In Sydney? Seeking spiritual depth and community?

Inspiration that uplifts and sustains, together with genuine spiritual community, can be found at our beautiful universally inclusive services held each month on the THIRD SUNDAY at 3pm (January excepted), at Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church. Sublime music from Dr Kim Cunio & Heather Lee.  The liturgies are written and led by Dr Stephanie Dowrick, […]

Universal Heart Newsletter June 2012

Greetings to all Universal Heart Networkers! Appreciation – that glorious quality! * Special DISCOUNT on all books & CDs *  Reader activism  * Interfaith in Sydney 17 June 2012 – anniversary service  * Spring Retreat in New Zealand * Writing Retreat in Kyoto *  YouTube talks – direct support  *  June events * A brief […]

Wordsworth: Our birth is but a sleep…

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,    Hath had elsewhere its setting,    And cometh from afar:    Not in entire forgetfulness,    And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come   From God, who is our home…. […]

Cheers, anyone?

One in 8 Australian adults drinks alcohol to excess. Fourteen per cent of our children live with at least one parent who drinks to excess. (And is frightening, sometimes violent and always unsafe and self-absorbed.) More than 3000 Australians die each year as the result of excessive drinking. Alcohol abuse and misuse is estimated to […]

What is an adult? Stephanie Dowrick asks

What a wonderfully provocative question: “What is an adult?” Someone asked this recently on my Facebook page and not entirely tongue in cheek! Countless people go to the grave without appreciating the gifts that adulthood allows…and perhaps also without some of the exuberance and enthusiasm of childhood that can, wonderfully, also endure throughout our lives. […]

Stephanie Dowrick on YouTube: Transforming our view

In this short, immediately uplifting talk, Dr Stephanie Dowrick reminds us of our power to contribute to a kinder, more tolerant world – and that we will lift our own joy and delight in life as we do so. This profoundly affects how we will regard and trust our inner resources when we do have […]

Universal Heart Newsletter May 2012

Greetings to all Universal Heart Networkers! Celebrate new edition of The Universal Heart * YouTube talks – direct support  * Byron Bay , this Saturday, 12 May  * Interfaith in Sydney 20 May 2012  * Writing in Kyoto It’s with such delight that I can share news of a new edition of The Universal Heart, […]

Writing workshop in Kyoto 2012

Writing in Kyoto with Stephanie Dowrick 29 October – 6 November 2012 In one of the world’s most enchanting cities, you can find a new level of writing confidence and pleasure in the company of one of Australia’s most inspiring and successful writers. Morning workshops with Dr Stephanie Dowrick will be followed by the bliss of […]

Stephanie Dowrick on choice and freedom

Most of us talk a great deal about freedom. And regard it as an ideal. Living that ideal though – and the sense of choice and inner authority that it implies – is something else altogether. In my own life I struggle not to use the “slave” words: “have to”, “must”, “can’t”. And I try […]

Universal Heart Easter Greeting

Dear friends A very special wish to you for a peace-filled Easter. I am away as usual to lead the Easter Retreat at beautiful Mana Retreat Centre in New Zealand (and will see some of you there). This is such a deep time for many, and often an opportunity for a renewal of hope and […]