Faith fundamentals

I’ve been turning over the Big Question for most of my life: is there meaning to our existence beyond whatever meanings we ourselves ascribe to it?  Clearly, I’m not alone in this. It has given rise to religions, philosophies and belief systems of all kinds throughout human history. My own faith background is Christian but […]

A celebration of open minds

Barry Marshall and Robin Warren are my new heroes.  It is not just that they are this year’s noble Nobel prizewinners in medicine, they are also shining examples of that glorious and possibly rather rare condition called the open mind. Of course most of us would like to believe we are similarly blessed: open to […]

Images from the Easter Retreat 2006

This year’s Easter Retreat at Mana Retreat Centre in New Zealand was especially powerful and beautiful.  One of the participants, New Zealander Mike Gowing, created this magnificent 8-page pictorial record that combines his stunning photographs with some of the brief texts used by Stephanie as she presented interfaith teachings on love. Click here to download […]

Interfaith Services

Interfaith in Sydney Monthly services (plus) Weekly meditation with Stephanie Dowrick Pitt Street Uniting Church, 264 Pitt Street, Sydney 2000 (near Park Street) Next Interfaith service, Sun 17 October 2010 3pm Weekly meditation, Wednesdays, 6-6.45pm “The radiance that is neither East nor West comes from a single moon.”  Rumi We believe that interfaith can go […]

Be still : A Meditation Day

“”Be still””: A Meditation Day for beginners and experienced meditators. 22 July 2006 – Terrigal, NSW Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Hall, Serpentine Road, Terrigal, NSW. 9:30am – 4:30pm  This is a “learn to meditate day” for experienced meditators and complete beginners.  The day is being presented by Spirituality in the Pub and […]

Whole Woman Festival

Northern New South Wales I will be speaking and offering a workshop in Tweed Heads, and speaking at Byron Bay, as part of the  uplifting Whole Woman Festival in Northern New South Wales on 10 and 11 March. More details of this wonderful Festival and to book: “,,

Adyar breakfast event

On 15 March I am speaking in Sydney (226 Clarence Street) at the first of the Adyar breakfast events. Adyar is one of the widest-ranging spiritual bookshops in the world so it will be a treat to discover the bookshop if you don’t know it already. Time to sign books also. Cost, including breakfast: $20.  […]

Happiness and its Causes – Conference

More on happiness – I will give a major keynote address on happiness and its role in our lives as part of the major “Happiness and its Causes” weekend conference in Sydney on 1 April. This will be an exceptional international event with speakers from around the world, including the esteemed Lama Zopa, offering an […]

The Sea of Faith National Conference 2006

The Sea of Faith National Conference 2006 God: Creator or Created? 22-24 September 2006 at Dunmore Lang College, Macquarie University in Sydney. Speakers include Don Cupitt, Stephanie Dowrick, Michael Morwood and Lloyd Geering.  More information and registration: This will be a very intellectually dynamic conference organised by “”a network of Australians who are seeking […]

Perth – Talk and Workshop

Perth – Talk and One-day Workshop on Happiness 30 June 2006 and 1 July 2006 Stephanie will give a major talk on the social, spiritual and emotional aspects of wellbeing and happiness on Friday 30 June, and on the following day will give a full-day practical workshop highlighting some of the major insights from her book, Choosing […]

Mt Koyasan – Japan

In October 2006 Stephanie will lead a small group to the holy mountain of Koyasan, reached by train from Osaka and regarded by many Japanese as “”a sacred place unparalleled in the world””. The Itinerary in PDF form is available here Japan Itinerary   Koyasan is the centre for the Shingon sect of Buddhism which […]