|Patrons of The World Community for Christian Meditation....
His Eminence Cardinal Seán Brady-Archbishop of Armagh, and Primate of All Ireland
Eileen Byrne - belonged to the first meditation community established by Father John Main and joined him in Montreal. In 1989 she became the director of the Christian Meditation Centre in London.
Milo Coerper - a Washington DC corporate lawyer and Episcopal priest. He was the facilitator and organiser of the founding meeting of WCCM in New Harmony, Indiana in 1991. He served on the Guiding Board from 1991 to 1999 first as Vice-chair and then as Chair.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama - spiritual and 'de jure' political leader of the Tibetan people. He lives in exile in Northern India because of the continuing brutal occupation of Tibet by the Communist Chinese. He was the John Main Seminar speaker in 1994 on the topic of 'The Good Heart' and has been co-leading with Fr. Laurence the on-going Buddhist/Christian dialogue, The Way of Peace.
Paul Harris - a former director of the Christian Meditation Centre in London who has served the building of WCCM through his writing and teaching.
His Eminence Cardinal Walter Kasper - President emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.He was the principal speaker at the John Main Seminar in 2008, held in Mainz, Germany.
Dom Thomas Keating OCSO - Cistercian monk and retired abbot and is a founder of the Centering Prayer movement. He was the John Main Seminar speaker in 1998 on the topic of 'Heart of the World: The Contemplative Dimensions of the Gospel'.
Robert Kiely - Emeritus Professor of American Literature at Harvard University. He served on the Guiding Board from 1991 to 1998, including a stint as Chair from 1994 to 1997. He led the John Main Seminar in 1985 on the topic of 'The Search for God in Modern Literature'.
Dr Mary McAleese - Former President of Ireland who led the 1997 John Main Seminar on the topic of 'Reconciled Being'.
Balfour Mount - Montreal physician internationally recognised as an expert on Palliative Care. He was the first Chair of the Guiding Board and 'On Wholeness' was the theme of his talks at the 1989 John Main Seminar.
Most Rev Vincent Nichols - Archbishop of Westminster
His Eminence Cardinal George Pell -Archbishop of Sydney
Most Rev. Michael Putney - Bishop of Townsville Australia and a member of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity
Most Rev. Dom Michelangelo Tiribili OSB - Abbot General emeritus of the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto
His Eminence Cardinal John Tong Hon– Bishop of Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China
The Rt. Reverend & Rt. Hon. Dr. Rowan Williams- Archbishop of Canterbury.