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 […]

Universal Heart Newsletter February 2013

Book now for the 2013 Easter Retreat  * Interfaith service, Sydney, this Sunday 17 February 2013, 3pm  * Universal Heart Book Club – keep reading! * Visit Stephanie on FACEBOOK  *  Two practical reminders of kindness * Visit on-line discounted Bookstore Dear friends Welcome back to the Universal Heart Newsletter.  Some of you have been receiving these […]

Stephanie Dowrick: Let’s talk about religion

With World Interfaith Harmony Week resonating around the globe, Rev Dr Stephanie Dowrick asks us to consider what religion is…or could be. And whether this is the time for a “post-tribal” inclusive spirituality to be increasingly articulated – and lived. I have a soft spot for religion. And even for religions. However, many so-called religious […]

Change your mind for the better! Inspirational free event 10 February 2013

Join Rev Dr Stephanie Dowrick and internationally renowned spiritual teacher Anthony Strano, as well as meditation teacher Carmen Warrington, and musicians Sam McNally and Armondo Hurley, for this beautiful FREE event, Sunday 10 February, 4-6pm. “This Significant Time: Learning to live with change and uncertainty”  is a free event offered by the Brahma Kumaris as part of […]

Stephanie Dowrick at Mana Retreat Centre

You will find continuously updated details of Dr Stephanie Dowrick’s spiritually inclusive retreats and events at “Events” on this website. But we would particularly like to bring your attention to Stephanie’s annual retreats at the gloriously beautiful Mana Retreat Centre, near Coromandel, New Zealand. The residential retreats are 28 March – 1 April (Easter Retreat) […]

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