Enneagram and the Innovation Seesaw
Oct
24
7:30 PM19:30

Enneagram and the Innovation Seesaw

There is a creative drive in each of us.  Each Enneagram type taps into creativity in a unique way.  This session explores the intersection between the Enneagram types on creativity. We will examine how the see-saw motion between the paths of integration and disintegration presents opportunities for creativity unique to each Enneagram type.  Please join us for this fascinating discussion on the practical applications of the Enneagram.

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Science, Spirituality & Sustainability: TZM and Addiction
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

Science, Spirituality & Sustainability: TZM and Addiction

In this exploration of The Zeitgeist Movement (TZM), we will examine the topic of "addiction" and its relationship to society's market economics. Addiction is a huge issue in healthcare, social welfare and crime. We will exploring the work of Gabor Maté, a renowned addiction expert, who calls for a compassionate approach toward addiction, whether in ourselves or in others. Dr. Maté believes that the source of addictions is not to be found in genes but in the early childhood environment.

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Enneagram and The Brain
Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

Enneagram and The Brain

Peter Savich has been a long time participant in our Enneagram Studies workshops and discussion. In this Part II presentation of “Enneagram and The Brain”, Peter will present some of his initial findings on his research linking brain activity to Enneagram types. Come join us for this fascinating study!

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Science, Spirituality & Sustainability: Exploring The Zeitgeist Movement
Aug
3
7:30 PM19:30

Science, Spirituality & Sustainability: Exploring The Zeitgeist Movement

“The Zeitgeist Movement." In this session we will be viewing an episode of Redacted Tonight, a youtube show hosted by Lee Camp. Lee interviews author, filmmaker and founder of the Zeitgeist Movement, Peter Joseph. Lee speaks to Joseph about his new book, “The New Human Rights Movement.” They talk about all of the illusions we’ve internalized about the free-market and go in-depth about how pervasive and deep-rooted the big lie of capitalism is. Joseph then puts forth a number of ground-breaking ideas for a better version of how society can proceed. It’s a more equitable world that overcomes our lower-lizard brains and, instead, elevates our consciousness and empathy. 

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Using the Enneagram's Paths of Integration and Disintegration for Personal Growth and Creativity
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Using the Enneagram's Paths of Integration and Disintegration for Personal Growth and Creativity

Clockwise motion around the Enneagram is very challenging for most of us. This challenge presents an opportunity for personal growth.  In this session we will examine how our path of integration provides an attainable solution to achieve outcomes represented by clockwise motion - by the type one number greater than our own.  Also, we will explore how the see-saw motion between integration and disintegration presents opportunities for creativity unique to each Enneagram type.  Please join us for this fascinating discussion on the practical applications of our paths of integration and disintegration.

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The Enneagram, Personal Growth, and Creativity
Jul
18
7:30 PM19:30

The Enneagram, Personal Growth, and Creativity

Personal Growth and Overcoming Challenges/Inspiring Creativity Using Paths of Integration and Disintegration. To grow personally and creatively, the Enneagram can be one of the most effective tools for an individual.  By following the path of integration, the Enneagram becomes a guidepost for how an individual can progress on the path of maturity and meaning in their lives - regardless of one’s age. In times of distress, the Enneagram can help an individual move out of a state of demise back to their basic selves by examining the path of disintegration.  Matthew Schlegel will lead this presentation on the paths of integration. 

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Enneagram and Time
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Enneagram and Time

We are often encouraged to "live in the moment." Perhaps this is more difficult for some of us to do than others. Matt Schlegel will facilitate a discussion that explores the relationship between time and Enneagram types. We will discover that while some typesmay live in the moment, others may dwell more on the past, and yet others may be thinking about the future. Also, we will explore which types feel that there is "never enough time" and which types tend to think that there is "all the time in the world."
 

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Spirituality & Social Justice: Guest Speaker, Alice Phipps
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Spirituality & Social Justice: Guest Speaker, Alice Phipps

Spirituality & Social Justice: An Educational Forum at the Center for Spiritual Life

This spring, CSL launches a new series on spirituality, social justice, and healing. Unique and dynamic Bay Area speakers, including Don Houston (2/28), Jesus Solorio (3/28), and Alice Phipps (4/25), visit the CSL community to reflect on their relationships to a variety of spiritual traditions in this era of social change, upheaval, and movement-building. These special teaching and learning opportunities are open to all.

