The Enneagram illuminates nine different journeys of the soul; nine particular ways that we experience disconnection from God and our deepest selves, and nine paths through which the Spirit is inviting us back home.
This VIRTUAL retreat will explore these nine journeys of the soul in conversation with the Biblical story and your lived experience. In daily teaching sessions, spiritual director and Enneagram teacher, Tamara Shantz will introduce you to the Enneagram as a spiritual tool. Each day will include prayer practices and reflective activities related to the teaching, as well as the option of gathering with a small group to reflect on your experience.
For many people, the Enneagram brings greater clarity of sight into patterns of thought and behaviour that might be limiting their intimacy with God, self, and others. It is also a helpful aid in going deeper with spiritual discernment.
This retreat is intended for both those who are newcomers to the Enneagram and those who would like to explore the Enneagram in the context of prayer and the spiritual life. The daily sessions (9:30-11 am EST) and small group meetings (7-8 pm EST) will take place live on Zoom.
If you are a newcomer, you are invited to prepare for the retreat by reading short descriptions of the nine types on the Enneagram Institute website. See which 2 or 3 descriptions resonate most strongly as a starting point for your explorations.
There is a deadline: register by May 27. Maximum of 20 participants.
About the Facilitator:
Tamara Shantz is a spiritual director who is passionate about the intersections of Ignatian spirituality, the Enneagram, and contemplation. Loyola House has been a significant spiritual community for Tamara both as a retreatant and through training as a spiritual director – and she is excited to be able to offer this retreat in this context.
Raised in the Mennonite tradition, Tamara describes herself as an ecumenical Christian these days. She lives on the Haldimand Tract (traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabe, and Neutral peoples) – also known as Kitchener. You can learn more about her through her website: www.tamarashantz.com.