- March 13 to May 8, 2016
Introductory study of the Gurdjieff Work and the Fourth Way
Searching and practice within the Gurdjieff tradition offer a way to a deeper connection with life and to transformation.
The study group will meet from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays beginning March 13, 2016 to May 8, 2016.
We will focus on the account of Gurdjieff's teaching by P.D. Ouspensky in In Search of the Miraculous.
The study group meetings will involve reading a chapter before each meeting to discuss at that week's meeting. Members from the Gurdjieff Foundation of Arkansas will share their practical experience in applying the text to their practice.
The study group should be of interest to those looking to enrich their existing spiritual practice, to those who are interested in learning about an important 20th century spiritual teacher, and to those who are interested in becoming a member of the Gurdjieff group in Little Rock.
To participate, please request more information atFlyer for the Introductory Study Group.
- March 8, 2014
An Evening of Music by G.I. Gurdjieff & Thomas de Hartmann.
Music for the piano and instrumental arrangements
Parish Hall, St. Marks Episcopal Church
1000 South Mississippi Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207
- Sundays, beginning January 26, 2014
Introductory Study Group.
The Gurdjieff tradition offers a way toward a deeper connection with life. The Gurdjieff Foundation of Arkansas will offer an introductory group in Little Rock on Sundays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., beginning January 26, 2014.
The group will use In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching by P.D. Ouspensky, as a basis of study. From the book's cover: "This historic and influential work is considered by many to be a primer of mystical thought as expressed through the [Gurdjieff] Work, a combination of Eastern philosophies that had for centuries been passed on orally from teacher to student."
To participate, contact the Gurdjieff Foundation of Arkansas at firstname.lastname@example.org.Flyer for the Introductory Study Group.
Thursdays, beginning October 10, 2013
Evenings of Movement, Meditation, and Discussion.
A series of six evenings that included exercises and discussions to explore our abilities to sense, to feel, and to be aware. The gatherings offered the opportunity to participate in a guided meditation, an exchange related to questions and topics of interest to those who attended, and a class of attention exercises particular to the Gurdjieff tradition.
- May 31, 2013
Chakras and the Enneagram.
A lecture presentation of material touching on the connections between the Enneagram, Yogic systems, and the Sufi Ibn Arabi's "Names of God," which, it can be demonstrated, are all derived from a single ancient source.
- January 13, 2013
1.13.77: Influences of the Gurdjieff Tradition in Art.
- November 26, 2012
The Master of the Carriage: An Animated Film by Cyril Lanier.
Rich with symbolism, this stop motion animated film about a nineteenth century carriage driver's search for his missing master is a metaphorical description of the human condition and the inner search for the true Self.
- October 30, 2012
Gurdjieff - de Hartmann Music: Sandpoint Concert and Talks by Laurence Rosenthal.
A film of Mr. Rosenthal performing a public concert at the Panida Theatre in Sandpoint, Idaho of the Gurdjieff-deHartmann music, followed by a series of private talks in which he describes in great detail the origin, structure and purpose of this remarkable body of musical work.
- September 24, 2012
Starirway to Heaven: Reconstructing the Minbar of Saladin.
A film documenting a resurgence of traditional Islamic artisanship and artistry, in which artisans were brought in from all across the Islamic world to painstakingly recreate the intricate woodwork of the minbar, a process that took over thirty years.
- July 23, 2012
Branded by God: Interviews with Irina Tweedie.
In these filmed interviews, Irina Tweedie addresses the role of effort in spiritual work and other questions of interest to sincere seekers on the path.
- May 29, 2012
Finding our Ancient Wisdom III: A Film with Peter Kingsley.
A film in which Peter Kingsley describes a journey to the origins of our spiritual heritage in three talks on the subjects of Trickery, The Divine Within, and The Tree of Life.
- April 16, 2012
Finding our Ancient Wisdom II: A Film with Peter Kingsley.
A film in which Peter Kingsley explores the transformative power of conscious attention in daily life.
- March 5, 2012
Finding our Ancient Wisdom I: A Film with Peter Kingsley.
A film in which Peter Kingsley explores the possibility that we have lost contact with Who the Silence is, and suggest that the quiet side of life is where the transformational path to the divine can be found.
- February 6, 2012
Art and the Gurdjieff Work: Movements, Music, and the Written Word in Development of Inner Attention.
A presentation of methods from the Gurdjieff Work, in which dance, song, and text are tools to harmonize the energies of body, feeling, and mind.
- January 23, 2012
In the Marketplace: William Segal In Paris.
A film that visits the painter working in his studio and in a gallery as he prepares an exhibition of his lithographs. In his on-camera interviews, Segal talks about his life and the practices he uses to live in the moment, embracing all that is around him.
- November 8, 2011
Hidden Treasures: A Film By Alexandra M. Isles Featuring the Music of G.I. Gurdjieff & Thomas de Hartmann
This documentary explores the secrets and powers hidden in the works of art at the Metropolitan Museum, and how these relate to the Human Condition.
- October 17, 2011
Vezelay: A Film By Ken Burns.
Inspired by the magnificent basilica at Vezelay, France, William Segal and Ken Burns probe the above eternal question with the joys and obstacles of seeing, searching and being.