Ben Bennett Presentation: All & Everything Conference 2019

“To know means to know all. Not to know all means not to know. It is possible to know all, and, indeed, to know all it is needful to know very little. But in order to know this very little, it is necessary first to know pretty much.” (Bennett, “Dramatic Universe” Vol. 1, quoting Ouspensky, quoting Gurdjieff) Download the presentation using the link below: Article April 2019-3

Bennett Pilgrimages: Tours and Seminars

Armenia Gurdjieff: Pilgrimage The tour will be of particular interest to students of G.I. Gurdjieff, and to those who want to see for themselves the background to his early life. Armenia is a country of great natural beauty, wonderfully rich in natural and cultural tradition, and off the beaten track. There are three purposes to our trip: to study Gurdjieff’s work as it relates to this very ancient traditional society; to visit the country of Armenia, its cultural and historical sites, its people and their land; to visit centres sacred to the Christian and pre-Christian civilizations of the region. Firstly, […]

NOURISHING LIFE RETREATS

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 […]

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 […]

Gurdjieff: Making a New World ~ 2016

Gurdjieff: Making a New World ~ 2016 Introduction: Ben Bennett, July 2016 I am not going to include this article in any JGB publication as it represents no more than my own thoughts after working carefully through his book over the past three months. When Bennett began work on this book, he was deeply involved with the work of his friend and mentor Hasan Shushud. Through Shushud’s books and from discussions and correspondence with him, Bennett developed an absorbing interest in the work of the Khwajagan masters of the 11th -14th centuries in Central Asia. In 1972 he began work on a projected […]

“Conscience”

Conscience”Conscience “January 26, 2015 There have been several versions of this transcript over the past 40 years, and a shortened version has been published in the most recent issue of “Parabola” magazine. Here is the full transcript of all three sessions. CONSCIENCE J.G. Bennett, Sherborne House Foreword: In the Fall of 1971, John Bennett inaugurated the International Academy for Continuous Education at Sherborne House, Gloucestershire, England. From that time until his death three and half years later, he worked with groups of up to 90 students who enrolled for ten month courses, in a residential school environment. The organization and […]

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 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 […]