"Mindfulness, the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience, is at the heart of what the Buddha taught.”
—Sylvia Boorstein

A.H. Almaas (Hameed Ali)

A.H. Almaas (Hameed Ali), PhD Psychology, was born in Kuwait in 1944. At the age of eighteen, he moved to the U.S. to attend the University of California at Berkeley where he studied math and physics through a scholarship from the Kuwait Ministry of Education. Later, while working on a Ph.D. in physics, he reached a turning point in his life that led him to inquire deeper into the psychological and spiritual aspects of human nature. He eventually pursued a Ph.D. in psychology specializing in Reichian Therapy and developed a unique spiritual and psychological theory and practice known as the Diamond Approach®. The Diamond Approach is a contemporary teaching that incorporates both ancient spiritual teachings and modern depth psychological theories; hence the perspective of this teaching recognizes the inherent synthesis between the spiritual and the psychological domains of experience. Hameed has written many books, including Inner Journey Home: The Soul's Realization of the Unity of Reality and The Pearl Beyond Price: Integration of Personality into Being, an Object Relations Approach. His latest book is Inexhaustible Mystery (Diamond Heart: Book Five).

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