The Gifts of Madame de Salzmann and G.I. Gurdjieff

G.I. Gurdjieff once told some of his early students in Russia to consider the origin of things.  Where did this cup, this coffee, this food on my plate come from?  How did all these things that touch me come to be made?   Years later in America, Martin Luther King Jr. offered a similar example inContinue reading “The Gifts of Madame de Salzmann and G.I. Gurdjieff”

May All Beings Be Free From Suffering

Eight years ago this morning,  I was riding a Metro North train down to Manhattan when a conductor ran through the train with the terrible and surreal news that the World Trade Center towers had collapsed and that the Pentagon had been hit.  I knew about the two planes going in when I boarded theContinue reading “May All Beings Be Free From Suffering”