Gurdjieff Studies

Gurdjieff Studies

Gurdjieff Studies is an educational charity dedicated to advancing the teaching and philosophy of G I Gurdjieff. It was founded by pupils of James Moore, Gurdjieff's biographer and himself a pupil for twenty one years of Madame Henriette Lannes. Madame Lannes was a pupil of Gurdjieff during the last eleven years of his life.

We conduct guided Study Groups, Reading Groups, classes in Movements (Sacred Dance), Practical Work (eg. gardening, craft work) and other activities - offering the conditions in which personal self-study and development become possible.

Our meetings are primarily in London, but senior members conduct Reading Groups at locations on the South Coast of England and in South Wales.






"There is not, nor can there be, any outward initiation. In reality only self-initiation, self-presentation exist. Systems and schools can indicate methods and ways, but no system or school whatever can do for a man the work that he must do himself. Inner growth, a change of being, depend entirely upon the work which a man must do on himself."

G I Gurdjieff