Excerpt of a talk by John G Bennett May 16, 1970

This is the last ten minutes of a recording made with Olga de Nottbeck on May 16, 1970 to be mailed to groups in New York and Finland. JGB proposes a group task that we can actually all work on right now!         Contextually – the shootings at Kent State University took place 10 days earlier. Thank you to Al Daggett for making this available LISTEN HERE: [su_audio url="https://www.jgbennett.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/May-16-1970-excerpt-from-a-talk-_-J.mp3" width="50%"] TRANSCRIPTION: (LINKED) [embeddoc url="https://www.jgbennett.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/JGB-May-16-1970-transcription-last-10-min.pdf"]  

The Hazards of Human Society

JG Bennett Undated (Excerpts from a talk by J.G. Bennett – undated. Published in the Enneagram, #5, April 1976. This and related talks by J.G. Bennett will soon be published by Coombe Springs Press under the title “Hazard; Transformation of Man Series Number 6)   Human Societies are hazardous; they prosper and fall, degenerate and change into something different from how they began. First of all, there are the Hazards of power, which include the hazards of succession and of success. Societies are often established by a powerful person or group, or through the action, of powerful idea acting on […]

THE GREAT PRAYER RETREAT

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 http://gurdjieffbennettnyc.com

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

Skills for Life Skills-for-Lifesummer courseAugust, 2017Royalston, Massachusetts http://www.skills-for-life.org 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 […]

“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 […]

Links to Friends of the J.G. Bennett Foundation

Links:Bennett Pilgrimages –  Tours and pilgrimages generally centered around the teachings and writings of; G.I. Gurdjieff and J.G. BennettBaltimore Gurdjieff Bennett  Group –  going strong after 27 years  and counting –  http://fourthwaybalt.net  Claymont Society -http://www.claymontseminars.com/  Retreats, events, and seminarsCamp Caravan -Royalston, MA   Gurdjieff / Bennett Groups and SeminarsGurdjieff / Bennett study group in NYC and upstate NY  http://gurdjieffbennettnyc.com/about/JG Bennett Group UK  For information on groups in the UKGurdjieff Movements in Italy~ Germany~Austria~Switzerland , led by Margit MartinuGurdjieff Dominican Group – Movements and Seminars World-wide  ~ Jose ReyesBeshara ~ Chisholme House ~ Courses, Events and Retreats – dedicated to the art of self discovery  ~  founded by […]

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] http://www.gurdjieffdominican.com/ http://www.gurdjieffitalia.it/seminari/ SPAIN Seminar from July 31 to August 9Place: Piñecar write to: [email protected] http://www.gurdjieffdominican.com/ http://www.gurdjieffitalia.it/seminari/ ITALY WEEK 1 Seminar from August 12 – 20 Place: Montauto, Rapolano Terme (Siena) WEEK 2Seminar from August 20 – 27  write to: [email protected] http://www.gurdjieffdominican.com/ http://www.gurdjieffitalia.it/seminari/

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. […]

The Recorded Talks of John G. Bennett ~about

The Recorded Talks of John G. BennettThe Recorded Talks of John G. Bennett   At Sherborne House, between October 1971 and December 1974, more than 450 cassette recordings were made of talks by Mr. Bennett to public audiences, various groups of students and other groups of people. Most of these recordings were preserved, although some original recordings were sent out to group leaders overseas, and have since been lost. When The International Academy for Continuous Education closed its doors for the last time in August 1976, Elizabeth Bennett entrusted all the remaining recordings, as well as some 120 recordings made […]

Ken Pledge ( 1935-2015 )

The Rascoorano of Ken Pledge, by Tony Blake Gurdjieff spoke of death as sacred rascoorano. The meaning of this may be obscure. It strikes me though as a real phenomenon: ‘something’ is released in a death that is like a spark that awakens and reveals. This morning I was realising that Ken’s death – like that of others I have known – had created a kind of ‘inner probe’. It was of the nature of a truth-probe, in that it raised for me the deepest issues of what the work means and what JGB’s work was for – and what […]