The darkness and light of the sky and the earth must yield to one another for the natural world to continue turning in its cyclical rhythms; the light of the ego must yield to the darkness of death for wisdom to be born; the dark of the flesh and the light of spirit must yield one to the other for the holy to incarnate, the pains felt in the dark by culturally repressed people must yield to the light to give birth to peace.
– Reverend Gail Seavey
In Sydney this Sunday, 21 October at 3pm, you are warmly welcomed to join Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick and the Interfaith in Sydney community for the monthly service at the Uniting Church at 264 Pitt Street.
Since 2006 Stephanie Dowrick has been leading these deeply sacred services at Pitt Street each third Sunday of the month at 3pm, drawing inspiration from the most uplifting and inclusive teachings and prayers.
There will be exquisite music from Dr Kim Cunio and Heather Lee, world renowned sacred musicians, also the chance to sing from 1:15pm with Elizabeth Lecoanet, leader of “Sydney Sings”. Tea, coffee and friendship is offered after the service which usually ends about 4.15pm. All welcome. The talks that Stephanie gives at the services are also available on YouTube, via this link. http://www.youtube.com/user/interfaithinsydney
All those beings among you whom struggle are fragments of the Divine. And so deceptive is the illusion in which you live that it is hard to guess where you will first detect that sweet voice in the hearts of others. But know that it is certainly within yourself. Look for it there and, once having heard it, you will more readily recognise it around you.
– Annie Bessant, Theosophist, 1926
One Spirit Learning Alliance invites you to join us on a 24 hour community web gathering. One theme each hour will be curated by One Spirit Interspiritual Ministers. Help us complete the uninterrupted circle of prayer around the world beginning at midnight, Thursday, September 13th. To learn more http://onespiritinterfaith.org/sacred-practice/world-day-of-prayer/
Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick has been leading retreats at the truly interfaith, multicultural retreat centre, Mana Retreat, Coromandel, New Zealand, since 2001. She teaches there twice each year, at Easter and again in the (NZ) Spring. This year the Spring Retreat is October 4-7.
For the last few years she has been wonderfully supported by Reverend Hilary Star who also leads the Auckland interfaith community that meets each 2nd Sunday of the month in Point Chevalier, Auckland, and also has a number of meditation groups that have grown out of the Mana retreats. People are most welcome to stay longer on either side of the retreat. The centre is reached by shuttle bus or ferry fromAuckland.
Stephanie (r) and Hilary (l) were photographed there at the recent Easter Retreat. For more information about retreats at Mana please contact them direct at http://www.manaretreat.com or email@example.com. You can also join Stephanie on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/StephanieDowrick
Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick is widely known as the author of a number of books including “Seeking the Sacred”. She has been leading spiritually inclusive services at Pitt Street Uniting Church each month since 2006. This is one of the world’s largest interfaith congregations with people gathering from way beyond Sydney to enjoy uplifting teachings, exquisite music, prayer and the healing power of an accepting community.
All are welcome at 3pm on third Sunday of the month at the Pitt Street Uniting Church, 264 Pitt Street, Sydney (one block from Town Hall)