‘Cooperating With Life,’ Retreat in a Day With Stephanie Dowrick – Auckland, New Zealand



Retreat in a Day with Stephanie Dowrick. “Cooperating With Life”

Saturday Jan 17th 2015 – 9.30am to 4.30pm at St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby, Auckland NZ.                 Price: NZD$115 (includes lunch).

This one-day retreat offers a superb chance to move into 2015 with renewed energy, resolution and a full and hopeful heart. In what has become a favourite way to start the year, Stephanie will offer ample time for teaching, reflection and discussion over a wonderfully accepting and inspirational day. Writer and spiritual teacher Dr Stephanie Dowrick will bring us a new and immediately practical approach to thinking about change or challenges in our personal or more public lives. It’s vital to know how we regard challenges (with outrage, dread or quiet confidence). It’s also vital to clarify our current vision and motivation. This will help us choose our attitudes and sense of direction, as well as the strengths we long to develop. Central to this is discovering self-compassion, and how this can bring us into more accepting, spacious relationships with others.

Stephanie Dowrick is an extraordinary facilitator with an uncanny ability to pull a disparate group into a cohesive and comfortable state from the word ‘go’. We all thrived under her tutelage.” Judith White (Writing in Kyoto, 2012)

This retreat has been a deep refreshment for my ‘parched’ soul…With all the support and love offered here, I have begun to feel life entering once again into my body, my soul and my spirit. ” Judith S-H (Easter, Mana, 2013)

This event is presented by Mana and Auckland Interfaith: Spiritual Learning Community. For information about the day or the Spiritual Learning Community contact Hilary Star 09 846 9646 or email hilarystar@xtra.co.nz. Book through http://www.manaretreat.com/programme/2015-schedule/retreat-in-a-day-2015.html or phone Mana Retreat on +64 7 866 8972.

sdAbout Stephanie Dowrick, PhD
New Zealand-born Stephanie Dowrick has been a highly accessible and influential writer since the original publication of her best-selling classic, Intimacy and Solitude. Through her books, articles, retreats and teaching she has changed countless lives for the better, offering people a psychological and spiritual depth that makes life feel safer, as well as more interesting and meaningful. Her particular skill is in anticipating and responding to the key social, spiritual and psychological questions of our time – and meeting a wide range of readers with intelligence, understanding and compassion. She has been a presenter of Mana retreats since 2001 and now offers two popular residential spiritual retreats there each year, one at Easter and one in Spring. Her latest book is Heaven on Earth.

For more information about Stephanie Dowrick, and her books including Forgiveness & Other Acts of Love, The Universal Heart, Choosing Happiness, Creative Journal Writing, In the Company of Rilke, Everyday Kindness and Seeking the Sacred, described by Claire Scobie in the Sydney Morning Herald as ‘a chalice of wisdom’ see her website: http://www.stephaniedowrick.com/

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