Emilio Mercuriali &

Joyful Living

10 - 15 December 2023

Journey to Essence


At a glance

Date: 10-12-2023 / 15-12-2023
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 - Joy. Essential Quality - Joy.
Welcome to our retreat focused on the essential qualities of joy, spontaneity, and curiosity! These qualities are the building blocks of a fulfilling and vibrant life, enabling us to embrace new experiences, connect with others, and find meaning.

Joy is a state of being that arises from within when we're truly in touch and expressing ourselves. It's a feeling of deep contentment and satisfaction that comes from living authentically and pursuing what brings us true happiness. By cultivating joy within ourselves, we can experience the world with a sense of wonder and awe, discovering new opportunities for growth and connection.

Spontaneity is about trusting that we can let go of control and be as we are, allowing expression without the need to control it. When we allow ourselves to be spontaneous, we break free from our routines and discover new paths that lead to personal growth and discovery, bringing us closer to living a more authentic and fulfilling life.

Curiosity is the desire to learn and explore, including discovering our true nature. It's about asking questions, seeking answers, and expanding our knowledge and understanding of ourselves. Curiosity fuels our creativity and inspires us to pursue new interests and passions, leading to a life of purpose and fulfillment.

Throughout the retreat, we'll engage in a variety of activities and exercises designed to cultivate joy, spontaneity, and curiosity within ourselves. We'll explore movement, meditation, and introspection to deepen our connection to these essential qualities, discovering new aspects of ourselves. Join us on this transformative journey towards joy, spontaneity, and curiosity, and let's discover the beauty and richness of our true nature together.

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