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Russ Hudson

Russ Hudson

Russ Hudson
is executive director of the Enneagram Institute in New York. He is the coauthor, with Don Richard Riso, of several books, including The Wisdom of the Enneagram and Personality Types (Revised Edition).

Beyond Type: Using the Deeper Work of the Enneagram for a More Conscious and Compassionate Life

Nov 12 - 17, 2017 Begins in 3 weeks
with Russ Hudson

Cultures and spiritual traditions since the beginning of civilization have grappled with how to live a human life from a place of spiritual wisdom. How do we integrate the truth of the inner life with the requirements of our outer life? What supports us? The Enneagram and the Fourth Way tradition from which it springs can offer some answers to these questions. This new workshop will be an exploration of the deeper aspects of the Enneagram: the Essential Qualities, the Virtues, and the Holy Ideas.



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