Living in a New World Seminar series 2018

Residential Seminars 2018First Introductory series beginsMarch 10 – March 23rd, 2018 For information about this seminar series ….  scroll down and click below “read more” …Details for registration, location, facilitators etc….        Please select the photo below – you will be redirected for more information Ben Bennett Transformation Now       Clicking the player below will redirect you to the video to watch and view  Cosmic Consciousness – a talk by Ben BennettEdited element of a talk given in Massachusetts USA – reflections on the life and work of JG Bennett in the presence of former students […]

What is the role of the Movements in the Work?

Movement as a tool for experiencing group consciousness in stillness and activity      We warmly extend this invitation to members of all Gurdjieff lineages to encourage the building of bridges and to strengthen the WORK by sharing our experience and understanding. 5:00 pm, October 12 — 12:00 noon, October 15, 2017 Convened by Margit Martinu, hosted by the group at Camp CaravanWith a presentation by Elan Sicroff on Music, including its relation to the Movements Gurdjieff Movements, Sittings, Dialogue/Exchange, Themes, Carpentry, Gardening, Team Work Bring dancing slippers and an open mind Contact by September 15: Stefan Maier at [email protected] or [email protected]: […]


ALL THE INFORMATION My retreats for health and wellbeing are built on a foundation of twenty years experience as an acupuncturist and practitioner within the oriental medicine concept or spirit of Yang Sheng, meaning Nourishing Life and forty five years experience of meditation, study and inner exercises taught to me at the International Academy for Continuous Education, Sherborne, Gloucestershire in the UK under the direction of J.G. Bennett. It’s a personal retreat.   You choose when you want to come and how long you want to stay. You choose what treatments you would like to have, what workshops you would like to do, what […]


APRIL 25th – MAY 2nd, 2018 With Jerry Toporovsky and Walter Goodwin Claymont Court, West Virginia A seven-day retreat, mostly in silence, as we work deeply with The Great Prayer movement, Mindfulness Meditation and the Latifas. We will explore deep-seated abiding prayer and the mystery of prayer in varying traditions. This retreat is for those with experience in the Work and Movements. If you are interested or have questions contact Bonnie Kutch, the registrar at: [email protected] Or

Skills for Life Course August 5 – 13, 2017 and August 13-20, 2017

Skills for Life Skills-for-Lifesummer courseAugust, 2017Royalston, Massachusetts An immersive program for young adults”to create a more meaningful life” August 5-13Introductory week August 13-20Optional part two and alumni week Camp Caravan, Royalston, Massachusetts, USA Access a wider range of skills and practices than provided by conventional education We warmly invite you to join the 2017 Skills-for-Life residential program at Camp Caravan, for young adults ages eighteen and over. Participate in hands-on classes in gardening, cooking, and carpentry, with equally practical work on understanding our own natures. Through art, mindfulness techniques, meditation, movement, and community living, gain a better understanding of your […]

Summer Seminar June 2017 @ Camp Caravan

How can we find the sacred impulse of  Wish within ourselves?  Can we learn to feed its fire?   We warmly invite you to you to join this year’s Summer Seminar at Camp Caravan, “Wish.” Work together with the arts, gardening, Gurdjieff movements, inner exercises, meditation, practical physical work, themes, and shared meals. Join us for dinner on Friday, June 23. The seminar officially begins the next morning and ends at noon on Sunday, July 2. No matter what their experience level, everyone is welcome. Click this link for a printable copy of the seminar poster. Adults — $450 Students […]

Gurdjieff Movements Retreat Corfu June 2017

Gurdjieff Movements Retreat Corfu Friends, I would like to send you a reminder about the Gathering that Avrom and Deborah, with Melanie on the piano, will conduct in Corfu Buddha Hall during June 2017. There is an Early Bird discount until the 31st December. Please do not hesitate to write to me for more details: [email protected] Here are some info: Global Gurdjieff Movements Gathering June 3rd to June 10th, 2017 Corfu Buddha Hall, Greece conducted by Avrom Altman, Deborah Rose Longo with Pianist Melanie Monsour 🌿🌿🌿🌿 Inner work will be emphasized while working with the Gurdjieff Movements. It supports […]

“Sensation – What is it?”

