Finding your practice

“If we observe ourselves truthfully and non-judgmentally, seeing the mechanisms of our personality in action, we can wake up, and our lives can be a miraculous unfolding of beauty and joy.”

—Don Richard Riso, The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types

This 3 Day workshop will allow participants to study and experience a variety of mindfulness and inquiry processes to assess their effectiveness in “opening the door” to direct experience and our essential self. The enneagram system can help us to understand the resistances and obstacles to practices that help us experience our true nature, as well as the remedies to establishing a daily practice of mindfulness and meditation.

The program will also focus on different practices for each of the 3 intelligence centres - the mind, the heart, and the body - to allow us to experience a more integrated sense of being. The program will include:

  • guided meditations through practices such as breath, mantra, and vipassana techniques
  • introductions to the heart opening practices of Metta, compassion, and gratitude meditations
  • demonstrations of energetic and somatic practices aligned with each enneagram type
  • the practice of various inquiry techniques that will help us move beyond our conditioned personality patterns.

It will feature the work of George Gurdjieff, Russ Hudson, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Thich Nat Hanh, Sri Ramana Maharshi, Stephen Porges, Richard Schwartz, A H Almaas, Michael Singer, Dan Seigel and Byron Katie.