The Narrative Tradition Learning Community is for experienced students who will focus on using spiritual method to relax psychological distress. Over time we developed a curriculum that joins the crucial elements of spiritual practice with psychological and somatic structure. This allows us to internally recognize and relax reactive type patterns as they arise instead of automatically acting them out. The Learning Community is neither a workshop nor a training, but rather an ongoing source of learning and support.
This program brings the Enneagram to life by offering facilitation and support for integrating psychology, spirituality and “felt-sense” somatic awareness. This program is an ongoing series of twice-yearly gatherings where we will share powerful methods that encourage our understanding and direct experience of the different perspectives and qualities of the Enneagram map. The community itself creates the transformational field that is critical to the personal and spiritual development that occurs within our gatherings.
Through panel inquiry and inner practice, the Learning Community will build or develop the competencies of:
“I’m profoundly grateful to the Bergamo Learning Community, where all parts of oneself are welcome, where challenge and passion are greeted and held, guided by the skillful, gentle power of master teachers, held by the loving kindness of a knowing community. From this space creativity, intelligence and presence emerge and deepen. The Learning Community is a gift to myself that I recommend for anyone interested in expanding their spiritual path.”
Jo Ann Weber
“Ever since our last Bergamo Learning Community, I have been catching my type behaviors throughout the day – noticing and pausing when I find myself going on automatic. This developing capacity is a direct result of the solid somatic base in the teachings and the teachers supporting me every inch of the way by asking the right questions and dealing with tears, fears, laughter, and sadness. I am growing and very grateful.”
Opportunities for continuing support
We offer optional monthly phone conferences in which a group of up to 10 people will participate in a series of two-hour calls over a nine-month period. The calls will provide continuity for your ongoing practice, exploration and development between meetings. These phone discussions may be led by teachers or be self-organizing groups facilitated by the participants themselves. For groups led by teachers, the structure of the call (which can be adjusted by teacher and group consensus), includes meditation, check-in, the opportunity for a few people to receive personal guidance for their current process, a teaching piece, and setting an intention for the coming month.
Our guidelines for membership are completion of the Enneagram Intensive or Enneagram Intensive 2.0, Deepening Spiritual Awareness, and Instincts and Subtypes (or other study of the Enneagram and inner awareness practice, other Enneagram schools or Narrative teachers), which gives one familiarity in the following core competencies:
Note: Your prior Enneagram background and inner awareness experience may allow you to waive certain course requirements. To learn more, please email Learning Community Registrar Allison DeHart or call her at 866-241-6162, ext. 2 (toll-free) or 303-697-9456 outside the U.S.
“I have been a member of the Bergamo Learning Community since 2002. I have found it to be an invaluable part of my personal evolution, grounding me in Enneagram studies and my own process of psychospiritual growth. It’s provided me clarity in the workplace, a deeper connection in my family life and has brought an overall aliveness to my process.”
Mark Tomski, MD
“I would not be the teacher I am if it were not for the Bergamo Learning Community. It has completely transformed my teaching because I’m doing my personal work while I teach, trusting the unfolding that comes between me and my students and clients. I have so much more faith because I’ve learned methods to be present in the moment. The other piece that has been transformative is the extraordinarily safe container that has been created by the integrity of the teachers and the community. When I go home, the community is still with me.”
If you are interested in joining this ongoing program for experienced students, please email Learning Community Registrar Allison DeHart or call her at 866-241-6162, ext. 2 (toll-free) or 303-697-9456 outside the U.S.