The Gurdjieff Foundation, the largest organization directly linked to Mr. Gurdjieff, was organized
by Jeanne de Salzmann during the early 1950s and led by her, in cooperation with other direct pupils,
until her death in 1990.
From that year until his recent passing in August 2001, Dr. Michel de Salzmann directed the network of Gurdjieff foundations,
societies, and institutes.
The work of the Foundation continues today with the guidance of direct pupils and the next generation.
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 us with the following contact information:
The Institut Gurdjieff was formed in 1949 by Jeanne de Salzmann
soon after Gurdjieff's death and is located in Paris.
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.
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 Gurdjieff Foundation of Western North Carolina is located in Asheville and is related to the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York. Our activities include evening meetings for self-study, for understanding and applying the ideas of Gurdjieff, and for the study of his dances and music.
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.
The Gurdjieff Foundation of Missouri offers a practical application of the ideas and method of Gurdjieff. Regular meetings are held in the St. Louis area. The Gurdjieff Foundation of Missouri maintains a close relationship with the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York.
The Gurdjieff Colorado Foundation is affiliated with the Gurdjieff Foundation of New York and California.
Located in Dever, 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 is affiliated with the Gurdjieff Foundations of California and New York, and Gurdjieff Foundations throughout the world.
Located in Louisville, Colorado, they maintain connections with people studying Gurdjieff’s teaching in Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Located in Toronto, Ontario, the Gurdjieff Foundation: the Society for Traditional Studies was initiated by Thomas and Olga de Hartmann in 1954, one year after the opening of the New York Foundation. The group is one of the oldest Gurdjieff Foundations in North America, and the first in Canada.
The Fundacion 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.
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.
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.
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.