Auckland, 15 January 2011

A “retreat in a day”, particularly exploring the individual strengths and wisdom we want and need for the year ahead.  A wonderful way to set the compass for 2011.  Time for teaching from Stephanie Dowrick, positive reflection, “deep listening”, sharing, questions, discussion. Suitable for all levels. Lunch & refreshments provided.  Address: Pt Chevalier, Auckland. Bookings […]

Easter Retreat April 2011

Coromandel, NZ, 21- 25 April 2011 Annual Easter Retreat.  This is one of the highlights in the Mana Retreat Centre calendar and also for Stephanie Dowrick. 2011 will be the tenth annual Easter Retreat and earliest bookings are essential.  The theme of the 2011 retreat will be “Seeking the Sacred”, reflecting some of the most […]

Peaceful wishes to Universal Heart Network

Peaceful wishes to all – and to our world. Thank you for your interest and support throughout this year, both for my work and for the Universal Heart Network. I look forward to being in touch with you again in 2011 and to seeing many of you at events, retreats and services. It’s always a […]

Stephanie Dowrick on “The Spirit of Things”

Follow this link to Rachael Kohn‘s interview with Stephanie Dowrick for the 12 December 2010 edition of Radio National’s The Spirit of Things. http://www.abc.net.au/rn/spiritofthings/stories/2010/3086961.htm You will also hear a reading of Swami Vivekananda‘s passionate address to the Parliament of World Religions in Chicago, 1893.  How wonderful that Rachael Kohn made this available again in the […]

Newsletter from Stephanie Dowrick

On the road with Seeking the Sacred Share your comments on Facebook or follow on Twitter A blessing shared from Gandhi Novels for Christmas? Interfaith service Sydney 19 December 2010; Christmas Eve 11pm 2011: early notices of events/retreats Dear friends Thank you so much for taking the time to read this newsletter. I have met […]

Five star review – Seeking the Sacred

This review from Australian Bookseller & Publisher magazine (November 2010, Vol 90, No. 4), a division of R R Bowker LLC. © Copyright 2010, Thorpe-Bowker. Seeking the Sacred is a powerful new book from the bestselling author of Choosing Happiness. The opening sentence, ‘Our search for the sacred may be as individual as our fingerprints’, […]

Speaking the Sacred

For three weeks I have been travelling around Australia – with a brief visit to NZ – speaking about the sacred. And particularly about the implications of considering what this powerful word and ideal could possibly mean. This has been stimulated by the publication of my new book, Seeking the Sacred. In bookshops, hotels, community […]

Testament to booksellers

This exhausting, exhilarating book tour has reminded me again how vital booksellers are in a writer’s life. My publishers, Allen & Unwin, have looked after me magnificently, making it possible for me to visit bookshops, and to speak at so many events where books were sold. This has given me direct contact with many hundreds […]

Kristina Keneally & Stephanie Dowrick unravel the sacred!

The NSW Premier joined Stephanie Dowrick and Father Michael Whelan of Sydney’s Aquinas Academy in what turned out to be a very lively, sometimes hilarious discussion of the big themes in Stephanie’s new book. Not incidentally, Stephanie defines “irreverence” not as the opposite of reverence but as a joyous and freeing expression of it. (The […]

BCNA message on wheels

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) supports women and their families throughout Australia who have been affected by breast cancer. Stephanie Dowrick has been an ambassador and motivational speaker for BCNA since 2001. She says, “Over the course of a year I meet hundreds of women and their families and support people through BCNA and deeply […]

SMH Review of Seeking the Sacred

A review of Seeking the Sacred by Claire Scobie has been published in the Spectrum section of the Sydney Morning Herald  – November 13-14 2010. On the path to transformation A provocative thinker explores some of the big psychological and spiritual issues of our day. Review by Claire Scobie Seeking the Sacred is like a chalice […]

First pics Seeking the Sacred book tour

Enjoy some early photos from the Seeking the Sacred book tour, 2010. These include Stephanie Dowrick with Peter Kirby of Constant Reader bookshop in Crow’s Nest, Sydney; with some of the Readings bookstore team in Melbourne, and Allen & Unwin publicist Kelly Fagan; and in conversation with Reverend Sean Gilbert of the Effective Living Centre in […]

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