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Contemplative Enneagram community

Evolving Enneagram is known internationally for its unique contemplative, community-based approach to transformation. Our Contemplative Practices & the Enneagram practice & support groups (aka CPE groups) are facilitated online circles in which individuals of diverse backgrounds from around the globe come together to hold sacred witnessing space for one another’s ongoing journey of revelation and transformation–informed by the Enneagram.

If CPE participation calls to you, check our 2023 schedule and apply to register below. 

Spots are limited. The ideal participant already knows their Enneagram Type or and has some experience with meditative practices. However, sometimes, sheer enthusiasm can open you a spot! What we are looking for are individuals who are devoted to their own conscious awakening!

WHAT IS CPE?

CPE groups are unique, transformational, interspiritual cohorts ranging from 6 to 16 people of diverse spiritual backgrounds from around the world. (You do not have to be spiritual or religious to join. You can simply be spiritually open and curious.)

CPE is for individuals who already know their Enneagram type and who seek to cultivate a discipline of contemplative practice in a compassionate, non-dogmatic Enneagram-literate community.

Each CPE cohort meets weekly for 90 minutes per session. We start our time together with a brief guided meditation, check ins, and then practice at least 20 minutes of centering prayer (a practice of sacred silence & surrender) each meeting. Each meeting, we also explore a topic related to the Enneagram &/or contemplative practice.

Starting in 2023, groups will be held on a quarterly basis. The commitment is to a 12-week period followed by a one week break and then a new 12-week cohort begins. You may register for as many quarters in the year as you wish. See the Schedule below.

Group sharing is held in a sacred listening context, under the belief that you already have wisdom within you and our group’s presencing you, we support you in discerning and embodying your own truth.

Prior knowledge of Centering Prayer is a plus but NOT mandatory as the practice will be taught in the first group meeting.

WHY CPE?

EE Founder Nhien Vuong shares reflections on contemplative practices & the Enneagram

Journey with our global, inter-spiritual community.

Our contemplative Enneagram groups are inclusive of individuals from all nationalities, backgrounds, sexual orientation, and gender identification. We honor the innate wholeness in all humans everywhere. Applications are required because we keep our groups under ~20 people to make space for deeper sharing and so we look for individuals who have done some work already on their own path and who are ready to go deeper.

Our vision is to continue to train CPE facilitators from our own community so we can offer more and more of these sacred spaces to all who seek it.

Where an intentional community may be built around a myriad of different goals or intentions, a Conscious Community is an intentional community whose members are actively engaged in the work of relating to each other and the world around them from a place other than their habitual and unconscious patterns, both on an individual and collective level. Individually, this means that each person is working with their type in relating to each other person both inside and outside the community.

Abi Robins

The Conscious Enneagram: How to Move from Typology to Transformation

Our CPE Facilitator Team

Nhien Vuong, J.D., M.Div.

Angela Joy Eby, M.A.

4

Kristina Frank

2

Macha Greenleaf- Maple, MSW

5

Rev. Dr. George Gordon

2023 CPE COHORTS

BIG NEWS! Changes in effect starting 2023…

There will be no mandatory tuition for CPE. Instead, all CPE groups will operate on a Pay What You Can basis. (For those curious about the suggested contribution, tuition was previously $20/pp per session.)

All CPE groups will be facilitated by a team, rather than by just one facilitator. The team will include core Evolving Enneagram faculty (shown above) as well as leaders drawn from our own EE community.

Groups will meet for 1.5 rather than 2 hours each session.

4 CPE COHORTS

Each cohort meets weekly for 12 weeks. You may participate in multiple sessions at a time.

