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THE GURDJIEFF GROUP OF TORONTO

Group Meetings

in Toronto

Tuesdays at 7 pm

(except the 15th & 30th of the month)

 

873 Broadview Ave. Lower Level 2,

East York, Toronto

(a 5-minute walk north of

Broadview Subway Station)

 

Call Allan at 416-556-6238

(he will answer the phone "The Toronto Hypnotherapist")

 

New Members are always welcome.

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"Common aim is stronger than blood.” ~ George Gurdjieff

"All the members of a group are friends and brothers.” ~ George Gurdjieff

GROUP WORK IS ESSENTIAL

A ‘Group’ is the Beginning of Everything

 

“A ‘group’ is the beginning of everything. One man can do nothing, can attain nothing... A group of people can do what one man can never do.

 

“You do not realize your own situation. You are in prison. All you can wish for, if you are a sensible man, is to escape. But how escape? It is necessary to tunnel under a wall. One man can do nothing. But let us suppose there are ten or twenty men—if they work in turn and if one covers another they can complete the tunnel and escape.

 

“Furthermore, no one can escape from prison without the help of those who have escaped before. Only they can say in what way escape is possible or can send tools, files, or whatever may be necessary. But one prisoner alone cannot find these people or get into touch with them. An organization is necessary. Nothing can be achieved without an organization.”

~ George Gurdjieff

GROUP WORK IS ESSENTIAL

Our Meetings Will Include

 

— Group Bonding Exercises

— Mindfulness Training

— A Talk on the Teachings

— External Considering/Conscious Communication Skills Training

— Psychological Work

— Inner Exercises & Homework

— Group Hypnosis/Relaxation Training

GROUP WORK IS ESSENTIAL

The Group Serves As a Mirror In Which He Sees Himself

 

“One man alone cannot see himself. But when a certain number of people unite together for this purpose they will even involuntarily help one another. It is a common characteristic of human nature that a man sees the faults of others more easily than he sees his own. At the same time on the path of self-study he learns that he himself possesses all the faults that he finds in others. But there are many things that he does not see in himself, whereas in other people he begins to see them. But, as I have just said, in this case he knows that these features are his own. Thus other members of the group serve him as mirrors in which he sees himself. But, of course, in order to see himself in other people's faults and not merely to see the faults of others, a man must be very much on his guard against and be very sincere with himself.”

~ George Gurdjieff

GROUP WORK IS ESSENTIAL

The Exchange of Observations

 

“In the work of self-study one man begins to accumulate material resulting from self-observation. Twenty people will have twenty times as much material. And every one of them will be able to use the whole of this material because the exchange of observations is one of the purposes of the group's existence.”

~ George Gurdjieff