What we're about

The Gurdjieff Work is a method for waking up. For developing a capacity for consciousness in life. For seeing one's habitual nature and one's world more impartially. For the development of being.

It's for people who have already tried other spiritual systems and religions, and have been disappointed, disillusioned, or realized that they can't do it alone.

The Work is a practical method for practical people. It's not a system based on belief (religion) or theory (philosophy), but rather a teaching that builds upon direct experience. There is no faith in the Work, everyone is expected to test the ideas and methods themselves.

Some core ideas include:

As we are, we are locked in a state of mechanical "sleep" where habits and self-focus dominate even the best of intentions.

Higher centers, beyond common thought, emotion and the body, exist in each of us; but their influence is blocked by our ordinary state of mechanical sleep.

Conscious evolution is possible for individuals, but it cannot happen mechanically.

Evolution begins with the difficult work of observing ourselves in our daily life as we find ourselves – our habits, movements, tensions, ways of relating to other people, fears, and preferences.

Just like breaking out of prison, one person cannot do it alone. We need a group of like minded people, and each of us in turn helps the other.

This Meetup can be an entre to the larger Gurdjieff community. Only join this group if seriously interested in exploring the Gurdjieff Work.

Because of the private, inner nature of this Work, we meet via phone or zoom with anyone interested in attending a group.

Learn more about the local Gurdjieff community here: http://rochestergurdjieffcenter.org

Upcoming events (4+)

A School for Awakening - Introduction to Gurdjieff starts in October

TWO sets of introductory 4-week sessions begin in October. Choose to attend either on

Mondays, beginning on October 18th,
or Wednesdays, beginning on Oct 20th.

RSVP below and we will set up a brief call to complete your registration.

About the events:

*A School for Awakening*
The Gurdjieff Work helps people understand through direct experience that most moments in ordinary waking life can be described as a state of sleep. The Work demonstrates it is possible to awaken from this habitual, automatic sleep we're trapped in, and provides practices of attention designed to bring about nothing less than total inner transformation.

Participate in a small, online group starting in October for people interested in learning more about the Gurdjieff teaching.

*The Gurdjieff Work*
Asks people to take nothing on faith, but rather to verify everything with their own experience

Transmits the teaching through meditation, group meetings, meditation in movement, writings, lectures, and innovative forms of group and individual work

Brings into question the place and purpose of human beings in the universe, and through unique practices, presents new possibilities for developing compassion and understanding

Makes possible a process of transformation, whose aim is to awaken us to consciousness and our full range of possibilities as human beings

Learn about the Work from longtime members of the Gurdjieff community in Rochester.

A School for Awakening - Introduction to Gurdjieff starts in October

TWO sets of introductory 4-week sessions begin in October. Choose to attend either on

Mondays, beginning on October 18th,
or Wednesdays, beginning on Oct 20th.

RSVP below and we will set up a brief call to complete your registration.

About the events:

*A School for Awakening*
The Gurdjieff Work helps people understand through direct experience that most moments in ordinary waking life can be described as a state of sleep. The Work demonstrates it is possible to awaken from this habitual, automatic sleep we're trapped in, and provides practices of attention designed to bring about nothing less than total inner transformation.

Participate in a small, online group starting in October for people interested in learning more about the Gurdjieff teaching.

*The Gurdjieff Work*
Asks people to take nothing on faith, but rather to verify everything with their own experience

Transmits the teaching through meditation, group meetings, meditation in movement, writings, lectures, and innovative forms of group and individual work

Brings into question the place and purpose of human beings in the universe, and through unique practices, presents new possibilities for developing compassion and understanding

Makes possible a process of transformation, whose aim is to awaken us to consciousness and our full range of possibilities as human beings

Learn about the Work from longtime members of the Gurdjieff community in Rochester.

A School for Awakening - Introduction to Gurdjieff starts in October

TWO sets of introductory 4-week sessions begin in October. Choose to attend either on

Mondays, beginning on October 18th,
or Wednesdays, beginning on Oct 20th.

RSVP below and we will set up a brief call to complete your registration.

About the events:

*A School for Awakening*
The Gurdjieff Work helps people understand through direct experience that most moments in ordinary waking life can be described as a state of sleep. The Work demonstrates it is possible to awaken from this habitual, automatic sleep we're trapped in, and provides practices of attention designed to bring about nothing less than total inner transformation.

Participate in a small, online group starting in October for people interested in learning more about the Gurdjieff teaching.

*The Gurdjieff Work*
Asks people to take nothing on faith, but rather to verify everything with their own experience

Transmits the teaching through meditation, group meetings, meditation in movement, writings, lectures, and innovative forms of group and individual work

Brings into question the place and purpose of human beings in the universe, and through unique practices, presents new possibilities for developing compassion and understanding

Makes possible a process of transformation, whose aim is to awaken us to consciousness and our full range of possibilities as human beings

Learn about the Work from longtime members of the Gurdjieff community in Rochester.

A School for Awakening - Introduction to Gurdjieff starts in October

TWO sets of introductory 4-week sessions begin in October. Choose to attend either on

Mondays, beginning on October 18th,
or Wednesdays, beginning on Oct 20th.

RSVP below and we will set up a brief call to complete your registration.

About the events:

*A School for Awakening*
The Gurdjieff Work helps people understand through direct experience that most moments in ordinary waking life can be described as a state of sleep. The Work demonstrates it is possible to awaken from this habitual, automatic sleep we're trapped in, and provides practices of attention designed to bring about nothing less than total inner transformation.

Participate in a small, online group starting in October for people interested in learning more about the Gurdjieff teaching.

*The Gurdjieff Work*
Asks people to take nothing on faith, but rather to verify everything with their own experience

Transmits the teaching through meditation, group meetings, meditation in movement, writings, lectures, and innovative forms of group and individual work

Brings into question the place and purpose of human beings in the universe, and through unique practices, presents new possibilities for developing compassion and understanding

Makes possible a process of transformation, whose aim is to awaken us to consciousness and our full range of possibilities as human beings

Learn about the Work from longtime members of the Gurdjieff community in Rochester.

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