Gurdjieff and Mr Nyland

Pennsylvania- Philadelphia

© 1983 Andrew Nevai

The Philadelphia area Gurdjieff group, started in the early 70’s by Mr. Nyland’s students, is seeking new and old students to study and practice Gurdjieff’s three centered approach to self-development. Meetings typically consist of a reading from Gurdjieff’s books: “All and Everything” or “Meetings with Remarkable Men”. The reading is followed by a description and discussion of Gurdjieff’s Work on Oneself.

We welcome those interested in investigating the practice of Gurdjieff teachings to join us for our Reading and Introductory meetings, currently  on Wednesday mornings over zoom/phone. The members hold and/or attend additional day/evening meetings weekly.

In addition to meetings we work on projects together in order to put the fundamentals of Work on Oneself into practice in everyday life. To broaden the scope of our working together and take advantage of movements lessons, periodic trips are scheduled to The Institute for Religious Development in New York as well as California, Arizona, and other group locations.

Potential new members and former group members are welcome to join at any time.

Please read first, second and last Chapters of All and Everything, Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson by G.I. Gurdjieff before attending meetings.

    • Ch. I The Arousing of Thought
    • Ch. II Introduction: Why Beelzebub was in our solar system
    • XLVIII From the Author (end of the book) 

Meetings are 1 ½ hours. Please call with questions and/or to schedule an appointment before attending meetings.