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True Vows | Fall Enneagram Workshop

  • Josephine Butler Parks Center 2437 15th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

Join us for an Enneagram Workshop in Washington, D.C. this Fall. Take a day to explore the connection between personality and essence to help clarify your inner genius. Return to work and home with a fresh understanding of yourself and others as well as some tools to support your growth in the months ahead. Our time together will be filled with self-reflection, deep listening, embodiment activities and refreshing breaks at Meridian Hill Park, just steps away from the inspiring Josephine Butler Parks Center.

Over the course of our lives, we create a particular way of being based on our nature, personality and experiences. As a personality system, the Enneagram reveals the strengths and gifts that each of us can bring to the world. Not only does it show us the ways in which we can forget who we really are, it also illuminates pathways back to our essential nature.

The Enneagram is a time-tested, holistic approach to emotional, mental and spiritual development. And, it’s an expanding field of innovation and creativity, constantly inspiring new processes and practices for consciousness in religion, business, education, health care, relationships, psychology, parenting, diversity work, social activism and mind-body healing. We can’t wait to tell you more!

Overlooking Meridian Hill Park, the Josephine Butler Parks Center is an 18,000 sq ft, 40-room Renaissance-revival style mansion in the heart of Washington, D.C. Once the home of the Hungarian Embassy to the United States, the Center has been transformed into an Embassy of the Earth, with a mission to be a beacon of green urban revitalization and cooperation.

During the workshop, you will:

  • Learn about the strengths of your personality type

  • Identify blindspots and habits that keep you stuck

  • Explore pathways to growth that are unique to you

  • Practice empathy with the personality types of others

  • Connect with like-minded people

The workshop includes:

  • Enneagram diagnostic and guidelines

  • Participant workbook and materials supporting sustainability


Investment: $175
Space is limited. Secure your spot today.


ALL THE TRUE VOWS
by David Whyte

All the true vows
are secret vows
the ones we speak out loud
are the ones we break.

There is only one life
you can call your own
and a thousand others
you can call by any name you want.

Hold to the truth you make
every day with your own body,
don’t turn your face away.

Hold to your own truth
at the center of the image
you were born with.

Those who do not understand
their destiny will never understand
the friends they have made
nor the work they have chosen

nor the one life that waits
beyond all the others.

By the lake in the wood
in the shadows
you can
whisper that truth
to the quiet reflection
you see in the water.

Whatever you hear from
the water, remember,

it wants you to carry
the sound of its truth on your lips.

Remember,
in the place
no one can hear you

and out of the silence
you can make a promise
it will kill you to break,

that way you’ll find
what is real and what is not.

I know what I am saying.
Time almost forsook me
and I looked again.

Seeing my reflection
I broke a promise
and spoke
for the first time
after all these years
in my own voice,

before it was too late
to turn my face again.