Retreats & events with Stephanie Dowrick 2013

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Thank you to everyone who attended the events, talks, concerts and especially the retreats in which Stephanie Dowrick participated in 2013. She will post shortly details of 2014 events. Highlights will include the tremendously positive and uplifting “Retreat in a Day” on 25 January 2014, Subud Centre, Pt Chevalier, Auckland (Booking details HERE); also another beautiful year of interfaith services in Sydney each 3rd Sunday of the month – EXCEPT January – at 3pm: Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church, Sydney. The retreats at Mana Retreat Centre will also continue twice-yearly: Easter (17-21 April 2014) and Spring (25-28 September;28 Sept-1 October 2014, an optional extension).

 13 November 2013 1-2pm

Dr Stephanie Dowrick returns to Stanton Library , North Sydney. 1-2pm Free.  Stephanie will discuss her new book, Heaven on Earth, the power of prayer and the comfort and delights it brings. She will also sign books. Bookseller: Constant Reader.

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13 November 2013  Everyday Kindness: A win-win way to greater happiness. Hurstville Library, Sydney 7-9pm

FREE uplifting evening, but bookings essential on 9587 6622. Hurstville Library Exhibition Area. Cnr Queens Road and Dora Street, Hurstville. Dr Stephanie Dowrick will help us to discover the small changes that can radically increase our sense of inner confidence and wellbeing, increasing happiness in all areas of our lives. (Funded by Hurstville City Council Community Grants Program)

15 November 2013   Sacred: an art exhibition launch, Canberra, 6pm

Dr Stephanie Dowrick will speak at the opening of this exhibition, to be held at ARTSPACE, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, ACT. Telephone: 02 6295 9438. Artist floortalk: 16 November 1pm.

17 November 2013   Interfaith service Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church, Sydney

Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick has been leading spiritually inclusive services at the beautiful, centrally-situated Pitt Street Uniting Church since 2006. Each 3rd Sunday of the month at 3pm a diverse group of people gather to discover that everyone is welcome, with teachings and glorious music that affirm our diversity and our unity. Community singing is also available with Elizabeth Lecoanet from 1.15-2.15pm.

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23 November 2013  “Heavenly” Sacred music and words, Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church, Sydney, 7.30 pm.  Doors open for ticket sales at 6.30pm. $25.

This will be an unforgettable, sublime concert of sacred music and words musically directed by Dr Kim Cunio and featuring seven world-class sacred musicians, plus a contribution of prayers with music from Dr Stephanie Dowrick. Musicians include Heather Lee, Elizabeth Lecoanet, Nicholas Ng, Julian Wong, Mark Isaacs, Nawres Al-Freh and Kim Cunio. We urge you to come early and to advise friends and families of this fabulous event. It will also be possible to buy Kim Cunio & Stephanie Dowrick’s launch CD: Heavenly.

15 December 2013   Interfaith service Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church, Sydney

Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick has been leading spiritually inclusive services at the beautiful, centrally-situated Pitt Street Uniting Church since 2006. Each 3rd Sunday of the month at 3pm a diverse group of people gather to discover that everyone is welcome, with teachings and glorious music that affirm our diversity and our unity. Community singing is also available with Elizabeth Lecoanet from 1.15-2.15pm.

24 December 2013  Christmas Eve service, Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church, Sydney, 11pm.

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17 March 2013  Interfaith service Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church, Sydney

Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick has been leading spiritually inclusive services at the beautiful, centrally-situated Pitt Street Uniting Church since 2006. Each 3rd Sunday of the month at 3pm a diverse group of people gather to discover that everyone is welcome, with teachings and glorious music that affirm our diversity and our unity. Community singing is also available with Elizabeth Lecoanet from 1.15-2.15pm.

22-24 March 2013, Bellingen Writers and Readers Festival, Bellingen, NSW

Stephanie Dowrick will be a participant at this delightful literary Festival.  For all details and to register please visit the Festival website.

