Stephanie Dowrick Events and Retreats 2014

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Welcome to Dr Stephanie Dowrick’s public events for 2014 – including monthly services at Pitt Street Uniting Church. Stephanie Dowrick is speaking on Mindfulness and Meditation on 12 November (see below) and leading the November and December interfaith, spiritually inclusive services. Beyond those commitments, she is accepting very few invitations and none for 2014. To enquire about Dr Dowrick’s availability for speaking or retreat engagements in 2015, please go to CONTACTS on this website.

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12 November 2014, 7-9.30pm. SYDNEY. 

Mindfulness & Meditation with Dr Stephanie Dowrick.  A practical, deeply supportive workshop evening hosted by Kogarah Community Services. To be held at Hurstville Civic Theatre, 16 MacMahon Street, Hurstville. FREE but bookings essential. Telephone 02 9587 6622.

16 November 2014 3pm Spiritually inclusive service, 3pm. SYDNEY.

Our beautiful, welcoming services continue at 3pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month. All welcome. Glorious music – this month from Shakuhachi master Bronwyn Kirkpatrick. Profound, inclusive teachings from the wisdom traditions. Stephanie’s theme this month inspired by herrecent visit to Bhutan. Tea and coffee served afterwards. Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church. Cross Street is Park. One block from Town Hall station. Please see Stephanie Dowrick’s talks from earlier services via this link.

 

Did you miss, earlier in the year?

25 January 2014, “Retreat in a Day” Auckland, NZ

We start the year with the annual “Retreat in a Day” in Auckland, to be held on 25 January at the Subud Centre in Pt Chevalier.  The day will include teaching from Dr Stephanie Dowrick, plus plenty of time to reflect, share, question and discuss in great company. Stephanie will particularly review some of the reflective arts that provide you with a renewed sense of inner fullness and calm.  Booking details (lunch included) 25 January 2014:
http://manaretreat.com/programme/2014-schedule/retreat-in-a-day.html

6 February 2014, Introductory evening (free), Faber Academy, Sydney

6.30-8.00pm  Come to Allen & Unwin to hear about the Faber courses for 2014. Tutors include Dr Stephanie Dowrick who will be launching the fabulous The Writers’ Workshop (28 April – 21 June).  http://www.allenandunwin.com/faberacademy/infonight_NSW_2014.html

16 February 2014, Spiritually inclusive service, Sydney, 3pm

First Interfaith in Sydney service of the year. Each month Feb-Dec at 3pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month. All welcome. Glorious music, profound teachings from the wisdom traditions. Tea and coffee served afterwards. Community singing before (1.15-2.15pm) with Liz Lecoanet. Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church. Cross Street is Park. One block from Town Hall station.  Please see Stephanie Dowrick’s talks via this link.

17 February 2014

Listen to Dr Stephanie Dowrick between 10-11pm on ABC Local Radio with Tony Delroy.

21 February 2014, Ashfield Library, Sydney, 1-2.30pm

Dr Stephanie Dowrick will speak about her most recent, highly praised book: Heaven on Earth – and why prayer is relevant and immensely supportive for all. Bookings not needed. Books will be available for sale and signing. 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield, NSW 2131

16 March 2014, Spiritually inclusive service, Sydney, 3pm

Interfaith in Sydney services continue. Each month at 3pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month. All welcome. Glorious music, profound teachings from the wisdom traditions. Tea and coffee served afterwards. Community singing before (1.15-2.15pm) with Liz Lecoanet. Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church. Cross Street is Park. One block from Town Hall station.  Please enjoy VIDEO recordings of Stephanie Dowrick’s talks via this link.

26 March 2014 Spiritual Support in a Secular Age, Sydney 12.30-1.30 pm

You are most welcome to come to this FREE talk at the Tom Keneally Centre, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney. Sponsored by the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, Dr Stephanie Dowrick will be available after the talk to sign copies of her books and to meet readers. Bookings please on 9262 7300 or email: tkc@smsa.org.au

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The Easter Retreat, 17-21 April 2014, Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel, NZ (shuttles available from Auckland airport; also ferry from Auckland to Coromandel)

The Retreat at Easter 2014 is as always a highlight of the teaching year. This year will, as usual, include ample time for teaching, deep reflection, meditation, silence, rest, optional walks, and the lovely celebratory Easter Sunday morning at the Sanctuary. Our theme for 2014 is “Sanctuary of Love” inspired in part by the physical Sanctuary at Mana, also by the “sanctuary” of kindness that Mana exemplifies and that is the underpinning theme of all our retreats. How do you live from that place, draw from it – and replenish it? How do you heal your heart, and welcome a greater sense of aliveness and joy? If you are in genuine need of a partial scholarship and/or a payment plan, or if you can offer even modest financial support for others, please email be@manaretreat.com
Booking details, Easter Retreat, 17-21 April 2014:
http://manaretreat.com/programme/2014-schedule/easter-retreat-2014.html

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20 April 2014, Spiritually inclusive service, Sydney, 3pm

Interfaith in Sydney services continue. Each month at 3pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month. All welcome. Glorious music, profound teachings from the wisdom traditions. Tea and coffee served afterwards. Community singing before (1.15-2.15pm) with Liz Lecoanet. Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church. Cross Street is Park. One block from Town Hall station.  Please see Stephanie Dowrick’s talks via this link.  Please note that as Dr Dowrick will be taking the Easter Retreat, the April service will be led by Dr Kim Cunio and Reverend Pippa Jones. Please see Stephanie Dowrick’s talks via this link.

