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“Who am I,” asks Rumi, “standing in the midst of this thought-traffic?” Join us for an introductory workshop on recognizing the false and the real within us. We will draw from the story of Jesus preaching to the crowds, taking Jesus as the voice of real ‘I’, and the crowds as the contradictory voices of our many ‘I’s.
What are the steps on the path of self-development? Join us for an introductory workshop that will explore the 7 steps of psychological evolution. We will superimpose these steps onto the Biblical Kings of Israel, drawing a parallel between their legendary movement from anarchy to government, to the psychological practice of freeing oneself from habit and attaining self-mastery.
In this free introductory workshop, we will share a few methods of self-observation, based on the symbolic division of our psychology into a driver, carriage, and horses. We will follow the workshop with a two-day online group work session, experimenting with observing our three basic functions: intellectual, moving, and emotional. In this way, attendees will gain basic self-observation skills, as well as insight into how BePeriod functions as a fourth way school.
“The moment you start self-observation something in you starts imagination,” said Peter Ouspensky, “and self-observation, if you really try it, is a constant struggle with imagination.” In this free introductory workshop, we will study the anatomy of daydreaming as presented in a 16th century Dutch miniature painting. We will follow the workshop with two days of group work, aiming to observe ourselves daydreaming and understand why it is so difficult to stop this habit.
“In no system of ordinary psychology are the moving and instinctive functions described and divided in the right way,” said Peter Ouspensky. In this free introductory workshop, we will present the moving center and describe its functioning. Our aim will be to gain sufficient understanding for basic self-observation. At the conclusion of the workshop, we will form a WhatsApp group and set daily tasks that help use the moving center as a trigger for consciousness.
How can I observe myself? “To learn the methods of self-observation and of right self-study,” said George Gurdjieff, “requires a certain understanding of the functions and the characteristics of the human machine.” In this free introductory workshop we will share a few methods of self-observation and experiment with observing our three basic functions: intellectual, moving, and emotional. We will form a WhatsApp group after the workshop and continue daily observations on these three centers.
Free Introductory Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman
What does it mean that we are not unified? “Each minute, each moment, man is saying or thinking ‘I.’ And each time his I is different,” said George Gurdjieff. “Just now it was a thought, now it is a desire, now a sensation, now another thought, and so on, endlessly. Man is a plurality. Man’s name is legion.”
In this introductory online workshop, we will draw from a painting by Jan Brueghel to understand the implications of our multiplicity and the potential journey toward inner unity. At the workshop’s conclusion, we will create a WhatsApp group to work together for three consecutive days on observing our lack of unity.
“What is a person to do when they begin to realize that they have not enough energy to attain their aims?” asks George Gurdjieff. “The answer to this is that every normal person has quite enough energy to begin work on themselves. It is only necessary to learn how to save the greater part of the energy we possess for useful work instead of wasting it unproductively.”
To save energy we must first detect leaks. In this introductory workshop we will review some characteristic leaks, share a few tools of how to observe them, and create a WhatsApp group to work together daily for three consecutive days to work on minimizing these energy leaks.
Free introductory workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman – How can I observe myself? “To learn the methods of self-observation and of right self-study,” said George Gurdjieff, “requires a certain understanding of the functions and the characteristics of the human machine.” In this free introductory workshop we will share a few methods of self-observation and experiment with observing our three basic functions: intellectual, moving, and emotional.