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 […]

Stephanie Dowrick speaks on the languages of love

This is a timeless talk from Dr Stephanie Dowrick on the different PRACTICAL expressions of love that we all need – and can all give. They include hospitality, patience, forgiveness, appreciation, joy. Please join us in creating a more loving, appreciative, and certainly more joyful world. Your comments are always welcome on Stephanie Dowrick’s  Facebook […]

Dr Stephanie Dowrick: events and retreats

Are you seeking greater calm, insight and joy in life? Do you want to see and experience the world around you – and within – with greater appreciation and confidence? Stephanie Dowrick can offer this – and more. She will post shortly updated details of 2014 events. Highlights will include the tremendously positive and uplifting […]

Stephanie Dowrick speaks on the sacred

Please enjoy this unusually frank discussion of what it means to commit ourselves to a deep appreciation of life: to see ourselves as spiritual beings – with human challenges – and to see all of life as sacred, including the shadow. Dr Stephanie Dowrick was being interviewed on her book Seeking the Sacred, but this […]

Seeking the Sacred: Stephanie Dowrick speaks

This is the talk given by Dr Stephanie Dowrick at the Happiness & Its Causes Conference, 2012, held at the Sydney Town Hall. What allows happiness? What are the obstacles? What do we most long for…and how will we achieve it?  How can we become the cause of happiness…rather than the cause of suffering for […]

Stephanie Dowrick YouTube talk “Peace in Our World”

Dr Stephanie Dowrick opens this powerful talk with a call to imagine a more peaceful world, one in which not just safety but also far greater joy is easily experienced by all. She continues with an essential reminder that “Hate does not cease with more hatred…” and that “civilization is far more than a lull […]

Stephanie Dowrick offers a practical peace testimony

Peace-making is no longer an option. (And never was.) To be worthy of life, we must choose to embrace peace-making as a way of being. We must contribute on an active daily basis to the safety, happiness and well-being of all those with whom we share this planet. I offer this as a guide, inspiration, […]

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 […]

Universal Heart invitations: books, Mana, Kyoto

Dear Universal Heart Network friends A briefer email this time and much earlier than usual, in part because my web manager is about to be away – and I rely on him totally if anything unravels in this marvellous but sometimes mysterious world of social media.  Speaking of which, next Monday evening (25 June) I […]

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, […]