Universal Heart Newsletter (& invitations) September 2014

“Rising”: an evening of opera, Brisbane, Thursday & Saturday, 18 & 20 Sept; Interfaith service, Sydney, this Sunday 21 Sept 2014, 3-4.30pm: Closing the Sydney Sacred Music Festival * Next retreat at glorious Mana starts 25 Sept for 3 or 6 days (one or two places left)  * Daily inspirations Stephanie Dowrick on Facebook A […]

Peace for children in our world

Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick speaks at the August 2014 spiritually inclusive service, held at Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney, celebrating childhood and praying for peace for all children in our world. These services are led by Stephanie Dowrick and held on the 3rd Sunday of each month. All welcome. Please share any comments you may […]

Sydney Sacred Music Festival event 21 September 2014, 3pm

MANY NOTES, ONE HEART     Sunday 21 September: our monthly inclusive sacred service for September will be almost entirely devoted to music … and will be, in essence, the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sydney Sacred Music Festival. The service – led by Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick – will start promptly at 3pm with a slightly […]

Universal Heart Newsletter August 2014, from Stephanie Dowrick

  “We will never achieve what we can’t imagine.” Interfaith service, Sydney, this Sunday 17 August 2014, 3pm: Peace for the world’s children * Next retreat at glorious Mana starts 25 September for 3 or 6 days *  Where are the men?  * YouTube talks * Regular inspiration on FACEBOOK  * Reviewing James Hillman’s A […]

Stephanie Dowrick on self-acceptance and self-love

“Loving ourselves” should be entirely natural. It should also lead us away from anxious self-obsession and certainly far away from debilitating self-pity. In fact, self-love – when we understand it – should lead us towards an easy acceptance of our gifts, gratitude for our strengths, as well as a willingness to learn from our inevitable […]

Stephanie Dowrick helps us to heal ourselves and others

Dr Stephanie Dowrick offers a short, rich talk on this vital and timely topic: how we think about (and therefore treat) ourselves and others. The talk was recorded in May 2014 at a short retreat offered by Stephanie Dowrick at the Centre for Spiritual Learning, Wilton, NSW. Stephanie Dowrick’s next retreat will begin on 25 […]

Stephanie Dowrick speaks on enthusiasm as a spiritual resource

We invite you to enjoy this quite exceptionally enriching and timely talk, recorded at the June interfaith service at Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church in Sydney. We were also celebrating eight years of spiritually inclusive services there, led by Dr Stephanie Dowrick. They continue each 3rd Sunday of the month at 3pm. All very welcome. […]

Universal Heart Newsletter: Spring Retreat begins 25 September

Dear Universal Heart Networkers Spiritual service, Sydney * Meditation CDs plus YouTube Talks * Retreat talks * Spring Retreat, Mana, 3 or 6 days This coming Sunday, 15 June 2014, at 3pm, we will celebrate EIGHT years of genuinely inclusive spiritual services at Pitt (264) Street Uniting Church in Sydney. Sustaining and growing our community really […]

Welcome to our anniversary sacred service 15 June 2014

On the 15th June 2014 we will celebrate EIGHT years of beautiful, enriching and genuinely inclusive sacred services at Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church, Sydney, led by Dr Stephanie Dowrick, with music ministry from Dr Kim Cunio. Please do feel free to join us for a most enriching time when we come together to honour […]

Dr Stephanie Dowrick speaks on Radical Simplicity

Here is a chance to hear a short, highly supportive talks from Dr Stephanie Dowrick, recorded at her regular interfaith services at Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney, offered each 3rd Sunday of the month at 3pm. In this talk, recorded on 18 May 2014, Stephanie challenges you to notice what matters most in all our […]

How to restore calm and optimism

It is all too easy to add pain to our suffering when times are hard…telling ourselves how badly we are managing, or that this is how things will always be. In this short, supportive article, Dr Stephanie Dowrick leads us towards a simple practical way of restoring calm, equanimity and even optimism in the present […]

On getting things done (at last)

How do you feel about putting off until tomorrow what really could and should be done today? Countless ordinarily intelligent, resourceful people – with every good intention in the world – will be flirting today with procrastination, or may even be deep in its grip. The usual scenario (and it’s very usual) is dreading a […]