In this all-day program, Don Riso and Russ Hudson, two of the leading teachers and developers of the Enneagram system in the world today, will present their ground-breaking material on The Nine Domains and The Nine Journeys.

During the morning session, Don and Russ will be presenting their landmark new work on The Nine Domains. Over the years, Don and Russ have developed this concept as a holistic and systemic way of understanding the Enneagram. (Note: This conceptual work is not related to or derived from the “Nine Domains” teachings of Oscar Ichazo.)

Instead of being simply a system of nine personality types, the Enneagram can be seen as a way of understanding and working with any complex, living system. The Nine Domains show us the “necessary and sufficient” components of any system from a conceptually higher point of view. This way of working with the Enneagram is, paradoxically, both practical and archetypal and leads to many new surprising applications.

During the afternoon session, Russ and Don will reframe the nine personality types as “The Nine Journeys.” Beyond being a typology, the Enneagram is more profoundly a map of nine core themes that each individual must contend with on the way to true psychological and spiritual maturity.

Each “type” can be seen as a metaphor for important life realizations, challenges, and opportunities, as well as an opening into real aspects of the totality of human consciousness. Each voyager is facilitated immeasurably by regarding his or her own inner landscape with insight, “right understanding,” and compassion.

Russ and Don will discuss these nine themes while employing meditation, music, and short exercises to convey the sense of these journeys. This will not be an introduction to the nine types, but will be useful for anyone who is seriously engaged in inner work that is based in presence and the clarification of consciousness.

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 co-Founder of The Enneagram Institute, and a Founding Director and former Vice-President of the IEA. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University with a degree in East Asian Studies. Don and Russ have five bestselling books, The Wisdom of the Enneagram, Personality Types, Understanding the Enneagram, Discovering Your Personalitya Type, and Enneagram Transformations, which have sold over a million copies worldwide.

Don Riso, M.A., is one of the foremost teachers and developers of the Enneagram in the world today. A bestselling author in the field, he is co-Founder of The Enneagram Institute and a Founding Director of the International Enneagram Association. Don holds a degree in Social Psychology from Stanford University as a Ford Foundation Fellow. Don and Russ have five best-selling books, The Wisdom of the Enneagram, Personality Types, Understanding the Enneagram, Discovering Your Personality Type, and Enneagram Transformations which have sold over a million copies worldwide.

The Enneagram Institute is dedicated to the Work of human understanding and liberation using the Enneagram, an ancient symbol of unity and diversity, change and transformation. The Enneagram Institute was founded in 1995 by Don Riso and Russ Hudson to further their research and development of this remarkably insightful and useful approach to understanding human nature. The Enneagram Institute’s activities include training Faculty and Authorized Workshop Teachers as well as Certifying Riso-Hudson Teachers around the world.

The Enneagram Institute now offers the training in the US and abroad. Institute offerings are diverse and ever-evolving — they include our 4-part Training Program with the RisoHudson Insight Approach and many different Workshops. The Enneagram Institute develops new programs every year, such as Opening New Territory, a Coaching Training with New Ventures West, and the Nine Domains Approach, a new OD Training for applying the Enneagram with teams and in organizations.

Don Richard Riso
Russ Hudson


2010 IEA Global Conference

San Francisco, California, USA

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