On April 25th, we welcome Alice Phipps. Please join Alice to discuss Spirituality in the context of current movements for Social Justice. We will examine the history of religious institutions and social oppression, and explore together our beliefs about free will, the Holy Spirit, suffering, Karma, and creating change. What is each of our roles in the world to come? How may we honor our beliefs about the will of the Divine and providence while doing what we can to ease the suffering of others

Currently earning an M.A. in transpersonal psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Alice Phipps first completed a B.A. with a social justice emphasis. She is currently active with the Bay Area Queer Anti-Fascist Network, Lovelutionaries Unite! and the Degenderettes working to fight the current tide of ignorance and hate with strong love and community building.

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Spirituality & Social Justice: Guest Speaker, Jesus Tlazo Tekutli Solorio
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Spirituality & Social Justice: Guest Speaker, Jesus Tlazo Tekutli Solorio

Spirituality & Social Justice: An Educational Forum at the Center for Spiritual Life

This spring, CSL launches a new series on spirituality, social justice, and healing. Unique and dynamic Bay Area speakers, including Don Houston (2/28), Jesus Solorio (3/28), and Alice Phipps (4/25), visit the CSL community to reflect on their relationships to a variety of spiritual traditions in this era of social change, upheaval, and movement-building. These special teaching and learning opportunities are open to all.

On March 28th, we welcome Jesus Tlazo Tekutli Solorio, a bilingual/bicultural Chicano, born and raised in Los Angeles by migrant parents from Michoacán, Mexico. He is a Mexica/Aztec Dancer and Drummer with Calpulli Nanahuatzin and is learning how to integrate indigenous teachings to his daily life. Currently, Jesus is a mental health therapist and currently works with the Spanish speaking community in Hayward, CA. His clinical work is trauma informed, strength-based and is infused with indigenous worldview and spirituality. A major tenet of his work is La Cultura Cura (Culture Cures), recognizing that indigenous culture and spirituality is key to healing from trauma. 

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I’m OK – You’re OK, We’re All Different
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

I’m OK – You’re OK, We’re All Different

Transactional Analysis and the Enneagram

This program will focus on the area of transactional analysis (TA) concerned with the development of life scripts. We all make decisions early in life and then adopt behavior patterns that reinforce them. People use TA to recognize and change limiting decisions. How does this play out in the context of understanding your Enneagram type? After a brief introduction to TA’s developmental theory and the four basic life positions, we will explore how this may take place differently according to type.  Takeaways may include “aha’s” about events and relationships that shaped who you are today, as well as new strategies for living fully.

Program leader: Lucy Freedman, longtime Certified Transactional Analyst, psychotherapist, and student of many approaches to communication and change.

Lucy is past president of both the USA and International Transactional Analysis Associations. She currently serves as a corporate consultant and coach through her company, Syntax for Change.

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Spirituality & Social Justice: Guest Speaker, Don Houston
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Spirituality & Social Justice: Guest Speaker, Don Houston

Spirituality & Social Justice: An Educational Forum at the Center for Spiritual Life

This spring, CSL launches a new series on spirituality, social justice, and healing. Unique and dynamic Bay Area speakers, including Don Houston (2/28), Jesus Solorio (3/28), and Alice Phipps (4/25), visit the CSL community to reflect on their relationships to a variety of spiritual traditions in this era of social change, upheaval, and movement-building. These special teaching and learning opportunities are open to all.

On February 28th, we welcome Don Houston. Through digital art, architecture, Tai Chi, and teaching, Don Houston explores the intersections between mythology, history, and psychology. His intention is to stir deep seated images and feelings belonging to our Collective Unconscious where authentic self-esteem, self-love and happiness are found; emotions and feelings which many of us overlook. Don's work has also aimed to reinsert African narratives into classical antiquity in building cultural pride for African American youth, and adults alike. A San Francisco native, raised in the historical Fillmore neighborhood, Don Houston is also a proud father, mentor, and 4th Disciple of Chen Family member Gene Chen. As a certified Chen Family Style Taiji teacher, Don Houston exposes students to lessons that encompass set practice for health; standing meditation, push hands, and inter-personal applications.

