January 12, 2019 - February 24, 2019

9 Enneagram Panels over 3 days at Commonweal

Commonweal, 451 Mesa Road, Bolinas, California, USA

On Saturday, January 12, Saturday, February 9, and Sunday, February 24, 2019, Beatrice Chestnut will moderate Enneagram panels of experienced “self-observers” talking about their experience of their Enneagram personality types at Commonweal, in Bolinas, California (30 miles northwest of San Francisco). We will have three panels on each day.

Witnessing Enneagram “type panels” is one of the best ways to learn about the Enneagram of personality. Hearing from experienced students of the Enneagram talking about the operation of their type patterns in everyday life brings the power of the Enneagram to life in vivid and engaging ways.

The days will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an hour break for a bag (BYO–Bring Your Own) lunch.

January 12 will feature: the 8-9-1 types — the Body Center Types
February 9 will feature: the 2-3-4 points — the Heart Center Types
February 24 will feature the 5-6-7 points — the Head Center Types

To register:  https://www.commonweal.org/events/

Commonweal is a non-profit organization co-founded by scholar, author, and philanthropist Michael Lerner that works in three core fields—health and healing, art and education, and environment and justice. Within those fields, Commonweal incubates and supports a dozen different programs including programs in cancer, health professional education, environmental health, adult learning, yoga, healing nutrition, permaculture gardening, and juvenile justice.

For information about Commonweal: www.commonweal.org

Here is a letter from Michael Lerner, founder of Commonweal, announcing our partnership in presenting 9 Enneagram panels over 3 days in January and February 2019. I hope you will join us!

 

Dear New School Friends:

I am honored and delighted that my friend and colleague Beatrice Chestnut will be presenting three day-long workshops of Enneagram panels at Commonweal. The Enneagram is an archetypal depth psychology. It has enormous power to deepen our insight into ourselves and others.

There are 9 enneagram character types. The best way to understand them is to witness “panels” with several people of each type on the panel. To have panels conducted by one of the great Enneagram authorities is a rare opportunity.

Beatrice is among the most gifted Enneagram teachers working today. Her book, The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Self Knowledge, is among the best guides to this great tradition. If you are not already deeply familiar with Enneagram, I encourage you to read her book in advance if you plan to come. You should also watch my TNS conversation with Beatrice. Even if you are deeply familiar with Enneagram, Beatrice’s book will add to what you already know, especially with respect to the 27 subtypes of the 9 principle types.

The days will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an hour break for a bag lunch.

January 12 will feature: the 8-9-1 types — the Body Center Types
February 9 will feature: the 2-3-4 points — the Heart Center Types
February 24 will feature the 5-6-7 points — the Head Center Types

There will be 3 to 5 people on each panel. We welcome self-nominations from those interested in being considered to be on a panel. Being on a panel presupposes that you truly know your type, and preferably your sub-type as well.

The fee for each day will be $75 and $60 for those in need of a partial scholarship. The fee for all three days will be $200 or $150 for those in need of partial scholarship. These fees are very modest. We will give priority to those who sign up for all three days.

We will limit participants to 50 and prefer applications for all three days.

Many of you know that I have been studying Enneagram in depth. I have written about it twice
for The New School. After 50 years of studying depth psychologies, especially Freud, Jung, Assagioli, Hillman, and the other archetypal psychologists in the Jung/Hillman traditions, I have found the Enneagram to be uniquely useful for me in understanding myself and others.

I believe these three days of panels with Beatrice will be a rare and special opportunity for students of Enneagram to come together to deepen our knowledge with a master of the work.

Please register soon to assure your place.

Yours in the pursuit of the compassionate understanding of ourselves and others,

Michael


The only wisdom we can hope to acquire
Is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless.