Stephanie Dowrick on self-acceptance and self-love

“Loving ourselves” should be entirely natural. It should also lead us away from anxious self-obsession and certainly far away from debilitating self-pity. In fact, self-love – when we understand it – should lead us towards an easy acceptance of our gifts, gratitude for our strengths, as well as a willingness to learn from our inevitable […]

Stephanie Dowrick helps us to heal ourselves and others

Dr Stephanie Dowrick offers a short, rich talk on this vital and timely topic: how we think about (and therefore treat) ourselves and others. The talk was recorded in May 2014 at a short retreat offered by Stephanie Dowrick at the Centre for Spiritual Learning, Wilton, NSW. Stephanie Dowrick’s next retreat will begin on 25 […]

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 […]

Dr Stephanie Dowrick: “We are one with the earth”

Using the idea of the earth as our most vital teacher, Dr Stephanie Dowrick invites us to renew our love for the physical universal. “As long as we are in the physical body, we are one with that universe.” This allows us to cherish the seasons of life and the truth that life is constantly […]

Dr Stephanie Dowrick celebrates our gift of life

“I see the gates of happiness opening for you!” Please enjoy this vital talk, inspired by one of the most exquisite of the Upanishads, as well as by contemporary poet Mary Oliver, given on 20 October 2013 by Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick at Interfaith in Sydney, Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney. What theme could matter […]

Universal Heart Newsletter February 2014

Dear friends What a fantastic universe we live in. On the web (a dazzling resource), I found this photograph of the Milky Way over Switzerland. And with contemporary media, we can share the wonder of it effortlessly! I do hope your year is beginning well? With dear friends we resolved that this will be our […]

Stephanie Dowrick encourages you to grow braver in spirit

Please enjoy this short, heartfelt talk from Dr Stephanie Dowrick on what it means to “grow in spirit” even and sometimes especially when your circumstances are hard or especially challenging. No, this is not “easy” – but it is slowly possible – and the benefits will resonate throughout our lives. On the day she gave […]

In Sydney? Seeking spiritual depth and community?

Inspiration that uplifts and sustains, together with genuine spiritual community, can be found at our beautiful universally inclusive services held each month on the THIRD SUNDAY at 3pm (January excepted), at Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church. Sublime music from Dr Kim Cunio & Heather Lee.  The liturgies are written and led by Dr Stephanie Dowrick, […]

Universal Heart Newsletter June 2012

Greetings to all Universal Heart Networkers! Appreciation – that glorious quality! * Special DISCOUNT on all books & CDs *  Reader activism  * Interfaith in Sydney 17 June 2012 – anniversary service  * Spring Retreat in New Zealand * Writing Retreat in Kyoto *  YouTube talks – direct support  *  June events * A brief […]

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