Peace testimonies from the Easter Retreat 2013

Peace Testimonies, Retreat with Stephanie Dowrick,   Mana Retreat Centre, Easter  2013 Joo-Cheong As a peacemaker, I will speak against injustice, remembering that peace is not just my birthright but of all humanity. I will live with idealism, seeing the prospect of change even when change seems all but impossible, believing in hope especially when […]

Stephanie Dowrick invites you to greater happiness

In this talk, recorded at the Sydney Town Hall for the Happiness & Its Causes Conference, Sydney, 2012, Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick challenges – with considerable gentleness and strength – some of our familiar ideas about happiness, and invites us to a greater vision not of happiness only, but also of safety, justice and peace. […]

Stephanie Dowrick invites you to a life of greater gratitude

At the monthly interfaith, spiritually inclusive services she leads at Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney, Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick brings us ideas and inspirations that can sustain us spiritually and emotionally whatever our life circumstances. This month (April 2013), she speaks about gratitude – with some very fresh thoughts about gratitude as a way of […]

Universal Heart Network (invitations) & Book Club

Dear Universal Heart friends Interfaith service, Sydney, THIS Sunday 21 April, 3pm  *Book Club news including Anne Deveson’s new book  * Retreat at Mana  * Links to supportive talks and articles  *  Bookstore support  * A beautiful prayer of appreciation for this day. Welcome to this month’s Universal Heart Newsletter – and to Book Club […]

Buddhist nun explains what anger is – and is not

I (Stephanie Dowrick) have written a great deal about the epidemic of anger in our society and its disastrous consequences, as well as what to do about it – particularly in Everyday Kindness, The Universal Heart and Choosing Happiness. Creating a life free from anger is an individual responsibility that has profound and immediate consequences […]

The Universal Heart

The Universal Heart

A ‘tour de force in matters of the heart’ Claire Scobie, Kindred Spirit      This powerful, beautiful, transformative book reminds us on every page that a life worth living is a life of love. Love is the currency that transcends all others. Love connects us most deeply to our best selves, as well as […]

Stephanie Dowrick speaks on Inner Riches

Take one quarter of one hour to hear this remarkably uplifting talk from Rev Dr Stephanie Dowrick. With humour and compassion, she invites us to view our lives, even our struggles, from a place of hope and confidence. You are very welcome to share your thoughts on her Facebook page where she posts short daily […]

Universal Heart Newsletter March 2013

Bellingen Writers Readers Festival 22-24 March 2013  *  Last reminder for the 2013 Easter Retreat  * Interfaith service, Sydney, this Sunday 17 MARCH 2013, 3pm  * Universal Heart Book Club – wonderful new reviews *  YouTube talks *  Enduring or beyond a crisis? * On-line discounted Bookstore * Visit Stephanie on FACEBOOK Dear friends Welcome back […]

Our world is at a turning point

“It is not an easy thing to be a peacemaker, but it is an essential thing. Our world is at a turning point. We either speak up passionately and act for peace — or we are bystanders of and complicit with violence.”   Rev Dr Stephanie Dowrick Read Stephanie Dowrick’s persuasive arguments for peace, and for […]

Retreats & events with Stephanie Dowrick 2013

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 […]

Stephanie Dowrick asks, What good was that crisis?

Unless you are an accomplished masochist (or have a fatal attraction to drama), you will want to avoid most situations dramatic and uncomfortable enough to qualify as a crisis. However, life is more often than not indifferent to our list of “wants”. And so it is that crises fall upon us and we fall upon […]

Stephanie Dowrick rethinks “harmony”

In the first of her “Interfaith in Sydney” talks for this year, Rev Dr Stephanie Dowrick shares some surprising thoughts about harmony, and especially the need to embrace and even rejoice in difference. Harmony – inner and outer – is essential for our safety and our wellbeing. We hope you enjoy this talk and share […]

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