In this three-hour workshop, we will explore the Enneagrams of Passions and Virtues and find out what guidance they can offer for our personal growth and spiritual transformation. As we will see, the Passions are the emotional atmospheres and motivating drives that inform our consciousness when we are identified with our personality or ego. While one particular Passion is most characteristic of each of the nine ennea-types, we will see how they are each stumbling blocks and forms of suffering common to us all. Through finding and experientially understanding the Passions within ourselves, it is possible to open to the Virtues, those attitudes and qualities of felt experience that are beyond the personality. We will explore how the Virtues, like the Passions, are universal–not limited to one ennea-type–and how they are not only characteristics of enlightened consciousness, but also, and perhaps more importantly, function as orientations to support our unfoldment. This workshop will include a presentation, interpersonal exercises to be done with other participants, and a discussion period.

Continuing this three-hour workshop, we will explore the Enneagrams of Passions and Virtues and find out what guidance they can offer for our personal growth and spiritual transformation. As we will see, the Passions are the emotional atmospheres and motivating drives that inform our consciousness when we are identified with our personality or ego. While one particular Passion is most characteristic of each of the nine ennea-types, we will see how they are each stumbling blocks and forms of suffering common to us all. Through finding and experientially understanding the Passions within ourselves, it is possible to open to the Virtues, those attitudes and qualities of felt experience that are beyond the personality. We will explore how the Virtues, like the Passions, are universal–not limited to one ennea-type–and how they are not only characteristics of enlightened consciousness, but also, and perhaps more importantly, function as orientations to support our unfoldment. This workshop will include a presentation, interpersonal exercises to be done with other participants, and a discussion period.

Sandra Maitri was a member of Claudio Naranjo’s first SAT group (Seekers After Truth) which began in 1970 and in which the Enneagram was taught in the U.S. for the first time. She has taught the Enneagram to the public and to hundreds of students of the Diamond Approach, founded by A.H. Almaas, in the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Europe. She is a senior and supervising teacher of the Ridhwan School, home of the Diamond Approach, and she is its Director of Teacher Training in California. Her first book, The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram: Nine Faces of the Soul, was published in 2000. Her second book, The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues: Finding the Way Home, was published in June, 2005, both by Tarcher/Penguin.

Sandra Maitri

2005

2005 IEA Global Conference

San Francisco, California, USA

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