A new book for children from Stephanie Dowrick

A new book for children from Stephanie Dowrick

Stephanie Dowrick’s new children book is The Moon Shines Out of the Dark, an enchanting, tender story of a little boy called Harry who must wait through a long night for the moon to reappear in the sky – and for Mum to return home. All the while Harry is remembering the lovely rhythms and events […]

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 choice and freedom

Most of us talk a great deal about freedom. And regard it as an ideal. Living that ideal though – and the sense of choice and inner authority that it implies – is something else altogether. In my own life I struggle not to use the “slave” words: “have to”, “must”, “can’t”. And I try […]

A whole life

Thomas Merton: “If you want a spiritual life, you must unify your life. A life is either all spiritual or not at all. No man [or woman] can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.” Desiring,seeking: this means giving […]

Interfaith service with Dr Stephanie Dowrick

In need of spiritual nourishment? Or simply curious to discover whether spirituality has something to offer you? You are so welcome to join us today, Sunday 19 February, at 3pm for the monthly interfaith, spiritually inclusive service at Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church. A block from Town Hall Station. Cross St: Park. Glorious music from […]

Universal Heart Newsletter

Dear Universal Heart Networkers Special greetings with this very first newsletter of 2012, yet doesn’t it seem that this year has already been running along for some time?! Perhaps your days are also sometimes not quite long enough to realise all your good intentions. I wrote a little article today to post on my website, […]

Every day, a Valentine?

Your physical health as well as your emotional wellbeing is dramatically affected by the quality of your relationships. As we approach Valentine’s Day 2012, it’s worth thinking hard about the people on whom we most depend, and that may be your partner. An intimate relationship can so easily be overloaded with a mountain of expectations […]

Gifts for heart, mind, spirit

It’s beautiful to give a thoughtful, well-chosen gift. And it’s wonderful to receive such gifts as a marker of affection and appreciation. I’m also aware how fortunate we are to be living where most of us can so freely give and receive, and take that for granted. I do hope that the breadth of suggestions […]

The sublime, infinite gifts of grace

Dr Stephanie Dowrick writes, ‘It was a reviving experience to prepare this short talk on grace – especially at the end of the year when I am feeling the weight of a busy year-long schedule and am looking forward perhaps more even than usual to the summer break. I wanted to affirm grace here, and […]

Universal Heart Newsletter

Appreciation & hope  * US publication In the Company of Rilke * Bookstore specials and new recommendations * “Stillness” on YouTube  * Interfaith in Sydney Sunday 20 November 3pm * Lines from Rilke * Stephanie Dowrick on Facebook Dear friends  Does this email reach you on a hopeful day?  That’s certainly what we would wish for, […]

Q&A: Identity & self-awareness

Q&A: Identity & self-awareness

What would you like to ask Stephanie Dowrick? What do you want to know about identity, self-awareness – and even how and what to question? In this hour-long MP3 file, you will hear others’ personal, courageous questions, asked in a safe retreat setting. And you may benefit from Stephanie’s considered responses. Stephanie says: “One of the […]

Stephanie Dowrick speaks with Kathryn Ryan

Recorded late in 2010, this is a particularly wide-ranging interview with Stephanie Dowrick on contemporary views of the sacred, Stephanie’s journey towards writing about the sacred dimensions of life in Seeking the Sacred, and particularly about the inevitable social impact of our personal philosophies. Stephanie says:“This interview was recorded under quite difficult circumstances at both […]