Winter Session

Session A (12 weeks)
begins week of
Jan 9 – March 27
(followed by 1-week break)

Spring Session

Session B (12 weeks)
begins week of
April 10 – June 26
(followed by 1-week break)

Summer Session

Session C (12 weeks) begins week of
July 10 – Sept 25
(NO BREAK)

Fall Session

Session D (12 weeks)
begins week of
Oct 2 – Dec 18
(followed by 1-week break)

days & times of the week

Mondays 6-7:30 PM CST

  • (then CDT in the fall, in observance of Daylight Savings Time)
  • Team led by Nhien + Kristina + Macha

Tuesdays 3-4:30 PM CST

  • (then CDT in the fall, in observance of Daylight Savings Time)
  • Team led by Angela + Kristina

Wednesdays 1-2:30 PM CST

  • (then CDT in the fall, in observance of Daylight Savings Time)
  • Team led by Nhien + Angela

Thursdays 1-2:30 PM CST

  • (then CDT in the fall, in observance of Daylight Savings Time)
  • Led by Nhien + Core Faculty & Community Members

Voluntary contribution to CPE program

Please consider that your voluntary contribution to our CPE programs is not meant to be “in exchange” for services offered but rather is intended as a pay-it-forward offering to keep these groups open to all who need it.🫶❤️

Our participant experiences....

I am so grateful knowing Nhien during our last conference in Egypt. Since then, I knew that our paths will come back together again, and I hope it will continue to cross. Knowing such a beautiful lady as Nhien is a blessing and value added for my soul, the level I have had during Nhien's Contemplative Practices & the Enneagram (CPE) sessions of love, acceptance, safety and friendship has been beyond my expectations, which helped me to connect with my inner world smoothly. Every session has had its own unique impact upon my heart. In other words CPE is a life- changing experience.
Shatha Sayer
(EGYPT) Accredited Professional Enneagram Teacher, Enneagram Coach, NLP Practitioner and Reiki Practitioner.
As a teacher of both contemplative practices and the Enneagram (certified teacher with the Conscious Living Center), I am thoroughly impressed with Nhien's work! Taking part in Nhien's contemplative Enneagram programs and spiritual tutoring groups has been a true joy! Nhien isn't only well prepared and informed, but more importantly, she is always grounded in presence. Whether she shows up to teach or to offer deep listening, I'm struck by how she consistently does so mindfully and fully present, body, mind, and spirit. Thank you Nhien for all the work you do and for being who you are!
Keith Kristich
(NY, USA) Founder of Closer Than Breath
I have belonged to CPE groups since they were begun, about 5 years now. Joining a CPE group has furthered my spiritual journey in numerous ways. The deep sharing of fellow group members helps me to understand others and gives me insights into my own personal journey. It has helped me to listen without the need to help or advise and the spiritual connection with myself and others is enriched beyond words. I have never felt more held than when I am sharing in my groups.
Joyce Mosiman
(MO, USA)
I'm 67 years old and have been exploring spirituality and reading spiritual works since the mid 1970s - everything from The Cloud of Unknowing to the Tao Te Ching. I would earnestly meditate for a stretch of time until I hit the hard stuff, and then give up in frustration. I had good intentions and a lot of information but nothing fundamentally shifted in my life for the better until I began participating in the CPE groups founded and expertly facilitated by Rev Nhien Vuong. Through these transformational groups, I now see the problematic patterns that have not served me well in life, and have enough witness consciousness as the result of twice daily centering prayer meditation to be more mindfully aware of my thoughts and actions as they are expressed in my daily life. I can now change those patterns that separate me from my highest good, and I am closely supported by a loving community of fellow sojourners who share authentically and vulnerably, giving me internal permission and courage to do the same. This practice is nothing short of miraculous! It truly transforms lives for the better, and I am grateful beyond words for it.
John Greenleaf-Maple
(MO, USA)
Evolving Enneagram has connected me to a community of like-minded people who love and support each other, allowing me to practice this work and connect with others on similar journeys is a safe, respectful community. I can’t say enough good things about EE's Founder Nhien. Her compassion, her intuition, her sense of understanding and weaving knowledge together, and her gift for sharing all of that make her an incredibly gifted spiritual coach, tutor and mentor. Thank you!
Sara Halverson
(MN. USA)
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FREE RESOURCES

To help you along your journey, Evolving Enneagram is pleased to provide the following free resources:
– Both the Welcoming Prayer and Centering Prayer steps are provided below as downloadable pdfs (simply click the image to download)
– Guided meditations by Rev. Nhien (click the image to go to the EE Podcast page to listen)

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