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The Gurdjieff Society of Massachusetts

The 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


Winter 2017 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, 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, our planet.

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