Barry Morley, Salvaging Sense of the Meeting, Pendle Hill Pamphlet

Camp Caravan Summer Seminar 2017

Wish

How can we find the sacred impulse of Wish within ourselves?

How can we learn to feed its fire?

 

Contact registrar@campcaravan.org
or call the Registrar at 978-939-8616

June 23–July 2, 2016
Royalston, Massachusetts, USA

Who sends the mind to wander afar?
Who first drives life to start on its journey?
Who impels us to utter these words?
~~~Upanishads

"In man it is the mind that is opposed to the body. The
neutralizing force is the wish that unites them, connects
them. Everything comes from the wish, the will...
We can ask for help, to come to this in ourselves."
Mme. de Salzmann

Listen to the reed flute and the tale it tells,
how it sings of separation:
"Ever since cut from the reed bed,
my wail has caused men and women to weep."
I want a heart that is torn open with longing
so that I might share the pain of this love.
Whoever has been parted from his source
longs to return to that state of union. Rumi


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Gather for dinner on Friday, June 23, 7:00 p.m.
Official start of the seminar is Saturday, June 24, 7:30 a.m.
Seminar ends at noon on Sunday, July 2.
Work with the arts, gardening, Gurdjieff movements, inner exercises,
meditation, practical physical work, themes, and shared meals.

Link to 2017 Summer Seminar Flyer (PDF)


Past Events...


Camp Caravan Summer Seminar 2016

Why are we here?

Contact registrar@campcaravan.org
or call the Registrar at 978-939-8616

June 24–July 3, 2016
Royalston, Massachusetts, USA

Who sends the mind to wander afar?
Who first drives life to start on its journey?
Who impels us to utter these words?
~~~Upanishads

When we begin to question, especially ourselves, we challenge the prison of comfort and habit that keeps us asleep, that keeps us from seeing the predicament we are in. Bring questions, questions that arise from your search.

Beginning with dinner on Friday, June 24th, and ending mid-morning on Sunday, July 3rd, we will work with the arts, gardening, Gurdjieff movements, inner exercises, meditation, practical physical work, themes, and shared meals.

All inclusive tuition for the seminar:
   Adults — $450
   Students (flexible) — $300
   18 and under — Free

Please send a $250 deposit by June 1 to:
   Treasurer, MREC, Camp Caravan,
   255 South Royalston Road
   Royalston, MA 01368

Click here to view PDF of summer seminar flyer.

 


Camp Caravan Summer Seminar 2015

"The Magic of Becoming" 

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or call the Registrar at 978-939-8616

July 5 - July 12, 2015
Royalston, Massachusetts, USA

What do we mean by magic and how is it connected with "becoming?"

How can I let go and open to what is present?

How can we allow playfulness to enter our work?
 

These questions and more will be addressed at the 2015 summer seminar at Camp Caravan. We will begin with lunch on Sunday, July 5, and end with lunch on Sunday, July 12. The seminar will include work with the arts, gardening, Gurdjieff movements, inner exercises, meditation, practical physical work, themes, and shared meals.

All inclusive tuition for the seminar:
   Adults — $450
   Students (flexible) — $300
   18 and under — Free

Please send a $250 deposit by June 1 to:
   Treasurer, MREC, Camp Caravan,
   255 South Royalston Road
   Royalston, MA 01368

Click here to view PDF of summer seminar flyer.

 

 


Camp Caravan Residential Summer Seminar 2014

Contact registrar@campcaravan.org
or call the Registrar at 978-939-5579

June 27-July 5, 2014
Royalston, Massachusetts, USA

Event poster

We invite you to participate in the 2014 Movements Seminar, immediately following this event. (details soon)

"Listening"

Begin with dinner on Friday evening, June 27, and finish the morning of Saturday, July 5. Work with the arts, gardening, Gurdjieff Movements, inner exercises, meditation, practical physical work, themes, and shared meals

The first requirement of a living organization is to come together, to unite. Without impatience, without intellectuality, without sentimentality, an event must take place. I need to be called and I need to call. I need to listen and hear the call, and I need to bring the call in a way that it will be received. What is needed is a conscious relation sustained by vigilance and the giving up of my ordinary will in order to work together. At a certain point there are no leaders and no followers, only those who both question and listen.     ~ Jeanne de Salzmann

Please consider paying a little more than you can comfortably afford. All inclusive

  • Adults—$450
  • Students (flexible)—$300
  • 18 and under—Free

We offer a reduced fee for attending both this seminar and the 2014 Movements Seminar.

Please send $250 deposit by June 1 to:

Treasurer, MREC, Camp Caravan
255 South Royalston Road
Royalston, MA 01368

This year, we invite all to come and work with the ideas and methods of J.G. Bennett and G.I. Gurdjieff.


Past Summer Seminars...

Camp Caravan Residential Summer Seminar 2013

"Preparing the Future"

Contact rise@campcaravan.org
or call us at 978-249-4725

June 22–30
Royalston, Massachusetts, USA
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Early in G.I. Gurdjieff's book, Beelzebub's Tales to his Grandson, Hassein, the grandson, suddenly becomes aware that everything that exists in the present moment was prepared for him by people in the past:

And all of this they did, either consciously or unconsciously, just for us, that is to say, for beings unknown and quite indifferent to them.

