Living with flow is the aim of both the Enneagram and the Tao Te Ching. Both of these wisdom traditions are designed to free us from fixated and conditioned personalities that keep us caught in limiting patterns and perspectives.
This course is a contemplative journey into 9 themes that converge when the 9 Enneagram types are aligned with ancient wisdom from the Tao Te Ching. Each theme is a spiritual pathway that illuminates ancient wisdom and speaks to our contemporary life-challenges. And, each theme invites us into the dynamic Enneagram that releases us from our constricted dominant type.
After an overview of the Enneagram, the Tao, and their inter-relatedness, the course will follow a contemplative process for each of the 9 themes that includes a presentation, silence for personal journaling, and then group reflections. We end the course by examining the spirituality that follows the flow of the inner lines and takes us into a wholeness that weaves together all 9 types.
Two books will guide us: Roaming Free Inside the Cage: A Daoist Approach to the Enneagram by William M. Schafer and A Path and a Practice: Using Lao-Tzu’s Tao Te Ching as a Guide to an Awakened Spiritual Life by William Martin. You are encouraged, but not required, to obtain and explore these books.
This series will be held via Zoom and has a total contact time of 7.5 hours
Wednesdays, September 23 and 30 and
October 7, 14 and 21, 2020
7:15 – 8:45 pm (Central Daylight Time via Zoom)