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
preserve the ideas and methods of the noted spiritual teacher George
explore what their practice requires in today's world,
maintain a community of seekers that welcomes new members who share
these interests, and
contribute to society's understanding of the human condition, both the
great promise and the great peril.
Spring 2016 Series
Introduction to the Ideas and
Practice of the Gurdjieff Teaching
Presented by experienced members of the Society,
followed by questions
Upcoming talk: Wednesday June 8, 7:30 pm Topic: The Body
Gurdjieff said that it's
essential "to have in one's ordinary existence everything satisfying
and really necessary for the planetary body." This is the
beginning: to have a well-cared-for body. What is the role of the
body in awakening to another level of consciousness? Through
the body we are grounded, we can sometimes experience our deep
connection with nature. Human identity and experience are fused
with the body.
Yet we are more than the visible, physical body. It is the home
of our psychic reality. In this session we want to explore how
the Gurdjieff teaching relates the body to the search for a finer
awareness. Awareness also is a beginning. It is the basis
for lives that make sense, that develop in depth and meaning from year
to year. We hope you will join us for this conversation.
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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'.