Welcome to Dragon Guidance! I'm Ben, a Riso-Hudson certified Enneagram teacher living on Mount Desert Island in Maine.
I strongly believe that we are all here together for something much, much greater than we realize. I took all of the Enneagram Institute trainings within a single year, from Summer 2017 to Summer 2018, immediately after I graduated college and in lieu of pursuing a "normal" job. I got my certification shortly after. The impetus for that training was a combination of the shock of the 2016 election and a lifelong conviction that doing what was expected of me, with the stable secure job and graduate degree, was not what I, or the world, needed. The Enneagram was something real that spoke to who I could be, and I found in it an ability to teach and share and experience myself in ways that nothing else can match.
My experience at the Enneagram Institute precipitated a calling of the "thunderbolt" variety--a full-bodied knowing--that it is essential for our survival and evolution that the teachings of the Enneagram be brought forth into the world, and that I was to be a teacher of some kind. Since then, it's just been a matter of figuring out how, exactly, I was to teach. Would I teach kids, or maybe parents? What about becoming a spiritual director?
It took a while to come around to embracing the simplicity of it: I am an Enneagram teacher. Lean into that, and the specifics will follow, I had to trust.
And they have. I've spent the past year apprenticing with my co-teacher and parent Jenny Campbell (of Enneawake.com) on her "Living the Wisdom" program, which covers the entire contents of the Wisdom of the Enneagram book over a period of ten months. In September I launched my signature program, School for Seekers, a yearlong intensive Gurdjieff-inspired inner work course that uses the Enneagram symbol as a literal transformational model. In January I will be launching a successor to "Living the Wisdom," with a group of brand new students. In addition, I serve as a teaching assistant for the authorized workshops that Enneawake puts on, and I also teach the Enneagram in private sessions.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or queries. I look forward to hearing from you!