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From 28 April 2014: Seven 3-hour MONDAY sessions, plus one full day: The Writers’ Workshop, Sydney

Do you long to write with greater ease and skill? Are you excited by the discoveries that you could make through writing? Do you need the stimulation and guidance of a supportive group and highly experienced writing teacher? Then do consider the exciting new The Writers’ Workshop for sustained support and inspiration. Presented by the prestigious Faber Academy, taught by Dr Stephanie Dowrick, and held at the very comfortable Allen & Unwin offices in Crows Nest, Sydney. To be followed by a one-day concluding workshop. All details from this LINK. Very limited numbers. Early bookings urged.

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9-11 May 2014, Spiritual Retreat: Care for ourselves and others, Wilton, NSW

Easy access from Sydney and Canberra (and places between!), from Friday evening until Sunday 11am, 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.  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 2014 interfaith retreat. For this retreat you cannot book on-line –  only by phone or mail. Please note that as the 11th May is Mother’s Day, we will finish at 11am. If you would anyway like to stay on for lunch, please advise Phillippa when you make your booking. You would be most welcome to do so.

15 June 2014, Spiritually inclusive service, Sydney, 3pm Our beautiful, welcoming Interfaith in Sydney services continue at 3pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month. All welcome. Glorious music. Profound, inclusive teachings from the wisdom traditions. Tea and coffee served afterwards. Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church. Cross Street is Park. One block from Town Hall station. Please see Stephanie Dowrick’s talks via this link.

17 August 2014, A special service for peace for the WORLD’S CHILDREN. Sydney, 3pm Our beautiful, welcoming Interfaith in Sydney services continue at 3pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month. All welcome. Glorious music – this Sunday it will be led by Trish Watts. Profound, inclusive teachings from the wisdom traditions. Tea and coffee served afterwards. Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church. Cross Street is Park. One block from Town Hall station. Please see Stephanie Dowrick’s talks via this link.

18 & 20 September 2014 OPERA PREMIERE “Rising” with music composed by Kim Cunio and libretto by Stephanie Dowrick. The Queensland Conservatorium singers and orchestra will perform this opera twice in Brisbane, 18 and 20 September, and then tour it. Part of the “Floods” project, of four short operas to be performed in a single evening, “Rising” is an exquisite, hopeful collaboration with the most entrancing music. We are tremendously excited to be part of this groundbreaking event commissioned as a hopeful response to the devastating Brisbane floods. Details: http://www.conevents.com.au/floods/

21 September 2014, MANY NOTES, ONE HEART. Spiritually inclusive service, Sydney, 3pm Our beautiful, welcoming Interfaith in Sydney services continue at 3pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month. All welcome. This service will be part of the Sydney Sacred Music Festival and will include exceptional music and musicians. Heather Lee, Kim Cunio, and Shakuhachi master, Bronwyn Kirkpatrick. They will sing separately and in ensemble. You will also hear chanters from the Sydney Zen CentreShohrat Tursun, originally from East Turkistan, a magnificent singer and instrumentalist, plus Blue Mary, sacred music duo Richard Petkovic (Director of the Sydney Sacred Music Festival) and Maria Mitar, plus ancient Zen chants.  This will be a rare chance to experience music transcending “performance” and uniting musicians and listeners in an authentic and uplifting experience of the sacred. Our address is Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church, Sydney. (Cross street is Park.)FREE. Tea and coffee served afterwards. Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church. Cross Street is Park. One block from Town Hall station. Please see Stephanie Dowrick’s talks via this link.

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25-28 September, 28 Sept – 1st October 2014, Spring Retreat with Deepening Peace and Wellbeing (optional) extension, Mana Retreat Centre, NZ

For the second year we are offering you the chance to add an extra three days to your retreat experience of the annual Spring Retreat.  Our first three days will include ample time for teaching, discussion and reflection, meditation, silence, rest and optional walks. In the second three days, we will have more silence and reflective time, with less formal teaching but still time each day to gather, ask questions and enjoy the magnificent surroundings and heartfelt teachings. During that extension period, you will also have a chance to have a short, personal discussion about your spiritual journey with Stephanie, should you want that. Our theme for 2014 is what it means to be truly well: to feel resourced and hopeful even when the body is fragile or times are hard. This is a profound theme that Stephanie Dowrick will introduce to you in a practical and accessible way, characteristic of her teaching. The food and setting – and kindness – at Mana are all legendary. If you are in genuine need of a partial scholarship and/or a payment plan, or if you can offer even modest financial support for others, please email be@manaretreat.com  Please note that shuttles to Mana are available from Auckland airport. The Mana office staff can help with arranging this so several people can usually travel together.
Booking details, Spring Retreat: please follow this LINK.

18 October – 2 November  Happiness in the Land of Happiness (Bhutan) with Dr Stephanie Dowrick and William Suganda

This will be a truly exceptional, once-in-a-lifetime trip. We will fly into Bhutan with Druk airways from Bangkok, so participants can join us from anywhere in the world. VERY FEW PLACES REMAIN. Please check this itinerary link for further details and contact William Suganda without delay if this interests you.

Because she will be travelling to Bhutan, Stephanie will NOT be leading the October service at Pitt Street Uniting Church (3rd Sundays, each month). She will return to lead the 16 November and 21 December services. Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church, Sydney, 3pm.