Stephanie Dowrick on sacred hospitality

Stephanie Dowrick on sacred hospitality

Feeling “at home” in our own lives is essential for peace – and for safety and well being. Yet we face, in our world, unprecedented numbers of people seeking a home, or feeling profoundly unsafe within their own homes, often their own countries – or lacking a sense of meaning and belonging. Along with thinking […]

Stephanie Dowrick speaks on transformative appreciation

Stephanie Dowrick speaks on transformative appreciation

On 19 June 2016,  the tenth anniversary of our services at Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney, Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick spoke on the beautiful topic of deep appreciation. This is a radical, transformative quality when we allow it to be, dramatically challenging the competitive, aggressive, cynical way of life that can come to seem “normal” […]

Stephanie Dowrick speaks on “Light in the Darkness”

Stephanie Dowrick speaks on “Light in the Darkness”

This is a deeply timely talk from Dr Stephanie Dowrick at a moment when violence and injustice seem to dominate the headlines. How do we stay in touch with our own peacemaking efforts, our will towards kindness?  She starts with an ancient prayer from the Bhagavata Purana that resonates for all: “May the world be […]

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 living thankfully

Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick speaks here on the gloriously transformative power of living thankfully. The talk was recorded at Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney, in June 2013.  Please note that all of the recorded video talks from the services that Stephanie leads are available via InterfaithinSydney YouTube link.

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 speaks on Forgiveness

Stephanie Dowrick is the author, among other books, of Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love. This talk on the vital theme of forgiveness was recorded at the Happiness & Its Causes Conference in Sydney, in 2007. Stephanie spoke after His Holiness the Dalai Lama had spoken to a packed and highly receptive audience. The talk […]

Stephanie Dowrick invites you to greater happiness

In this talk, recorded at the Sydney Town Hall for the Happiness & Its Causes Conference, Sydney, 2012, Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick challenges – with considerable gentleness and strength – some of our familiar ideas about happiness, and invites us to a greater vision not of happiness only, but also of safety, justice and peace. […]

Stephanie Dowrick invites you to a life of greater gratitude

At the monthly interfaith, spiritually inclusive services she leads at Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney, Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick brings us ideas and inspirations that can sustain us spiritually and emotionally whatever our life circumstances. This month (April 2013), she speaks about gratitude – with some very fresh thoughts about gratitude as a way of […]