In the depth of every heart is a profound longing to be one with Essence, the Divine, our Beloved. Essence can be known in different ways, with many flavors and manifestations. In one of its deepest uses, the Enneagram is a way of looking at nine primary domains of Essence, seeing their interconnectedness, and guiding us toward an awakening in all nine domains.
From this perspective we tend to be more sensitive to one particular domain that contains some of our greatest gifts. In the process of ego development, however, we lose touch with the direct experience of Essence, and become most reactive and preoccupied with recovering one particular domain of Essence.
Using exercises, music, poetry, invocations and meditation, participants will be guided through all nine manifestations of Essence. As we become more aware of each domain of Essence in our bodies, hearts, and minds, we can begin to experience each moment of our ordinary existence as informed and infused with the love, wisdom and presence which is our true nature, and which can transform the world.
Jessica Dibb is founder and Spiritual Director of Inspiration Community, a non-denominational consciousness school promoting personal, relational and planetary wellness. She designs and teaches courses and trainings using unique experiential processes to facilitate kinesthetic, emotional, intellectual and spiritual experiences of Essence. Jessica uses the Enneagram, psychodynamic principles, Integrative Breathwork and eclectic spiritual practices to awaken and integrate expansive states of awareness and consciousness in everyday life. She is the Co-director of the International Breathwork Training Alliance, a founding member of Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute, and Chair of the Breathwork Alliance Ethics and Standards Committee.
Russ Hudson is one of the principal scholars and innovative thinkers in the Enneagram world today. Russ brings a long-standing involvement in several spiritual traditions, including the Gurdjieff Work and the Ridhwan School. Russ is the Executive Director of Enneagram Personality Types, Inc., and co-Founder of The Enneagram Institute. He is a Founding Director and former Vice-President of the IEA. He holds a degree in East Asian Studies from Columbia University in New York, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He lives in Manhattan.
2007 IEA Global Conference
Redwood City, California, USA