Emilio Mercuriali &

The Courage to be yourself

6 - 11 August 2023

Journey to Essence


At a glance

Date: 06-08-2023 / 11-08-2023
Category: Wisdom Studies,


  • 5 nights accommodation in Single, Twin,Premium, Shared rooms or Hermitage
  • Full board - vegetarian meals
  • Fruits, Teas and filtered water
  • Free use of Body Care Center facilities: sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, indoor heated swimming pool
  • All workshops and sessions as written in the program

Not included:

  • Flights to/from Malpensa International Airport
  • Transfers to/from Mandali Retreat Centre
  • Massage and Therapies at the Body Care Center 


Retreat Theme - Strength. Essential Quality - Strength.
This retreat is centered around the vital qualities of strength, courage, and aliveness. These qualities are the foundation for living a fulfilling and purposeful life, enabling us to navigate challenges and pursue our aspirations with conviction.

Strength is a multidimensional quality that encompasses physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects. It empowers us to let go of old patterns, establish healthy boundaries, and embrace the adventure of life. By developing strength within ourselves, we can tackle any obstacle with resilience and enthusiasm.

Courage is the courage to be vulnerable, take risks, and venture out of our comfort zones. It's about confronting our fears and uncertainties and trusting ourselves to handle whatever arises. Courage propels us to pursue our passions and live life to the fullest.

Aliveness is the feeling of vitality and energy that arises from living in alignment with our true selves. When we're fully present and engaged in the world, we experience a sense of purpose and joy that enriches our lives and encourages us to keep learning and evolving.

Throughout the retreat, we'll explore a variety of practices and exercises designed to cultivate these essential qualities within ourselves. We'll engage in movement, meditation, and introspection to deepen our connection to our inner strength, courage, and aliveness.

Why Take the Journey?
Our True Nature is what we call our Essence, it can be experienced as Joy, Confidence, and Vitality. These are dimensions we were in touch with as children and forgot as we grew up.

When we are not connected with our essence, we live life influenced by our unconscious patterns, and we react rather than interact. As we reconnect with our essence, our life becomes more full and we find ourselves having more energy, confidence and trust.

The teachings do not focus on treating or curing a mental disturbance. Even though the body of work contains therapeutic elements, it is not psychotherapy, rather it is a process of self-discovery.

The Diamond Logos are teachings for the times we live in - bridging the gap between ancient spiritual traditions and modern psychology.

This retreat is facilitated by Emilio Mercuriali, a senior teacher of the Diamond Logos, founded by Faisal Muqqadam.

What are the Essential Qualities?
Self-confidence - Presence, Will and Manifestation.
Strength - Courage, Aliveness and Expression.
Joy - Spontaneity, Curiosity and Creativity.
Loving Kindness - Compassion and Vulnerability.
Inner Peace - Silence and Personal Power.

‘’We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply, our divine courage, freedom and light!’’ ~ Hafez

What will we do?
The combination of the below elements is a catalyst for transformation.

  • Daily meditations
  • Teaching sessions
  • Self-inquiry
  • Q&A sessions
  • Movement

Who is this for?
This adventurous inner journey is for those who have a curious mind, courageous heart and clear intention.

This body of work is welcoming and complementary to people of all backgrounds and lineages.

For a more detailed description about the DLT and Emilio, please click here

This process of growth and integration continues in everyday life, and gives the possibility to transform difficulties into growth experiences.

You are warmly invited.


Arrival Day
17:00 - 19:00 Welcoming, Retreat Opening Session
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Daily Schedule
07:30 - 08:30 Movement practice
08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
10:00 - 11.15 Teaching
11:15 - 11:45 Free Time
11:45 - 13:00 Self-inquiry & Q&A
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Free Time
15:00 - 16:15 Teaching
16:15 - 16:45 Tea Break
16:45 - 18:00 Self-inquiry & Q&A
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Departure Day
07:45 - 08:30 Morning Meditation
08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
Check Out by 10:00
10.30 - 12:15 Closing Meeting
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
14:00 - Departure

“I immediately fell in love with the timeless work of the Diamond logo approach and the teaching of Emilio. Expect down-to-earth content and methodology with no spiritual mumbo-jumbo. The insights are ready to integrate and impact your daily life.” - Floris

“Getting to work with Emilio and the essences has equipped me with a better understanding of myself and of my relationships. The teaching has let me heal wounds I wasn‘t even aware of and has made me discover the beauty of getting back in touch with my real self. Emilio‘s teachings help you find those missing pieces to the puzzle, helping you complete the picture of your own essential being.” - Augusta

The quieter you become,
the more you can hear.

Ram Dass