Stephanie Dowrick praises creativity

Stephanie Dowrick praises creativity

Perhaps the greatest gift that we have as a human family is imagination and, with that, our creativity and capacity for thought, expression, language (all the languages of body, vision, touch, as well as speech and silence, and also the languages of the land, oceans, air). Yes, imagination in its most familiar sense can be […]

Stephanie Dowrick wishes Valentine Happiness for All

Stephanie Dowrick wishes Valentine Happiness for All

Let’s declare Valentine’s Day as a day for all. Love has infinite expressions…Let’s open to their mystery, their beauty, and their healing. Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day as inclusively as possible: all those lessons in love (some so necessary, so timely; some so hard), all those teachers of what love is or can be (some lost, […]

Stephanie Dowrick at Mana Retreat Centre 2017

Stephanie Dowrick at Mana Retreat Centre 2017

Deep apologies that due to health challenges, Rev Dr Stephanie Dowrick will not be offering the January Workshop, nor leading the Easter 2017 Retreat. We certainly hope that she will be well enough to offer the Spring Retreat later in the year: 5-11 October. All at Mana wish her well. “Our search for the sacred […]

Join us to celebrate, Sunday 19 June 2016!

Join us to celebrate, Sunday 19 June 2016!

Dear Universal Heart Networkers I have been sending out Universal Heart Newsletters since the publication of The Universal Heart in 2000. That means some of you were with me during the year of my ordination (2005), and also during the year we started interfaith services at Pitt Street Uniting Church in June 2006. (Thank you […]

Remembering my mother

Remembering my mother

Remembering my perfect, beautiful, talented, unfailingly loving mother, Estelle Mary Brisco Dowrick, who died of cancer in December 1955, a month after her 38th birthday. It remains agonisingly incomprehensible to me that not only did my sister Geraldine and I spend most of our lives without her loving, reassuring, inspiring presence, but that she also […]

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 […]