Events

Finding Your Call to Spiritual Activism

with Pathwork Helper Lorraine Marino, August 3-5, 2018, in Vermont

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

How do we apply this powerful idea to our own life as we navigate the current socio-political environment? What is our spiritual task in meeting the personal challenges as well as larger societal ones the environment presents us? That is what we will explore in this workshop. The weekend is not about organizing, campaigning, or discussing any specific political group. Rather, we will explore how our Pathwork teachings can help us respond from an empowered, undefended consciousness – our Godself — versus reacting against something, colluding through avoidance, or by blaming others.

“…No collective means can ever change the world unless it is sustained by inner growth and transformation, which is the product of self‑awareness. As long as man does not face his own injustice, greed, selfishness, one‑ sidedness, pride, fears, all on a deeply hidden psychological level, these same attitudes are bound to continue in the world, regardless of what social reforms are instituted…. As long as you are at war with yourself, outer war is a result.” (PL#105)

So our most powerful presence in the outer world comes only when we master our inner world. Our teachings help us explore that inner world so we can find our own, unique ways to bring our spiritual selves to how we respond to life. That response might be a form of activism, or it might be finding a way to respond to family and friends whose reactions or attitudes trigger us. Or, we might want to explore our particular call to how we want to give to life at this time.

We will work with Pathwork lecture #244 “Be In the World Not of the World: The Evil of Inertia”, (Free download at www.pathwork.org) as well as relevant excerpts from other Pathwork lectures.

This workshop is open to those who have read Pathwork Lectures, taken Lecture Study Series or Pathwork Workshops, are familiar with group process or who demonstrate compatible interests.

To Register and for updates: https://pathworkvermont.org/workshops
Dates and Time: 3pm- Friday August 3 to 3pm – Sunday August 5
Location: Vermont (location TBD – check on our website for updates)
Cost (does not include Room & Meals): $ 385
Cost of Meals: TBD (check on our website for updates)
Cost of Lodging (2 nights): TBD (check on our website for updates)
Deposit: $100 (accepted methods of payments: checks or cash)
Early Bird special: save $ 50 if you register by June 16th
Registration Deadline: July 16th

Lorraine Marino is a 50/50 Pathwork Helper® and independent Organizational Development consultant specializing in leadership development and anti-racism.
She has been teaching other Pathwork helpers and leaders since 1997.
Lorraine incorporated many Pathwork concepts into a series of racial justice workshops that she authored with a colleague in the mid-90s. The Aspen Institute named this workshop series as one of the ten top-ranked anti-racism series in the U.S. Lorraine holds degrees in education, communications, and organizational development. Lorraine’s organizational work and Pathwork are rooted in the illuminations of the lectures through the 50/50 Work® of Moira Shaw.


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)

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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.

Oct. 4, 2017:  #240 Aspects of the Anatomy of love
Nov. 1, 2017: #108 Fundamental Guilt for Not Loving
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

Did You Miss One?  Click Here to Access Recorded Lectures!

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Pathwork 2017_2018 Calendar

Click on the image below to see the 2017-2018 Pathwork Calendar, which contains  all of Pittsburgh Pathwork’s activities including lecture series, workshops, trainings which are being held in the Pittsburgh Region.

 

How do we apply this powerful idea to our own life as we navigate the current socio-political environment? What is our spiritual task in meeting the personal challenges as well as larger societal ones the environment presents us? That is what we will explore in this workshop. The weekend is not about organizing, campaigning, or discussing any specific political group. Rather, we will explore how our Pathwork teachings can help us respond from an empowered, undefended consciousness – our Godself — versus reacting against something, colluding through avoidance, or by blaming others.
“…No collective means can ever change the world unless it is sustained by inner growth and transformation, which is the
product of self‑awareness. As long as man does not face his own injustice, greed, selfishness, one‑ sidedness, pride, fears, all on a deeply hidden psychological level, these same attitudes are bound to continue in the world, regardless of