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The Contemplative in Today’s World

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The mind is a busy place. How can one be in the world and at the same time, find contact with the quieted mind, contemplate our current condition? Why is it important?

Perhaps one fundamental problem in the world is that we don’t talk about what is missing and what we may wish for; a connection to something greater than ourselves; a sense of the commonality that we all share. This effort might lead to a truer sense of compassion. Without it, we see ourselves as separate — the only one, or the best.

State and politics do not speak to the difficulty, nor offer the possibility of another reality. We will never be able to listen to others, to solve world and local problems, until we first find a way to listen to ourselves; find out who we really are or aren’t.

This workshop will explore ideas from the presenter’s background in the Gurdjieff Work. Participants will be given an opportunity to work with a beginning exercise. One form that Gurdjieff used to teach his students was called Sacred Dance or Movements. We will watch a short film showing some of these dances.

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Sep 20th, 11:00 AM Sep 20th, 12:15 PM

The Contemplative in Today’s World

The mind is a busy place. How can one be in the world and at the same time, find contact with the quieted mind, contemplate our current condition? Why is it important?

Perhaps one fundamental problem in the world is that we don’t talk about what is missing and what we may wish for; a connection to something greater than ourselves; a sense of the commonality that we all share. This effort might lead to a truer sense of compassion. Without it, we see ourselves as separate — the only one, or the best.

State and politics do not speak to the difficulty, nor offer the possibility of another reality. We will never be able to listen to others, to solve world and local problems, until we first find a way to listen to ourselves; find out who we really are or aren’t.

This workshop will explore ideas from the presenter’s background in the Gurdjieff Work. Participants will be given an opportunity to work with a beginning exercise. One form that Gurdjieff used to teach his students was called Sacred Dance or Movements. We will watch a short film showing some of these dances.