2018-2019 First Wednesdays Lecture Series: From Division to Inclusion

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Location: Friends Meeting House, 4836 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (come early and mingle)

These two-hour lectures are introduced by Sue Van Doeren and given by various Pathwork Teachers. Admission is free and all are welcome. Come early to mingle and enjoy treats graciously provided by Tazza D’Oro.

This year’s lectures are focused on the theme: From Division to Inclusion. As we experience the pain of a nation that today is as divided as ever, Pathwork principles call us to look inward for solutions. We ask ourselves: what are we doing and how are we being individually that fosters division – and how can we mature spiritually to bring about greater inclusion?

We recommend you read the lectures prior to attending to get the most from the lecture, but this is not necessary.  To read all the details, click here.

Pittsburgh Pathwork Workshop


A Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday Workshop

The aim and practice of the Pathwork is to savor life. To fully savor life, we need to meet it as it is experienced in the moment, in an undefended way. This means that in that moment, we have access to a full range of feelings in response to the pleasant and unpleasant situations that life delivers. Our feelings are the portal to our deeper True Self.

Most of us experience fear or other unwanted feelings of pain, rage, fear, loneliness or despair, and so we block this organic movement of the feeling body. This blocking not only limits our capacity to be fulfilled, but also attracts stronger and stronger doses of what we have denied and avoided.

Brian O’Donnell is one of the most in-demand Pathwork Helpers in the world. He resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan and regularly leads Pathwork workshops and advanced trainings all over the globe.

Click here to see the flyer with complete details.  Click here to register. Note, while this workshop is currently full, you can register to get on the wait list. 

The Spiritual Significance of Human Relationship

Spiritual Significance of Human Relationship

Our last First Wednesday of the series on LOVE is June 6, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., followed by a gathering to celebrate our Pathwork community. The lecture is at Friends Meeting House, 4836 Ellsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh 15213.

Guests are welcome. Admission is free. Come early to socialize and enjoy treats, tea and coffee graciously provided by Tazza D’Oro – and stay after for more refreshments to celebrate the end of a great series!

This month we’ll be studying Lecture #180: The Spiritual Significance of Human Relationship.

The lecture will focus on two central themes:

  1. Relationships (all kinds) offer us the best opportunities to work on our own personal growth.
  2. We get enormous benefits from finding within ourselves the causes of upsets with others, even though we “know” they are entirely at fault and we are 100% right.


2017-2018 First Wednesday Lecture Series: Love

Location:  Friends Meeting House, 4836 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA  15213
Time:  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (come early and mingle)

These free, two-hour lectures are introduced by Sue Van Doeren and given by various Pathwork Teachers. Admission is free and all are welcome. You do not need to RSVP. We recommend you read the lectures prior to attending to get the most from the lecture, but this is not at all necessary. Lectures can be downloaded from clicking the links below.

The theme for this year’s lecture series is “Love.”  We will explore how self-responsibility, self-knowledge and true self-acceptance point the way to genuine love of self, others and the Divine.

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Below is a listing for the entire 2017-2018 program year (runs from October to June).  Click on the titles to read the lecture online or download to your own computer.

Oct. 4, 2017: #240 Aspects of the Anatomy of love
Nov. 1, 2017: #108 Fundamental Guilt for Not Loving – Obligations
Dec. 6, 2017: #155 Fear of Self-Giving and Receiving
Jan. 3, 2018: #107 Three Aspects that Prevent Loving
Feb. 7, 2018: #44 The Forces of Love, Eros and Sex
Mar. 7, 2018: #72 The Fear of Loving
Apr. 4, 2018: #174 Self-Esteem
May 2, 2018: #133 Love, Not a Commandment but Spontaneous Soul Movement
Jun. 6, 2018: #180 The Spiritual Significance of Human Relationship

The Currency of Freedom


This workshop is being offered at Pendle Hill, a Quaker Retreat Center, near Philadelphia, PA beginning Thursday, July 12th, 2018 through Tuesday, July 17th.  It is part of the Philadelphia Pathwork’s Summer Institute, and will be led by Pathwork Helper Brian O’Donnell.  Those of us who have attended his past workshops find his work to be very powerful.

To see all the details on this workshop, click here.  To read more about the Philadelphia Pathwork Summer Institute, click here.

New Learning Group Forming in 2018

We are looking for 8-10 people who want to learn more about Pathwork beginning in January of 2018.  We will create a group that feels welcomed, accepted, not judged, and safe to share their journey on the path.

If you are interested, please CLICK HERE to see all the details, as well as how to indicate your interest.

Pittsburgh Pathwork Workshop – Jan. 27-28, 2018 with Renee Whatley

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Pittsburgh Pathwork is excited to offer:
Visualizing Life without Defensiveness

A Saturday evening (1/27/18), all-day Sunday (1/28/18) workshop

Facilitated by Renee Whatley, Pathwork Helper

We issue a special invitation to newcomers. Everyone is welcome!

Through lecture study, meditation, creative expression, movement and process work we will:

  • Explore what defensiveness does to our bodies, minds, emotions and spiritual nature.
  • Identify and make friends with our primary defensive strategy.
  • Identify strategies that reduce defensiveness.
  • Begin to contemplate an undefended life.

Participants should read lecture #101 The Defense prior to the workshop. Click here or go to pathwork.org to download the lecture.

Dates and Times
Saturday, January 27, 2018:  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 28, 2018  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $115.00

Register early. Space is limited.

Download the Flyer