What we're about

The aim of this Meet Up is to help people approach and appreciate the psychological ideas of the Gurdjieff Work. This is a public discussion forum rather than a "lecture style" meeting. However, it mixes both elements. The intended form of the meeting is:

• Each meeting lasts about 90 minutes.

• Meetings are led by a member of the group, usually the group leader.

• Each meeting is themed around the discussion of a particular concept from The Work.

• Questions and exchanges of ideas are invited and welcomed.

• The intention is that attendees acquire a deeper knowledge of The Work from the meeting.

It is advised that only people who have some familiarity with The Gurdjieff Work (for example those who have at the very least read about it) attend. The meeting assumes at least a little knowledge. However, It is not absolutely necessary to have read any of the books written directly by Gurdjieff, but experience of this may help.

The Meet Up is usually led by Robin Bloor. His lineage is that he was (from 1988) a pupil of Rina Hands, who was herself a pupil both of P.D. Ouspensky and G. I. Gurdjieff.

He is also the author of the two books; To Fathom The Gist Volume 1: Approaches to The Writings of G. I. Gurdjieff, and To Fathom The Gist Volume 2: The Arch-Absurd.

Gurdjieff's magnum opus, Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson is, perhaps, the only example of Objective Literature available to us in our time. Reading it requires both effort and knowledge, but it is accessible.

Upcoming events (4+)

Introduction to the Gurdjieff Work

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We now conduct virtual MeetUp meetings exclusively.

As the group now conducts both online and in-person group meetings, it does not matter too much where you live, if you are currently only interested in online meetings.

The purpose of the virtual meeting is to discuss The Work and one's individual knowledge and experience. In the case of those local to Austin, after an online meeting, there may be an in-person meeting prior to admission to group meetings.

The MeetUp is organized by The Austin Gurdjieff Society.
The group website is: https://austingurdjieff.org/

The group's activities are:

  • Weekly meetings
  • Virtual meetings
  • Work Days
  • Movements classes with an associate group in New Braunfels
  • A Week of Work in the Summer
  • Producing The Lost Herald, a web newsletter/webzine

To sign up for The Lost Herald newsletter, click on the following link:
https://tofathomthegist.com/2021/05/21/issue-3/

One of the Group leaders is Robin Bloor, a pupil of Rina Hands who was, in her turn, a pupil of Gurdjieff. He is the author of several books on The Work. For more information on his books click on the following link:
https://tofathomthegist.com/books/

He also runs seminars on Gurdjieff's Objective Science. These are based on his recent book: Gurdjieff's Hydrogens. Click on the link to watch the Youtube Video:
https://youtu.be/hmzyOfzR0uA

Click here for a link to the details of the seminar Series
https://tofathomthegist.com/gurdjieffs-hydrogens-seminar/sem-seminar-details/

In addition, leads a group that does online Tales readings and discussion. Participation is by invitation only. Click here for details.
https://tofathomthegist.com/event/the-tales-study-group/all/

He is a senior member of the Seeker's Café. If you don't know it, its website can be found here:
https://seekerscafe.org/
Scheduled meeting dates and times are found here:
https://tofathomthegist.com/event/seekers-cafe-gathering/all/
However, you need to be invited to become a member.

That's the full extent of the Austin Gurdjieff Society's activities. Outside of the usual activities, the focus of this group's work is the study of Gurdjieff's Writings and the study of Objective Science.

If you are interested in becoming part of The Austin Gurdjieff Society, sign-up for a virtual meeting and we'll take it from there.

Introduction to the Gurdjieff Work

Link visible for attendees

We now conduct virtual MeetUp meetings exclusively.

As the group now conducts both online and in-person group meetings, it does not matter too much where you live, if you are currently only interested in online meetings.

The purpose of the virtual meeting is to discuss The Work and one's individual knowledge and experience. In the case of those local to Austin, after an online meeting, there may be an in-person meeting prior to admission to group meetings.

The MeetUp is organized by The Austin Gurdjieff Society.
The group website is: https://austingurdjieff.org/

The group's activities are:

  • Weekly meetings
  • Virtual meetings
  • Work Days
  • Movements classes with an associate group in New Braunfels
  • A Week of Work in the Summer
  • Producing The Lost Herald, a web newsletter/webzine

To sign up for The Lost Herald newsletter, click on the following link:
https://tofathomthegist.com/2021/05/21/issue-3/

One of the Group leaders is Robin Bloor, a pupil of Rina Hands who was, in her turn, a pupil of Gurdjieff. He is the author of several books on The Work. For more information on his books click on the following link:
https://tofathomthegist.com/books/

He also runs seminars on Gurdjieff's Objective Science. These are based on his recent book: Gurdjieff's Hydrogens. Click on the link to watch the Youtube Video:
https://youtu.be/hmzyOfzR0uA

Click here for a link to the details of the seminar Series
https://tofathomthegist.com/gurdjieffs-hydrogens-seminar/sem-seminar-details/

In addition, leads a group that does online Tales readings and discussion. Participation is by invitation only. Click here for details.
https://tofathomthegist.com/event/the-tales-study-group/all/

He is a senior member of the Seeker's Café. If you don't know it, its website can be found here:
https://seekerscafe.org/
Scheduled meeting dates and times are found here:
https://tofathomthegist.com/event/seekers-cafe-gathering/all/
However, you need to be invited to become a member.

