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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

 

Spring 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


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.

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