Welcome to my Calendar!

If you’re looking for things to do that will help you reconnect with yourself, you’re in the right place!

My offerings include many options to meet your yearning for a life that is congruent—aligned with who you are and how you want to be in the world.

Jan
9
Mon
Free 5-Day Practice Presence for Life Online Journey
Jan 9 – Jan 13 all-day

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This is my version of the popular “Challenge.”

A perfect way to get back on track after the holidays
and to start your New Year with Presence!

For 5 days, you’ll receive daily emails with practice suggestions, and we’ll support each other in a private facebook group, sharing our triumphs and our struggles. I’ll lovingly hold your hand as you try on simple, doable changes to create more presence in your life.

Join me to get excited about your life again
because you’ll be aligned with its innate support, rhythm, and beauty.
You’ll be living your life with sacred intention and practice.

Feb
7
Tue
The Enneagram and Your Inner Family
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The EnneagramGurdjieff taught that we are not one unified person, but a collection of many separate selves. Various psychological systems also recognize we are made of many parts. We will explore how our ego uses a multitude of separate selves to enliven and strengthen our particular Enneagram personality type.

Becoming aware of and including these often-unconscious parts of our inner family is a key step of the journey of awakening, which is always about coming back to our innate wholeness. We will practice listening to each inner self’s unique perspective to bring these disparate parts of ourselves into one harmonious whole.

This event is part of the MN International Enneagram Association programming. It is free to MN-IEA members. 1st-time guests can attend for free. A $45 membership gives you all MN-IEA events for free, except for national presenters.

Mar
25
Sat
Releasing Our Hearts: Working with the Passions & Virtues of the Nine Enneagram Types
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Each of the nine Enneagram types suffers from a core emotional distortion—our type’s Passion. Identified by early esoteric Christians as hamartia, or “missing the mark,” this distortion in our Heart Center blocks our access to states such as Love, or Joy, or Unity, the essential feeling-states of our higher emotional centers. In many of the world’s spiritual traditions, including Sufism, Buddhism, esoteric Christianity, Goddess-centered spirituality, and the Gurdjieff work, releasing our hearts from this bondage is seen as the central aim of spiritual practice.

Join Dave Hall and Katy Taylor for a day of releasing and healing our emotional centers. We will explore the subtleties of our own personal experience with our type’s Passion, and we will engage in practices designed to cultivate and strengthen the spiritual capacities we need to release our Passion’s grip on our lives. As this grip loosens and releases, we begin to develop the innate potentials of our type’s Virtue, the deep emotional capacity of the truly awakened heart.

This workshop will combine presentation, exercises, discussion, and coaching to give all participants a vivid personal experience of the transformative journey from Passion to Virtue.

To benefit fully from this workshop, a working knowledge of your Enneagram type is necessary.

Lunch is BYO hot or cold—the Fellowship Hall where we eat has a full kitchen!

Registration: Payment in full via Paypal below or Contact Katy to send a check

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Apr
24
Mon
Free, 5-Day Practice Presence for Life Online Journey
Apr 24 – Apr 28 all-day

This is my version of the popular “Challenge.”

A perfect way to do a Spring refresh and renew for your spiritual practice life!

For 5 days, you’ll receive daily emails with practice suggestions, and we’ll support each other in a private facebook group, sharing our triumphs and our struggles. I’ll lovingly hold your hand as you try on simple, doable changes to create more presence in your life.

Join me to get excited about your life again
because you’ll be aligned with its innate support, rhythm, and beauty.
You’ll be living your life with sacred intention and practice.

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May
28
Sun
Worship Service–Everyday Sacred Embodiment
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Embodiment is such a buzz word these days. What does it really mean? And what’s the big deal about being in your body? Join Interfaith Minister Katy Taylor and Worship Associate Betsy Carter to explore these questions and consider how this all fits into the times we are living in. Come curious and ready to inquire!

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Jun
25
Sun
Worship Service–Unfolding the Heart
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Is there anything between you and being at home in yourself? For most of us, there is, a lot of the time. Come explore, with Interfaith Minister Katy Taylor and Worship Associate Rene Meyer-Grimberg, what gets in the way of a free and open heart, and what we can do about it.

