Gurdjieff Society of Kingston, NY

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A wood engraving by an unknown artist that first appeared in Camille Flammarion’s L’atmosphere meteorologie populaire (1888).

A wood engraving by an unknown artist that first appeared in Camille Flammarion’s L’atmosphere meteorologie populaire (1888).

Between Two Worlds – In Search of Who I Am

An Introduction to the Gurdjieff Work

We spend our lives between two realms – the outer world with all its demands, and an inner world which connects us to a quieter place, opening us to creativity and intuition.  Join a community of seekers for a series of workshops introducing the ideas and practice of G.I. Gurdjieff, who brought ancient wisdom to our time.

In November 2023 we offered a series of workshops presenting Mr. Gurdjieff’s ideas through the arts.

MOVEMENTS

The Movements derive from numerous traditional
sources, inviting the participation of our bodies, minds and
feelings.  We engage in a series of exercises to prepare for
participation in Movements.

MUSIC AND LISTENING

We explore the boundaries of our attention and seek
to develop a deeper way of listening through rhythmic and
vocal exercises and other forms of attunement.

VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP 

There are several simple exercises that open us to experience different qualities or levels of visual attention. A drawing exercise quickly reveals the difference between the attention of the eye and that of the mind. This often results in the appearance of what might be called the “drawing attention”, a natural human ability. Additional exercises will be offered to support, refine, and expand this study. The process can awaken us to a new way of seeing.

IDEAS AND PRACTICE

Rather than fostering monastic seclusion and isolation, Gurdjieff’s teaching is a work in life, with our impressions, thoughts, reactions, feelings and sensations as the material we work with. These teachings and exercises have been included in all of the workshops.

Presenters

All workshop leaders have decades of experience with The Gurdjieff Foundation.

Location

We are honored to be working with the Cornell Creative Arts Center in Kingston.

A new Kingston Group will be forming in March 2024. To learn more sign up on our Contact page