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Enneagram and Creativity
Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

Enneagram and Creativity

  • 4323 Manuela Avenue Los Altos Hills, CA, 94022 United States (map)
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Each of us expresses a unique set of creativity skills and talents.  In this workshop, we will explore the relationship between Enneagram types and our creativity gifts.  Matt Schlegel will facilitate a discussion that highlights how these gifts manifest in both our personal lives and our work lives.  We will explore the patterns between our creativity and our Enneagram types.

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Enneagram and Time
Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

Enneagram and Time

  • 4243 Manuela Avenue Palo Alto, CA, 94306 United States (map)
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We are often encouraged to "live in the moment." Perhaps this is more difficult for some of us to do than others. Matt Schlegel will facilitate a discussion that explores the relationship between time and Enneagram types. We will discover that while some types  may live in the moment, others may dwell more on the past, and yet others may be thinking about the future. Also, we will explore which types feel that there is "never enough time" and which types tend to think that there is "all the time in the world."

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Enneagram and Personal Growth
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Enneagram and Personal Growth

  • 4243 Manuela Avenue Palo Alto, CA, 94306 United States (map)
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Many of us are dedicated to personal growth.  Learning the Enneagram is a powerful way for us to understand ourselves.  But can the Enneagram also shine a light on the path forward for each of us?  In this session, Matt Schlegel will facilitate a discussion that explores the Enneagram's lines of integration. We will  share with and learn from one another how we can harness knowledge of Enneagram integration to continue our personal-growth journey.

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Enneagram and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Enneagram and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)

We relate to the world through the filters of our Enneagram type, and we relate to the world through our senses. Individual patterns for literally “making sense” of our experience are central to Neurolinguistic Programming, or NLP. We can detect sensory processing through language and through non-verbal cues such as eye movements. Join us for a brief overview of NLP and experiential learning about how to recognize the representational systems and their effects. We’ll explore the question, “How do these two understandings of human similarities and differences interact with each other?”

Lucy Freedman, speaker, author, and coach, is CEO and Founder of Syntax for Change, and applies a variety of models to help people gain greater freedom through awareness of self and others. She is certified in NLP and Transactional Analysis, studied Psychodrama, Ericksonian Hypnosis, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Social Styles, and Five Dynamics, and has had a working knowledge of the Enneagram for over 20 years. She developed the original Syntax for Change model to assist technical people to be effective leaders.

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Enneastrology
Jul
17
12:00 PM12:00

Enneastrology

"Does the Enneagram correlate with Astrology?" If I had a nickel for every time I have heard that questions… Well, let's just say I have heard it a lot. In this workshop, "Enneastrology," Rev. Andrea Winchester will address this question, as she shares her experience in the Enneagram and in Astrology.  Andrea is a retired United Methodist pastor and a colleague of Rev. Roger Morimoto. She was introduced to the Enneagram in her contemplative studies within the Catholic traditions. Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the connections between the Enneagram and Astrology!

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Enneagram and Health
May
17
7:30 PM19:30

Enneagram and Health

How does the Enneagram influence our approach to health?  During this session we will share our strategies and learn from each other.  We will see how each Enneagram type approaches diet, rest, and exercise.  We will explore our strategies for preventing and dealing with illness. And, we will  discuss the challenges that we each face in creating a healthy lifestyle.  The session is co-led by Peter Savich, author of Personality and the Brain, and Matt Schlegel

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The Enneagram and Interpersonal Relationships
Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Enneagram and Interpersonal Relationships

  • 4243 Manuela Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (map)
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We get to choose our friends, but not our family.  Why is it that we choose the friends we do?  How do we get along with those that we must?  This workshop explores the dynamics of interpersonal relationships through the lens of the Enneagram with the goal of strengthening and growing those relationships. Workshop led by Matt Schlegel. 

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The Enneagram and Conflict Resolution
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

The Enneagram and Conflict Resolution

Either at home or at work conflict arises during our interactions with friends, family and workmates.  During this worship, we will use our knowledge of the Enneagram to understand the nature of our different perspectives and how those differences can lead to conflict. Also, we will explore how to align perspectives, obtain resolution and minimize conflict in the future.  Workshop led by Matt Schlegel.

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