Event: 2-Day Retreat: From Ego to Essence: Nine Pathways for Spiritual and Personal Growth.
Facilitators: Ken Webb.
Venue: Hall, German Speaking Congregation, 1 Chalmers Crescent, Edinburgh, EH9 1TW.
Dates: Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 September 2019.
Time: Registration: 2.30pm-3pm. Retreat: 3pm-8.45pm.
Event Description: Often misunderstood as a personality typing method, the Enneagram is a sophisticated map designed to foster spiritual growth and personal transformation. Rather than putting people in boxes, as most personality typing tools do, the purpose of the Enneagram is to get people out of the box into which they have, unconsciously, put themselves. It is all about making the journey from Ego to Essence, from Shadow to True Self.
The purpose of this retreat is to help participants begin to make that journey from Ego to Essence. Beginning with a review of the basic concepts that lie behind the Enneagram, participants will be given a chance to appreciate and experience something of the nine different expressions of the Divine in human beings, nine different forms of Essence. Then participants will learn how, through loosing touch with Essence, an ego personality is formed. In doing so, they may also gain an insight into which of these is dominant for them. Participants will then be helped to reconnect with the essence of their true self and to support the process of transformation.
Whilst it will be necessary to give sufficient input for participants to gain an understanding of the the Enneagram and how to use if as a tool for personal growth, the retreat will include meditative practices that will help to support that growth. The aim is for participants to leave having some idea of how to construct their own plan of action to support and continue their journey from Ego to Essence.
Born in China and brought up in Burma, Ken Webb graduated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London to practice medicine first in the UK and then, for many years, in Thailand. He went on to study theology at Trinity College Bristol, graduating in 1992, and was ordained into Anglican ministry after a further year of post graduate study. He served a curacy in Cheltenham before returning to Thailand to start up a new bilingual international congregation at the invitation of the bishop of Singapore. Returning to Scotland in 2001 he was licensed as rector of Christ Church Duns in 2002. He spent the last five years before retiring in 2017 overseeing the training of those preparing for authorised ministry in the diocese of Edinburgh. Ken was introduced to the Enneagram in 1995 and began to delve more deeply into it in 2014, undertaking a number of courses put on by the Shift Network and Enneagram Institute.
NB: There will be no refund if you cancel your booking.
Cost: £40/£30 (Concessions). For a Registration Form: