Gurdjieff International Symposium The title of this meeting is Gurdjieff International Symposium, and the title is intended to emphasize the  all-inclusive and global nature of the Gurdjieff’s work and teaching. Our purpose is to consider all that we know connected with the name of Gurdjieff – his work in general, his significance in the world today, and its implications for future. In order to this we need first to consider the man himself, the teachings he left for future generations. GURDJIEFF: THE MAN The historical narrative can be broken into four parts: The period before 1912, of which the unverifiable […]

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

Masters of Wisdom, chapter 4, “The Time of Christ” – read by: George Bennett

In August 1974, near the end of the third Basic Course at Sherborne, and just a few months before his death, JG Bennett fulfilled a prophecy made by Gurdjieff at his table in 1949: “One day Mr. Bennett will give a conference on the Last Supper, and many people will be thankful to him.” This ‘conference’ formed the basis for Chapter Four in The Masters of Wisdom – now published as a sound file on this website – and I am fortunate to have been among the people who heard it. To understand the context of Bennett’s talk it may […]

Gurdjieff: Making a New World, Appendix II; The Great Laws

Appendix IIThe Great Laws           Ben Bennett, with the assistance of Victor McSurely have made a recorded reading of “Appendix II – The Great Laws” Here is the link to the audio recording: You can download the audio file and download the text ,using the link above and below. Read along! “Our customary way of thinking and talking about the world is in terms of objects and events, both of which are abstractions. Gurdjieff saw the world as the universal process of transformation of energies, regulated by two fundamental laws and various ‘second-grade’ laws arising from their interaction. […]

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

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]: […]


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 […]