2011: A year of kindness?

Is this the year for learning something fresh and transformative about kindness? Something that will enhance your life – and the lives of everyone around you? Maybe you have begun the year with a long list of worthy things you ought to be doing: improving your mind as well as calming it; listening more appreciatively […]

Retreats & events with Stephanie Dowrick 2011

Forthcoming events include the monthly Interfaith Service in Sydney (3rd Sundays of the month at 264 Pitt Street, 3pm; next service 18 December). Stephanie Dowrick writes: “Writing is at the heart of all that I do, but speaking and teaching have also long been central to my working life.  This gives me a wonderful chance to […]

Readers’ responses to Seeking

The following responses from readers mean much more to me than simple praise and encouragement – as vital as encouragement always is. If you have read Seeking the Sacred – or any of my other books but especially Seeking and In the Company of Rilke – you will know how mindful I am of the […]

NY Resolutions, 2011

NY Resolutions, 2011

“You will never achieve what you can’t imagine.” And that’s never more true than when it comes to New Year resolutions. These absolutely don’t need to be made before the new year dawns. Yet there is a particular magic in starting the year with a clear sense that it is you who is choosing; that […]

Conversations – listen & read

We have a new feature on this web site which lists some of my public conversations and interviews – and the occasional blog mention. These include some wonderful spoken word from the ABC, including the interviews with Rachael Kohn (The Spirit of Things) and John Cleary (Sunday Nights) which gave me very special opportunities to […]

Auckland, 15 January 2011

A “retreat in a day”, particularly exploring the individual strengths and wisdom we want and need for the year ahead.  A wonderful way to set the compass for 2011.  Time for teaching from Stephanie Dowrick, positive reflection, “deep listening”, sharing, questions, discussion. Suitable for all levels. Lunch & refreshments provided.  Address: Pt Chevalier, Auckland. Bookings […]

Easter Retreat April 2011

Coromandel, NZ, 21- 25 April 2011 Annual Easter Retreat.  This is one of the highlights in the Mana Retreat Centre calendar and also for Stephanie Dowrick. 2011 will be the tenth annual Easter Retreat and earliest bookings are essential.  The theme of the 2011 retreat will be “Seeking the Sacred”, reflecting some of the most […]

Peaceful wishes to Universal Heart Network

Peaceful wishes to all – and to our world. Thank you for your interest and support throughout this year, both for my work and for the Universal Heart Network. I look forward to being in touch with you again in 2011 and to seeing many of you at events, retreats and services. It’s always a […]

Stephanie Dowrick on “The Spirit of Things”

Follow this link to Rachael Kohn‘s interview with Stephanie Dowrick for the 12 December 2010 edition of Radio National’s The Spirit of Things. http://www.abc.net.au/rn/spiritofthings/stories/2010/3086961.htm You will also hear a reading of Swami Vivekananda‘s passionate address to the Parliament of World Religions in Chicago, 1893.  How wonderful that Rachael Kohn made this available again in the […]

Words from Gandhi

I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I greet that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love. These words from the great peacemaker Mahatma Gandhi inspired the […]

Brisbane: Lunch, talk, signing

24 November 2010 12 noon Host: ANGUS & ROBERTSON, Carindale Location: Grand View Hotel, 49 North Street, Cleveland Point 4163 Lunch, two courses plus glass of wine, talk, signing. Cost $35; $30 group discount. Bookings essential. Phone 3286 1002 mailto: reception@gvh.com.au

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