The Gurdjieff Society of Canberra
The Canberra Gurdjieff Group was formed in 1963 under the guidance of Stanley Nott. We have strong links with the Sydney Group as well as links with the Gurdjieff Foundations of London and New York.
Currently there are several small groups in Canberra, continuing work along the lines established by pupils of G.I. Gurdjieff in the 1950s.
Activities include weekly meetings, exercises, inner work, practical work periods and movements.
Please contact us for more information. New members are welcome.
"Man remains a mystery to himself. He has a nostalgia for Being, a longing for duration, for permanence, for absoluteness—a longing to be. Yet everything that constitutes his life is temporary, ephemeral, limited. He aspires to another order, another life, a world that is beyond him. He senses that he is meant to participate in it.
He searches for an idea, an inspiration, that could move him in this direction. It arises as a question: "Who am I—who am I in this world?" If this question becomes sufficiently alive, it could direct the course of his life. He cannot answer. He has nothing with which to answer—no knowledge of himself to face this question, no knowledge of his own. But he feels he must welcome it. He asks himself what he is. This is the first step on the way. He wants to open his eyes. He wants to wake up, to awaken.
Jeanne de Salzmann, 'The Reality of Being', 2010