ECOLOGY OF THE SPIRIT
exploring Gurdjieff's teaching about our two natures
Talks, music, work in movement and practical inner work
Ravi Ravindra will be returning to Oslo in September this year for another extraordinary exploratory journey into our inner human reality. He will give a Gurdjieff Work seminar on September 29th and 30th 2018, on the subject 'Ecology of the Spirit'.
On Friday September 28th at 18:00 Ravi Ravindra will give an inspirational talk at Litteraturhuset. Some rare pieces from the Gurdjieff music will be played.
The September 28th lecture will be held at Amalie Skram Hall on the 2nd floor at Litteraturhuset. Payment at the door (kr 100,-).
The seminar on September 29th and 30th organized by Gurdjieff Society Norway and will be held in their premises at Økernveien 183, Oslo.
BOOKING: Seminar fee is NOK 1600,- including food. NOK 1200,- for students and senior citizens. Please pay to bank account no: 0530.10.17342 no later than September 21st, to secure a place at the seminar.
For booking and further information please call 40777477 or 91560833 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program for the 2018 Ravi Ravindra seminar
Saturday 29. September:
09:45 Arrival and registration
10:45 Ravi on ’Purpose of Organic Life on the Earth’
- We have an ability - perhaps even purpose - to respond to a vast scale of vibrations.
11.45 Pause with coffee/tea
12:15 Some simple exercises for body in movement
13:15 Lunch preparation, lunch, exchange, washing up
15.15 Gurdjieffs music with listening with attention to the music
15:45 Ravi on ’Special Call to Human Beings to Serve the Earth’
- How to open to allow the higher to enter precisely where I am.
16:45 Tea and coffee
17:10 Film from the Gurdjieff Work
18:00 End of the first day
Sunday 30. September:
10:30 Ravi on 'Body is Necessary but the Body is Not the Most Important Thing'
- How can a sensed body serve our two natures?
11:30 Pause with tea and coffee
12:00 Some simple exercises for body in movement
13:15 Lunch preparation, lunch, with exchange and exploration of themes, washing up
15:30 ‘True Individuality Consists in Voluntarily Placing Oneself Under a Law’ Exchange with members of the Norwegian Group.
16:30 Tea and coffee
17:00 Concluding remarks by Ravi with’Some Practical exercises for Inner Work’
17:40 Music from the De Hartmann/Gurdjieff repertoire to end the day
18:00 The End.
About Prof. Ravi Ravindra, PhD
Born and partly educated in India Ravi Ravindra is now Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University in Halifax (Canada) where he served for many years as a Professor in the departments of Comparative Religion, Philosophy and Physics. Ravi was a Member of the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton and the Founding Director of the Threshold Award for Integrative Knowledge. He is the author of several books on religion, science, mysticism, and spirituality. His latest book The Bhagavad-Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life is published by Shambhala Publications in spring 2017.
Ravi regards himself less of a 'scholar' and more of a 'searcher, ' returning repeatedly to wondering 'Who am I?' and 'Why am I here?' Ravi's spiritual search has led him to the teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff, J. Krishnamurti, Zen, Yoga, and a deep immersion in the mystical teachings of the Indian and Christian classical traditions.