28 March – 1 April 2013, Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel, NZ

Early bookings highly recommended. The annual 4-nights Easter Retreat at Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel, NZ is a highlight of Stephanie Dowrick’s teaching year and has been offered annually since 2001. The experience of being on retreat at Mana is truly restorative, way exceeding most people’s expectations, and the theme for Easter 2013 is “Messages of love.”’ Cost: A$675 (approx.)/ NZ$835. The retreat will include time for enriching teachings from Stephanie, quiet periods including meditation, personal rest and reflection, and shared, guided time for discussion. Vegetarian food; comfortable accommodation; exceptionally beautiful setting. Body treatments available during afternoon rest periods. You may extend your stay on either side of the retreat for a modest cost.  Mana Retreat Centre, RD 1, 608 Manaia Road, Coromandel 3581, New Zealand   (+ 64 7) 866 8972

14 April 2013, New South Wales Writers Centre, Sydney

“Free to Write: Writing with greater fluency and pleasure” A one-day course with Dr Stephanie Dowrick that will support your need to write and your ease in writing – whether you are a beginner or a professional. A highly interactive day that will allow you to sustain with new confidence your writing ideals. Numbers strictly limited (to 16) and early booking urged. Cost: $165 or $115 for members; conc: $100. Tel (02) 9555 9757  NSWWC for bookings and enquiries – or to join the WAITING LIST.

 

3-5 May 2013, “Inner Peace, Outer Strengths”, Interfaith in Sydney Retreat, Wilton, NSW

Easy access from Sydney and Canberra (and places between!), from Friday evening until Sunday lunchtime, we will gather to deepen our awareness of inner peace and outer engagement. The retreat will be offered at the beautiful, peace-filled Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual Learning, 150 Macarthur Drive, Wilton NSW 2571.  The weekend will include time for teachings from Stephanie Dowrick, quiet periods including meditation (guided), personal rest and reflection, and guided time for discussion. The retreat is suitable for those on retreat for the first time, as well as those returning to the serenity of a retreat experience.  Ample, delicious vegetarian food. Fully inclusive cost: $350.  Small number of single rooms available at extra cost. Address your enquiries to Phillippa Andrew. Tel: 02 4630 8124. For payment: cheque or money order to: Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual Learning. Please include your name, address plus email details for acknowledgement, and state that it’s for the May 2013 interfaith retreat. Use THIS LINK  for more information about the Retreat Centre. However, for this retreat you cannot book on-line – you can only book by phone or mail.

19 May 2013   Interfaith service Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church, Sydney

Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick has been leading spiritually inclusive services at the beautiful, centrally-situated Pitt Street Uniting Church since 2006. Each 3rd Sunday of the month at 3pm a diverse group of people gather to discover that everyone is welcome, with teachings and music that affirm our diversity and our unity.

16 June 2013   Interfaith service Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church, Sydney

Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick has been leading spiritually inclusive services at the beautiful, centrally-situated Pitt Street Uniting Church since 2006. Each 3rd Sunday of the month at 3pm a diverse group of people gather to discover that everyone is welcome, with teachings and glorious music that affirm our diversity and our unity. Community singing is also available with Elizabeth Lecoanet from 1.15-2.15pm.

 

 

21 July 2013   Interfaith service Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church, Sydney

Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick has been leading spiritually inclusive services at the beautiful, centrally-situated Pitt Street Uniting Church since 2006. Each 3rd Sunday of the month at 3pm a diverse group of people gather to discover that everyone is welcome, with teachings and glorious music that affirm our diversity and our unity. Community singing is also available with Elizabeth Lecoanet from 1.15-2.15pm.

27 July 2013 Writing Essentials (one-day workshop), New South Wales Writers Centre, Rozelle, Sydney

Please contact NSWWC direct for all details of this one-day course where Dr Stephanie Dowrick will offer writers at all levels a rare chance to explore their writing processes at greater depth. Using stimulating reflections, discussion and exercises, you will think about choice, context and content, as well as craft. Numbers very limited so please contact NSWWC as quickly as possible if this would support your creative life and pleasure in writing.  Now SOLD OUT. Please contact NSWWC to be added to wait list.

10-11 August 2013  Mudgee Readers’ Festival, Mudgee, New South Wales.

