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 […]

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 speaks on enthusiasm as a spiritual resource

We invite you to enjoy this quite exceptionally enriching and timely talk, recorded at the June interfaith service at Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church in Sydney. We were also celebrating eight years of spiritually inclusive services there, led by Dr Stephanie Dowrick. They continue each 3rd Sunday of the month at 3pm. All very welcome. […]

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 […]

Dr Stephanie Dowrick on refugees and “taking refuge”

Taking Refuge, Finding Courage: a talk by Dr. Stephanie Dowrick given on 16 March 2014 at Interfaith in Sydney, Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church. In this talk, Stephanie Dowrick brings together two vital themes: concern for the many millions who are without a safe home in our world, including refugees and asylum seekers – currently […]

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 […]

Stephanie Dowrick speaks informally on the power of prayer

Heaven on Earth: Timeless Prayers of Wisdom and Love is Dr Stephanie Dowrick’s most recent book and in this short talk, recorded in December 2013 at Sutherland Shire Library, Sydney, Stephanie speaks persuasively about the power of prayer to help us – and especially how we can pray in ways that are nourishing, uniting, and […]

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