Gurdjieff - Bennett
Group Meetings

For “new” people

We invite you to participate in group Work and to experiment with putting Work ideas into practice in a group. For “new” people there are several local opportunities:

North Central Massachusetts
On Thursdays, at 7:30 p.m. in Warwick, Massachusetts, Martin Brown and Ana Bennett facilitate a group for newcomers. Please email Ana Bennett for details.

Amherst, Massachusetts
Join a group of interested people who meet in Amherst, MA. Facilitated by Nanji Davison and others, inner exercises, readings, themes, discussions, and Movements are the main elements of the curriculum. Every month there is a Work day at Camp Caravan, which provides a different kind of interaction and intensity. If you are interested in learning more about these activities, contact the Registrar.

Open Work Days are open to participants of all levels, including new people. They are usually held at Camp Caravan, with the schedule announced in our monthly enews. Sign up to get the revised schedule.

Weekly and Monthly meetings

Weekly group meetings at Camp Caravan alternate monthly between Saturdays and Sundays. Check each month's calendar for dates. They begin at 7:30 a.m. and generally continue through 12:30 p.m. ending before lunch. We start with a morning sitting, followed by breakfast, practical work, and weekly themes.

Group work

G. I. Gurdjieff's legacy is four-fold. He left a blueprint for a new world in his magnum opus: All and Everything, Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson. The Sacred Dances or Gurdjieff Movements are a valuable and remarkable tool for self study and group consciousness, and the sacred music elicits a deep feeling of wish for the spiritual reality.

Gurdjieff left a practical teaching, to be transmitted in a group or community medium, providing ideal opportunities to work towards building balanced relationships within ourselves, with others, and for the Work. Including spiritual exercises, practical physical work, psychology, cosmology, the enneagram, meditation, presence, relaxation, sensation, and service, the fourth way teaching evolves to fit time and place.