This is a very popular small literary festival in a most beautiful part of the country, with a wonderful emphasis on the pleasures of reading. Stephanie Dowrick will be taking part in two events and will very much enjoy meeting readers, signing books, and participating more generally. Individual sessions can be booked: this is the LINK. Please let Stephanie know if you heard of the Festival via this website, her FACEBOOK page, or the Universal Heart Network.

18 August 2013   Interfaith service Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church, Sydney

Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick has been leading spiritually inclusive services at the beautiful, centrally-situated Pitt Street Uniting Church since 2006. Each 3rd Sunday of the month at 3pm a diverse group of people gather to discover that everyone is welcome, with teachings and glorious music that affirm our diversity and our unity. Community singing is also available with Elizabeth Lecoanet from 1.15-2.15pm.

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24-25 August Buddhism and Psychotherapy Annual Conference, Brisbane

“Peace is our shared responsibility…and affects every aspect of our well-being and lives.” Dr Stephanie Dowrick will offer both a keynote address and a workshop at this outstanding annual conference.  Please note that this conference is open to the public and especially to people working in a variety of ways within the community, as well as parents and others concerned with ethical living. The theme for 2013 is “Inner Peace Outer Action”. For more details visit the conference website.

15 September 2013   Interfaith service Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church, Sydney

Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick has been leading spiritually inclusive services at the beautiful, centrally-situated Pitt Street Uniting Church since 2006. Each 3rd Sunday of the month at 3pm a diverse group of people gather to discover that everyone is welcome, with teachings and glorious music that affirm our diversity and our unity. Community singing is also available with Elizabeth Lecoanet from 1.15-2.15pm.

 

3-6, 6-9 October 2013 “Peaceful Mind” Spring Retreat, Mana Retreat Centre, NZ

“Stephanie’s retreat at Mana has been a deep refreshment for my “parched” soul…With all the support and love offered here, I have begun to feel life entering once again into my body, my soul and my spirit. ”
Judith S-H

Spring is the perfect time for inner and outer renewal and this year the annual Spring Retreat at Mana will be followed by three optional days of increasing peace, including silence, rest and meditation. Whether you can stay for 3 days or 6, we will rediscover what best supports a sense of inner stability and confidence that makes the most of life, whatever our outer circumstances. Enjoy the exceptional community experience of retreat life, with ample time for reflection, teachings and discussion, along with delicious vegetarian food, beauty of nature, and rare care for mind, body and spirit. Body treatments are also available, including massage and watsu. Those needing transport from Auckland airport can arrange this with the Mana team. A ferry also runs from Auckland to Coromandel. Mana retreat Centre is about 2 1/2 hours south of Auckland.  This retreat is suitable for those who haven’t been on retreat before, as well as those who have returned many times.  Book for the first retreat only OR both. Mana Retreat Centre, RD 1, 608 Manaia Road, Coromandel 3581, New Zealand   (+ 64 7) 866 8972   Mana Retreat Centre  http://www.manaretreat.com

 

20 October 2013   Interfaith service Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church, Sydney

Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick has been leading spiritually inclusive services at the beautiful, centrally-situated Pitt Street Uniting Church since 2006. Each 3rd Sunday of the month at 3pm a diverse group of people gather to discover that everyone is welcome, with teachings and glorious music that affirm our diversity and our unity. Community singing is also available with Elizabeth Lecoanet from 1.15-2.15pm.

Writing in Kyoto with Stephanie Dowrick  24 October – 2 November 2013

“Words are insufficient to express how wonderful the Writing in Kyoto tour was. Everything about it was amazing. .William was a wonderful, gentle, patient, knowledgeable and attentive guide. Stephanie is inspirational! Just being in her presence is a life changing experience. The writing workshops were profound…Kyoto was a delight.”

Sandi Hill

This highly successful writing/travel retreat in Kyoto will be repeated in 2013. It is for writers or would-be writers at all levels. And especially for anyone ready to live, see and think more deeply, appreciatively and creatively. Writing workshops in the mornings with Dr Stephanie Dowrick. Guided explorations of the enchanting ancient city of Kyoto in the afternoons and evenings with Japanese-speaking William Suganda.  Please email: William@inspiredtraveller.com.au to register your interest and receive the complete itinerary in its pdf form.  (An optional extension to Koya-San is also being planned.)