Welcome to our anniversary sacred service 15 June 2014

On the 15th June 2014 we will celebrate EIGHT years of beautiful, enriching and genuinely inclusive sacred services at Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church, Sydney, led by Dr Stephanie Dowrick, with music ministry from Dr Kim Cunio. Please do feel free to join us for a most enriching time when we come together to honour […]

How to restore calm and optimism

It is all too easy to add pain to our suffering when times are hard…telling ourselves how badly we are managing, or that this is how things will always be. In this short, supportive article, Dr Stephanie Dowrick leads us towards a simple practical way of restoring calm, equanimity and even optimism in the present […]

On getting things done (at last)

How do you feel about putting off until tomorrow what really could and should be done today? Countless ordinarily intelligent, resourceful people – with every good intention in the world – will be flirting today with procrastination, or may even be deep in its grip. The usual scenario (and it’s very usual) is dreading a […]

Spiritually inclusive service this Sunday 18 May with Stephanie Dowrick

“With life as short as a half taken breath, don’t plant anything but love.” Rumi The spiritually inclusive services led by Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick in Sydney continue – and flourish. Our music is magnificent. The teachings we share and reflect upon are always inclusive, enriching, loving and peace-making. All welcome. We will gather as […]

Universal Heart Newsletter from Stephanie Dowrick

Dear Universal Heart Network friends Retreats: NZ & Bhutan * Spiritual service this Sunday, 18 May * Guided Meditation CDs  * A Universal Heart call to love * Links for Universal Heart Book Club & Universal Heart Music My thoughts have been very much with you over these recent days. Since I last wrote, we […]

Spiritual retreat with Stephanie Dowrick, Wilton, NSW 9-11 May

9-11 May 2014, Spiritual Retreat: Care for ourselves and others, Wilton, NSW  Are you in need of greater calm, peace of mind and spiritual renewal? Please join us for this short retreat, Dr Stephanie Dowrick’s ONLY retreat in Australia this calendar year.  With easy access from Sydney and Canberra (and places between!), from Friday evening […]

Peace of Mind talks, Mana Retreat Centre, NZ, October 2013

Peace of Mind talks, Mana Retreat Centre, NZ, October 2013

Dr Stephanie Dowrick shares her talks from the Peace of Mind Retreat, Mana Retreat Centre, New Zealand, October 2013. Please note that the talks were not professionally recorded but will bring you the insights and encouragement of that retreat. Please check “Events” on this website for details of future retreats. Stephanie Dowrick teaches at Mana […]

Stephanie Dowrick offers spiritual support in this secular age

Are you yearning for practical, meaningful personal support? Please take time to enjoy this talk, given in the Tom Keneally Library at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts in Sydney on 26 March 2014. Here, writer and spiritual leader Dr Stephanie Dowrick reflects on our needs for spiritual support especially at a time when religions […]

The priceless gifts of compassionate “presence”

Your quality of presence – and mine – will linger in the minds of other people long after even the cleverest words are forgotten. Without even considering that it is presence we are describing we might say, “This person is good to be around…doesn’t criticize, attack or blame…makes life smoother and calmer…” Or we may […]

Universal Heart Network March 2014

Hello dear Universal Heart Networkers, I do hope that this finds you well? Again thanks to the riches of the internet, comes an amazing picture that seems literally to “light up” our perceptions of the universe we share. Truly noticing that we are in this life together – and that our choices count, therefore – […]

Dr Stephanie Dowrick on seeking and finding illumination

“Your life is and can be your greatest teacher!” Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick, in this immensely accessible talk, shows how we can bring to life the sacred power of illumination in our everyday lives. She particularly shows how this idea, ideal, experience can allow us to learn from every one of our experiences – those […]

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