Contents about the WCCM Community

Meeting of WCCM Asian National Coordinators

In 2011, the 20th anniversary of the community, a series of global-regional meetings of National Coordinators will take place. The first of these took place last week in Kuala Lumpur with 28 representatives from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Philippines and Hong Kong.

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Meditation is a universal wisdom of the human family. It is found at the heart of all the great religious families. meditatio is the outreach of a contemplative community that brings the fruits of meditation to the aid of the many problems and crises of our time.

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International Centres Worldwide


Email Contact - Mauritius

South Africa

Christian Meditation Community | South Africa




E-mail Contact - Barbados


Communidade Mundial Para Meditacao Crista


Canadian Christian Meditation Community

Canada | French

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International Office

The International Office

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Guiding Board

WCCM Guiding Board Members & Patrons

The Work of the Guiding Board | 2011

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John Main OSB

After you've read this page, learn more about John Main here. Also use the left-hand menu to visit the special "John Main Anniversary" page.

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About The World Community for Christian Meditation


The roots of the Community lie in the desert tradition of early Christianity. In 1975 John Main started the first Christian Meditation Centre in London where the first of many weekly meditation groups began to meet. In 1991 the John Main Seminar was held in the old Utopian town of New Harmony, Indiana. It was led by Bede Griffiths and was the basis of his book The New Creation in Christ: Meditation and Community.

Meditators from many parts of the world came together on this occasion to discuss the future of the community that had been forming for many years already as a ‘monastery without walls’. They named it The World Community for Christian Meditation. The symbol of the Community is an ancient image that represents the union of the contemplative and active dimensions of life.

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Laurence Freeman OSB

Dom Laurence Freeman OSB is a monk of the Olivetan Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation. Fr Laurence was born in England in 1951 where he was educated by the Benedictines and studied English Literature at Oxford University.

Before entering monastic life he had experience with the United Nations, banking and journalism. In the monastery his spiritual teacher was John Main with whom he studied and whom he helped in the establishment of the first Christian Meditation Centre in London.


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