Oct
7
Sat
The Journey from Dualism to Wholeness: Learning to Live the Law of Three
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Our Western culture, our family upbringing, and even the way our brains are wired all support a dualistic perspective on life. Our lives begin with a banishment from the oneness of the womb into an either/or world of pleasure vs. pain and good vs. bad. At some primal level, we even approach our spiritual work as an attempt to transcend our humanity and become a different, more “holy” being.

What if, as Gurdjieff and the mystical paths of most faith traditions have taught, we don’t have to live constantly in this land of duality? What if we could learn how to integrate body, heart, and mind, how to trust the deeper wisdom of Third Force, restoring us to a more whole, mysterious, and inclusive perspective? From this place, we suffer less, enjoy our lives more, and live with more ease, clarity, and compassion.

Join Dave Hall and Katy Taylor for a day of heartfelt, embodied exploration of how living the Law of Three can radically transform our experience of ourselves in the world. This is a highly experiential workshop, so wear clothing you feel comfortable moving in and come ready to explore and play with your fellow seekers in the Enneagram community!

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Oct
18
Wed
Unfolding the Heart: The Journey of Forgiveness
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

This is a 4-part series: October 18th & 25th, November 1st & 15th.

Is there anything between you and being at home in yourself? For most of us, there is, a lot of the time. Come explore what gets in the way of a free and open heart and what we can do about it—using the wisdom of the Enneagram, mindfulness, and your own loving presence.

In this 4-part series, we’ll dive deep into the false type assumptions, stories, and beliefs that get in the way of forgiving ourselves and others. With practices to engage all three centers, we’ll inquire into, come to understand, and meet with compassion the ways that we block our hearts. And we’ll courageously try on new ways of being, feeling, and thinking to forge new neural pathways and create a life worth living.

Contact Katy with questions.


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Dec
21
Thu
Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Join the Winter Solstice Celebration, a contemplative, family-friendly, Celtic-inspired ritual to mark the turning of the year as the darkness gives way to the growing light. This participatory ritual will include chanting, meditation, candle-lighting, singing, and cauldron jumping. Kids—bring animal masks and hand percussion (rattles, shakers, bells)!

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Jan
8
Mon
Free, 5-Day Practice Presence for Life Online Journey
Jan 8 – Jan 12 all-day

This is my version of the popular “Challenge.”

A perfect way to get back on track after the holidays
and to start your New Year with presence!

For 5 days, you’ll receive daily emails with practice suggestions, and we’ll support each other in a private facebook group, sharing our triumphs and our struggles. I’ll lovingly hold your hand as you try on simple, doable changes to create more presence in your life.

 

Join me to get excited about your life again
because you’ll be aligned with its innate support, rhythm, and beauty.
You’ll be living your life with sacred intention and practice.

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Mar
21
Wed
Cancelled: Waking Up Within Our Type
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This workshop series has been cancelled!

We hope to practice with you another time.

 

As we all know, waking up is hard to do!

Staying awake can be even harder.

 

In the Enneagram world, Don Riso and Russ Hudson identified nine specific “Wake-up Calls” to remind each of the types how to recognize when they are asleep. Gurdjieff taught that we have to learn how to construct and set our own “alarm clocks” if we want to be wakened from our typical slumber.

 

Join Dave Hall and Katy Taylor for a 4-part workshop series devoted to the fine art of waking ourselves up. 

Together, we will explore how to bring fun, creativity, compassion, and a sense of humor to the project of living more fully awakened lives.

Workshop Cancelled: Wednesdays, March 21st & 28th and April 4th & 11th, from 7:00-9:00 pm.

 

Nov
1
Thu
Introduction to the Instincts
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The instincts of the Enneagram teachings are the name we give to a group of three flavors of instinctual life-force energies. These are the same energies we share with our animal ancestors.

The instincts supply the fuel for the way our type manifests in the world, so learning about and working with them is a way to understand how your Enneagram type is driven around in the world, how you go on autopilot and lose presence.

In this workshop, we will explore the three instincts, inquire as to how they show up in our lives, and come up with ways to live them in a more balanced manner that promotes growth, transformation, and deeper presence.

