Meet the author in 2006!

Stephanie says,
“”What follows are just some of the public events planned for 2006.  The list will be updated from time to time.  And do keep in touch via the Universal Heart Network for the latest news. I have had a number of enquires about Melbourne and country Victoria.  I’m working on it!  Meanwhile, if you are able to come to any of the events below, do say hello and know that I am always delighted to meet readers.””

To see a list of recent and upcoming events…

New Zealand

The annual Easter Retreat, this year from 13-17 April, is one of my favourite events of the year.  It is offered in an exceptionally beautiful and peaceful environment. Easy access from Auckland airport. Full details of the Retreat follow this list of events. Early booking strongly advised. To book:

Northern New South Wales
I will be speaking and offering a workshop in Tweed Heads, and speaking at Byron Bay, as part of the  uplifting Whole Woman Festival in Northern New South Wales on 10 and 11 March. More details of this wonderful Festival and to book:

On 15 March I am speaking in Sydney (226 Clarence Street) at the first of the Adyar breakfast events.  Adyar is one of the widest-ranging spiritual bookshops in the world so it will be a treat to discover the bookshop if you don’t know it already. Time to sign books also. Cost, including breakfast: $20.  More details and to book: Tel: 9267 8509

More on happiness – I will give a major keynote address on happiness and its role in our lives as part of the major “Happiness and its Causes” weekend conference in Sydney on 1 April. This will be an exceptional international event with speakers from around the world, including the esteemed Lama Zopa, offering an unprecedented range of invaluable insights. More details and to book: .

The Sea of Faith National Conference 2006
God: Creator or Created?
22-24 September 2006 at Dunmore Lang College, Macquarie University in Sydney.

Speakers include Don Cupitt, Stephanie Dowrick, Michael Morwood and Lloyd Geering.  More information and registration:

This will be a very intellectually dynamic conference organised by “”a network of Australians who are seeking a radical reappraisal of past religious traditions in order to meet today’s spiritual challenges””.  Don Cupitt is Sea of Faith founder.

I will be giving a major talk in Perth on the evening of Friday 30 June, followed by an all-day workshop on Saturday 1 July.  Both events (you can attend one or both) will further develop themes of happiness and self-awareness from Choosing Happiness: Life & Soul Essentials and will offer insight and inspiration as well as practical encouragement and support.
These events are being organized by University of Western Australia Extension.  I had such a wonderful time in Perth late last year so I look forward to them very much.

For more details and to register your interest the link is – then click on Special Events/Visiting Speakers.

In October I will be leading a small group to Japan’s holy mountain Koyasan (near Osaka) under the auspices of University of Sydney, Continuing Education. It is possible to join this group from departure points other than Sydney.

More details and to book:

Terrigal, NSW
22 July 2006  Meditation Day
Our Lady Star of the Sea Serpentine Road, Terrigal, NSW

This is a “learn to meditate day” for experienced meditators and for complete beginners.  The day is being presented by Spirituality in the Pub and the World Community for Christian Meditation and it will draw on all the great meditation traditions, with a Christian focus.

Cost:  $20; $10 concession.  BYO lunch.

To register, email

or call Sue Christian 43343174 or FranSeberry 43691586.
Sydney Choosing Happiness all-day workshop

Sunday 1 October 2006

Stephanie will offer a one-day, very practical interactive workshop based on her most recent book, Choosing Happiness: Life & Soul Essentials. This will be suitable for people of all ages and stages and will focus on the key psychological and spiritual attitudes and skills that promote resilience, inner stability and an authentically positive and uplifting response to life.

The workshop is being presented by Inspired Traveller and Adyar Books and will be held at Blavatsky Lodge, Kent Street, Sydney. Cost $118 including GST. Bookings are essential. Places are limited.

Call Adyar Books on 02 9267 8509 or email

This will be Stephanie’s last happiness workshop for 2006