We are very excited to announce that our monthly inclusive sacred service for September will be almost entirely devoted to music … and will be, in essence, the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sydney Sacred Music Festival. The service – led by Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick – will start promptly at 3pm with a slightly later end time of 4.30pm. There will be no charge. Donations will be received with gratitude. Crated by Dr Kim Cunio, the service will include highlights from visionary soprano, Heather Lee, and Shakuhachi master, Bronwyn Kirkpatrick. This will be a rare chance to experience music transcending “performance” and uniting musicians and listeners in an authentic and uplifting experience of the sacred. Our address is Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church, Sydney. (Cross street is Park.)
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 retreat will begin on 25 September at Mana Retreat Centre, New Zealand.
These talks by retreat leader and writer Dr Stephanie Dowrick were recorded at the annual Retreat at Easter, Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel, New Zealand. The theme this year was “Sanctuary of Love”. We considered how this supports us inwardly and also in the many ways we move through and respond to the outer world. Stephanie Dowrick suggests that if you have time to listen to only one or two talks, that you might choose Tracks 6 and 7. We certainly hope that all these talks will serve you well. Stephanie will lead her second retreat of the year at Mana with a 3-day or 6-day option, beginning 25 September 2014.
Welcome to Dr Stephanie Dowrick’s public events for 2014 – including monthly services at Pitt Street Uniting Church (3rd Sundays, 3pm). Forthcoming highlights: Spring retreat (starting 25 September for 3 or 6 days) including its very special 3-day deepening extension at Mana Retreat Centre plus the 19 October – 1 November “Happiness in the land of happiness” in Bhutan. To enquire about Dr Dowrick’s availability for speaking or retreat engagements, please go to CONTACTS on this website.