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From Division to Inclusion

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: 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 grow spiritually to bring about greater inclusion?

We recommend you read the lecture prior to attending to get the most from the lecture, but this is not necessary. Lectures can be downloaded from clicking the links below.

New: Introductory Meetings!
Are you new to Pathwork?
Join us at the Friends Meeting House every First Wednesday
from October to June from 6:15 to 6:50 pm for a
gentle introduction to Pathwork principles followed by Q&A.

October 3, 2018 – World Weariness (#4)
We yearn for love, but only act on that yearning in a protected, ineffective way. This causes a distortion in the soul which then can elicit the feeling of world weariness.  We can transform those feelings of sadness and longing through acceptance, self-examination, and embracing the feelings, rather than trying to navigate around them.

November 7, 2018 – Responding to the Call of Life (#145)
Life issues a call; it makes a demand on every living individual. Most do not sense this call. Only as we become aware of our own illusions can we simultaneously become more aware of the truth within ourselves, and therefore in life.

December 5, 2018 – Overcoming Negativity (#176)
Our negative attitudes and feelings are our own creation – and we don’t want to give them up. To believe that our unhappiness and suffering are inflicted upon us by others, or by life, is utter folly.  It is the greatest source of our suffering.

January 2, 2019 – Authority (#46)
As infants, we insisted on and expected instant gratification. We came to experience authority as those who denied us our fundamental needs. This attitude is carried into adult life. Adjusting to authority maturely and freely is a milestone in the development of the soul.

February 6, 2019 – Cooperation, Communication, Union (#80)
No living creature can exist without cooperation and communication. Advancing these is essential in the evolution toward union.

March 6, 2019 – Winner Vs. Loser (#129)
When two people have adopted opposing choices, the relationship must be fraught with friction to the point of hopelessness. Each resents in the other what he or she fears and fights in himself.

April 3, 2019 – Individual & Group Consciousness (#225)
As we evolve, what is gained through the emphasis on individuality can further the group consciousness. And, what is learned in group-relating can further individual development.

May 1, 2019 – Communication & Group Consciousness (#257)
Healthy interdependence can exist only if we are independent, not of the other person, but of our own distorted need and urgency. Without honest communication, we live in the dark, in a fog of confusion with ourselves and isolated from others.

June 5, 2019 – The Pain of Injustice (#249)
To the degree that we experience fear and anxiety, we feel the pain of perceiving that the universe is not just. This relates to our avoidance of confronting in ourselves the causes and effects of not owning the guilt and shame we carry. Freedom comes from making these connections.

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Pathwork 2018-2019 Calendar

Click on the image below to see the 2018-2019 Pathwork Calendar, which contains  all of Pittsburgh Pathwork’s activities including lecture series, workshops, board meetings and trainings which are being held in the Pittsburgh Region.