That's the full extent of the Austin Gurdjieff Society's activities. Outside of the usual activities, the focus of this group's work is the study of Gurdjieff's Writings and the study of Objective Science.

If you are interested in becoming part of The Austin Gurdjieff Society, sign-up for a virtual meeting and we'll take it from there.

Introduction to the Gurdjieff Work

Link visible for attendees

We now conduct virtual MeetUp meetings exclusively.

As the group now conducts both online and in-person group meetings, it does not matter too much where you live, if you are currently only interested in online meetings.

The purpose of the virtual meeting is to discuss The Work and one's individual knowledge and experience. In the case of those local to Austin, after an online meeting, there may be an in-person meeting prior to admission to group meetings.

The MeetUp is organized by The Austin Gurdjieff Society.
The group website is: https://austingurdjieff.org/

The group's activities are:

  • Weekly meetings
  • Virtual meetings
  • Work Days
  • Movements classes with an associate group in New Braunfels
  • A Week of Work in the Summer
  • Producing The Lost Herald, a web newsletter/webzine

To sign up for The Lost Herald newsletter, click on the following link:
https://tofathomthegist.com/2021/05/21/issue-3/

One of the Group leaders is Robin Bloor, a pupil of Rina Hands who was, in her turn, a pupil of Gurdjieff. He is the author of several books on The Work. For more information on his books click on the following link:
https://tofathomthegist.com/books/

He also runs seminars on Gurdjieff's Objective Science. These are based on his recent book: Gurdjieff's Hydrogens. Click on the link to watch the Youtube Video:
https://youtu.be/hmzyOfzR0uA

Click here for a link to the details of the seminar Series
https://tofathomthegist.com/gurdjieffs-hydrogens-seminar/sem-seminar-details/

In addition, leads a group that does online Tales readings and discussion. Participation is by invitation only. Click here for details.
https://tofathomthegist.com/event/the-tales-study-group/all/

He is a senior member of the Seeker's Café. If you don't know it, its website can be found here:
https://seekerscafe.org/
Scheduled meeting dates and times are found here:
https://tofathomthegist.com/event/seekers-cafe-gathering/all/
However, you need to be invited to become a member.

That's the full extent of the Austin Gurdjieff Society's activities. Outside of the usual activities, the focus of this group's work is the study of Gurdjieff's Writings and the study of Objective Science.

If you are interested in becoming part of The Austin Gurdjieff Society, sign-up for a virtual meeting and we'll take it from there.

Introduction to the Gurdjieff Work

Link visible for attendees

We now conduct virtual MeetUp meetings exclusively.

As the group now conducts both online and in-person group meetings, it does not matter too much where you live, if you are currently only interested in online meetings.

The purpose of the virtual meeting is to discuss The Work and one's individual knowledge and experience. In the case of those local to Austin, after an online meeting, there may be an in-person meeting prior to admission to group meetings.

The MeetUp is organized by The Austin Gurdjieff Society.
The group website is: https://austingurdjieff.org/

The group's activities are:

  • Weekly meetings
  • Virtual meetings
  • Work Days
  • Movements classes with an associate group in New Braunfels
  • A Week of Work in the Summer
  • Producing The Lost Herald, a web newsletter/webzine

To sign up for The Lost Herald newsletter, click on the following link:
https://tofathomthegist.com/2021/05/21/issue-3/

One of the Group leaders is Robin Bloor, a pupil of Rina Hands who was, in her turn, a pupil of Gurdjieff. He is the author of several books on The Work. For more information on his books click on the following link:
https://tofathomthegist.com/books/

He also runs seminars on Gurdjieff's Objective Science. These are based on his recent book: Gurdjieff's Hydrogens. Click on the link to watch the Youtube Video:
https://youtu.be/hmzyOfzR0uA

Click here for a link to the details of the seminar Series
https://tofathomthegist.com/gurdjieffs-hydrogens-seminar/sem-seminar-details/

In addition, leads a group that does online Tales readings and discussion. Participation is by invitation only. Click here for details.
https://tofathomthegist.com/event/the-tales-study-group/all/

He is a senior member of the Seeker's Café. If you don't know it, its website can be found here:
https://seekerscafe.org/
Scheduled meeting dates and times are found here:
https://tofathomthegist.com/event/seekers-cafe-gathering/all/
However, you need to be invited to become a member.

That's the full extent of the Austin Gurdjieff Society's activities. Outside of the usual activities, the focus of this group's work is the study of Gurdjieff's Writings and the study of Objective Science.

If you are interested in becoming part of The Austin Gurdjieff Society, sign-up for a virtual meeting and we'll take it from there.

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Introduction to the Gurdjieff Work

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