This intensive exploration of the Gurdjieff Movements, hosted by Friends of Silence, is led by the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault with Deborah Rose Longo.

Serious Wisdom students not formally engaged in the Gurdjieff Work are invited to experience firsthand the transformative power of the Gurdjieff Movements. This rare opportunity will take place over five days, which will include approximately four hours per day on the movements floor, teaching by Cynthia and Deborah, practical kitchen work, daily spiritual practice, and time for individual and group reflection and discussion. There will also be special projects and an informal final movements demonstration in which everyone will participate.


Extraordinary fitness or athletic training is not required, but it is expected that participants have basic physical, mental, and emotional stamina to participate in the daily schedule outlined above.

Pre-requisites: completion of at least one introductory Wisdom School and/or prior familiarity and serious interest in Gurdjieff Work, including the Sacred Dances.

Cost: $545, including lodging and meals for six days

For more information and to apply, please visit the Friends of Silence event page, or contact Bob Sabath at or 202-531-7572.