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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


2014-15 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

Wednesday November 12, 7:30 pm:
Order from Disorder: Transformation of Being

    Much of the time we are fully occupied by our interactions with life:  meeting daily demands and the challenges of relationship with family and friends, co-workers, and society, and -- not least -- concerned by a world in disarray.

    In quieter, less distracted moments, many of us realize that something is lacking, something isn't right about the way we lead our lives.

    Without an inner purpose that makes deep and lasting sense, without an internal center of gravity, we tend to value and pursue a confusion of external objectives and passive entertainments. One feels instinctively that living should be about growing throughout our lives. But what makes that possible?

    The question for this session: How do I begin to transform my way of being?

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

Upcoming Talks

Wednesday November 12, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, December 10, 7:30 pm
Wednesday January 21, 7:30 pm
Wednesday February 11, 7:30 pm
Sunday March 8, 4pm -- speaker: Roger Lipsey


Have questions?  Want to receive updates on future events?  Are you are interested in joining the Society?  Please contact us at info@gurdjieffsocietymass.org, or click here to fill out our contact form.



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