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The following is a list of groups affiliated with the
International Association of the Gurdjieff Foundations (IAGF)

This is a work in progress. Not all groups are listed here at present.

Thanks are due Greg Loy of the Gurdjieff International Review
for his work in preparing this list.

The Gurdjieff Foundation


The Gurdjieff Foundation, the largest organization directly linked to Mr Gurdjieff, was organized in Paris in the early 1950s by his principal pupil, Jeanne de Salzmann, in cooperation with other direct pupils. Led by her until her death in 1990, the original Gurdjieff Foundation and other groups that sprang up in major cities around the world remain in relationship with one another. The work of the Foundations continues today with the guidance of the next generation, whose members were prepared by the direct pupils of Gurdjieff. The International Association of Gurdjieff Foundations (IAGF) functions as a “hub” for this expanding network of groups.

The Foundation is registered under the name “The Gurdjieff Foundation” in the USA, by the name “The Gurdjieff Society” in the UK, and in France under the name “Institut Gurdjieff.” These organizations have kindly provided the following contact information. Select region from the table below:

Europe United States
Canada Mexico
South America Africa
Asia Australia

 

Europe

 

France

  • The Institut Gurdjieff was formed in 1949 by Jeanne de Salzmann soon after Gurdjieff’s death and is located in Paris.

United Kingdom

  • The Gurdjieff Society is located in London and was formed according to directions Gurdjieff had previously given to Jeanne de Salzmann. The work of the Society, including the teaching of movements, continues on the lines she established at that time.

Serbia

United States

 

Alabama

Arizona

California

Northern:

Southern:

  • The Gurdjieff Foundation of Los Angeles was established in 1959 under the guidance of John Pentland, then President of the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York, and other students of Gurdjieff. The Los Angeles group maintains close ties to the Gurdjieff Foundations in San Francisco, New York, and Paris.
  • The Gurdjieff Foundation of Orange County was established and operates under the direction of the Los Angeles Gurdjieff Foundation.
  • The Gurdjieff Society of San Diego is a non-profit organization focused on putting into practice G. I. Gurdjieff's teaching on the development of real Being.
  • The Gurdjieff Foundation of Del Mar (San Diego, north county) is affiliated with the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York.

Colorado

  • The Gurdjieff Colorado Foundation is affiliated with the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York and California. Located in Denver, the group was started by John Fuchs, at the request of Lord John Pentland, whom Mr. Gurdjieff left in charge of the continuation of his work in North America.
  • The Gurdjieff Foundation of Colorado, located in Louisville, Colorado, is affiliated with the Gurdjieff Foundations of California and New York, and Gurdjieff Foundations throughout the world.

District of Columbia

Florida

  • The Gurdjieff Foundation of Florida, located in Miami, is affiliated with the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York.
  • The Gurdjieff Society of Florida has groups in South Florida in the Fort Lauderdale and Naples areas. We are affiliated with the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York and other centers worldwide that were founded by the pupils of G. I. Gurdjieff. The Society of Florida was founded in 2001 by the late Mr. Jerry Brewster.
  • The Gurdjieff Study Group of Orlando is affiliated with the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York. Contact information (email address, phone number) may be found on the website.

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

  • The Gurdjieff Foundation of Idaho is affiliated with the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York as well as other Gurdjieff Foundations throughout the world. The group is located in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Illinois

Indiana

  • The Gurdjieff Foundation of Indiana, affiliated with Gurdjieff Foundations throughout the world, was established in Indianapolis in 1996 to study Gurdjieff's teaching and put it into practice in the conditions of everyday life. The Indiana members meet in Indianapolis, Jasonville, and Evansville.

Louisiana

  • The Gurdjieff Foundation of Louisiana has been in existence in the greater New Orleans area since the late 1970s and is affiliated with the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York and the entire worldwide network of Foundation groups that represents the direct lineage from Gurdjieff himself through to the present day.

Maine

Maryland

  • The Maryland Gurdjieff Society is centered in Annapolis, with members from Annapolis, Baltimore, and surrounding counties. We are affiliated with the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York and the worldwide community of related groups.

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

  • The Gurdjieff Foundation of Minnesota, affiliated with Gurdjieff Foundations throughout the world, was established in Minneapolis in 1980 to study Gurdjieff's teaching and put it into practice in the conditions of everyday life.

Nevada

New Mexico

  • The Gurdjieff Foundation of New Mexico, with members in Albuquerque and Santa Fé, is affiliated with the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York and the Gurdjieff Foundations of California.

New York

  • The Gurdjieff Foundation of New York, since its creation in 1953, has been dedicated to preserving the essence, specificity and integrity of the teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff in North America.

    Because the Internet is now a dominant resource for many seeking information, the Foundation has provided the following telephone number for those who wish to establish contact: 212-838-7727. This is a dedicated line intended exclusively for initial inquiries. The Foundation will be grateful if its purpose is respected.

  • The Rochester Folk Art Guild, founded in 1957, is affiliated with Gurdjieff Foundations worldwide.
  • The Rochester Gurdjieff Center is an outreach initiative of Stillwood Study Center.

North Carolina

Ohio

  • The Gurdjieff Foundation of Ohio was founded in 1963 by the members of the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York and since that time has remained closely linked. It is centered in Cleveland and draws members from all of Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

Oregon

  • The Gurdjieff Foundation of Oregon, located in Portland and affiliated with the other Gurdjieff Foundations worldwide, was established in 2000 to support the study and practice of the teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff.

Pennsylvania

Texas

Virginia

Washington (State)

  • The Gurdjieff Foundation of Seattle is affiliated with other Gurdjieff Foundations worldwide and was established in 1989 to support the study and practice of the teaching of G.I. Gurdjieff.

Washington, D.C.

 

Canada

Alberta

  • Located in Edmonton, Alberta, the Gurdjieff Foundation of Alberta can be contacted at: tomkinsg@shaw.ca.

British Columbia

Nova Scotia

  • Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Gurdjieff Foundation of Atlantic Canada, originally called the Association for Experimental Studies, is a group of people in the Atlantic provinces who are engaged in the study and practice of the teaching of G. I. Gurdjieff.
  • Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia & St John's, New Brunswick, the Gurdjieff Association of the Maritimes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a forum for spiritual search based on the teaching and writings of G.I. Gurdjieff and his pupils.

Ontario

Québec

  • Located in Montreal, Quebec, the method of work practised in the Gurdjieff Foundation of Canada consists of group exchanges, movements and exercises, meditation and practical work, all based on the ideas of Gurdjieff.

Mexico

  • The Fundación Gurdjieff de Mexico was initiated in 1951 by several disciples of Mr. Gurdjieff from France, UK, and the USA, is affiliated with the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York and the Institut Gurdjieff in France, and is located in Mexico City.

South America

Africa

  • The Gurdjieff Group of South Africa was formed in Cape Town in March, 1990 and has been active for 20 years.

    There are now groups in Cape Town and Johannesburg/Pretoria offering regular meetings, work days, movements and extended work sessions. The group's affiliation is with the London Gurdjieff Society and contact is maintained with the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York.

Asia

  • The Gurdjieff Foundation of India consists of a group of people in India practicing and reading G. I. Gurdjieff's teaching. They are associated with the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York through a close association with the Gurdjieff Foundation of Atlantic Canada.

Australia

  • Based in Sydney, the Gurdjieff Society of Australia works with groups and individuals throughout Australia and New Zealand. Contact details are available on their website.