|Most of us initially encounter the Enneagram
as a typing system—a way of recognizing the
principal characteristics in ourselves and others. But if we continue
to study this work, we come to understand that the Enneagram
is actually a system to support us in coming back to ourselves in
the living moment: “to remember ourselves” as Gurdjieff put it.
The more we study the Enneagram in conjunction with an inner
practice to develop our capacity to be present, the more we discover
how limited our perspectives have been, and the more the amazing
vistas of our consciousness begin to reveal themselves.
We can then see all of the nine types as paths—as journeys that
we all must take on the way to awakening. Thus, while I am still
supported by seeing the tendencies of my own Enneagram type, I
can also be called back to Presence by the opportunities presented
by all of the types within me.
The workshop will combine experiential work with periods of
spontaneous inquiry into the topics we are exploring. Russ will
draw on his many years of teaching, his years in the Gurdjieff work