Our Contemplative Practices & The Enneagram practice group, which started in September 2017, has now been extended indefinitely!
NOTE: This group is open to NEW participants on a case-by-case basis only. Prior Enneagram and meditation experience strongly encouraged!
These CPE groups are intended for all who are familiar with their Enneagram type and who are interested in personal growth & spiritual awakening through knowledge of the Enneagram and, most importantly, through developing and/or deepening our contemplative practices.
NOTE: As as of February, be co-led by Tom Nye as well as Rev. Nhien Dougherty, J.D., M.Div.
Rev Nhien serves as an Associate Minister at Unity Temple on the Plaza and as the Founder/Director of U-Thrive, Unity Temple's Interspiritual Education & Enrichment Program. Rev. Nhien has been studying the Enneagram since 2002 and practicing centering prayer since 2005. Tom Nye has been practicing Centering Prayer for 25 years and studying the Enneagram for 15 years.
In these practice sessions, we'll begin with check ins, a brief guided meditation, a brief introduction to the practice for that particular day and then engage in contemplative practice with a minimum of 20-30 minutes of silence. We'll be focused on the practice of Centering Prayer.
After our practice time, we'll explore an Enneagram-related question as a focus point for opening the time for sacred sharing. To promote safety for authentic sharing, Guidelines for Group sharing will be repeated every session and include the holding of full confidentiality, the requirement of no cross talk, no interrupting others, no unsolicited advice-giving.
We meet in the Heritage Room Thursdays, 1-3pm
Suggested love offering: $5-$15/session (no one turned away)
Suggested Supplemental Reading: The Sacred Enneagram, Christopher L. Hueurtz & Cynthia Bourgeault's Centering Prayer & Inner Awakening