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 […]

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 […]

Stephanie Dowrick invites us to “wake up”

What would it mean to you to “wake up” more completely to your own life’s potential – and to the gift and meaning of life itself? “Illumination” is a word that may inspire…or confuse us. It’s widely used in spiritual life and can itself be a source of genuine hope as well as as inspiration. […]

Dr Stephanie Dowrick speaks on peace (and the Four Noble Truths)

This talk, from the monthly (3rd Sundays, 3pm) interfaith services at Pitt Street Uniting Church in Sydney, led by Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick, takes us to the personal heart of living peacefully and happily. Stephanie pays particular attention to unnecessary suffering…and how to avoid it. She draws upon her deep understanding and appreciation of the […]

Stephanie Dowrick on daring to write Heaven on Earth

Stephanie Dowrick is the author of many much loved books, from Running Backwards Over Sand to Seeking the Sacred and Everyday Kindness. Here she celebrates the publication of her newest book, Heaven On Earth, by writing frankly about her writing life and what has supported, allowed and inspired it. I began my writing life in […]

Universal Heart Newsletter September 2013 (new book!)

Interfaith service, Sydney, this Sunday 15 September 2013, 3pm  * Retreats – October * Visiting the Universal Heart Book Club  * YouTube talks * Regular inspiration on FACEBOOK  * New book on its way! * A gratitude prayer (even for those who never pray) Dear friends This Sunday, 15 September, is our beautiful, enriching monthly interfaith […]

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 […]

Stephanie Dowrick on the power of living thankfully

Dr Stephanie Dowrick begins this powerful talk on thanksgiving and living fully as well as “thankfully” by quoting Mahatma Gandhi on what we share: our unity with all of humanity, with “our human and divine family” as well as the profound possibility that each of us is “enough”. She also reflects on the sublime opportunity […]

Universal Heart Newsletter & Book Club June 2013

Dear Universal Heart friends “Beauty of spirit is contagious” * Interfaith service, Sydney, Sunday 16 June, 3pm – celebrating 7 years of services  * Links to supportive talks and articles  *  Book Club news  * Bookstore support  * Events including Sydney writing workshop, July, October Retreat at Mana, & Writing Retreat in Kyoto Welcome to […]