What we're about
These free public meetings serve as an introduction to the Work practiced by members of the Gurdjieff Foundation of Austin. There are no prerequisites.
Our aim is to create conditions which enable a practical, experiential realization of the system brought to the west by George Gurdjieff. Can a specific study of attention bring us to a new understanding of consciousness?
If you are looking to venture beyond reading books or trying to work by yourself, you may want to experiment to see if working in the conditions provided by the Gurdjieff Foundation help you to nurture and experience your genuine inner self.
Gurdjieff's teachings are practical in nature: they are to be verified for oneself.
Gurdjieff left a comprehensive legacy, including books he authored, sacred temple dances, music and techniques to assist in the arising of consciousness.
Members of Gurdjieff Foundation of Austin work together reading and studying Gurdjieff's books, practicing the Gurdjieff movements (sacred temple dances), work with guided sittings (a specific meditation practice unique to the Gurdjieff work), sharing our experiences in group meetings, and working with various crafts as a means for practical work on ourselves.
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 2-3 times each year. We have the opportunity to visit NY each year for work weeks conducted at a large facility outside of NY city.