Most of us initially encounter the Enneagram as a typing system–a way of recognizing the principal characteristics in ourselves and others. But if we continue to study this work, we come to understand that the Enneagram is actually a system to support us in coming back to ourselves in the living moment: “to remember ourselves” as Gurdjieff put it. The more we study the Enneagram in conjunction with an inner practice to develop our capacity to be present, the more we discover how limited our perspectives have been, and the more the amazing vistas of our consciousness begin to reveal themselves.

We can then see all of the nine types as paths–as journeys that we all must take on the way to awakening. Thus, while I am still supported by seeing the tendencies of my own Enneagram type, I can also be called back to Presence by the opportunities presented by all of the types within me.

The workshop will combine experiential work with periods of spontaneous inquiry into the topics we are exploring. Russ will draw on his many years of teaching, his years in the Gurdjieff work and the Diamond Approach, as well as his own perceptions of objective reality to guide participants toward a deeper realization of their own true nature, and of the spiritual possibilities of the Enneagram. There will be opportunities for questions and shared exploration.

Russ Hudson is one of the most innovative thinkers in the Enneagram world today. He brings a long-standing involvement in the Gurdjieff Work and the Ridhwan School to the Riso-Hudson Enneagram. Russ has coauthored five best-selling Enneagram books with Don Riso, which have sold over a million copies worldwide.

Russ Hudson


2009 IEA Global Conference

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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