The Guiding Board is a group of eighteen meditators representing and serving the worldwide Community. It gives direction on matters of broad concern within the community. These include major new initiatives but also the simple integrity of the teaching which is the heart of the community's life and mission. The Board oversees the service provided to the national communities by the International Team and the London International Office, new initiatives and outreach.
Silence can be a silence of anguish; then it becomes a cry. The cry that comes from anguish can bring an encounter, and from this encounter silence and inner celebration can arise. Entering Into Silent Prayer Wednesday 22 – Sunday 26 May 2013
Bere Island, Country Cork, Ireland Sat 23rd March 2013 to Sun 31st March 2013
The WCCM Young Meditators’ Group brings people together from many backgrounds, nationalities and spiritual traditions, who are under the age of 45 and share a passion for Christian meditation.
The Bere Island Easter Retreat is designed for young people who havebeen meditating for years and those who may have had an occasional experience but would like an opportunity to deepen their practice. The week we spend together, led by Father Laurence Freeman OSB, is one of community, friendship, spiritual exploration and relaxation withina beautiful and tranquil Irish coastal setting.
On 14-16.10.2011 WCCM national coordinators from Central and Eastern Europe met in Oswiecim/Auschwitz in Poland. The meeting chaired by Fr Laurence Freeman was attended by representatives of the German, Ukrainian, Czech and Polish coordinators, written reports were submitted by Latvia and Lithuania. At the meeting was also present Kim Nataraja (with her husband Shankar), the Director of the School of Meditation.
The third of the National Co-ordinators' regional meetings was for the S. European region. It was hosted by the Swiss community in Geneva and brought together coordinators and members of their national councils from Switzerland, italy, Spain, Portugal and France
The notes of the meetings and photos will be posted later.
The second of the National Co-ordinators' regional meetings was for the N. European region. It was hosted in London March 11-13 and representatives came from the UK, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Norway and Denmark. The South African Coordinator also joined this regional meeting.
In 2011, the 20th anniversary of the community, a series of global-regional meetings of National Coordinators will take place.
The meetings give the opportunity for coordinators and their leadership teams to share their work in the community, initiatives and challenges, discuss translations and other aspects of the Community's life such as meditation with children, inter-faith dialogue, bringing meditation to the poor and marginalised.
The National Co-ordinators' meetings are scheduled: