2019 – 2020 First Wednesdays: Inner Citizenship

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Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Avenue, 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. Come early to mingle and enjoy treats graciously provided by Tazza D’Oro.

This year’s lectures are focused on the theme:  Inner Citizenship:  A New Republic of the Heart.  With the advent of the 2020 elections, many of us experience fear, anger, uncertainty, and a host of other emotions.  Will this be business as usual or something new?  Moreover, where do we fit in?  What does it mean to be a citizen of the country and of the world?  It starts with being a citizen of our own hearts.  Only when we find our inner authority and confront our inner conflicts we have real power externally.  In this year’s lecture series, we’ll explore how Pathwork spiritual laws can provide insights, guidance, and opening in a new way of being that makes a difference with ourselves and with the world.

We recommend you read the lecture prior to attending to get the most from the lecture, but this is not necessary.  To get the dates, times and lectures for each First Wednesday, CLICK HERE.


New Workshop: September 6 & 7, 2019

Banner No LogoA Pathwork Workshop given by:  Sue Van Doeren and 10 Pittsburgh Pathwork Teachers

Whether you know it or not, you are constantly creating your life. Your actions and reactions are determined by your goals and attitudes, by your feelings, and by your conscious and unconscious opinions and convictions.

The question isn’t “Can you create your life?” You are already doing that! The question is: Can you move your creation to consciousness in a way that allows you to create the life you really want? This is the essence of the workshop.

You don’t have to wait until some life-threatening calamity strikes.  You can create a life you love now.  Mary Oliver said, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn and practice using active meditation as a tool for self-transformation and creation.
  • Begin to uncover and transform the way you resist your growth and evolution.
  • Leave with tools and skills to continue the work to claim your one wild and precious life.

Recommended Pre-work:  Read lecture #194 Meditation: Its Laws and Various Approaches. Identify something you want to create in your life for which you have a powerful longing. Write a short paragraph describing this longing and submit to Sue Van Doeren (suevandoeren@gmail.com) by August 31, 2019.

Day of: Bring an object to place on our altar representing what it is you long for and will be working toward during the workshop.

When:  Friday, September 6 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where:  Denmarsh Studio, 534 Miltenberger Street, Pittsburgh, PA

Cost:  Conscious Contribution – This workshop is a fundraiser sponsored by the Pittsburgh Pathwork Board to support this work in our region. Rather than charging a set fee,  you will be invited to contribute whatever amount feels right to you based on the value you received, your current financial situation and other relevant factors.

To Register:  Click here and enter your contact information.

NEW Workshop: June 28 – 30th, 2019

Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30
Facilitated by Renee Whatley

Based on Lecture  #155:  Fear of Self-Giving and Receiving.  In this workshop we will:

  • Let go of beliefs and misconceptions that limit our access to abundance, creativity and pleasure; and,
  • Experiment with “new ways of being” that open the doors to greater creativity and pleasure in our lives.

#155 Lecture Quotes:
To the degree you let go and give up a self-centered, selfish, self-pitying or self-destructive attitude, fear of self automatically decreases . . . The creative powers begin to function . . . the intense pleasure of following the natural movement will fill your being.

As long as you fail to let go of the self-imposed restrictions, you not only make giving impossible, you make receiving equally impossible.

Your refusal to let go of the negativity and the refusal to give of yourself makes you unable to receive pleasure, delight, happiness – often even material success.

Friday, June 28, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, June 29, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and
Sunday,  June 30, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

534 Miltenberger Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Click here to register.  Payment of $325 is due in full at registration. Deadline for registration and payment is Friday, June 7th. Tuition is not refundable after the deadline date. Make check to: Pittsburgh Pathwork and mail to:
Judy Kuechenmeister
1194 Saint Vincent Drive
Monroeville, PA 15146






New Location for First Wednesday!

Please make a note that both our May and June First Wednesday events will be held at Rodef Shalom which is located at 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 in Oakland.  Click here to see a map and get directions.

You will find that there is plenty of parking in the rear of the building.  From the parking lot, enter the rear of the building at the door on the right side.  Go up the stairs and register at the front desk at the top.  A Pathwork member will then direct you to our meeting room.

As ever, there will be coffee, tea and treats from Tazza D’oro, so please come to mingle before hand, and bring a friend who may resonate with our work.

Philadelphia Summer Institute 2019

The Philadelphia summer region will be holding its Summer Institute, which is a series of workshops, from Thursday, July 18th through Wednesday, July 24th, 2019.  It will be held at Pendle Hill, a Quaker Retreat Center, near Philadelphia, PA.   It would make a great summer retreat, as the center sits in 24-acre of grounds with a mile long woodchip trail, ponds, and 140 species of trees and flowering shrubs.  To get more information on the Philadelphia Summer Institute, please click here.

The Currency of Freedom workshop will explore the common split of money and soulful living.  You will have the time to deeply delve into your fundamental beliefs, attitudes and behaviors around money, an essential aspect of daily life. It is being led by Brian O’Donnell, a trusted Pathwork Helper and Teacher who has presented in our region.  Please click here for more information.

Kim Rosen, a California Pathwork Helper and Teacher, will conduct Death’s Doorway:  Dying into Life, Living into Death, which explores all that emerges a we turn towards our own death, the deaths of loved ones, and the “everyday opportunities to die” that abound in a life fully lived.  Kim weaves ritual, poetry, movement, writing, breathwork, silence and deep sharing into her work, creating a unique spiritual experience.  Please click here for details.

Updated information and details can be found at the Philadelphia Pathwork website here.

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.