"Only a man who fully realizes the difficulty of awakening can understand the necessity of long and hard work in order to awake. But in order to achieve all this and to obtain results a certain number of people must work together. Therefore a man who wants to awake must look for other people who also want to awake and work together with them."
G.I. Gurdjieff in “In Search of the Miraculous” –PD Ouspensky
"Any prayer may be heard by the higher powers and a corresponding answer obtained only if it is uttered thrice:
Firstly - for the welfare or the peace of the souls of one's parents.
Secondly - for the welfare of one's neighbour.
And only thirdly - for oneself personally."
G.I. Gurdjieff in "All and Everything"
The Gurdjieff Foundation of Texas is a non-profit organization dedicated to a continuing study of the ideas of G.I. Gurdjieff. The Houston Group is related to the Gurdjieff Foundation in New York as well as the world-wide study of these ideas.
We employ the forms for study instituted by Gurdjieff such as practical craft work, cooking, discussion, exchange, and sacred dance. We also follow the practice of sitting (a short, guided meditation).