Stillwood Study Center

The Rochester Gurdjieff Center is incorporated under New York State law as Stillwood Study Center, a not-for-profit educational membership organization. It has been granted tax-exempt status [501(c)(3)] by the Internal Revenue Service.

The purpose of Stillwood Study Center is:

  • To promote interest in and to study ideas relating to human development with the aim of enabling men and women to function more intelligently and actively within their community.
  • To investigate man's responsibility to himself, to others, and to his environment.
  • To promote the exchange of such ideas among its members and other people with similar interests.
  • To apply these ideas experimentally by working together through the use of arts, crafts, writing, dance, music, etc.

Constructed by its members, Stillwood Study Center has meeting rooms, kitchen and dining facilities, a Movements hall, and space for sitting meditation.  Stillwood is located on nearly 300 acres of fields, woods, marshes, and ponds in the town of Palmyra, New York, and is home to a wide variety of wildlife and plants, including some rare species.

You are invited to contact Stillwood Study Center through our Contact Us form.


Here there are neither Russians nor English, Jews nor Christians, but only those who pursue one aimto be able to be.

 Gurdjieff Aphorism