energy based workshops

Crescent City


Sat Jan 16th, 10AM – 530PM CST
Sun Jan 17th, 10AM – 12PM CST

Beyond Self Judgment: Reclaiming The Freedom To Simply Be: An Introduction To The Diamond Approach
Presented By Ben Centanni & Dale Sides

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Questions:,  985-773-8882

A basic spiritual orientation is Love for the Truth. However, as we engage with a spiritual path we inevitably come across a particular obstacle, an inner agency that is constantly judging our experience as good or bad. This psychological structure limits our ability to be with our experience in the now. Join us Saturday for an all day teaching to learn effective strategies unique to the Diamond Approach that will help us to disengage, and thus free ourselves, from the tyranny of this harsh inner critic.

To support your process with this teaching a small group led by a Diamond Approach teacher will follow on Sunday. This format, offers an opportunity to practice inquiry, the primary practice of the Diamond Approach.

WHAT TO EXPECT: This all-day workshop will include meditations, talks, and a chance to practice inquiry, the primary practice of the Diamond Approach.

Cost $160. If you need financial assistance, please contact Ben or Dale at the email addresses at the bottom of the page.


Ben Centanni has been a student of the Diamond Approach since 1999, and a teacher since 2016. He is also a public school teacher in Santa Cruz, CA. He is originally from New Orleans.


Dale Sides has been teaching the Diamond Approach since 2004. He has taught and assisted groups in California, the Midwest, and Europe. He lives in San Francisco and is originally from Baton Rouge.