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Exploring the Enneagram with Dawn Kilarski and Barry Vall
June 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Engaging the Enneagram:
through the gateway of
typology, exploring our place
within the cosmic whole and its place within us with
Dawn Kilarski and Barry Vall
Friday June 22, 6 – 9 pm and Saturday June
23, 9 – 4pm and Sun June 24, 2 – 5 pm,
Location: Canadian Memorial United Church
1806 W 15th Ave. & Burrard St. Vancouver
The Enneagram; a powerful
guide and companion
through the inner and outer
landscapes of our personal
lives, our work and our play.
We are delighted to share and
explore this powerful symbol
together with you.
For inquiries and registration
Programs without sufficient registration
will be cancelled Please register early
for all programs by:
• Contact Gertie Jocksch: 250-220-4601
• By Cheque. Make cheque payable to
The Living Language Institute
Foundation. Mailing address:
Programs in Earth Literacies, PO Box
35001 Hillside 83, 1644 Hillside
Ave. Victoria, BC V8T 3A0
• Pay by charge card
Please do not let the cost
prohibit your attending, call or
WORKING TOGETHER WITH
Greeting from Dawn and Barry:
New friends and old, greetings to you all from within the heart of this 2018 “Wild Canadian Year” with all its beauty and terror.
The Enneagram has been a wonderful guide and companion through the inner and outer landscapes of our own personal lives, and our work and even our play. We are
delighted to share and explore this powerful symbol together with you.
We are hoping that however you come, new to the symbol or delving deeper into it, you will feel the soulfulness of the many and various connections that exist within,
between and among us. Somehow in the crossing of our paths we trust that something is at work that has all of our deepest wellbeing at heart and is for the beneHit of the
all in all.
The Enneagram is an ancient and ever evolving psycho-spiritual symbol and system for the conscious cultivation of awareness, being, growth and transformation. It
originated in the Middle East and was brought to the West by George Ivanovich Gurdjieff. It draws from a source body of wisdom that existed before the establishment of
the major religious traditions and that was preserved and developed in part by various streams including SuHi monastic communities. While based on perennial truths
thousands of years old, the Enneagram integrates with the best of Western philosophical and psychological insight. It provides a sophisticated map of the movements and
patterns within our minds, hearts and bodies, and discerns the paths of growth in our lives as interconnected individuals.
There are many Enneagrams. The most commonly presented is the Enneagram of personality types. In this workshop we enter the symbol through the doorway of typology
and from that vantage point catch glimpses of the many-layered nature of the symbol and what it reveals only as we continue to place our attention upon it.
This workshop offers:
• basic information of the Enneagram
• help in Hinding your primary pattern or type as well as the constellation of patterning in each of your three centres of intelligence: head, heart and gut
• unveiling of the nine particular paths that lead to wholeness and the development of resources for living consciously in our world and within the worlds
• tools and strategies for integration
We are the whole symbol. In other words, all of the energies and patterns are within each of us and are part of our common human experience. But we are creatures of
habit. Over time we come to identify with particular coping strategies and patterns and tend to react to the world in predictable and automatic ways. Knowing these
patterns is the Hirst step toward liberating our energy and opening to greater wholeness.
It is true that we can never be reduced to a single number or personality type or even constellation of types; but it is important to recognize the patterning. It is in our
exploration of how we embody an undercurrent of tendencies and in our becoming aware of our habits of attention and automatic behaviours that our interior freedom can
grow and that we might glimpse the interconnectedness of all that is. We can then begin to embrace more of the whole of who and how we are and can become freer to be
more and more our unique selves, the greatest gift and service we have to offer the world. We take our place in the wondrous unfolding of a dynamic living universe.
Dawn Kilarski and Barry Vall are seasoned facilitators who have worked with the Enneagram since 1985. They each have private practices in counseling and spiritual
direction and are members of the leadership team of The PaciHic Jubilee Program in Spiritual Direction Training. They offer workshops and groups that help people open to
and honour their own inner work, the work of others and the Great Work. To assist individuals and groups on their unique paths of personal and spiritual growth, they
draw upon their backgrounds in theology, spirituality, psychology and inner process facilitation.
Their approach to the Enneagram attempts to honour its beginnings and development in ancient spiritual tradition by focusing upon energetic patternings, inner motivation
and the nurturing of our essential selves within the context of an interconnected greater whole rather than simply upon behavioural manifestations and personality traits.
Dawn and Barry have found the Enneagram to be a profound tool for transformation for those ready and willing to explore that which both honours and goes beyond
personality and is at the heart of our existence as human beings who seek to integrate inner and outer life with all of creation and to take our place within the cosmic