Diamond Mountain is a nonprofit providing volunteer programs and opportunities for visitors to engage in self-exploration and self-discovery.
What is the Meaning of Selfless Service?
Here at Diamond Mountain Retreat Center, we strive to provide space for retreat goers to experience selfless service. But you may be wondering, what is selfless service? Or, how do I accomplish selfless service?
For starters, we aim to make space for the ego to take a backseat role and allow for group responsibilities amongst all visitors. Having an emphasis on the group rather than the individual allows room for individuals to grow and lead some area of responsibility for the benefit of othe...
What Does True Relaxation Feel Like?
We’re told constantly that we live in a fast-paced world that thrives on progress and stress. So much so, we often forget how to relax or don’t even know where to begin.
The truth is, relaxation looks different for everybody. Some people find peace by taking a few deep, focused breaths. For others, focusing on the breath might actually make them anxious. There’s no recipe for relaxation, only sensations that you personally respond positively to.
A good place to start would be asking yourself ...
Volunteering for Self-Discovery
Volunteering is something we know we should do more of, but struggle to make time for. Sometimes people feel overwhelmed with the sheer amount of nonprofits they could support, and don’t know where to start or what type of volunteerism they are looking to perform. People who volunteer regularly often feel a strong emotional tie to the causes and organizations they support, and with it a sense of community and purpose.
But did you know that you can volunteer your time at wellness centers, too?...
How to Calm Your Anxiety When Returning to Normalcy
Vaccines are readily available, people are returning back to work, and some states have lifted their mask mandates and states-of-emergency. This is all great news, right? In theory, yes- however, after living in confusion and panic for an entire year, it can be difficult to go back to acting how we did before the pandemic began.
Allow Yourself to Take Up Space
As children, you’re taught to be polite and considerate of others—this might look like entertaining others at parties, putting others before yourself, and perhaps staying silent about your needs in fear that it might be an inconvenience to the people around you.
Internalizing these “people-pleasing” behaviors can be detrimental to your ability to care for your personal needs. After all, how can you show up for others if you aren’t showing up for yourself?
By allowing yourself to take up (much...
How to Stay on Your Mindfulness Path - Diamond Mountain
The first steps towards living more mindfully are often the hardest. You may be at a point where you understand how mindfulness can benefit and calm a wandering mind, but perhaps you’re having a hard time incorporating your practice into daily life. This is completely understandable, given that our modern, time-poor society doesn’t often lend itself kindly to living in the present moment.
The best way to stick to the practice is to first bring your awareness and focus back to the breath. Remi...
What is a Stupa?
The Marble Stupa Project is a pilgrimage project led by Diamond Mountain Retreat Center. The goal of the Project is to bring healing and peace to participants with themselves and in their relationships with people and the world around them. This healing process is brought on through application of ancient wisdom.
But what is a stupa and how do these fit into Diamond Mountain’s culture?
In short, a stupa is a dome-shaped structure. This ancient architecture is intended as a sepulchral monument...
Download your own 3-day DIY retreat Schedule
Today is the day to embrace the Diamond Mountain way of relaxation… and the next day.. And the next day! :
By visiting the official Diamond Mountain website, you can reset, unwind and relax with your own three day retreat. Do-it-yourself (DIY) in approach, this program is guided by DMRC. But you are able to do all parts on your own and at your own pace.
The 3-day DIY program contains preparation videos, a full schedule, helpful instruction on mindfulness techniques and even guided exercises. ...
Diamond Mountain Retreat Center’s Mission
What is the mission of Diamond Mountain? What guides and drives DMRC’s many programs and volunteer opportunities?
The primary mission of Diamond Mountain Retreat Center is simple: to nurture happiness through the practice of mindfulness. This is achieved through a combination of compassion, wisdom and demonstrated kindness. It is the acceptance that fulfillment does not come from the external, but from the internal process of the journey of self-discovery. Getting in touch with one’s inner se...
Diamond Mountain Retreat Center’s special offer for first responders
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Feb. 24, 2021 /PRSearchEngine/ — Diamond Mountain Retreat Center announces the First Responders 2 for 1 package for healthcare workers.
Diamond Mountain Retreat Center is welcoming COVID heroes with a special offer. In an effort to thank first responders for their admirable efforts during the pandemic, Diamond Mountain is currently offering a discounted package that’s packed with quality accommodations. DMRC expresses th...
Diamond Mountain Retreat Center offers respite to first responders
To build resilience and cope with long-term stress, Diamond Mountain is offering to the heroes of this pandemic "2 for 1" accommodations, with free yoga and meditation classes. Situated in stunningly beautiful wilderness filled with wildlife, Diamond Mountain cottages are cozy and eco-friendly, with all the comforts that weary first responders need to restore their stability and stamina. First responders in Cochise, Pima and Graham Counties will be surprised to find the seclusion, simple beauty and comforts of Diamond Mountain so close.
House Feature: Karuna
Diamond Mountain is home to many beautiful off-grid, self-sustaining cottages. This week, we highlight the beautiful house 10 karuna:
Karuna is located in a rocky ridge on the DMRC grounds. The house is actually made up of two small buildings, but the unity they share is one of harmony and beauty. Visitors enjoy drinking in the expansive views of the mountain ranges which surround the karuna house.
This house is ideal for a couple or an individual on a DMRC retreat. The main house is equipped...
Words From DMRC Visitors
We love sharing visitor experiences at Diamond Mountain Retreat Center! Here are some words from recent visitors of DMRC:
There was nothing lacking in order to do a good and successful retreat. It was comfortable and warm. The vegetarian and vegan meals were wonderful. The environment is astonishingly diverse and the quietude is very precious. — Alexandra
I loved my stay at Diamond Mountain – thank you to all the staff and volunteers for making it a perfect sanctuary to learn and progress alo...
What is Off-Grid?
At Diamond Mountain Retreat Center, our cottages are self-sustaining thanks to an off-grid system. This allows for a complete disconnect from the outside world so that our visitors may truly embrace the natural surroundings. But what does it mean to be ‘off-grid?’
All of the cottages located at Diamond Mountain Retreat Center are off-grid. In short, for a property to be off-grid, it is not connected to the electricity, water, gas or sewage systems provided by the local area. Instead, all of t...
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