About George Gurdjieff
Gurdjieff’s fundamental aim was to help human beings awaken to the meaning of our existence and to the efforts we must make to realize that meaning in the midst of the life we have been given. He brought a distinctive and contemporary teaching, rooted in both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions.
G.I. Gurdjieff was born in Armenia and travelled to remote monasteries and spiritual schools in Asia and the Middle East before returning to Russia. During the Bolshevik Revolution, Gurdjieff travelled to Western Europe with a group of his students. He settled near Paris and established the Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man. He continued to teach in Paris and New York until his death in Paris in 1949.