So it is for us. Just as our present moment was prepared by those who came before, it falls to us to prepare the future—that is to say, the present moment of those who will come after us.

How is this to be done? Although we must do so, it is clearly not enough to simply prepare the future by building, preserving, and improving the material world. Something more is required of us, but how are we to see this? How are we to accomplish this?

We can work to replace all negative attitudes towards the existing world by a feeling of confidence and love towards the new world which is being born, towards the still unborn child that is the future mankind. —J.G. Bennett

This year, we invite all to come and work with the ideas and methods of J.G. Bennett and G.I. Gurdjieff as we prepare the future.

The seminar begins with dinner together on the evening of Saturday, June 22 and continues with morning exercise at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 23. Work with Gurdjieff movements, inner exercises, practical physical work, themes, arts, shared meals, and meditation. The seminar ends Sunday morning, June 30.

The summer seminar immediately follows the Movements Seminar at Camp Caravan. Please consider paying a little more than you can comfortably afford. The suggested fee is $450 for the general public and $300 for students ages 26 and under, with work/study opportunities available for those who may not have another way to pay.

Please send your deposit of $250 by June 1 to Treasurer, MREC, Camp Caravan, 255 South Royalston Road, Royalston, MA 01368. Contact Rise at registrar@campcaravan.org


Camp Caravan Summer Seminar 2012

"Our True Nature"

Contact rise@campcaravan.org
or call us at 978-249-4725

June 23–July 1, 2012
Royalston, Massachusetts, USA
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In seeking real transformation, we can discover our own true nature, through working with other people who are also seeking. How do we come to the "sense of the meeting"? How can my exploration of who I really am fit into a deeper understanding of my place with others and within a larger purpose?

Our true nature

This year, we invite all to come and work with the ideas and methods of G.I. Gurdjieff and J.G. Bennett, as together we explore our true nature.

The seminar begins with dinner on the evening of Saturday, June 23, and continues with morning exercise at 7:30 a.m. on June 24. We work with Gurdjieff movements, morning exercise, practical physical work, themes, arts, shared meals, and meditation, finishing on the morning of July 1.

For a longer visit, consider attending the Movements Seminar, immediately preceding this event.


Reciprocal Maintenance

The doctrine of Reciprocal Maintenance is that everything that exists in this world depends on other things for its maintenance and must in its turn maintain the existence of something else.

Camp Caravan Summer Seminar 2011

The 2011 Camp Caravan Summer Seminar described below was conducted using a new approach. All participants took a turn at creating and directing our work together. The result was a tremendously varied and creative schedule that still had a coherence and structure focused on a clear aim.

It was an experiment in finding new ways of working together.


June 26 - July 3, 2011
Camp Caravan, 255 South Royalston Road, Royalston, MA 01368
www.campcaravan.org 978-249-9725
Contact: registrar@campcaravan.org

'My dear now deceased grandmother placed her dying left hand on my head and in a whisper, yet very distinctly said: 'Eldest of my grandsons! Listen and always remember my strict injunction to you: In life never do as others do… either do nothing—just go to school—or do something nobody else does.'
G.I. Gurdjieff, Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson

'You must realize that each man has a definite repertoire of roles which he plays in ordinary circumstances…and at different times the man is fully identified with one of them and is unable to separate himself from it. To see the roles, to know one's repertoire, particularly to know its limitedness, is to know a great deal. But the point is that, outside his repertoire, a man feels very uncomfortable should something push him if only temporarily out of his rut, and he tries his hardest to return to any one of his usual roles. Directly he falls back into the rut everything at once goes smoothly again and the feeling of awkwardness and tension disappears. This is how it is in life; but in the work, in order to observe oneself, one must become reconciled to this awkwardness and tension and to the feeling of discomfort and helplessness. Only by experiencing this discomfort can a man really observe himself.'
P.D. Ouspensky, In Search of the Miraculous

This year, we invite you to come and Work differently. What does that mean for each of us and for all of us?

We find ourselves sharing our stories. Whether they are traditional fairy tales, folk tales, personal stories read or told aloud, bring some with you to share during this event.

Join us for dinner on the evening of Saturday, June 25, and begin the seminar with Morning Exercise at 7:30 a.m. on June 26. We work with the ideas of G.I. Gurdjieff and J.G. Bennett, Gurdjieff Movements, Morning Exercise, Practical Work, Themes, Meditation, Community Meals, and more…but what will be different?

Lodging, meals, and activities are all included for the $450.00 seminar fee. This year, the summer seminar immediately follows the Gurdjieff Movements Seminar at Camp Caravan led by Margit Martinu. A reduced rate is offered for those participating in both events.

General Information

Summer seminars present extraordinary opportunities to join interested people from all over the world who come together to work intensively in a practical way with Fourth Way Work ideas and techniques. We offer a ten-day live-in program including explorations in the Gurdjieff Movements, inner exercises, the thematic technique, the enneagram, gardening, cooking, arts, construction, music, psychology, cosmology, practical work tasks, zikhr, and meditation.

For more information or to confirm your registration contact the Registrar at registrar@campcaravan.org