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.

group of happy teenage friends hugging on street

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

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 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.

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Pathwork Workshop: Faith, Doubt and the True God

A workshop with Brian O’Donnell in Ann Arbor, MI, on October, 6, 7 and 8, 2017

Our relationship with doubt and faith is often murky, examined and articulated. What do we really have faith in? What do we authentically doubt? What is our image of God and what is the Reality of God? These questions are all related and have their home largely in the emotional body.

Together we will dare to experientially explore our real doubts {about self, life and God} and also dare to embody our grounded and realistic faith.

Can we have faith in our doubts, doubts in our faith, doubts in our doubts and faith in our faith?

The Lectures which will guide our inquiry will be #221 Faith and Doubt and #52 God Image.

The weekend will be at the Steiner House in Ann Arbor, MI and begin Friday at 6:45 p.m. and ending Sunday at 12:00 p.m

Cost is  $245.00 plus lodging.  For inquiries or to register, contact Terri Irving,,  906-280-3982 or Judy Hallas,, 734-355-6411.

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Pittsburgh Pathwork Workshop – 9/30 to 10/1 with Renee Whatley

Feelings are the gateway

Pittsburgh Pathwork is excited to offer: Feelings: A Gateway to God

A Saturday evening, (9/30), all-day Sunday (10/1) workshop

Facilitated by Renee Whatley, Pathwork Helper

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

During the weekend we will work together to uncover the importance of our feelings, why we avoid them and new ways of being with them. The workshop will include Pathwork teachings based on lecture #190, exercises, movement and Pathwork process work.

Participants should read lecture #190 Importance of Experiencing All Feelings prior to the workshop.

Click HERE to download the lecture.

Dates and Times
Saturday, Sept. 30:  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 1:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $115.00

Register early. Space is limited.

Download the Flyer

This workshop is currently full. Click below if you’d like to be on the waiting list. No deposit is required at this time to be on the waiting list.