The Gurdjieff Foundation
Following Gurdjieff’s death, many of his direct pupils, wishing to continue to work together, organized themselves into groups now known collectively as Gurdjieff Foundations (in some place, Gurdjieff Societies). These are nonsectarian and nondenominational organizations, the largest network of groups directly linked to Mr Gurdjieff through his most senior pupils. Organized in Paris in the early 1950s by his principal pupil, Jeanne de Salzmann, in cooperation with other direct pupils, were led by her until her death in 1990. The original Gurdjieff Foundation and other groups that sprang up in major cities, including London, New York, Caracas, and elsewhere around the world, remain in close relationship with one another. The work of the Foundations continues today with the guidance of the next generation, whose members were prepared by Gurdjieff’s direct pupils. The International Association of Gurdjieff Foundations (IAGF) functions as a “hub” for this expanding network of groups, which includes the Sierra Gurdjieff Study Group. For information about Gurdjieff Foundation groups elsewhere, please visit the International Gurdjieff Foundations site, which lists only those groups directly associated with the IAGF. Please note that it is a “work in progress,” and is by no means complete.