Morning meditation with Stephanie Dowrick

Morning meditation with Stephanie Dowrick

On this voice file Dr Stephanie Dowrick leads a simple, calming meditation on acceptance  and on opening to a new day. Recorded at Mana Retreat Centre, October 2015. You may need to be patient for a few seconds as this is an unedited recording. We hope it brings peace to your heart and to your […]

Spiritual transformation: the essential prelude to peace

Spiritual transformation: the essential prelude to peace

Spiritual transformation: the essential prelude to peace What follows is a revised version of the talk I gave at the Common Dreams (progressive Christianity) conference in Sydney in 2007.  I am re-posting this in January 2015…in a world in which an understanding of non-violence has become even more urgent…and on a day when we can […]

Easter Retreat 2014 Talks by Dr Stephanie Dowrick

Easter Retreat 2014 Talks by Dr Stephanie Dowrick

These talks by retreat leader and writer Dr Stephanie Dowrick were recorded at the annual Retreat at Easter, Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel, New Zealand. The theme this year was “Sanctuary of Love”. We considered how this supports us inwardly and also in the many ways we move through and respond to the outer world. Stephanie […]

Peace of Mind talks, Mana Retreat Centre, NZ, October 2013

Peace of Mind talks, Mana Retreat Centre, NZ, October 2013

Dr Stephanie Dowrick shares her talks from the Peace of Mind Retreat, Mana Retreat Centre, New Zealand, October 2013. Please note that the talks were not professionally recorded but will bring you the insights and encouragement of that retreat. Please check “Events” on this website for details of future retreats. Stephanie Dowrick teaches at Mana […]

Further talks and spoken word

More RETREAT talks, including Easter 2012 and Easter 2011, are included among the links below. This post also takes you to a series of exceptional interviews, discussions, reviews and comments about Stephanie Dowrick’s work. The emphasis is on spoken media, with the occasional print interview and blog. Please also see the videoed talks now available […]

“The Grace of Kindness” Easter Retreat 2012

Dr Stephanie Dowrick shares her uplifting, transformative talks on “The Grace of Kindness“, given at Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel, New Zealand, during the Easter Retreat 2012. If you have time only to listen to one (initially) we would suggest Talk Two (Saturday afternoon). Please note that these talks were not professionally recorded, but do bring you the […]

The Grace of Kindness – Easter Retreat 2012

Dr Stephanie Dowrick shares her uplifting, transformative talks on “The Grace of Kindness”, given at Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel, New Zealand, during the Easter Retreat 2012. If you have time only to listen to one (initially) we would suggest Talk Two (Saturday afternoon). Please note that these talks were not professionally recorded, but do bring you […]

Do you really want to be well?

In a series of five audio files, recorded at Mana Retreat Centre, NZ, October 2011, Dr Stephanie Dowrick teaches on the spiritual as well as psychological dimensions of what it means to be genuinely “well” – even when your physical health is compromised or uncertain. She also teaches on the vital topics of healing, the nature […]

Q&A: Identity & self-awareness

What would you like to ask Stephanie Dowrick? What do you want to know about identity, self-awareness – and even how and what to question? In this hour-long MP3 file, you will hear others’ personal, courageous questions, asked in a safe retreat setting. And you may benefit from Stephanie’s considered responses. Stephanie says: “One of the […]

Stephanie Dowrick speaks with Kathryn Ryan

Recorded late in 2010, this is a particularly wide-ranging interview with Stephanie Dowrick on contemporary views of the sacred, Stephanie’s journey towards writing about the sacred dimensions of life in Seeking the Sacred, and particularly about the inevitable social impact of our personal philosophies. Stephanie says:“This interview was recorded under quite difficult circumstances at both […]

Saving peace of mind?

In this recent short talk, Dr Stephanie Dowrick discusses some of the common obstacles to our personal peace of mind. These inevitably also “disturb” the peace way beyond ourselves. With a possibly surprising lightness and even optimism, she brings our attention to anger, greed and ignorance – all well known to most of us, all […]

Audio of Seeking the Sacred

Just published is the audio edition of Dr Stephanie Dowrick’s intimate, inspiring book, Seeking the Sacred, described by Claire Scobie in the Sydney Morning Herald as “A chalice of wisdom”. Whether you are a “seeker” or simply curious, this book speaks to some of our most pressing concerns, socially and personally, about what constitutes a […]

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