Interfaith service with Dr Stephanie Dowrick

In need of spiritual nourishment? Or simply curious to discover whether spirituality has something to offer you? You are so welcome to join us today, Sunday 19 February, at 3pm for the monthly interfaith, spiritually inclusive service at Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church. A block from Town Hall Station. Cross St: Park. Glorious music from […]

“The world is new to us each morning”

What is the universal message for “all humankind”  – regardless of religious labels? Surely the greatest challenge we face today is learning what the call to love asks of us, inwardly and outwardly. Learning what it might mean to love universally, regardless of “liking” or “agreeing with”. It’s the call that’s at the heart of […]

Retreats with Stephanie Dowrick 2012

Australia? New Zealand? Japan?  You can join us from anywhere in the world! Early in the New Year, I will post a more complete list of retreats and workshops that I will be leading in 2012. Meanwhile you could choose to give yourself – or someone else – the priceless gift of peace of mind […]

Gifts for heart, mind, spirit

It’s beautiful to give a thoughtful, well-chosen gift. And it’s wonderful to receive such gifts as a marker of affection and appreciation. I’m also aware how fortunate we are to be living where most of us can so freely give and receive, and take that for granted. I do hope that the breadth of suggestions […]

The sublime, infinite gifts of grace

Dr Stephanie Dowrick writes, ‘It was a reviving experience to prepare this short talk on grace – especially at the end of the year when I am feeling the weight of a busy year-long schedule and am looking forward perhaps more even than usual to the summer break. I wanted to affirm grace here, and […]

Universal Heart Newsletter

Appreciation & hope  * US publication In the Company of Rilke * Bookstore specials and new recommendations * “Stillness” on YouTube  * Interfaith in Sydney Sunday 20 November 3pm * Lines from Rilke * Stephanie Dowrick on Facebook Dear friends  Does this email reach you on a hopeful day?  That’s certainly what we would wish for, […]

Interfaith service Sydney, 20 November 3pm

Interfaith services with Dr Stephanie Dowrick. Music: Kim Cunio & Heather Lee.  Let’s leave our “labels” at the door and come together as a single, marvellously diverse human family seeking the sacred. All welcome. Are you in or near Sydney? Then do join us this Sunday, 20 Nov, at 3 pm, for our spiritually inclusive […]

Singing & praying for peace

Saturday, 29 October, 7.30pm, there will be a concert for peace in the “Spirit of Assisi” at Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church, Sydney, hosted and presented by the Franciscan Friars of the Province of the Holy Spirit. Stephanie Dowrick will MC this significant evening which features a range of community and professional choirs, instrumentalists – […]

Stephanie Dowrick speaks with Kathryn Ryan

Recorded late in 2010, this is a particularly wide-ranging interview with Stephanie Dowrick on contemporary views of the sacred, Stephanie’s journey towards writing about the sacred dimensions of life in Seeking the Sacred, and particularly about the inevitable social impact of our personal philosophies. Stephanie says:“This interview was recorded under quite difficult circumstances at both […]

Universal Heart Newsletter

Greetings to all! Meditation support * Self- confidence & resilience: Adelaide 22 October * Reading activism/suggestions * “Ten lessons from the earth”on YouTube  * Post-cancer support * Interfaith in Sydney 18 October * Words from the poet Lalla * Meet me on Facebook The quick notes I send out via Facebook and the tiny ones […]

Ten lessons from the earth

It gave me so much pleasure to prepare this talk and to consider the many ways in which the earth constantly “teaches” us – if only we will allow that.  These lessons include awareness that whatever our differences, we are dependent on a single source; that the “seasons” of life are in a constant process […]

Reflection and action

In the short video Dr Stephanie Dowrick uses the familiar, yet wonderfully fresh “Mary and Martha” story from the Christian gospels to demonstrate the interdependence of reflection and action. It’s what she calls the “Yin and Yang” of spiritual life. Stephanie also points out that it is reflection that we often overlook or rush by […]