Gurdjieff Society of Massachusetts is an affiliate of the Gurdjieff
Foundation of New York and meets in the Boston/Cambridge area. 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.
Winter 2017 Series
Introduction to the Ideas and
Practice of the Gurdjieff Teaching
Presented by experienced members of the Society,
followed by questions
Next talk: Wednesday, March 8, 7:30pm
What is our real service in these troubled times?
Gurdjieff says repeatedly
that human beings have forgotten a fundamental duty: to work on
ourselves, to understand and refine our identities so that we can
participate more fully in our own lives, in life with others, and in
even larger ways. As caring human beings, how do we respond to
the demands of these troubled times? What is our real service? Who or
what do I serve? These questions can be felt as a call from the best of
ourselves to the rest of ourselves.
The call needs to be heard. But to hear deeply enough, efforts will be
needed -- efforts of a new kind little explored or even described in
today’s culture. It is effort toward awakening -- but what is
awakening? That too must be explored. Awake at last, each of us can be
more wisely and resourcefully helpful to ourselves, our communities,
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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'.