Enneagram of Process: A Course of Study ~ March - December 2018
Second Saturday March-December 9:00am-3:00pm w/ Mushtaq Ali Al Ansari & Janet Zahn
While in the West the Enneagram is usually presented as a “personality typing system”, the Enneagram is, in the tradition from which it originated, understood as a tool for understanding any process that one may either start or encounter.
One hundred years ago a man named George Ivanovich Gurdjieff Arrived in Europe and began offering a methodology of transformation unknown in the West and unlike anything then being offered at that time. Part of the material Mr. Gurdjieff offered revolved around a symbol he referred to as The Enneagram. He called this symbol “The fundamental hieroglyph of a universal language”.
“It is very difficult also to sacrifice one's suffering. A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering.”
Bridge from Fixations to Process
Why stay stuck in the suffering of your fixations? During this course of study, we will dig deeply into the processes of life and how the Enneagram can help you navigate the process of manifesting your vision. We will deconstruct the fixations and show how by focusing on the movement rather than the stuck points, not only will you reduce your suffering, you will also improve success in living your intentions.
Effective processes are living and open systems, not closed loops. The enneagram can be used as a tool for alignment with universal laws to improve the quality of life and effectiveness of process or manifestation of intent. Learning to bridge from fixation to process, we can find ways to bring energy into our communications so they will be alive and relevant.
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” - - Henry Ford
Taking advantage of the power of group energy, each month we will bring the Enneagram to life in relevant ways for the modern human seeker. We will examine the points on the Enneagram, teach exercises that empower movement around the Enneagram, and practice developing the habit of navigating the moving lines within the Enneagram. You will learn to put your process on the symbol and work it.
Dates: 9:00am - 3:00pm 2nd Saturday March - December 2018
Fee: $1,000.00 or $750 if paid in full by March 10
$100 deposit, (non refundable), secures spot
About the Instructors:
Mushtaq Ali Al Ansari began his study of the teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff in 1972. He was
initiated onto the Dervish path by his first teacher and spiritual guide in 1976 after coming to the understanding that this was where he would find the living transmission of the Tradition. He has spent most of a long life traveling and learning from the teachers of the tradition both in the US and abroad. He was given his Ijaza (permission to teach) in 1996 after a long apprenticeship under several master teachers. He was instructed by his Guide to focus his effort on the Enneagram tradition and specific aspects of movement training as his way to “polish his mirror”. He arrived in Grand Rapids in the winter of 2004 after serving as an instructor to a Dervish community in Tanzania. His intention was to retire. God had other plans.
As traveler on the Pathless Path, Janet Zahn appreciates obscure road maps. She has been a student and teacher in Pagan, Shamanic, and other traditions since the 1980's. Janet was introduced to the Enneagram as a tool for mapping life's processes 12 years ago and is delighted to be able to share its value with others who are interested in learning. She brings her down-to-earth approach, enthusiasm, and humor to the classroom of Life - wherever she goes.
REGISTRATION limited to 12
Tuition: $1,000 - quarterly payments Due March, May, August, October $250 each
$750 if paid in full by March 1st
Deposit (non-refundable) $100 + $150 due March 10 = $250
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