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NOTE: The indoor meetings for this introductory series have been suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19. Please call us at 512-910-5836 and we can try to determine a suitable way to meet using zoom or a safe outdoor location with very small numbers of participants.

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We offer free public meetings on a weekly basis to serve as an introduction to "the Gurdjieff Work".

The Gurdjieff Work is completely practical in nature. Gurdjieff said the 4th Way system "is for people who need it and know that they need it". People "who know that they need it" are people who have satisfied the guidance of our parents, teachers and employers, satisfied the urges for relationships and to provide financial stability for oneself, yet STILL have a deep inner feeling that there is a more profound meaning to our existence as human beings.

Especially important, the Gurdjieff Work can and must be verified for oneself...this Work is NOT a belief system.... nor is it a religion....nor is it a self-help / self-improvement program. It is a program for the harmonious development of Man which leads us beyond the economic and social survival skills our family and culture taught us.

The Gurdjieff Foundation of Austin exists to create conditions which increase the possibility for its members to experience our full human potential which includes levels of attention, sensation, consciousness and BEING which exceed those required by our ordinary life circumstances. These Work conditions include practicing the Gurdjieff movements (ancient temple dances), guided meditation (very specific, ancient meditation practices), working with practical inner exercises, sharing our experiences in weekly group meetings, bi-weekly day-long "Work days", work with crafts as a backdrop for inner work, and week-long retreats at facilities in NY state.

These conditions have the potential to nurture objective and impartial experiences of our highest potentials with respect to our level of BEING. Are you ready to open to the mysteries of what you really can become? Do you want to find a non-drug-induced method to move towards higher consciousness? Is there a part of you that yearns for a connection to your genuine inner self?

The Gurdjieff Foundation of Austin is comprised of men and women ranging in age from their 20's to their 70's, with diverse backgrounds.We operate under the guidance of the New York Foundation. Senior members from the NY Foundation visit us twice each year. We have the opportunity to visit NY each summer for "Work weeks" conducted at a large facility outside of NY city.

Enneagram art: Copyright 2015 by Lee van Laer. This image incorporates elements in the public domain from the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

Upcoming events (5)

Introduction to the Gurdjieff Work

La Madeleine

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, ZOOM meetings will replace our face-to-face meetings for this introductory series, beginning on November 3, 2020. To get an invitation to the ZOOM meeting, please send Rob your mobile number in a message though the Meetup app, then you will receive a text message with the meeting details. In this weekly series of free, introductory meetings we will explore the aims and purpose of “the Gurdjieff Work” and how it can benefit us. Please RSVP no later than 3:00 pm on Mondays, and if your plans change, please cancel your RSVP within the Meetup app. ******************* The Gurdjieff Work is completely practical in nature. Gurdjieff said the 4th Way system "is for people who need it and know that they need it". People "who know that they need it" are people who have satisfied the guidance of our parents, teachers and employers, satisfied the urges for relationships and to provide financial stability for oneself, yet STILL have a deep inner feeling that there is a more profound, undiscovered meaning to our existence as human beings. Especially important, the Gurdjieff Work can and must be verified for oneself...this Work is NOT a belief system.... nor is it a religion....nor is it a self-help / self-improvement program. It is a program for the harmonious development of Man which leads us beyond the economic and social survival skills our family and culture taught us. The Gurdjieff Foundation of Austin exists to create conditions which increase the possibility for its members to experience our full human potential which includes levels of attention, sensation, consciousness and BEING which exceed those required by our ordinary life circumstances. These Work conditions include practicing the Gurdjieff movements (ancient temple dances), guided meditation (very specific, ancient meditation practices), working with practical inner exercises, sharing our experiences in weekly group meetings, bi-weekly day-long "Work days", work with crafts as a backdrop for inner work, and week-long retreats at facilities in NY state. These conditions have the potential to nurture objective and impartial experiences of our highest potentials with respect to our level of BEING. Are you ready to open to the mysteries of what you really can become? Do you want to find a non-drug-induced method to move towards higher consciousness? Is there a part of you that yearns for a connection to your genuine inner self? The Gurdjieff Foundation of Austin is comprised of men and women ranging in age from their 20's to their 70's, with diverse backgrounds.We operate under the guidance of the New York Foundation. Senior members from the NY Foundation visit us twice each year. We have the opportunity to visit NY each summer for "Work weeks" conducted at a large facility outside of NY city.

Introduction to the Gurdjieff Work

La Madeleine

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, ZOOM meetings will replace our face-to-face meetings for this introductory series, beginning on November 3, 2020. To get an invitation to the ZOOM meeting, please send Rob your mobile number in a message though the Meetup app, then you will receive a text message with the meeting details. In this weekly series of free, introductory meetings we will explore the aims and purpose of “the Gurdjieff Work” and how it can benefit us. Please RSVP no later than 3:00 pm on Mondays, and if your plans change, please cancel your RSVP within the Meetup app. ******************* The Gurdjieff Work is completely practical in nature. Gurdjieff said the 4th Way system "is for people who need it and know that they need it". People "who know that they need it" are people who have satisfied the guidance of our parents, teachers and employers, satisfied the urges for relationships and to provide financial stability for oneself, yet STILL have a deep inner feeling that there is a more profound, undiscovered meaning to our existence as human beings. Especially important, the Gurdjieff Work can and must be verified for oneself...this Work is NOT a belief system.... nor is it a religion....nor is it a self-help / self-improvement program. It is a program for the harmonious development of Man which leads us beyond the economic and social survival skills our family and culture taught us. The Gurdjieff Foundation of Austin exists to create conditions which increase the possibility for its members to experience our full human potential which includes levels of attention, sensation, consciousness and BEING which exceed those required by our ordinary life circumstances. These Work conditions include practicing the Gurdjieff movements (ancient temple dances), guided meditation (very specific, ancient meditation practices), working with practical inner exercises, sharing our experiences in weekly group meetings, bi-weekly day-long "Work days", work with crafts as a backdrop for inner work, and week-long retreats at facilities in NY state. These conditions have the potential to nurture objective and impartial experiences of our highest potentials with respect to our level of BEING. Are you ready to open to the mysteries of what you really can become? Do you want to find a non-drug-induced method to move towards higher consciousness? Is there a part of you that yearns for a connection to your genuine inner self? The Gurdjieff Foundation of Austin is comprised of men and women ranging in age from their 20's to their 70's, with diverse backgrounds.We operate under the guidance of the New York Foundation. Senior members from the NY Foundation visit us twice each year. We have the opportunity to visit NY each summer for "Work weeks" conducted at a large facility outside of NY city.

