Karen Johnson is an American artist, dancer, author, and cofounder with A. H. Almaas of the Diamond Approach, a spiritual teaching of inquiry with the goal of enlightenment.
Two innovative spiritual teachers show how to use desire and passion—eros—as a gateway to realizing our fullest potential. What do desire and passion have to do with our spiritual journey? According to A. H. Almaas and Karen Johnson, they are an essential part of it.
An intimate account of the development of a spiritual tradition and a biography of its creators—told by one of the Diamond Approach cofounders. The Jeweled Path invites you to enter into the story of how the modern spiritual path of the Diamond Approach emerged.
We can temporarily push our ego away or try to rearrange our personality to be happier, freer, or more realized. But ego comes back. And that’s where Diamond Approach inquiry comes in. We all have awareness and inquiry helps us harness awareness to dissolve ego instead of pushing it away.
We are always living at the edge of the unknown, whether in ordinary experience, scientific knowledge or spiritual realization. In the realized condition, there is certainty that we know, but we also know that there is a great deal more we do not know.
“A Walk Through the Terrain of the Diamond Approach Path”—A talk from Karen Johnson on her book The Jeweled Path: The Biography of the Diamond Approach to Inner Realization. A presentation at Amstelkerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 2018