Russ is back!
Join us November 10-11, 2018:
Awakening to Our True Minds: Nine Ways of Knowing & Experiencing Reality
While we often here the spiritual cliché “You don’t need your head—just follow your heart,” a quick look at the social and political landscape around us might give us pause to consider that we also need a clear mind. While our caring is important, it alone is not going to address the issues that we face as a society and as a world. We live in a time crying for clear thinking, radical new vision, and the ability to discover new ways of addressing complex problems.
While the heart remains central in human transformation, it may become obvious that without clear thinking, and without recognizing our unconscious beliefs, the heart is hampered by old conditioning, prejudices, and even delusions. Being emotionally reactive is no substitute for being truly heartful, and the difference between these two conditions has a lot to do with our minds. Perhaps we can also see that all true realizations are an experience of seeing reality differently. And when this occurs, we notice that what we previously believed was at least partially mistaken. So the process of awakening entails being awake enough to see what we have thought and believed, and to be available to a deeper level of mind, just as we seek to be available to a deeper level of heart.
In this workshop, we will focus on the clarification of Mind, which will certainly entail the heart and the body, but which will also bring in some of the core, traditional teachings behind the Enneagram. We will see how Presence in the Head Center brings about a deeper awareness of the unity of life that is not merely a nice idea, but a direct experience—an experience which can open us to new choices and new freedoms. We will use the teachings of the so-called “Holy Ideas” to highlight nine fundamental perspectives on this non-dual reality: They reveal how the world appears to a consciousness no longer distorted by the ego’s sense of separateness. But we will also explore how those modalities are connected to more normal mental faculties which we need to live, love, and function well in our lives.
While we touched on this topic in our last workshop, we will go much deeper here—and come to our own recognition and experience of these nondual perceptions of reality which are the ground of human experience. From that ground, something new can grow.
We will use exercises, music, and discussion to deepen our Presence and to explore the interface between our ego consciousness and the realms of freedom and vastness that are our True Nature.
RUSS HUDSON, co-founder, is one of the principal scholars and innovative thinkers in the Enneagram world today. He is President of Enneagram Personality Types, Inc. and co-Founder of The Enneagram Institute. He has been co-teaching the Enneagram Professional Training Programs since 1991, and is a Founding Director and former Vice-President of the International Enneagram Association. He is also co-author of The Wisdom Of The Enneagram, Personality Types (Revised Edition), Understanding the Enneagram (Revised Edition), Discovering Your Personality Type (Revised Edition), and The Power Of The Enneagram (audio tape) and co-author of The Awakened Company. He is on the Board of Advisers for the Enneagram Prison Project. Russ delivers workshops, trainings, and retreats across the globe to thousands of students. He holds a degree in East Asian Studies from Columbia University in New York, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Saturday and Sunday, November 10-11, 2018
EVENT DETAILS | Registration will open soon
Saturday and Sunday, November 10-11, 2018
9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
Christ Church of the Ascension (CCA) Episcopal Church | Location: Rector’s Hall 4015 E Lincoln Drive |Paradise Valley, AZ | 85253
Closest Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
We recommend checking hotel sites for hotels in the Paradise Valley, Biltmore or Scottsdale areas.
We have spoken to the Hampton Inn Phoenix-Biltmore for a special rate. The hotel is located at 2310 East Highland Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85016
Rate: $119/night for single or double occupancy
When you call to reserve your room, please call 602-956-5221 and give them the following information:
Group code: AEA
Group Name: AZ Enneagram
A shuttle is available from the hotel to the workshop.
$295 (AEA Membership Discounts Apply)-Includes lunches and Tour of the Types on Friday evening, November 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Early Bird Discount- $25 off Full workshop Fee (Cannot be used with any other discounts). Expires on September 30, 2018.
New to the Enneagram? Join us for our AEA Intro: Tour of the Types which will be held on Friday evening, November 9th, from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. in Rector’s Hall at Christ Church of the Ascension. May take this intro as a stand-alone class for $25 or this class is included in the full weekend workshop fee.
CANCELLATION: Cancellations received seven days prior to the workshop will be refunded, minus a $20 processing fee. Cancellations received thereafter are subject to full forfeiture.
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REGISTRATION will open soon!
For more information, email Sheila Grant or call/text her at 602-888-1381