Gurdjieff Foundation Los Angeles

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"The continuing purpose of the Los Angeles branch of the Gurdjieff Foundation, originally established under the direct guidance of students of Gurdjieff, is to assimilate and pass on this way of inner search through the methods, techniques, ideas, music, sacred dances, and exercises that Gurdjieff brought to the world. " [1]

"In 1953 the Gurdjieff Foundation was incorporated in New York, in accordance with the wish expressed by Gurdjieff himself and under the guidance of Jeanne de Salzmann. From that date most of the activities of his pupils in America, which had been carried on in private since the 1920's, came under the general direction of the Foundation.

"The Gurdjieff Foundation of California established a Los Angeles branch in 1959 under the guidance of John Pentland, then President of the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York, and other students of Gurdjieff. The Foundation functions within the forms of work created and directly communicated by Gurdjieff to his pupils including regular group meetings, Movements classes, and various practical activities. The Los Angeles group maintains close ties to the Gurdjieff Foundations in San Francisco, New York, and Paris. " [1]



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  1. Gurdjieff Foundation Los Angeles Home, organizational web page, accessed June 12, 2013.