Ego or True Self:
Advanced Enneagram for Awakening
September 10 – 14, 2020
This retreat is now held entirely online via Zoom
Being or Ego is the question facing all of us as we reflect on ourselves and awaken to our true nature. Are we acting out our egoic patterns of fixation or are we living a life of love and freedom?
The Enneagram for Awakening is a wisdom mirror, holding up a light to our deepest egoic movements and patterns. When subconscious patterns of behavior, emotions and thinking are brought into the light of consciousness, they lose their hold on us; we discover the capacity to be still, and can stop taking the world personally.
Our Founder, Eli Jaxon-Bear, discovered this powerful teaching in the 1980’s in Berkeley California, where he reset it from the context of personality to one of character fixation and then incorporated it into the Leela therapeutic model. Using it to bring insight and clarity to a client’s presenting issues and the deeper fixated subconscious drives, it allows the therapist to see beyond the surface effects, and go straight to the cause.
The multidisciplinary approach of The Leela School includes an Enneagram year, where students will discover their own fixation, leading to deeper personal insight, clarity and integrity, and in this way being more available as a true friend to clients and to the world. You will also become proficient at recognizing your client’s fixation, as well as learning how to work with the different fixations, using this insight therapeutically as leverage for profound seeing and understanding, and an appropriate intervention.
This five-day course is a combination class for those who are already Leela School Students and have completed previous modules, as well as anybody interested in the Enneagram. The class is led by Eli and Leela School teachers.
This course can also be taken as a stand-alone retreat for those interested. The prerequisite is having read Eli’s Fixation to Freedom: The Enneagram of Liberation prior to attending the class.
You will receive a Zoom link beforehand.
- Meeting Schedule (Pacific Daylight Time)-Tentative Schedule
- Thursday September 10: 7pm
- Friday September 11 – Sunday September 13: Three meetings daily, 1pm, 5pm and 7:30pm
- Monday September 14: 1pm last meeting
- Each meeting lasts approximately 90 minutes