Mr. Gurdjieff taught that we need others to help us in our struggle. At the same time, inner development can only come from our own efforts. Sharing our experiences provides the basis for group work. Being part of a group shows us all types of people and helps us develop compassion. It provides stimulation and useful friction and helps create an environment in which we can take our place at the table. Responsibility for our spiritual growth remains with each of us but is fed by our involvement with others.
In the late 1960s, Mr. Nyland established a center in Warwick, NY, where he purchased property now known as Chardavogne Barn. He also purchased property near San Francisco, California now known as The Land. At these and other locations he conducted meetings, Gurdjieff movements, and workdays for physical activities. The following groups continue with such activities directed by long-term students of Mr. Nyland:
|Eastern US||Boston, Massachusetts|
|New York City (Chardavogne Barn)|
|Western US||Northern California (The Land)|
| Central US