I very much hope that you will feel inspired by this talk on the Path of Love, given on 17 September 2017 at the conclusion of 11 years of monthly services at Pitt Street Uniting Church in Sydney. Our work there will continue – wonderfully! – but less frequently. Reflecting
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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
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
Buddhism’s Noble 8-fold path is a marvelously steadying guide for any of us to live by – but it also requires that we think about how as well as what we will understand; how we will interpret our own and others’ thoughts, choices, actions; and especially what bring us meaning
This is a powerful talk on “tuning our minds”: going beyond thinking and responding positively to considering what will allow us to “receive” most abundantly – and give most fruitfully. The talk was given in October 2014 at the Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church in Sydney where Stephanie leads spiritually
Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick speaks at a special service held at Pitt Street Uniting Church in August 2014 to celebrate the beauty of childhood and to give us a vital chance to think and pray together so that we might more imaginatively and compassionately create a world of peace for
Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick speaks at the August 2014 spiritually inclusive service, held at Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney, celebrating childhood and praying for peace for all children in our world. These services are led by Stephanie Dowrick and held on the 3rd Sunday of each month. All welcome. Please
Dr Stephanie Dowrick offers a short, rich talk on this vital and timely topic: how we think about (and therefore treat) ourselves and others. The talk was recorded in May 2014 at a short retreat offered by Stephanie Dowrick at the Centre for Spiritual Learning, Wilton, NSW. Stephanie Dowrick’s next
We invite you to enjoy this quite exceptionally enriching and timely talk, recorded at the June interfaith service at Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church in Sydney. We were also celebrating eight years of spiritually inclusive services there, led by Dr Stephanie Dowrick. They continue each 3rd Sunday of the month
Here is a chance to hear a short, highly supportive talks from Dr Stephanie Dowrick, recorded at her regular interfaith services at Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney, offered each 3rd Sunday of the month at 3pm. In this talk, recorded on 18 May 2014, Stephanie challenges you to notice what
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
Taking Refuge, Finding Courage: a talk by Dr. Stephanie Dowrick given on 16 March 2014 at Interfaith in Sydney, Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church. In this talk, Stephanie Dowrick brings together two vital themes: concern for the many millions who are without a safe home in our world, including refugees
“Your life is and can be your greatest teacher!” Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick, in this immensely accessible talk, shows how we can bring to life the sacred power of illumination in our everyday lives. She particularly shows how this idea, ideal, experience can allow us to learn from every one
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
At the monthly spiritually inclusive services she leads at Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney, Dr Stephanie Dowrick brings our attention to what it might mean to think with generosity about ALL the people with whom we share our planet. What would it mean to give up our habits of divisive,
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
“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,
We are pleased to share a talk given in July 2013 by Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick at Interfaith in Sydney, Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney, where she invites us to grow in spiritual strength and wholeness…and to see the reality, truth and strength of our interconnectedness. Oddly – or perhaps
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.
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
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
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.
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