Introductory Preparatory Group

The Gurdjieff Work is a spiritual tradition for people searching for something in their life which may not have a name, something that relates to an experience that falls outside the norm, and yet is rooted in who and what we are.  

The Rochester Gurdjieff Center exists to help members sincerely see and struggle with various parts of themselves. This is not a religious way, though it shares a common aim with the great teachings. We work with special practices of attention in order to make contact with a part that’s deeper, more sincere, and centered in the face of our ordinary state of dispersion. People who find the most value in the Work are often those who have tried other paths and been disappointed, or have realized the value of having the support of others working in the same direction.

Introduction to the ideas of Gurdjieff begins by joining a Preparatory group.  Preparatory group members meet weekly to explore the Gurdjieff tradition, explore exercises of attention, ask questions about the Work, and share observations from their application of Gurdjieff's ideas. 

No prior experience is necessary, just a serious inner search. The Preparatory group accepts interested people on an ongoing basis.

To learn more about joining a Preparatory group, please Contact Us.

Here there are neither Russians nor English, Jews nor Christians, but only those who pursue one aim — to be able to be.

— Gurdjieff Aphorism

Enneagram, by Andre Enard

Enneagram, by Andre Enard