Introduction to the Gurdjieff Work

La Madeleine

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, ZOOM meetings will replace our face-to-face meetings for this introductory series, beginning on November 3, 2020. To get an invitation to the ZOOM meeting, please send Rob your mobile number in a message though the Meetup app, then you will receive a text message with the meeting details. In this weekly series of free, introductory meetings we will explore the aims and purpose of “the Gurdjieff Work” and how it can benefit us. Please RSVP no later than 3:00 pm on Mondays, and if your plans change, please cancel your RSVP within the Meetup app. ******************* The Gurdjieff Work is completely practical in nature. Gurdjieff said the 4th Way system "is for people who need it and know that they need it". People "who know that they need it" are people who have satisfied the guidance of our parents, teachers and employers, satisfied the urges for relationships and to provide financial stability for oneself, yet STILL have a deep inner feeling that there is a more profound, undiscovered meaning to our existence as human beings. Especially important, the Gurdjieff Work can and must be verified for oneself...this Work is NOT a belief system.... nor is it a religion....nor is it a self-help / self-improvement program. It is a program for the harmonious development of Man which leads us beyond the economic and social survival skills our family and culture taught us. The Gurdjieff Foundation of Austin exists to create conditions which increase the possibility for its members to experience our full human potential which includes levels of attention, sensation, consciousness and BEING which exceed those required by our ordinary life circumstances. These Work conditions include practicing the Gurdjieff movements (ancient temple dances), guided meditation (very specific, ancient meditation practices), working with practical inner exercises, sharing our experiences in weekly group meetings, bi-weekly day-long "Work days", work with crafts as a backdrop for inner work, and week-long retreats at facilities in NY state. These conditions have the potential to nurture objective and impartial experiences of our highest potentials with respect to our level of BEING. Are you ready to open to the mysteries of what you really can become? Do you want to find a non-drug-induced method to move towards higher consciousness? Is there a part of you that yearns for a connection to your genuine inner self? The Gurdjieff Foundation of Austin is comprised of men and women ranging in age from their 20's to their 70's, with diverse backgrounds.We operate under the guidance of the New York Foundation. Senior members from the NY Foundation visit us twice each year. We have the opportunity to visit NY each summer for "Work weeks" conducted at a large facility outside of NY city.

Introduction to the Gurdjieff Work

La Madeleine

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, ZOOM meetings will replace our face-to-face meetings for this introductory series, beginning on November 3, 2020. To get an invitation to the ZOOM meeting, please send Rob your mobile number in a message though the Meetup app, then you will receive a text message with the meeting details. In this weekly series of free, introductory meetings we will explore the aims and purpose of “the Gurdjieff Work” and how it can benefit us. Please RSVP no later than 3:00 pm on Mondays, and if your plans change, please cancel your RSVP within the Meetup app. ******************* The Gurdjieff Work is completely practical in nature. Gurdjieff said the 4th Way system "is for people who need it and know that they need it". People "who know that they need it" are people who have satisfied the guidance of our parents, teachers and employers, satisfied the urges for relationships and to provide financial stability for oneself, yet STILL have a deep inner feeling that there is a more profound, undiscovered meaning to our existence as human beings. Especially important, the Gurdjieff Work can and must be verified for oneself...this Work is NOT a belief system.... nor is it a religion....nor is it a self-help / self-improvement program. It is a program for the harmonious development of Man which leads us beyond the economic and social survival skills our family and culture taught us. The Gurdjieff Foundation of Austin exists to create conditions which increase the possibility for its members to experience our full human potential which includes levels of attention, sensation, consciousness and BEING which exceed those required by our ordinary life circumstances. These Work conditions include practicing the Gurdjieff movements (ancient temple dances), guided meditation (very specific, ancient meditation practices), working with practical inner exercises, sharing our experiences in weekly group meetings, bi-weekly day-long "Work days", work with crafts as a backdrop for inner work, and week-long retreats at facilities in NY state. These conditions have the potential to nurture objective and impartial experiences of our highest potentials with respect to our level of BEING. Are you ready to open to the mysteries of what you really can become? Do you want to find a non-drug-induced method to move towards higher consciousness? Is there a part of you that yearns for a connection to your genuine inner self? The Gurdjieff Foundation of Austin is comprised of men and women ranging in age from their 20's to their 70's, with diverse backgrounds.We operate under the guidance of the New York Foundation. Senior members from the NY Foundation visit us twice each year. We have the opportunity to visit NY each summer for "Work weeks" conducted at a large facility outside of NY city.

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Introduction to the Gurdjieff Work

La Madeleine

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