Celebrating Rilke

Celebrating In the Company of Rilke We celebrate the publication of Stephanie Dowrick’s long-awaited new book, In the Company of Rilke – where she explores with contagious enthusiasm and depth of insight “”Why a 20th-century visionary poet speaks so eloquently to 21st-century readers yearning for inwardness, beauty and spiritual connection””. The beautifully produced book includes […]

“Come into the Presence of God” – 6 December, 4.30pm

A celebration of the Divine in Words, Music & Silence As part of the Parliament of the World’s Religions to be held in Melbourne, December 2009, this exquisite multi-art form programme will weave voices from all the sacred traditions into a single spiritual unity. Moving from the ecstatic to the visionary and the meditative, it […]

Whole Person Care National Symposium 30-31 October 2009

An inaugural conference for clinicians working with patients with a life-threatening illness. 30-31 October 2009. Sydney. The aim of this Symposium is to introduce the concept of whole person care to health professionals and to provide insight into strategies to improve patients’ well being – but also health professionals’ well being. International and national speakers […]

Breast Cancer Network Australia 2009

BCNA offers invaluable support to women suffering from breast cancer, and to their networks. This includes free workshops in a wide variety of locations, with presentations and information from leading medical specialists and BCNA. Rev Dr Stephanie Dowrick will also be speaking at the following events: Sydney –  14 February 2009 Launceston – 28 March […]

Happiness & Its Causes 14-15 May 2009

Sydney Convention Centre, Sydney Pre- and post-Conference workshops also available This is the fourth annual Happiness & Its Causes Conferences and is a major international event. Dr Stephanie Dowrick will moderate a panel on Happiness & Creativity on Day Two. Post-conference (16 May) she will offer a workshop on the same topic. For full details, […]

National Conference on Anxiety & Depression 27-28 May 2009

“Planting the seeds for effective change” 27-28 May, 2009, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre For people working with those suffering anxiety and depression Keynote speakers: Professor Constance Hammen & Professor Robert Coplan Opening address: Rev Dr Stephanie Dowrick, PhD Workshops on both days. Dr Dowrick’s workshop on 27 May. Supported by Dept Human Services (Victoria), Swinburne […]

Mana Retreats, 2010

Easter Retreat at Mana Retreat Centre, 2010 A special invitation to one of the world’s most beautiful retreat centres, two and half hours south of Auckland, New Zealand. Please take this opportunity to book now for the annual Easter Retreat in New Zealand – or for the “”Retreat in a Day””, also led by Reverend […]

As a peacemaker I will…

As a peacemaker I will… Develop peace within my own heart and mind. See the good in myself and other people. Give others the benefit of the doubt. Regard life as a precious gift. Take time to look deeply and to listen. Practise kindness – regardless of who “”deserves”” it. Take responsibility for how I […]

A retreat in a day, 16 Jan 2010, Auckland, NZ

“Spiritual strengths” – a retreat in a day 16 January 2010, Pt Chevalier, Auckland, NZ, 9.30-4.30 Presented by Mana Retreat Centre and the Auckland Interfaith Spiritual Learning Community Give yourself a special day of inspiration and action to identify your spiritual strengths and set your spiritual compass for the year ahead. Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick […]

Growing old, growing wise

It’s not a healthy thing to be a writer. Spending years hunched over a keyboard wrecks your back, neck, arms and whatever is left of your social life.  Books can take years to write and even then may fail to finish. Readers may love them, or critics, but rarely both. There are no paid holidays. […]

Interfaith Retreat, 21-23 November 2008

Compassion: Giving, Receiving, Renewing – a retreat with Stephanie Dowrick. Music and meditation with Kim Cunio to be held at Inner Space Retreat Centre, 150 Macarthur Drive, Wilton, NSW This spiritually inclusive retreat will provide a rare opportunity to deepen your understanding and practice of compassion – so much talked about and not so frequently […]

Journal Writing August 2008

Journal writing is the freest and possibly most enjoyable form of writing. It can be your private joy, your secret therapy, your release from tension and confusion, your wise and constant friend.  It can also make you laugh – and take you places that ruminating never can. It can give you distance when you need […]