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.

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. 

2016-2017 First Wednesday Lecture Series: Let It Begin with Me

Pittsburgh Pathwork Lecture

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 led by Sue Van Doeren. Admission is free and all are welcome. You do not need to RSVP. We recommend you read the lectures prior to attending, but this is not at all necessary, just beneficial. Lectures can be downloaded from

Series Title: Let It Begin with Me

Changing the world starts with changing yourself.  This series is about working through your own material so that you can be the change you want to see in the world. In various lectures, we will practice strategies to bring your real-self forward.

Oct. 5, 2016: Special Guest Lecture with Carolyn Tilove!  #201 Demagnetizing Negative Force Fields (access/download lecture)

Nov. 2, 2016: #242 Spiritual Meaning of Political Systems (access/download lecture)

Dec. 7, 2016: #249 The Pain of Injustice (access/download lecture)

Jan. 4, 2017: #157 Emotional Dependency (access/download lecture)

Feb. 1, 2017: #3 Choosing your Destiny and the Will to Change  (access/download lecture)

Mar. 1, 2017: #145 Responding to the Call of Life  (access/download lecture)

Apr. 5, 2017: #223 The Era of the New Age  (access/download lecture)

May 3, 2017: #244 Be in the World Not of the World – the Evil of Inertia  (access/download lecture)

Jun. 7, 2017: #212 Claiming the Total Capacity for Greatness (access/download lecture)

Pittsburgh Pathwork’s First Transformation Program Graduation

DATE: Saturday, January 9, 2016

TIME: 4:00 to 6:00 PM (4:00 to 5:00 graduation followed by reception from 5:00 to 6:00)

Community House Presbyterian Church
120 Parkhurst Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
(Community House is located next to the Emergency Room entrance to Allegheny General Hospital on Sandusky Street)

Community House has the use of one Allegheny General Hospital parking garage for this event. From North Avenue turn onto Sandusky and take a right immediately into the garage entrance marked “Sandusky Street Garage – Authorized Vehicles Only”. There is a short walk to the church at the corner of Parkhurst and Sandusky. — There is a public parking garage at the corner of Parkhurst and Federal Street. — There is free, but time limited on-street parking. The Parking Authority does ticket, so this would be the least preferred parking option. —There is one handicapped parking place immediately in front of the church.

Don’t Fence Me In! But Who Built the Fence?!

Fences Pathwork WorkshopA One Day Pathwork Workshop

Saturday, Nov. 7 – Pittsburgh, PA

Pathwork Lecture #128 “Fences Man Puts Up Through Limited Illusory Alternatives”

Led by Philadelphia Pathwork Region Helpers Carol Day and Mary Elliott

  • Where do you feel helpless in creating what you want?
  • Where do you want to grow in your life?
  • Where do you want to grow in your Pathwork?
  • What’s next for you? How do you get there?

We will work with all this and more! Please join us in the process of taking down the illusory fences that limit our lives and enter new territory — by identifying resistances, images, vicious circles, and by connecting the dots between cause and effect, so that you can be the positive creator you actually are.

Click to download the flyer (PDF)

Who: Anyone who has participated in First Wednesdays who wishes to break through one or more areas where you feel stuck
Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $125.00
Location:  First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh (in the Chapel), 5401 Centre Ave.,  Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Registration: Register by October 24, 2015 (class is limited to 20)

Click Here to Register

Scholarships available based on demonstrated financial need and consultation with the Spiritual Director.

3-21-15! Welcome Home: Your Real Self Is Waiting


There is a home deep inside, largely unknown to us because it is buried under thick walls of negativity developed early in life. This is the universal human condition. Pathwork teachings, when practiced, give us a path through the negativity to our true selves – an opportunity to “come home” to that essential part of ourselves where peace, pleasure, fulfillment, satisfaction and connection with Source live.  Join us as we explore (or re-explore) essential Pathwork concepts such as:

  • how our need to keep up an “I’ve got it all together” façade keeps us from experiencing our own true selves;
  • how we still react out of early childhood wounds, and how to break free of that reaction;
  • how to shift areas in our lives where we dislike and criticize ourselves, and feel unable to change;
  • how to move through upsets (emotional reactions) more powerfully and more quickly; and more.

Who Should Attend: Pathworkers, your guests, and anyone interested in further personal development

Date: March 21, 2015 (refreshments will be served!)

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (please arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m.)

Location: Friends Meeting House at 4836 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA  15213

RSVP: While not required, your RSVP is useful to us. If possible, please RSVP by sending an email to Simply put the number of guests in your party in the subject line. Walk-ins are welcome!

Cost: Your donation helps offset the cost of the rent and materials, and to support ongoing Pittsburgh Pathwork programs.

Optional Pre-Work: If you choose, exploring the following questions prior to the event is a great way to deepen what’s possible for you during the event.

  • List any areas where you don’t feel connected with yourself or others.
  • List one or more things you would really love to get from attending the event.


Pittsburgh Pathwork Multicultural Holiday Party

multicultural-holiday-(2b)Join us for the first Pittsburgh Pathwork Multicultural Holiday Party!  

On December 3, 2014 at the Friends Meeting House

First Wednesday lecture will be from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Holiday Party from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

International snacks and beverages

Learn about different holiday traditions around the world

Best of all, hobnob with the hoi polloi on the transformational path!

All are welcome!

Modest donations (a dollar or two or more!) are welcome to cover the cost of the space (and entirely optional!)