Transformational Enneagram Workshop in Big Sur, California with Russ Hudson

August 14 @ 8:30 am - August 19 @ 12:00 pm

The Transformational Enneagram

Mindfulness, Insight, and Experience

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$650-$3550 (based on accommodations)

“Always remember that when the shadows in ourselves are touched by the light of awareness, they become doors through which grace transforms our lives.”—from Enneagram Transformations (1992)

A growing number of people are aware of the Enneagram as an accurate and profound map of human personality. The nine types of the Enneagram are based on the three primary centers of human intelligence: thinking, emotion, and instinct. However, in almost all human beings, distortions or blockages in these centers have led to a loss of connection with our essential nature, the very ground of our Being, and to the arising of ego structures to compensate for this loss. Thus, while our Enneagram type usually obscures our true nature with a characteristic web of defenses and identifications, it can also serve as an opening to the deeper reality of spirit.

This workshop will emphasize recognizing the ways that each of the nine types plays out in our own personalities. We will combine psychological insight into the inner workings of the types with meditation practices and exercises to lead participants toward a more direct experience of qualities of essence such as presence, clarity, compassion, and joy. Conversational instruction will be combined with guided meditations, small group work, physical movements, music, and other tools so that we can more fully integrate the richness of the Enneagram material in our daily work and relationships. Some familiarity with the books, Personality Types—Revised Edition (1996) and The Wisdom of the Enneagram, both by Don Riso with Russ Hudson, is recommended.

For questions regarding this event please email Esalen directly at: