be determined by Small Group teachers and students are sorted according to their own location whenever possible.
DH10 recordings will be available exclusively for DH10 students via the Ridhwan Portal, which is a password protected section of the general Ridhwan Website. Recording typically come available within 36 hours of the meeting.
Full payments are due before participating in the Big Groups, Small Groups, On-line courses, or private sessions.
Go here for fee details. Can I attend now and pay later? Any requests for exceptions to the payment policy must be pre-approved by the CADH10 teachers and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Sorry but DH10 does not have scholarship funding or discounted fees at this time. If there are extenuating circumstances, its best to discuss the situation with your private teacher to help clarify the issue or write to our administrator, Becky at: cadh10@ridhwan.org.
Yes, Hameed teaches a 3-day winter retreat and an eight-day summer retreat annually. These retreats become available to DH10 students after they have completed the required curriculum.
For those of you who are still undecided, DH10 will continue to accept applications throughout 2018. You may attend a maximum of three consecutive DH10 meetings from the schedule above to assess if you would like to join the on-going group. Near the beginning of 2019, the group will officially close and we will no longer accept new applicants or allow non-accepted participants to attend meetings.

For other questions contact our administrator, Becky at cadh10@ridhwan.org