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The Gurdjieff Society of Massachusetts

The Gurdjieff Society of Massachusetts is an affiliate of the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York.  The Society is nonsectarian and nondenominational, and its membership is composed of individuals from a wide variety of personal, ethnic, and professional backgrounds.  The aims of the Society are

 

2014 Winter/Spring Series of Talks

 

Introduction to the Ideas and Practice of the Gurdjieff Teaching
Presented by experienced members of the Society, followed by questions and discussion
  
Wednesday May 7 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday June 11 at 7:30 pm

First Parish Church of Cambridge
3 Church Street, Cambridge, MA
Harvard Square T-stop

Topic for Wednesday May 7:
To seek is to question: What is my question?

Before I begin a work on myself -- one that follows an authentic spiritual tradition -- my questions may be about my behavior: Why do I act this way? Why can I not stick to a decision I've made? Why am I so restless, dissatisfied, anxious, or scattered? How can I find a sense of purpose in my life? My questions are constantly changing, entangled and conditioned by many influences.

When I begin the work on myself, different questions arise: Who am I? What is missing? How is transformation possible? Who in me wishes to awaken? Who does not? How can I begin to open to questioning?

At every stage of work, questions deepen -- those that arise from within, those I ask my teacher, and those I am asked by my teacher, by my group, by life -- and the possibility of levels of inquiry appears.

I always have a question that goes deeper, further. How can I learn to hear it?






 

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The evolution of man is the evolution of his consciousness. And 'consciousness' cannot evolve unconsciously.  The evolution of man is the evolution of his will, and 'will' cannot evolve involuntarily.  The evolution of man is the evolution of his power of doing, and 'doing' cannot be the result of things which 'happen'.

G. I. Gurdjieff