The Gurdjieff Foundation: Society for Traditional Studies, founded in 1954, is one of the oldest Gurdjieff foundation groups in North America, and the first in Canada. The Traditional Studies Press is its publishing house.
For over thirty years, the work of this group was guided by Mrs. Louise Welch and Dr. William Welch of the New York Foundation. They worked directly with Mr. Gurdjieff and Mme de Salzmann and were able to transmit the oral teachings at the heart of the Work.
Mr. Gurdjieff also left us his written works, his music and movements. The Society for Traditional Studies continues today to offer opportunities to experience all of these forms of the teaching, doing practical work together and in our daily lives, and sharing our observations in weekly group meetings.