The ideas brought by G.I.Gurdjieff are on every level a practical approach to living, and they prove themselves through study to be adaptable to contemporary conditions and concerns, whatever one's heritage or background. Above all, they offer each individual who is interested a means of personal verification of what is proposed. In this respect it is a truly educational process, and quite distinct from anything which might be seen as dogmatic.
In open discussion of the questions and observations presented by participants, Gurdjieff's ideas themselves can be approached and explored. While carrying out practical tasks in groups, while working with a directed attention, the possibility of new perceptions and impressions is created.
An integral aspect of Gurdjieff's method of teaching is 'Movements' - sometimes referred to as dance exercises. In fact the Movements can come to be appreciated as something more than dance. Requiring neither the athleticism of gymnastics nor the expressiveness of dance, they lead participants of whatever age or physique, to an increased co-ordination and balance, not only physical but mental and emotional. Those who persevere in this discipline can begin to appreciate the value of this way of working together, which is a physical education in its truest sense. The fact that this process touches on the deeper aspects of experience can be discovered by anyone who wishes to take part.
Regular meetings are held near Aylsham (between Norwich and Cromer) including study of the ideas and the practice of self-remembering, working in The Movements, and the application of the ideas to practical work. By working on all sides of oneself a new awareness begins to emerge which gives a deeper understanding of the sense and purpose of one's life.
We would welcome enquiries from people who have a sincere interest in the ideas of G.I.Gurdjieff and who are searching to discover the truth about themselves in relation to the world around them today.
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