Universal Heart Newsletter from Stephanie Dowrick

Universal Heart Newsletter from Stephanie Dowrick

Two invitations follow for services this coming Sunday, 20 December. (3pm and 7pm) Here is a LINK for buying the exquisite new CD “In a Day of Silence” plus the reissued classic meditation CD “Peaceful Mind”, both created by sacred musician Dr Kim Cunio and writer Dr Stephanie Dowrick. (You can purchase these only via […]

Keeping the heart open

Keeping the heart open

All fanaticism is driven by the ego in its bleakest form, by individualism in its most wretched form. When you must make others “wrong” to justify cruelty and make yourself feel “right”, you are separating yourself from the natural wisdom of the heart. This wisdom shows us our primary purpose in life is to care […]

Moral intelligence needed – not stereotyping

Moral intelligence needed – not stereotyping

18 November 2015             Stephanie Dowrick writes: “I wrote the following article only a week ago. Since then several hundred people have died tragically unnecessary deaths in Turkey, Lebanon and France…and we can guess many more hundreds elsewhere. Perhaps this week I would have written the article with even more passion and strength. But I hope […]

Stephanie Dowrick at Mana Retreat Centre 2016

Stephanie Dowrick at Mana Retreat Centre 2016

A truly inclusive spiritual retreat:  29 Sept – 2 October 2016; 2-5 October 2016 (deepening peace)
 Deep Looking. Deep Listening.  “Our true lives lie at great depth within us.” It is a rare and wonderful blessing to gain the depth of inner refreshment, focus and calm that a spiritual retreat brings. Combining inspired yet grounded […]

“Right speech” saves relationships, mends hearts

“Right speech” saves relationships, mends hearts

Greater happiness? Less suffering? Let your everyday speaking and listening lead the way. Few teachings are as refined and as practical as those that guide us on Buddhism’s “The Noble Eightfold Path”. Today I am thinking deeply about the third: Right speech. So much speech in our communities, workplaces and homes is unguarded. And far […]

Morning meditation with Stephanie Dowrick

Morning meditation with Stephanie Dowrick

On this voice file Dr Stephanie Dowrick leads a simple, calming meditation on acceptance  and on opening to a new day. Recorded at Mana Retreat Centre, October 2015. You may need to be patient for a few seconds as this is an unedited recording. We hope it brings peace to your heart and to your […]

A sublimely musical sacred service Sunday, 20 September

A sublimely musical sacred service Sunday, 20 September

Dear Universal Heart Network friends This Sunday in Sydney, we are offering a somewhat different spiritual service – though at our usual home: Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church, Sydney (just one block from Town Hall station). And at our usual time: 3pm. We will be bringing you some of the beautiful, utterly calming music and […]

A plea to the fathers in our world

A plea to the fathers in our world

I am writing this on Father’s Day…2015. But this is not the only day we need to think about the vital role of fathers: in our lives, in our world. Congratulations to all those men who are celebrated today in their vital role as fathers – whether biological or adoptive fathers, or “fathers” to those […]

Finding Peace…A spiritual retreat 1-4 or 1-7 October 2015

Finding Peace…A spiritual retreat 1-4 or 1-7 October 2015

Sublime refreshment inside & out: 1-4 October, 2015; 4-7 October Are you in need of lasting spiritual refreshment, offered in a most beautiful setting and from a genuinely inclusive spiritual perspective? Would you like to be more inwardly peaceful, knowing you can then meet life with greater compassion, interest, courage and joy? “I know what […]

Universal Heart Newsletter and invitation to celebrate

Universal Heart Newsletter and invitation to celebrate

“The radiance that is neither East nor West comes from a single moon”  Rumi Dear Universal Heart Networkers These newsletters are intended to be all about “you”! But this time I want to ask you to celebrate with me two anniversaries and one event. This month it is ten years since my ordination at St […]

Want your children to be happy?

Want your children to be happy?

You can certainly help your children to be happier by becoming happier (more engaged, more considerate, and kinder) yourself. Of course you want your children to be happy! Whatever our culture, we share that. But do you know how? Endless gratification of “I want” certainly doesn’t do it. In fact, it makes monsters of even […]

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