How can it be used for contemplative practice?
We will be continuing to study and work with the Enneagram, always in the context of contemplation and meditation. The most important thing in this study is 'practising presence' through inner attention. This involves simple meditative body practices enabling attention, so as to 'connect' with the inner observer. The underlying premise being that we can't study the ego with the ego itself. In other words we need to be able to stand back and observe more impartially with no judgement as judgement comes from the type itself.
Much of our work with the Enneagram is led by Gordon Melvin. He originally trained as an artist and was ordained an Anglican priest in 1988. He worked for many years as a senior chaplain in the NHS and then left in 2004 to teach the Enneagram.
He now runs Enneagram classes in several different countries - always in the context of spiritual practice and meditation.
He is passionate about his work, and is a wonderful teacher and guide.