Dante, Florence, and the Enneagram 2017

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Date(s) - 17/05/2017 - 31/05/2017
All Day

Suor Oblate

 Discovering the Enneagram in Dante’s “Divine Comedy
– the Path from Fixation to Freedom

17th – 21st May 2017

Booked Out – Cancellations only

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Over four days in the centre of historic Florence we’ll journey through the nine circles of the Inferno, the seven terraces of Purgatory, and the nine spheres of Paradise as Dante shows us the path toward personal and spiritual growth in his timeless literary masterpiece.

Bea Dantes House 2016This in-depth exploration of the Enneagram through the work of Dante and his remarkable poem will take the form of lectures, group discussion and experiential work.    There will also be a guided tours of places associated with Dante’s life and the action of the Comedy such as Santa Croce, and we will visit Casa di Dante -Dante’s house in Florence.

Knowledge of the Enneagram and your own type is a requirement. (An introductory  course to the Enneagram will be held in Dublin from time to time.)

Accommodation will be provided at the Suor Oblate convent, a simple town villa which expands behind a typically simple Florentine entrance, presenting grand spaces, over several floors with good sized rooms and common areas all beautifully maintained with antique furnishing, peaceful guest spaces & a beautiful Italian renaissance garden. It’s a great location in the heart of this famous Italian city with lots of restaurants nearby which offer food to suit all palates.

Fees: Early Bird until to Jan 27th 2017: Single €825.00 & Double €875.00.Thereafter: €925.00 & €975.00

Residing off site: €595 up to January 27th 2017; €695.00 thereafter. (limited places, includes tours and two evening meals as described above other than Bed & Breakfast).

Price includes 4 nights B&B accommodation in the historic centre of Florence, all tours, presentations and two evening meals.  Note: there’s an evening ‘curfew’ in the convent of 11.30pm. We can suggest accommodation nearby.

Feedback from Participants:

DanteFirenzeEnnea 18-22May2016 026“The ‘Dante Florence & the Enneagram’ experience is unique, both an immersion in the Divine Comedy and the city of Florence, a voyage into a world of indescribable beauty,

meaning and depth that goes a long way into the soul in touching the heart, the body and the mind. A dialogue between the past and the present.”

“What a terrific few days in Florence – thank you so much for organising this. It was a real joy for me from start to finish. I was amazed at the depth and understanding of everyone in this insightful group of people. Always a pleasure to meet up with people who want nothing more than to develop in body, mind and spirit.”

“A belated thank you for a absolutely wonderful time in Florence on all levels made possible by your passion, kindness, attention to detail, and careful holding. It was a gem of a time for me  and lives on as I ‘purge’ on different  terraces (well all of them actually, much to my surprise!).”

“Thanks for the opportunity to have the words of Dante’s poem opened to our understanding so brilliantly by Beatrice and to experience so much of the beauty of Florence. “

“Thank you for allowing the Florentine experience to happen and unfold with such grace. I enjoyed every minute of the journey: the tremendous work Bea did on the Divine Comedy as well as your constant care to provide the best for all of us : visits to the places related to Dante, food, restaurants and love. For this heavenly time I am grateful and feel privileged to have been there.”DanteFirenzeEnnea 18-22May2016 058

“We had a wonderful time! I came away with such a depth of understanding of Dante and a great appreciation of Florence that I just would not have got without the experience of learning in that context.”

“Experienced my development from a new perspective. The Comedy is a great story, divine revelation for your better type. Wonderful pasta, pizzas, and walking around Florence. “

“Thank you for an amazing trip to Florence. Your generosity, authenticity, and enthusiasm were immense! What an education and pleasure it all was. A wonderful memory to cherish. ”

Beatrice Chestnut, PhD MA, a licensed psychotherapist, coach, and business consultant based in San Francisco has a BA in English literature, a PhD in communication studies, and an MA in clinical psychology. She is author of the widely acclaimed book, The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge. A former President of the International Enneagram Association (IEA) and was founding co-editor of the IEA’s Enneagram Journal. She teaches workshops on the Enneagram internationally, focusing on using it as a tool for personal transformation.

Barry Ahern, BA, HDE works as an Enneagram specialist in areas that include coaching, communication, leadership development and decision making. An associate of the Irish Management Institute, he is also an intern supervisor on the Palmer/Daniels professional training program at Enneagram Worldwide. For many years Barry worked closely with Helen Palmer as she developed her curriculum for Type and Spiritual Freedom. He is a founding member of Enneagram Ireland and Enneagram Business Network Europe and was among the first group to be invited to become a Senior member of the Enneagram in Business Network with Ginger Lapid-Bogda.



Bookings are closed for this event.