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Bob Pileggi

Bob Pileggi

Bob Pileggi: Philadelphia Metropolitan Area and Beyond Bob finds deep satisfaction in creating and facilitating space where couples, their families and friends can fully experience life's most poignant and valuable moments. In addition to his work with Journeys of the Heart, he dedicates his life to working with people who seek to "experience the moment" through ceremony, mindfulness meditation coaching, yoga instruction, spiritual counseling, breath coaching and energy work. Bob offers individual sessions, workshops, and multi-day retreats to guide others toward a sense of unconditional acceptance, compassion, peace, joy, and gratitude for life. He is happy mixing spiritual, secular and/or cultural traditions to create ceremonies that are meaningful expressions of people's lives.

In addition to his more recent interfaith ordination and spiritual training, Bob has 12 years of experience with local and national charitable organizations providing infrastructure-building, communications, public education and community building and organizing (Lambda Legal, the William Way Community Center, and One Spirit Learning Alliance among others). He continues to volunteer for several organizations, including One Spirit and two spiritual practice communities he's co-founded in the Philadelphia area. Bob seeks a balance between making life "serious" (every moment counts!) and fun. He is a certified laughter yoga instructor and finds great joy in playing with his spontaneous and funny 5- year old nephew. Bob enjoys camping in the great outdoors, jumping off cliffs (paragliding), travel, photography and his new-found joy - surfing.

Bob constantly challenges himself to grow and explore. In 2008, he spent three months in Peru learning Spanish, living with families, and learning about native spiritual practices. In 2009 he became an entrepreneur with his private practice. In 2010 he became a certified yoga instructor. And in 2011 he studied intensely Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through Jefferson University.

Hi Bob!

Thank you so much for making our ceremony everything that we wanted it to be. It really couldn't have turned out better.

We really appreciate your suggestions for remaining focused on our vows and expressions of love. Also, the "pretty" document is perfect, I'm sure we'll look back on that many times in the coming years.

We will be sure to send you some photos when we have them. We had lots of positive comments about the ceremony (from all kinds of different people). Most of all people thought it was clearly our own creation and that it was very representative of us. They also commented on how it was much different than any ceremony they'd attended before.

Thank you again for everything Bob. We had an amazing time.

Justin & Marie
Bob is also a nationally published photographer. His images have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Advocate, several books and many other websites and periodicals. He hopes the images inspire others to appreciate this moment and to seek within their own truth, passion and joy. Bob plans on capturing some of his candid wedding day moments for posting on the Journeys of the Heart blog.

His primary spiritual paths are mindfulness/vipassana meditation, yoga practice, silence, nature and the conscious practice of gratitude. In addition to science fiction and photography, his bookshelf includes various spiritual and religious texts, both ancient and modern. Bob is grateful to his Catholic background for instilling in him a reverence for all things spiritual. He currently gains wisdom, insight and peace through reading The Tao Te Ching, The Science of Mind, and A Course In Miracles.

In Bob's world there is always more to learn, to live, to love and to grow. And of course, always more laughter.

 

Marguerite,

I wanted to write you to give you a big thank you for the wonderful ceremony that Bob Pileggi created for wedding. The ceremony was absolutely flawless. Bob really listened to our ideas through the very short time we had to plan it. He even offered a wonderful idea during our Irish blessing to incorporate a circle of petals around us. I can not say enough good things about him! All night long I had friends and family asking me who he was because they said that the ceremony had been so moving. It was such an amazing experience and my husband and I will always remember how beautiful our ceremony was thanks to Bob.

Sincerely,
Holly & Jimmy
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