Stephanie Dowrick speaks on the Path of Love

Stephanie Dowrick speaks on the Path of Love

I very much hope that you will feel inspired by this talk on the Path of Love, given on 17 September 2017 at the conclusion of 11 years of monthly services at Pitt Street Uniting Church in Sydney. Our work there will continue – wonderfully! – but less frequently. Reflecting on the Path of Love […]

Farewell & thanksgiving: Sacred service with Stephanie Dowrick 17 September

Farewell & thanksgiving: Sacred service with Stephanie Dowrick 17 September

Interfaith service with Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick Music: Dr Kim Cunio, Heather Lee, Anna McDonald (violin), Elizabeth Lecoanet, Samarai Cunio (tabla) Sunday 17 September 2017, 3pm – prompt start Pitt Street Uniting Church 264 Pitt Street, Sydney (between Bathurst and Park streets) Tea, coffee, fellowship after the service. “The radiance that is neither East nor […]

No place for race or religious hatred

No place for race or religious hatred

Perhaps the greatest stain on Christianity is its centuries-long abhorrent treatment of Jewish people. This persecution is more than tragic given that Jesus was himself, and was always, a Jew. When we consider recent events like that of Charlottesville, they should horrify us not only because those marching with the regalia and ideology of Nazism […]

Letter from Stephanie Dowrick

Letter from Stephanie Dowrick

Dear Universal Heart Networkers (Hearty apologies if this letter is coming to you for a 2nd time. We have moved servers – big job – to streamline our webmail. Simple? Not quite…but we hope much simpler from now on.) A special welcome to those of you new to this Network, and an equally special greeting […]

Stephanie Dowrick on caring for yourself

Stephanie Dowrick on caring for yourself

Is it surprising that many of the genuinely caring people among us are somewhat confused as to what it means to take at least reasonably good care of themselves? Maybe not. In this age of self-obsession, cravings and rampant entitlement, anything that hints at too much self-concern may well seem repugnant. Yet intelligent self-care is […]

Stephanie Dowrick at Mana Retreat Centre 2017

Stephanie Dowrick at Mana Retreat Centre 2017

Spring Retreat. Contemplation and Action. 5-11 October 2017 “Our search for the sacred connects us effortlessly to all living beings. It lets us discover what is most treasured and transformative in human experience. It lets us see existence itself as entirely precious. What we regard as precious, we will naturally protect.”  Stephanie Dowrick, Seeking the […]

Stephanie Dowrick praises creativity

Stephanie Dowrick praises creativity

Perhaps the greatest gift that we have as a human family is imagination and, with that, our creativity and capacity for thought, expression, language (all the languages of body, vision, touch, as well as speech and silence, and also the languages of the land, oceans, air). Yes, imagination in its most familiar sense can be […]

Stephanie Dowrick wishes Valentine Happiness for All

Stephanie Dowrick wishes Valentine Happiness for All

Let’s declare Valentine’s Day as a day for all. Love has infinite expressions…Let’s open to their mystery, their beauty, and their healing. Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day as inclusively as possible: all those lessons in love (some so necessary, so timely; some so hard), all those teachers of what love is or can be (some lost, […]

Join us to celebrate, Sunday 19 June 2016!

Join us to celebrate, Sunday 19 June 2016!

Dear Universal Heart Networkers I have been sending out Universal Heart Newsletters since the publication of The Universal Heart in 2000. That means some of you were with me during the year of my ordination (2005), and also during the year we started interfaith services at Pitt Street Uniting Church in June 2006. (Thank you […]

Remembering my mother

Remembering my mother

Remembering my perfect, beautiful, talented, unfailingly loving mother, Estelle Mary Brisco Dowrick, who died of cancer in December 1955, a month after her 38th birthday. It remains agonisingly incomprehensible to me that not only did my sister Geraldine and I spend most of our lives without her loving, reassuring, inspiring presence, but that she also […]

Keeping the heart open

Keeping the heart open

All fanaticism is driven by the ego in its bleakest form, by individualism in its most wretched form. When you must make others “wrong” to justify cruelty and make yourself feel “right”, you are separating yourself from the natural wisdom of the heart. This wisdom shows us our primary purpose in life is to care […]

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