A “Mana” invitation for 2014 (including 25 Jan 2014)

There is something so special about a new year and the sense of promise and renewal that comes with it. Many of you seem to be feeling that eagerness because I’ve had a number of emails and notes via social media in recent weeks asking what my “Mana” reatreat plans are for this year. Some […]

Two very special (and different) October retreats

Dear Network friends Today I am writing to share news of the two retreats that I am delighted to be offering in October. The longer, more “newsy” newsletters I usually send give you a variety of information and it’s easy to miss details of special events. The early October retreat (3-6, 6-9 October) is at […]

Peace testimonies from the Easter Retreat 2013

Peace Testimonies, Retreat with Stephanie Dowrick,   Mana Retreat Centre, Easter  2013 Joo-Cheong As a peacemaker, I will speak against injustice, remembering that peace is not just my birthright but of all humanity. I will live with idealism, seeing the prospect of change even when change seems all but impossible, believing in hope especially when […]

Further talks and spoken word

Further talks and spoken word

More RETREAT talks, including Easter 2012 and Easter 2011, are included among the links below. This post also takes you to a series of exceptional interviews, discussions, reviews and comments about Stephanie Dowrick’s work. The emphasis is on spoken media, with the occasional print interview and blog. Please also see the videoed talks now available […]

Universal Heart Newsletter March 2013

Bellingen Writers Readers Festival 22-24 March 2013  *  Last reminder for the 2013 Easter Retreat  * Interfaith service, Sydney, this Sunday 17 MARCH 2013, 3pm  * Universal Heart Book Club – wonderful new reviews *  YouTube talks *  Enduring or beyond a crisis? * On-line discounted Bookstore * Visit Stephanie on FACEBOOK Dear friends Welcome back […]

Retreats & events with Stephanie Dowrick 2013

Thank you to everyone who attended the events, talks, concerts and especially the retreats in which Stephanie Dowrick participated in 2013. She will post shortly details of 2014 events. Highlights will include the tremendously positive and uplifting “Retreat in a Day” on 25 January 2014, Subud Centre, Pt Chevalier, Auckland (Booking details HERE); also another […]

Stephanie Dowrick at Mana Retreat Centre

You will find continuously updated details of Dr Stephanie Dowrick’s spiritually inclusive retreats and events at “Events” on this website. But we would particularly like to bring your attention to Stephanie’s annual retreats at the gloriously beautiful Mana Retreat Centre, near Coromandel, New Zealand. The residential retreats are 28 March – 1 April (Easter Retreat) […]

Universal Heart News, Events & Book Club

New year inspiration: Martin Luther King & Thich Nhat Hanh *  The Moon Shines Out of the Dark SYDNEY 19 January *  Welcome to our “Retreat in a Day” AUCKLAND 26 January * List of 2013 events including Easter Retreat * Glorious treats at Universal Heart Book Club * Video talk: the languages/expressions of love […]

Meet Stephanie Dowrick in January 2013

           Meet Dr Stephanie Dowrick in Sydney (19 January, 2pm, Shearers on Norton, 99 Norton St, Leichhardt) or Auckland (26 January, Tel: (07) 866 8972) in January 2013. For a more complete list to date of 2013 events, including her annual Easter Retreat, please click on this link. You will also find regular updates on Stephanie […]

Universal Heart Newsletter – and Book Club

Everyday Kindness published in the US * Interfaith in Sydney this Sunday, 16 Sept 2012 * New books of interest at your Universal Heart Book Club * Spring Retreat in New Zealand, 4-7 October * “What difference can the Sacred Make?” : Special event, Sydney 11 October, 7-9pm * Writing Retreat in Kyoto 29 Oct […]

Stephanie Dowrick on YouTube: Peace in Our Hearts

Please enjoy this talk by Dr Stephanie Dowrick , addressing the need and desire that so many of us have to create greater or more sustained peace in our hearts. Peace cannot stop in our hearts, of course. But if there is no peace in our hearts, our efforts to live in greater harmony with […]

Peaceful Mind retreat in beautiful New Zealand

The “Peaceful Mind” retreat is one of two retreats that writer and retreat leader Dr Stephanie Dowrick leads annually at the glorious Mana Retreat Centre in New Zealand.  This year’s dates are 4-7 October 2012. You are most welcome to book extra days on either side of the retreat. Mana Retreat Centre is a dedicated retreat […]