A whole life

Thomas Merton: “If you want a spiritual life, you must unify your life. A life is either all spiritual or not at all. No man [or woman] can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.” Desiring,seeking: this means giving […]

Stephanie Dowrick on YouTube: Gaining simplicity

Stephanie Dowrick writes: “To open and inspire this talk on simplicity, I used a teaching from the Upanishads: “There is a light that shines beyond all things on earth, beyond the highest, the very highest heavens. That is the light that shines in your heart.”  Later in the talk I reflect on how unconsciously we sometimes […]

Universal Heart Newsletter March 2012

Dear Universal Heart Networkers “Well and happy”  *  “Time?”  *  Sydney service, 18 March 2012  *  Forthcoming events, including 31 March, Sydney; 5-9 April, Easter Retreat; 12-13 May, Byron Bay  *  How to meditate: ideas & guided CDs * Books on-line * “May peace prevail” I hope this finds you well? And that you are […]

Love’s unconditional welcome (part 2)

Please do watch the 2nd half of Dr Stephanie Dowrick‘s exceptional talk on love’s unconditional welcome where she continues to speak about our need to offer authentic hospitality not only to one another, but also to those parts of ourselves that we may sometimes wish to discard to disown, rather than reclaiming and transforming through […]

Stephanie Dowrick on YouTube: Our power to help and heal

In this uplifting talk Dr Stephanie Dowrick reminds us that we can respond to daily life and meet even the most difficult situations with hope. And with a deep sense of connection to our inner resources. Paying attention to our strengths – to what’s needed – is literally empowering in the most authentic way. This […]

Easter Retreat with Dr Stephanie Dowrick 2012

Easter Retreat, Thursday 5 April – Monday 9 April, 2012. Stephanie Dowrick writes: “The Easter retreat at Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel, New Zealand, is a highlight of my teaching year and has been for more than a decade. This year our theme is “The Grace of Kindness” which will open all kinds of doors to […]

Stephanie Dowrick reflects on perfectionism

In our breathtakingly competitive society, children as young as 6 or 7 are increasingly refusing to learn something that could be rewarding or even tremendous fun because they can’t do it instantly or be the immediate “best”. And some adults – who should know better – behave similarly. Perfectionism has its compelling side, of course, […]

Interfaith service with Dr Stephanie Dowrick

In need of spiritual nourishment? Or simply curious to discover whether spirituality has something to offer you? You are so welcome to join us today, Sunday 19 February, at 3pm for the monthly interfaith, spiritually inclusive service at Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church. A block from Town Hall Station. Cross St: Park. Glorious music from […]

Universal Heart Newsletter

Dear Universal Heart Networkers Special greetings with this very first newsletter of 2012, yet doesn’t it seem that this year has already been running along for some time?! Perhaps your days are also sometimes not quite long enough to realise all your good intentions. I wrote a little article today to post on my website, […]

Retreats and events with Dr Stephanie Dowrick, 2012

Please see details below for Sydney events for The Moon Shines Out of the Dark!  This is Stephanie’s first children’s book for many years and is gorgeously illustrated by award-winning Anne Spudvilas.  Also scroll down for details of the retreats and public events in which Dr Stephanie Dowrick is involved. She updates news via her […]

Overworked? Make a list!

If the day feels impossible and it’s hardly begun, take charge. Make a list!  Invest a few minutes to identify and write down those “countless” demands. Look hard at them. Strike out any that are not 100% necessary. Consider what you could pass on to other people. Think creatively about how you could do something differently […]