Public Events

Community Meetings

Community meetings are held in the Big Room at the Process Work Institute located at 2049 NW Hoyt Street in Portland, Oregon.

These community meetings are open to all interested in or curious about Processwork and the Process Work Institute.  They provide a space to come together and create community by following process. Facilitators are chosen from the group each time, and we begin with open sorting for issues that are on people’s hearts and minds. We then choose a topic that the group wants to focus on, and explore together more deeply using a process-oriented facilitation approach. 

Please join us! 

Sunday evenings 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Spring –  Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
    • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Fall – Sunday, Sept 30th, 2018
    • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Winter – Sunday, Feb  10th, 2019
    • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm 

Dreambody Medicine Forum 

Hosted by PWI Faculty: Kara Wilde, Pierre Morin, Jai Tomlin and Emetchi
In these forums, we link the individual experience of body symptoms with larger cultural and social issues sharing in a group format. 
Read about previous forums on our blog or find us on facebook

Held regularly throughout the year.  

The Dreambody Medicine Forums are held on scheduled Fridays, 7 pm-9:30 pm, at the Process Work Institute, 2049 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR.

If you have a symptom you would like to work on in the middle of the group,
please contact 
This event is free and all are welcome!

Research Symposia

The Research Symposium honors research in Process Work and related fields. It is meant as a gathering place for sharing and furthering our learning together. In this spirit, research may include formal or informal research projects, as well as ideas and visions for projects in the works. Presentations may also include experiences integrating Process Work in various contexts, as well as panels on topic areas that bring together many different fields and perspectives.


The Process Work Institute invites you to get to know Processwork by participating in a series of FREE lectures–no registration required! In this next distance friendly seminar faculty share knowledge and experience of Processwork and how they use it to make change in the world.

Keep an eye out for additional free lectures here and on our Facebook page!

For details about each course and how you can participate in person or online please click here

Community Open Forum


Topic: Homelessness in Portland: Should We Be Doing More? Who is Responsible?

Date: February 3rd, 2019
Time: 7 – 9pm
Place: PWI Big Room

An Open Forum, aArny explains in his book “Deep Democracy of Open Forums”, is a “democratic meeting in which everyone feels represented. Such meetings are facilitated in a deeply democratic manner, which means the deepest feelings and dreams can also be expressed.”

In this open forum, we aim to hear all voices! We will start with initial comments from a panel of six speakers who are intimate with several aspects of this complex issue, and then MAPOF 4 students will facilitate a structured community dialogue. 


This is a very urgent and an important problem. Homelessness is a huge social crisis in Portland. According to the Point in Time Count Report 2017 by the Joint Offices of Homeless Services and Multnomah County, every day, there are more than 4,000 people living without housing in Portland, and it affects all of us in some way. Whose responsibility is it?


Let’s talk about it together, and hear from all sides!

We need you there! Your presence is powerful. Please also extend our invitation to your friends, colleagues and neighbors, who feel the issue of homelessness in some way. Their voices count!


Performances – Theater, Song & Dance


Come join us for special night of music... MAPOF5 student Agnieszka Olszewska from Back to the Ocean performs at PWI

Wednesday, February 13th at 8pm [updated]


When she started her music career in Poland under the name Back To The Ocean, little did she know that her passion for self-development would bring her to Oregon to study Process Work & reach her oceanic destiny. Her music redefines indie music & incorporates a wide spectrum of musical genres. Her lyrics focus on personal & social themes paired with catchy melodies & emotional performances. Back to the Ocean has released 3 EPs and performed in Europe, South Korea and the US.


She will be premiering the song ‘4K Pieces’ inspired by sessions with Dawn Menken.


Check her out here!!



You are welcome to join us for an incredible theater performance! Details below!

February 16 @ 8pm


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