In 1980 he became a member of a group called The Search at Northeon Forest in Pennsylvania, USA, that was lead by Paul Beidler, a former student of Gurdjieff. After two years residential training, he returned to Toronto to assist and eventually lead the satellite Toronto Northeon Group. Since Mr. Beidler's death in 1998, he has been working to bring Mr. Beidler's teaching to a wider audience.
Ian was a volunteer from 2004 to 2014 on the Planning Committee of the All & Everything International Humanities Conference.
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