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Karen Johnson



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.

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A. H. Almaas and Karen Johnson: Life as a Spiritual Path

Founders of the Diamond Approach Hameed Ali (A. H. Almaas) and Karen Johnson explore key principles of the Diamond Approach and how daily life can be used as its own spiritual practice.

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The Power of Divine Eros: The Illuminating Force of Love in Everyday Life

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.

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The Jeweled Path: The Biography of the Diamond Approach to Inner Realization

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.

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19:32

Karen Johnson: Being Human Is a Development

At her SAND 2018 appearance, Karen Johnson, co-founder of the Diamond Approach, reminds us that “human” comes from humus, the earth, and “being” is what we feel meaningless without. We feel both these to be real, to be who we are.

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Diamond Approach Inquiry: Discovering Inner Freedom

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.

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A. H. Almaas and Karen Johnson: ‘Two Hearts Beat as One’ Interview by Renate and Iain McNay

A. H. Almaas is the pen name of Hameed Ali, who is the creator of the Diamond Approach to Self Realization. He founded the Ridhwan School, an inner work school devoted to the realization of True Nature.

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01:05:39

The Power of Divine Eros

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.

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A.H. Almaas and Karen Johnson: Living at the Edge of the Unknown

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.

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A Walk Through the Terrain of the Diamond Approach Path—A Talk by Karen Johnson

“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

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Karen Johnson: 20/20 Heart Sight (Courageous Love)

Meditate with Diamond Approach co-founder Karen Johnson and listen as she talks about returning to a new normal during the coronavirus pandemic and how our divine heart can illuminate the way forward.

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