Enneagram Workshop, with a Meal

A profound tool for understanding yourself and others

What are the motivations, insecurities and emotions that are silently affecting your every action and relationship?

To work effectively in the different contexts of life, you have to see your blind spots clearly because what you don’t see is still affecting your decisions and the people around you. If you don’t see your blind spots, you’ll act on your insecurities, which only increases the stress and pain.

When you understand yourself deeply, you can ride the uncertainty, make the hard decisions, and have difficult conversations thoughtfully and intentionally as opposed to impulsively and insecurely.

This workshop will serve as an introduction to help you decode the primary motivations and unconscious biases that affect your every action and relationship. Through the experience, you’ll begin to:

  • Leverage your strengths and manage the pitfalls of your specific personality type
  • Navigate natural tensions with the people in your life
  • Inspire others to show more of themselves
  • Develop greater understanding and empathy
  • Create a common language by which people can talk about motivations and insecurities
  • Lead your life with intention

The workshop revolves around the nine distinct personality types of the Enneagram, which is a powerful system for better understanding ourselves and others, and a robust tool for personal development and transformation. Together we will examine each of the nine types, learn about the basic motivations, fears and desires of each type, help you determine your type, discuss how to maximize each type’s potential and minimize predictable pitfalls, and provide practical exercises to work through your blind spots.


The workshop will include a delicious and healthful Ayurvedic meal taken together at the end.
All workshops are held at Bhagavat Life: 25 1st Ave, 5th Floor.

The facilitators of this workshop are a former investment banker and a filmmaker who both became monks in the Bhakti tradition and a former founder/CEO of a tech startup acquired by a public company. They have been trained in the Enneagram by Don Riso and Russ Hudson, the preeminent teachers of this framework.

Next Workshop
Saturday, June 15th, 3:30 - 8pm.
$60 for one
$100 for two

* Fee includes everything: enrollment, materials and the meal


Meet the facilitators

Rasanath Das

Rasanath Das started his professional career in strategy consulting at Deloitte before joining Bank of America as an investment banker. He then spent four years in a monastery during which time he co-founded Upbuild. Drawing on his monastic and corporate experience, Rasanath leads workshops and coaches executives across a range of vertical industries, from hedge funds to tech startups. He has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN and PBS. He has a Bachelor’s in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.) and an MBA from Cornell.

Hari Prasada

Hari Prasada co-founded Upbuild while a monk in New York City studying the self, the ego and the mind. Steeped in his monastic training, he now designs curriculums, leads workshops, teaches writing and coaches executives in leadership development at Upbuild. Previously, he was a writer, director, actor, and producer of short films. Hari graduated from the NYU Tisch Film and Television program, and has had a diverse professional experience with such organizations as the American Red Cross and Marvel Studios.

Vipin Goyal

Vipin Goyal Prior to Upbuild, Vipin was the Co-founder and CEO of SideTour, a tours and activities platform acquired by Groupon in 2013. Vipin draws on his experiences as an entrepreneur and executive to help clients leverage their strengths and build cultures in which people feel inspired to work and lead with intention. He is a Partner at Upbuild, and has had previously worked at McKinsey & Company and at MTV Networks. He has an AB in Economics and an MBA from Harvard.


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