The Enneagram Wisdom is an intelligent way to come to know your 'true self' deeper and to improve interactions with all significant others in your life, in particular with individual colleagues or in workplace settings. It is also a deeply spiritual process for seeking God in all things, and in all ways. Gabrielle has been mentored by Patrick Oliver, Brisbane in a deeper Christian perspective of The Enneagram, and she would love to share some of that with you. Perhaps you have done some Enneagram training before? This workshop is an ideal way to build on that and to gain further insight.
St Christopher's, Tawa, Wellington Friday 12th (7-9pm) and Saturday 13th (9:30am-4pm) February 2016
COST: $130, or $105 if paid by the early-bird date (by 12 January 2016)
Imagery from Dr Shaia's New Release, "Praying Anew: 72 Hours of Easter for All Creation"
International Spiritual Director, Writer and Retreat Leader, Dr Alexander Shaia will be in Wellington very shortly to participate in the Eastern Suburbs Week of Guided Prayer which will begin and end with services in St George's Anglican Church, Seatoun.
In addition to praying and guiding participants during the Week of Prayer, Alexander will participate in and speak at the following gatherings which are open to the public:
Sunday March 10 - 9am & 10:30am - Morning worship services at All Saints Anglican-Methodist Church, Haitaitai
Friday March 15 - 8:15pm - Informal gathering following the final worship of the Eastern Suburbs Week of Prayer in St George's Anglican Church, Seatoun
Saturday March 16 - 7-9pm - Preparation for Easter and other matters in The Annexe of St Christopher's Anglican Church, Cnr Main and Lyndhurst Roads, Tawa
Sunday March 17 - 10am Morning Service in St Aidan's Anglican Church, 89 Miramar Ave., Miramar.
Alexander writes that among other things, "I will be discussing my newest release: "Praying Anew: 72 Hours of Easter for All Creation". The Introduction to Praying Anew begins with these words:
"Praying Anew: 72 Hours (of Easter) for All Creation is a fresh expression of Easter, its spirituality and celebration. The prose and poetry speak of today and tomorrow but the strokes are brushed with antiquity, textured with the sensual earth, move to the rhythm of star and cosmos and infused with our dream to be one. The core structure comes from 3rd to 5th century Christian tradition, yet the prayer of that era does not serve as an exacting blueprint but rather invitation to explore contemporary need and mystery. What may be the only true innovation in this Easter are prayers set in unitive thought. These texts are an effort to lessen the last few centuries’ dualistic expression of self, cosmos and God. It is also hoped that the prayer style here might inspire poets and composers to craft chant and prayer anew in the language of diverse union ..."
During the latter part of 2012, Dr Shaia was a pilgrim on the Camino Pilgrimage trail in Spain.
Brochures for two pending Weeks of Guided Prayer have been posted on this website - one for St Paul's Anglican, Waiwhetu to begin 10 June and another for Tawa Baptist Church which begins 22 July. PDF brochures and other info, including our online registration facility, are on our Weeks of Guided Prayer page.
We have also created a new web page to promote contemplative spirituality workshops being offered by Greater Wellington spiritual directors. We have posted notice there of two workshops being offered at Pa Maria by Pip Nicholls - a 'Centering Prayer' workshop and 'Coming Home' - with the wisdom and whim of Michael Leunig. View our new Workshops Webpage to glean more info and to pick up the PDF brochures about these events.