On work days group members participate in various practical tasks such as cooking, carpentry, gardening, and crafts. We also work in our two small businesses, online bookselling (Gurdjieff Books and Music) and candlemaking (Memorial Candles). This practical work provides a means of studying and applying the ideas of this teaching while engaged in activity.

How I am in the face of others, in front of a task and possibly a deadline, can reveal much about myself that I otherwise would not see, either in quieter conditions or in the rough-and-tumble of daily life. The support of others making similar attentive efforts helps me to remember more often.