The G.I. Gurdjieff Inland Empire Study Group was formed to introduce interested people to the ideas of G.I. Gurdjieff and The Fourth Way. The Inland Empire study group is associated with an ongoing, organized work with the Gurdjieff group in Los Angeles. The foundation in Los Angeles was established by Lord John Pentland, a direct pupil of G.I. Gurdjieff, and maintains close connections with other major centers of the Gurdjieff work in North America, Europe and elsewhere.