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.
2014 Winter/Spring Series of Talks
Introduction to the Ideas and
Practice of the Gurdjieff Teaching
Presented by experienced members of the Society, followed by questions
Wednesday February 12 @ 7:30 pm
Wednesday March 12 @ 7:30 pm
Wednesday April 9 @ 7:30 pm
Wednesday May 7 @ 7:30 pm
Wednesday June 11 @ 7:30 pm
Topic for Wednesday March 12: Experiments with Presence
Many of us would acknowledge the benefits of being present to
ourselves, our life, our surroundings, and our companions. What this
means as an experience is less clear. Is the experience of presence
something that can be generated at will? Am I able to be
present? What inner movement is required, and what interferes
with this movement? And are there different qualities of presence
that have very different tastes?
Exercises and discussions will be used to explore these questions. The
aim is to work with concrete experiences rather than theoretical ideas
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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'.