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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


Fall 2016 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

Next talk: Wednesday, December 7, 7:30pm

How to Approach Life's Difficulties?

For most of us, life provides situations we find difficult. We can be disturbed by outer events big and small, and by our inner attitudes and history. We can be knocked off kilter by physical conditions such as weather or traffic, by political events, or by a personal interaction.  Seeing these reactions is an inevitable part of knowing oneself. 

If there were sufficient sensitivity and relaxation in all one's parts, perhaps there could be an embodied presence in touch with something quite deep within, which would mysteriously provide a different perspective.

Might difficulties even be welcomed as calls to awakening, brushes with reality? How in the midst of difficulty might an awakened attitude and right action appear? Then one could serve the good.

Our talks are held at
First Parish Church of Cambridge
3 Church Street, Cambridge, MA
Harvard Square T-stop


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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