The Mindful Enneagram: 6-Month Course

Enneagram Online via Zoom Rob Creekmore Sarah Keely

Rob Creekmore and Sarah Keely

1/22/2021 7:00 PM - 1/24/202112:00 PM (ET/U.S. and Canada)  at  Online via Zoom (Virtual) (Map It)

Six Month Course: The Mindful Enneagram - Using Mindful Inquiry with the Enneagram to Liberate our Buddha Nature

This course will take place through:

  • An introductory online weekend retreat, evening of January 22 until midday on the 24, 2021, via Zoom.
  • Nine twice-monthly online classes that each explore the deeper conditioning at the heart of each of the nine Enneagram types. These will occur Sunday mornings: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., on February 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, April 11 & 25, May 2 & 16, and June 6.
  • Final online weekend retreat, evening of June 11 until midday on June 13, 2021, via Zoom.

Solo meditative practice may only take us so far in seeing our conditioning and accessing our deeper Buddha Nature. Having a partner “hold the space” as we mindfully inquire is a powerful and direct way for us to see and become free from the deeper conditioning that keeps us stuck. When combined with the understanding of one’s Enneagram “type,” interpersonal inquiry is an even more powerful tool that allows us to see and engage with our blind spots and accelerate liberation.  

This course will deeply explore the Enneagram and the practice of mindful inquiry over a six month period through a combination of two weekend retreats and twice-monthly online classes in between. 

At the initial online weekend retreat in January we will introduce and begin using the Enneagram and interpersonal meditative inquiry practice. The nine twice-monthly Sunday morning sessions will then explore each of the nine Enneagram types in greater depth using the inquiry practice to discern one’s particular type and how it manifests. This will culminate in a final weekend retreat in June where we can inquire together, in even greater depth, each participants’ deeper conditioning -- seen through the lens of one’s Enneagram type -- and how meditation practices can liberate the suffering and limitations caused by that conditioning.

Please Note: No prior knowledge of the Enneagram is needed. This course will provide an in-depth exploration of the system.

We will ask participants to read The Essential Enneagram, by David Daniels, in advance, and to read The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues over the course of the class. We will be referring to both over the course of the class, and will be discussing the Sandra Maitri book in more detail during the June retreat.

This . . . is not simply about the Enneagram. It is about inner transformation. . .  finally, it is about skillful means, as the Buddhists would say: how to orient ourselves so that this transformation has the possibility of becoming a reality.

Sandra Maitri, from The Introduction to The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues

For more information, see The Enneagram -- A Tool for Mindfulness and Insight, by Rob Creekmore and Sarah Keely.

Note: Because this is an online retreat, participants are encouraged to find space of relative quiet, limiting the amount of interaction with others in the environment as much as possible. Participants may join by internet or via phone. Participants will be given links to join the course the week before the course begins.

Participants will be given the Zoom links before each event begins.

How do I get on a Zoom class?

Mindfulness Online: What it is Like to Participate in Retreats, Workshops, Courses and Classes via Video Conference, by Stan Eisenstein

The fee covers retreat and administrative costs. Additional dana for teachers and retreat managers is gratefully received.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available. To apply, please email the retreat manager before registering. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form. Please apply early as funds are limited.

IMCW Refund Policy

If you cancel more than two weeks before the start of the event, your payment will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. IMCW cannot offer refunds for cancellations made fewer than 2 weeks before the beginning of the event. It may take 5-7 days for the refund to show in your account. 

Late Registration

Online registration will close at 12 a.m. on January 15, one week before the initial retreat.To request late registration, please email the retreat manager to check if there are still openings.

IMCW aspires to create a safe, supportive community. We welcome everyone with an interest in meditation, regardless of identity, orientation or background. 

Fees:

Series & retreat fee (dana extra):$450.00

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