The Claymont Society will be hosting a Fourth Way Work Event on September 23- 25 at the Claymont Mansion Charles Town, West Virginia USA Work Weekend September 23-25, 2016 Sensation – What is it?   One has to dig fairly deeply into most other spiritual disciplines before finding anything that resembles what those of us in the Gurdjieff tradition refer to as “sensation”. What is sensation and why do we make so much of it? Isn’t observation of oneself enough? And if I am honest with myself is it really even possible to have sensation while moving, talking, thinking and just […]

Studying Being through Gurdjieff Movements

Studying Being through Movement  with teachers Nella Liska, Walter Goodwin, Jerry Toporovsky September 14-18, 2016, from Wednesday evening through Sunday lunch. in Garrison, NY   This retreat is an opportunity to work with two of the more experienced movements teachers; Nella Liska, one of the most mature and experienced movements teacher from the Gurdjieff Foundation line, and Walter Goodwin the same from the JG Bennett line of the work. This event will take place at the beautiful Garrison Institute in upstate New York, not far from New York City. There will be three classes of movements a day. The first day and a half of […]

Camp Caravan Summer Seminar ~ June 24 – July 3, 2016

June 24–July 3, 2016 Camp Caravan Summer SeminarCamp Caravan Summer Seminar 2016 Why are we here? Contact:   Camp Caravan Summer Programs or call the Registrar at 978-939-8616 June 24–July 3, 2016Royalston, 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 […]

Gurdjieff Summer Seminars yearly events in Europe 2016 ~ Fourth Way ideas and Gurdjieff Movements

Led by: Jose Reyes and Katiuska with Piano: Isaac Richardson *Seminars are in English with translation if required* This Year we will have 1 weekend Workshop and 3 seminars:GermanyResidential Workshop from 22-23-24, July 2016Place: Hübingen write to: [email protected] SPAIN Seminar from July 31 to August 9Place: Piñecar write to: [email protected] ITALY WEEK 1 Seminar from August 12 – 20 Place: Montauto, Rapolano Terme (Siena) WEEK 2Seminar from August 20 – 27  write to: [email protected]

GURDJIEFF MOVEMENTS INTENSIVE in SOUTH KOREA ~ August 9th to August 15th, 2016

Led by AVROM ALTMAN & DEBORAH ROSE LONGO with MELANIE MONSOUR on the piano August 9th to August 15th, 2016Name of Venue: Jirisan-Duremaeul Location: Hamyang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea Please contact:EILEEN (HYUN JUNG KIM) at [email protected] Avrom Altman has taught the Gurdjieff Movements for more than 40 years. He studied with Gurdjieff’s students John Bennett, Pierre Elliot, Vivien Elliot, and Anna Durco at Sherborne 1972-1973; led Gurdjieff groups from 1973-1979; and lived at Claymont from 1979-1989 where he was Head Gardener, Director of Studies of the four- and ten-month Residential Courses, taught the Gurdjieff Movements, and served as President.Avrom attended Dr. […]


Friday March 4, 2016 7:30 p.m.Lecture Recital at the Warwick Town Hall, Warwick, MAPresented by Elan Sicroff, pianistThomas de Hartmann, Composer (1885-1956)AN UNTOLD STORYMeet violinist Katharina Naomi Paul, and Elan Sicroff on their U.S. lecture tour from GermanyTalk on deHartmann’s life, ideas, and music Solo piano performanceSonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 51, performed by Katharina Naomi Paul and Elan SicroffPreview photographs and sound files from the seven-CD set due for release in May, 2016The Thomas de Hartmann Project: Music for Piano, Voice, and Chamber EnsembleDonation $10 Tuesday, March 8, 20164:30 pmA lecture recital with Power Point presentation by pianist Elan […]