Dec
21
Fri
Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Solstice SpiralJoin the Winter Solstice Celebration, a contemplative, family-friendly, Celtic-inspired ritual to mark the turning of the year as the darkness gives way to the growing light. This participatory ritual will include chanting, meditation, candle-lighting, singing, and cauldron jumping. Kids—bring animal masks and hand percussion (rattles, shakers, bells)! No RSVP needed–just come!

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Jan
24
Thu
The Divine Essence Qualities of the Enneagram
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Did you know that the Enneagram is not just about personality? The types are best understood when we consider their divine origins. Each type, at its deepest essence, is a flavor of the Divine, of True Nature, of God. When we feel disconnected from the Divine, the ego personality that develops is a compensation for this loss, an attempt to get back to our sacred home.

We will explore the Essence Qualities of the 9 types with words, image, and poetry. From this deep understanding of our Essence, we understand how feeling separated from it causes each ego type personality to unfold with perfect beauty and coherence. We will also consider how this loss of divine Essence contributes to the distortion of the instincts.

Apr
12
Fri
Cancelled–Discovering Wholeness with the Enneagram
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 14 @ 12:30 pm

Cancelled–Watch for a New Date in 2020!

 

Taught by Dave Hall and Katy Taylor at the beautiful, rural Christine Center in Wisconsin.

What does it mean to recover our wholeness?

How is it that we find ourselves, as adults, living in a small room tucked away in a corner of the glorious mansion of ourselves?

What happened to the freedom and joy and possibility that we may remember from our early childhood?

The Enneagram can give us a focusing lens on our core personality type, helping us understand how the world and our families responded to our core needs, desires, and fears—and how we, in turn, responded to the world—creating the partial personality we inhabit now. The Enneagram can also show us, because it is itself a complete model of the human soul, the way to recover our initial wholeness.

We learn about our own core personality type, not to label ourselves or to stuff ourselves into a box, but to understand the nature of the box we already live in—and to see the way out!

Over many years of teaching the Enneagram together, we have developed our own unique way of conveying the riches of this transformational system, incorporating stories, poetry, music, imagery, discussion, and embodied experience, all as ways to help participants find their unique path back to wholeness.

Minimum of 15 students.

More information and registration on the Christine Center website:

Apr
25
Thu
Divine Presence & the Dominant Affect Groups of the Enneagram
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Enneagram types divide symmetrically into a number of triads which reveal similarities about the types in them.

One of these is the Dominant Affect Groups, first named and developed by Don Riso and called the Harmony Triads by David Daniels.

The Dominant Affect triad shows us one of the ways, as a result of our type, that we initially reacted to the loss of direct contact with the Divine. Within each triad, each type lives out a specific flavor of how we manage that loss and, in so doing, resist reality, losing presence.

We must continually practice to undo these underlying orientations to reality in order to be in more direct contact with the Divine. As we do, we not only feel more present, but also in more real contact with others.

We will explore not only the theory, but how we can practice to release the grip of the Dominant Affects and become more whole.

May
22
Wed
The Enneagram Symbol & the Law of Three: Busting Through Roadblocks on Our Spiritual Path
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


The Law of Three teaches us how to work through the places where we get stuck in dualistic either-or thinking. Learning how to access the Third Force leads to more “Win-Win-Win” outcomes in our lives. And, yes, that makes three wins!

In this workshop, we will explore Gurdjieff’s Process Enneagram to understand how accessing Third Force enables us to jump to a higher “octave” in our work of psycho-spiritual transformation.

Free for members, students, and first-time guests. No advance registration is required.

Dec
21
Sat
Winter Solstice Celebration
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Solstice SpiralJoin the Winter Solstice Celebration, a contemplative, family-friendly, Celtic-inspired ritual to mark the turning of the year as the darkness gives way to the growing light. This participatory ritual will include chanting, meditation, candle-lighting, singing, and cauldron jumping. Kids—bring animal masks and hand percussion (rattles, shakers, bells)!

QUUF members may bring a guest, but space is limited. Doors open at 6:45 for first-come, first-served seating.

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