Spring Retreat with Stephanie Dowrick at Mana October 2015

Spring Retreat with Stephanie Dowrick at Mana October 2015

Finding peace…and sustaining it. Sublime refreshment inside & out: 1-4 October, 2015; 4-7 October Are you in need of lasting spiritual refreshment, offered in a most beautiful setting and from a genuinely inclusive spiritual perspective? Would you like to be more inwardly peaceful, knowing you can then meet life with greater compassion, interest, courage and […]

New thinking on migration and asylum seeking

New thinking on migration and asylum seeking

Please can we pray with the greatest sorrow and compassion for those who have lost their lives seeking what most of us can take for granted: a place of safety and a place we can call home. Until we make this world a kinder, safer and more peaceful place for all, more and more people […]

Universal Heart Newsletter from Stephanie Dowrick

Universal Heart Newsletter from Stephanie Dowrick

Dear friends I hope this email finds you well…? It is always delightful to hear that after so many years this Newsletter still means a great deal to some of you as a way of keeping in touch. And this time I would first like to remind you that we have an inclusive sacred service […]

The Retreat at Easter with Dr Stephanie Dowrick

The Retreat at Easter with Dr Stephanie Dowrick

Bring greater joy, peace and simplicity to your life this Easter.  Join Stephanie Dowrick for the annual Retreat at Easter at Mana Retreat Centre. 2-6 April 2015 “I know what a different person I would have been without Stephanie’s wonderful teachings at Mana. It’s because of her encouragement and wise words that I am able […]

Spiritual transformation: the essential prelude to peace

Spiritual transformation: the essential prelude to peace

Spiritual transformation: the essential prelude to peace What follows is a revised version of the talk I gave at the Common Dreams (progressive Christianity) conference in Sydney in 2007.  I am re-posting this in January 2015…in a world in which an understanding of non-violence has become even more urgent…and on a day when we can […]

Stephanie Dowrick speaks on “Light in the Darkness”

Stephanie Dowrick speaks on “Light in the Darkness”

This is a deeply timely talk from Dr Stephanie Dowrick at a moment when violence and injustice seem to dominate the headlines. How do we stay in touch with our own peacemaking efforts, our will towards kindness?  She starts with an ancient prayer from the Bhagavata Purana that resonates for all: “May the world be […]

Stephanie Dowrick on resolutions for 2015

Stephanie Dowrick on resolutions for 2015

New Year resolution-making is a ritual as precious and promising as any other. Especially if the resolutions enhance your life – and sustain you. My advice? 1. Take others’ advice with a pinch of salt – no matter how much you admire or value that person. Use your own invaluable self-knowledge and experience to “advise” […]