The Enneagram Contemplative Retreat is an opportunity to journey deeper into the unique wisdom that is revealed through silence and nature. The lessons of the retreat are drawn from the spirituality of the Enneagram and the classical teachings of poets, saints and mystics from many religious traditions.
The program is a retreat in the fullest sense of the word providing a simple yet elegant process to quiet ourselves, pay attention to life’s deepest priorities, and listen to our sacred questions. The theme of the retreat is summed up with this invitation: “Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.” Rumi
The Enneagram Contemplative Retreat includes:
- A four-day three-night retreat where participants have a rare, concentrated opportunity to reflect, pray and listen to “the still, small voice within”
- Some teachings, common rituals and exercises take place but only as a support to the essential time alone which is the centerpiece of this retreat
- Participants enjoy a spacious schedule in a comfortable wilderness lodge with private rooms, healthy and nutritious food in a beautiful, natural environment
Sacred Art of Living Center is the sole sponsor of the Enneagram Contemplative Retreat. The program is also facilitated by an experienced team of Enneagram teachers and trained spiritual directors from a variety of spiritual traditions who support the needs of each retreat participant.
Richard Groves provides the sacred psychology and spiritual theology for this retreat. Founder of the Sacred Art of Living Center and co-creator of the Enneagram Contemplative Retreat with his wife Mary, Richard is an internationally certified Enneagram Instructor and author of many resources for psycho-spiritual development.
The Retreat Team includes members from each of the nine Ennea-types. Team members bring a wealth of valuable Enneagram training, experience as spiritual companions and a strong commitment to supporting program participants.
Location: St. Benedict's Lodge / 56630 North Bank Road / McKenzie Bridge, Oregon.