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” […]

Stephanie Dowrick offers Mindfulness and Meditation for everyday living

We deeply regret that this positive, life-changing evening will be postponed until EARLY 2015 – date to be advised. All events are announced via Stephanie’s Facebook page, or join the Universal Heart Network (details for both on this website). Kogarah Community Services are hosting a FREE evening on Wednesday 12 November, 7-9.30pm (bookings absolutely essential) […]

Big issues; Great thinkers. Why non-violence is essential.

Stephanie Dowrick is a life-long social activist and peace-maker. She reflects here on the wisdom of non-violence and the urgent necessity of our understanding this – and bringing it to life. Her many books include Seeking the Sacred. It is utterly heartbreaking to be sitting in my office in Sydney, on this entirely pleasant, early-summer […]

Stephanie Dowrick urges peace for the world’s children

Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick speaks at a special service held at Pitt Street Uniting Church in August 2014 to celebrate the beauty of childhood and to give us a vital chance to think and pray together so that we might more imaginatively and compassionately create a world of peace for all…and most especially for the […]

Universal Heart Newsletter (& invitations) September 2014

“Rising”: an evening of opera, Brisbane, Thursday & Saturday, 18 & 20 Sept; Interfaith service, Sydney, this Sunday 21 Sept 2014, 3-4.30pm: Closing the Sydney Sacred Music Festival * Next retreat at glorious Mana starts 25 Sept for 3 or 6 days (one or two places left)  * Daily inspirations Stephanie Dowrick on Facebook A […]

Sydney Sacred Music Festival event 21 September 2014, 3pm

MANY NOTES, ONE HEART     Sunday 21 September: our monthly inclusive sacred service for September will be almost entirely devoted to music … and will be, in essence, the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sydney Sacred Music Festival. The service – led by Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick – will start promptly at 3pm with a slightly […]

Universal Heart Newsletter August 2014, from Stephanie Dowrick

  “We will never achieve what we can’t imagine.” Interfaith service, Sydney, this Sunday 17 August 2014, 3pm: Peace for the world’s children * Next retreat at glorious Mana starts 25 September for 3 or 6 days *  Where are the men?  * YouTube talks * Regular inspiration on FACEBOOK  * Reviewing James Hillman’s A […]