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Don Riso – A Tribute from the IEA Membership

The Enneagram Institute posted a lovely tribute to Don; here are a few extracts: Don Richard Riso, 66, author, counselor, leading authority on the Enneagram personality system, and an influential figure in the human potential movement, died peacefully at his home in Stone Ridge, New York, in the early morning hours of August 30, 2012. In 1973, while studying [...]

By |2019-07-04T07:08:07+00:00October 1, 2012|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Don Riso – A Tribute from the IEA Membership

Excavation and Recovery of the True Self

As many traditions have noted, spiritual growth is like peeling the layers of an onion to get to its core. This process raises many important questions: What will one encounter at each layer? How does one move from one layer to the next? Why is it that as we continue to uncover deeper layers, we seem, at times, to [...]

By |2019-07-06T00:49:49+00:00July 29, 2010|2010 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Excavation and Recovery of the True Self

Two New Ways of Holding the Enneagram: The Nine Domains and the Nine Journeys

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 [...]

By |2019-07-06T00:52:33+00:00July 29, 2010|2010 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Two New Ways of Holding the Enneagram: The Nine Domains and the Nine Journeys

The Instincts and Transformation

The three Instincts -- Self Preservation, Sexual (Attraction), and Social -- are a critical component in integrating any genuine spiritual awakening in our lives. Without a thorough understanding of the role they play in our development, lasting change tends to be elusive. Although the Instincts are not a new concept in the Enneagram world, for many students there remains [...]

By |2019-07-06T02:57:02+00:00August 2, 2007|2007 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on The Instincts and Transformation

Revealing the “Missing Piece”

One of the teachings we have developed over the years is that of the "Missing Piece," the specific quality that is the most ego-alien to each type--but which is also the final "capstone" of each type's personal psychospiritual journey. Level 1 in each type's Direction of Stress in the Levels of Development specifically indicates what quality is most necessary [...]

By |2019-07-06T02:57:59+00:00August 2, 2007|2007 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Revealing the “Missing Piece”

Mapping the Traditional Elements on the Levels

The Levels were not part of the original Enneagram teachings by Oscar Ichazo and Claudio Naranjo; indeed, they did not even make the basic distinction between "healthy,""average," and "unhealthy" functioning within type. First to do this was Don Riso in 1977 and he went even further and discovered nine distinct "Levels of Development" (a map of the whole spectrum [...]

By |2019-07-06T03:05:06+00:00August 3, 2006|2006 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Mapping the Traditional Elements on the Levels

The Virtues – Qualities of the Awakened Heart

The Passions ("capital sins") and resulting Fixations of the nine personality types of the Enneagram are well-known and relatively easy to understand since they are such a central part of our daily experience. This is generally not true of the Holy Ideas and the Virtues since they are experienced only when we are free of our personality. In this [...]

By |2019-07-06T03:06:11+00:00August 3, 2006|2006 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on The Virtues – Qualities of the Awakened Heart

The Enneagram and the Superego: An Introduction to the Psychic Structures

Anyone who has done serious spiritual or psychological inner work encounters a discouraging phenomenon: having experienced new states of freedom and expanded consciousness, after a few days (or hours) the old personality patterns reassert themselves as if the profound experience had not occurred. One of the main causes of this return to our familiar perspective is the superego or [...]

By |2019-07-06T03:14:07+00:00August 12, 2005|2005 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on The Enneagram and the Superego: An Introduction to the Psychic Structures

The Enneagram and the Fourth Way: Transmission and the Spiritual Context of the Enneagram

Most of us originally discover the Enneagram as a typology, but more profoundly, it is a map of wholeness and a way of recognizing and investigating different aspects and dimensions of our inner experience. George Gurdjieff brought the Enneagram symbol (and many of its principles) to the modern world in a teaching he called"The Fourth Way"--a method of approaching [...]

By |2019-07-06T03:13:37+00:00August 12, 2005|2005 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on The Enneagram and the Fourth Way: Transmission and the Spiritual Context of the Enneagram

The Virtues and the Holy Ideas: Views of the Real World

[NO RECORDING] During this 2-hour talk, Don and Russ will talk about the Virtues and Holy Ideas to show participants how they are actually aspects of a unified vision of Reality. They will guide participants in discriminating between the various Virtues and Holy Ideas, bringing greater conceptual clarity and recognition of these qualities in their own lives. Participants will [...]

By |2019-07-06T03:22:49+00:00August 6, 2004|2004 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on The Virtues and the Holy Ideas: Views of the Real World

Spirituality: The Enneagram of Wholeness: The Centers and the Levels of Development as Tools for Awakening

[NO RECORDING] Most profoundly, the Enneagram is a map of wholeness. It describes not just nine types, but nine gradations within each type to provide a multidimensional matrix for consciousness. The Levels of Development (as a measure of identification and consciousness for each type) reveal how each of the nine facets of the psyche operates in us. The presentation [...]

By |2019-07-06T03:25:38+00:00August 1, 2003|2003 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Spirituality: The Enneagram of Wholeness: The Centers and the Levels of Development as Tools for Awakening

Intimacy, Contact and Wholeness in Relationships

[NO RECORDING] We often hear that intimacy with another is only possible to the extent that we are intimate with ourselves. But what does this really mean? In this talk, Don Riso and Russ Hudson will explore ways in which the Enneagram can be used to deepen contact with our inner experience, thereby creating a space in which real [...]

By |2019-07-07T16:41:15+00:00August 4, 2000|2000 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Intimacy, Contact and Wholeness in Relationships
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