Do you really want to be well?

In a series of five audio files, recorded at Mana Retreat Centre, NZ, October 2011, Dr Stephanie Dowrick teaches on the spiritual as well as psychological dimensions of what it means to be genuinely “well” – even when your physical health is compromised or uncertain. She also teaches on the vital topics of healing, the nature […]

Q&A: Identity & self-awareness

What would you like to ask Stephanie Dowrick? What do you want to know about identity, self-awareness – and even how and what to question? In this hour-long MP3 file, you will hear others’ personal, courageous questions, asked in a safe retreat setting. And you may benefit from Stephanie’s considered responses. Stephanie says: “One of the […]

Stephanie Dowrick speaks with Kathryn Ryan

Recorded late in 2010, this is a particularly wide-ranging interview with Stephanie Dowrick on contemporary views of the sacred, Stephanie’s journey towards writing about the sacred dimensions of life in Seeking the Sacred, and particularly about the inevitable social impact of our personal philosophies. Stephanie says:“This interview was recorded under quite difficult circumstances at both […]

Universal Heart Newsletter

Greetings to all! Meditation support * Self- confidence & resilience: Adelaide 22 October * Reading activism/suggestions * “Ten lessons from the earth”on YouTube  * Post-cancer support * Interfaith in Sydney 18 October * Words from the poet Lalla * Meet me on Facebook The quick notes I send out via Facebook and the tiny ones […]

Ten lessons from the earth

It gave me so much pleasure to prepare this talk and to consider the many ways in which the earth constantly “teaches” us – if only we will allow that.  These lessons include awareness that whatever our differences, we are dependent on a single source; that the “seasons” of life are in a constant process […]

Less suffering, more peace

More than 100 years ago the pioneering psychologist William James wrote: “The greatest revolution in our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”  How true this is when it comes to suffering. “In life there is suffering.” We don’t […]

Using Facebook

Stephanie Dowrick writes: ‘Almost a year ago my Australian publishers nudged me to set up an “Official Stephanie Dowrick” Facebook page. They were confident it would be an easy way to communicate effectively with readers, people who come to my talks and those who are actively promoting similar values to mine. And they were right! […]

A lotus in a time of hope

A lotus in a time of hope

This exquisite lotus, which I photographed on a recent holiday, only shows its ravishing beauty at night. It seems a particularly apt reminder that at the most difficult times we are in greatest need of loving kindness, thoughtfulness, harmony and beauty. It is also a stark reminder that our world needs, that we need far greater […]

Adelaide/Hahndorf SA 11,13 September

For those of you who might want to attend, a correction is needed! The events are this coming Sunday and Tuesday. If you are able to be there, I look forward to seeing you. South Australia 11-13 September Sunday 11 Sept Adelaide Multifaith Event at the Hawke Center. http://www.multifaithsa.org.au/events.htm Tuesday 13 Sept Hahndorf  The “Roffey Reflection” […]

Universal Heart Newsletter Sept 2011

Welcome friends! Reading * Visiting South Australia * Peace-making * Mana Retreat Centre * You Tube talk * Elizabeth Lecoanet’s glorious singing * Special offer Seeking the Sacred * A poem from John O’Donohue * Service in Sydney One of the web tools I now have measures not just how many newsletters go out but […]

Reflection and action

In the short video Dr Stephanie Dowrick uses the familiar, yet wonderfully fresh “Mary and Martha” story from the Christian gospels to demonstrate the interdependence of reflection and action. It’s what she calls the “Yin and Yang” of spiritual life. Stephanie also points out that it is reflection that we often overlook or rush by […]

Renewal and inspiration

We are now in our  sixth year of interfaith services in Sydney. Yet sometimes even “interfaith” seems too much of a label (although I did use it on the census form when asked to nominate my religion…!).  Perhaps it’s enough to know that the spiritually inclusive services we offer each month, 3rd Sundays, 3pm, at […]

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