New Edition of The Masters of Wisdom

THE MASTERS OF WISDOMJ.G. Bennett In 1961, John Bennett travelled to Kathmandu to meet the 135-year-old sage known as the Shivapuri Baba, and the following year he made a second nine months before the old man’s final departure. At the conclusion of the second visit, the Shivapuri Baba reportedly said to him: “When you come to that Realization you will know God and enter into God and be one with God…. You will come to that before you die – that I can promise you.” Bennett goes on to write that “such a conversation could not fail to have a […]

Presentations from Accessing the Dramatic Universe Conference 2011

We are pleased to announce we have uploaded 4 presentations from the “Accessing The Dramatic Universe” conference in 2011. Henri Bortoft Anthony ‘Tony’ Hodgson Ben Bennett Hajah Tetley You can listen to the presentations below in whole, or you may download them for a *small fee of $1.00, which helps with our storage and website fees. The link for download is found here: Download Presentations  *consider it a donation towards our work at the foundation.   Henri Bortoft’s presentation Part 1 Part 2 Henri Bortoft wrote to us in an email: I would like to give a talk on “Hyparxis […]

The Masters of Wisdom: quote

“ We human beings have a deep awareness, deeper than egoism itself, of our kinship with nature. We feel that creativity without love is daemonic, but we are forced to recognise that love has no power to overcome egoism. Life on earth is threatened today, not by man’s failure to love his fellow-man, but by his inability to love at all. Love untainted by egoism is to be found only in the rarest of the rare. ” The Masters of Wisdom J.G. Bennett Chapter 4 The time of Christ The Masters of Wisdom

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, […]

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: TRANSCRIPTION: (LINKED)   

Quote from the Dramatic Universe Vol I

(click image for a larger view) “It is now possible to define three gradations of true individuality. The first is that in which the entity can be conscious of its own genetic constitution and direct its activity according to this awareness. This is the individuality which consists in ableness-to-be oneself. The second gradation is that in which there is awareness of the specific pattern. In this case the entity is able to direct his activity not only according to his own genetic constitution, but also according to the pattern of potentialities that belongs to the entire species of which he […]

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 […]

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 […]

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]: […]

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 […]

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 […]

J.G. Bennett ~ 120th Anniversary ~ June 8, 1897

The picture of JGB with his hand under his chin always makes me smile, as I remember where and when it was taken. Hodder & Stoughton the publishers wanted a dust jacket portrait for Vol. 3 of Dramatic Universe, but we were in North Wales for the summer in 1965, so JGB went to a High Street photography shop in Pwllheli. I think the result is a very honest picture, as the photographer knew nothing at all about his subject and just made a straight studio portrait. Today is the 120th anniversary of JGBs birth. I remembered recently that he […]

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 […]

Suffering

Excerpt: Intimations Talks with J.G. Bennett at Beshara Chapter: Suffering; page 59 “In the Sermon on the Mount we are told ‘Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you and that persecute you’. This is ordinarily taken to be a requirement of humility, accepting injustice, of being compassionate and kind to people, and various virtues that are connected with this. But in reality, it is, like everything in the Sermon on the Mount, a practical counsel for living. Without enemies, we should have no chance. Perhaps the most important creation was the Devil. […]

Meeting on September 9 1948 ~ Gurdjieff

Meeting on September 9, 1948 GURDJIEFF Livingston Hall, London UK J.G. Bennett About sixty years ago a small group of people came together in the Caucasus to study two questions: firstly, to verify or disprove the reality of what are sometimes called supernatural or super- normal phenomena and, secondly, to enquire whether the traditional knowledge about such phenomena which were supposed to exist in the East still existed and could be found. Out of this gradually a society formed which took the name ‘Seekers of the Truth’. That group grew to something like forty members at its maximum and comprised […]