Retreats & Seminars Worldwide

Silent Retreats 2011

(See details in the calendar below.)

December 2011
 
December 1: Indonesia
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “The contribution of contemplative prayer to the world”
Event & Time: Introductory talk, 19:00
Venue: Santa Theresia, Jakarta
Coordinator: Hendra Widjaja – E-mail: hwidjaja@fhi.or.id

December 2-4th: Indonesia
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Christian Meditation: The Christian Mysticism in the modern world” and “The Spirituality of John Cassian & The Cloud of Unknowing” (tbc)
Event: 3 day National Seminar
Venue: Pertapaan Putri Karmel, address: Ngadireso – Tumpang – Malang, EAST JAVA
Coordinator: Alfian Kusumadjaja - Email: 3mulya@gmail.com 

December 6: Philippines
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: "Martha and Mary"
Event & time: Day Recollection for Senior Practicioners, 9:00 - 15:00
Venue: Meditation Hall, Address: 2F Benpres Bldg.,  Philippines
Contact: JM Rebueno - email: jmrebueno@gmail.com, Telephone: 632 213 8110, Mobile: 0915 391 7420

December 6: Philippines
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: Contemplative Practices at the Workplace – for more effective dispensation of one’s tasks and responsibilities and a more human life.
Event & time: Evening Talk, 18:00
Venue: Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord, SM Megamall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City
Contact: JM Rebueno - email: jmrebueno@gmail.com, Telephone: 632 213 8110, Mobile: 0915 391 7420

December 7: Philippines
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: Appropriating Contemplative Practices in School Settings – The Experience of Christian Meditation
Event & time: 14:00 - 17:00
Venue: Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord, SM Megamall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City
Contact: JM Rebueno - email: jmrebueno@gmail.com, Telephone: 632 213 8110, Mobile: 0915 391 7420

 
December 8-11: Hong Kong
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Contact: Lina Lee – E-mail: linakylee@gmail.com
 
December 12-13: Thailand
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
 
December 17: UK
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Venue: London Christian Meditation Centre - St Mark's, Myddelton Square, London EC1R 1XX
Event & time: Christmas preparation (Advent day)
Contact: London Christian Meditation Centre - St Mark's, Myddelton Square, London EC1R 1XX – E.mail: uk@wccm.org or tel. 020 7833 9615
 
December 18: UK
Title: "How we live in hope: the teaching of Jesus and Benedict"
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Venue: The Benedictine Centre for Spirituality 29 Bramley Road, London, N14 4HE - More details and directions at www.benedictinecentreretreats.org.uk
Event & time: Oblate day
Contact: Eileen Dutt – E-mail: eileendutt@yahoo.co.uk . Mobile: 07721 574767

November 2011

November 2: Brazil
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: "The Art of Happiness"
Venue: Convento Santíssima Trindade, Address: Rua Sao benedito, 2146 - 04735-004 – Sao Paulo – SP - Brazil
Event & time: Day Retreat. 9:00 - 15:00
Contact: Roldano Giuntoli. Mobile: +55 11 8194 8440

November 3: Brazil
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB & Swami Nirmalatmananda
Title: "River of Compassion"
Venue: Auditório do Colégio de São Bento Address: Largo São Bento – Sao Paulo – SP - Brazil
Event & time: Evening Talk. 19:30 - 22:00
Contact: Roldano Giuntoli. Mobile: +55 11 8194 8440

November 4-6: Argentina
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: "The Stages of Attention: Christian meditation and prayer of the heart"
Event & time: Silence & Meditation Retreat
Venue: Bethany Retreat House, La Falda, Cordoba
Contact: Magdalena Lizarralde – E-mail: mlizarralde33@gmail.com and Marina Muller – E-mail: marinam@sion.com

November 7: Argentina
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: "Different types of poverty: contemplation as silent revolution"
Event & time: Evening Talk, 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: The University of Salvador, Buenos Aires. Facultad de Psicología y Psicopedagogía, Universidad del Salvador, Address: M.T. de Alvear 1314, 1st. Floor, Aula Magna
Contact: meditacion.cristiana.grupos@gmail.com

November 8: Argentina
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: "A Spirituality for Our Time: Interreligious Dialogue"
Event & time: Interreligious Panel, starts at 7 pm.
Venue: The University of Salvador , Buenos Aires. Escuela de Estudios Orientales, Universidad del Salvador, Address: Hipólito Irigoyen 2441, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (C.A.B.A.)
Contact: meditacion.cristiana.grupos@gmail.com

November 9-11: Brazil.
Event & time: Regional Meeting. Details TBC.
Contact: Ana Fonseca – E-mail: ana.fonseca@umusic.com - Tel: 55 21 2523 5125 (home) - 55 21 9418 1808 (mobile)

November 11-13: Brazil
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title" Stages of Contemplation" - Silent Retreat with Dom Laurence Freeman OSB
Event & time: Weekend Silent Retreat
Contact: Hileana Menezes carneiro – E-mail: rj.meditacaocrista@yahoo.com.br  Address: Rua Paula Freitas 54/203copacabana Rio de Janeiro-RJ-Brasil
Telephone: 55(21) 22361431 , Mobile: 55(21) 81812270

November 16: Brazil
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: TBC
Venue: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS) Address: Avenida Ipiranga 6681, Porto Alegre (RS)
Event & time: Morning Talk. Starts at 8 am.
Contact: Marcelo Melgares, Address: Rua Gaspar Martins, 556 apto 03, Porto Alegre RS Brazil CEP 90220-160
E-mail: marcelomelgares@yahoo.com.br, Telephone: (+55) 51 3227-4554, Mobile: (+55) 51 9654-5100

November 16: Brazil
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: TBC
Venue: Faculdade Dom Bosco, Address: Rua Marcechal José Inácio da Silva 355, Porto Alegre (RS)
Event & time: Evening Talk. Starts at 7 pm.
Contact: Marcelo Melgares, Address: Rua Gaspar Martins, 556 apto 03, Porto Alegre RS Brazil CEP 90220-160
E-mail: marcelomelgares@yahoo.com.br, Telephone: (+55) 51 3227-4554, Mobile: (+55) 51 9654-5100

November 18-20: Brazil
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Busca a Ti mesmo em Mim: Busca a Mim em Ti mesmo / Seek Yourself in Me : Seek Me in Yourself”
Venue: Casa de retiros da Vila Kostka, Itaici, Indaiatuba – SP
Event & time: Weekend Retreat
Contact: Roldano Giuntoli. Rua da Paz 2150 – apt 31b - ZIP 04713-002 Sao Paulo – SP – Brazil.
E-mail: cmmcbr@gmail.com, Telephone: +55 11 3473 1883, Mobile: +55 11 8194 8440

October 2011

October 14-16: Poland
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Event & time: Eastern Europe coordinators conference
Contact: Paulina Lesniak – E-mail: paulina_szczecin@wccm.pl or Andrzej Ziolkowski – E-mail: and.ziolkowski@gmail.com

October 17-19: Poland
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Venue: retreat house - Korbielów
Event & time: introduction to Christian Meditation for the Domenican
Contact: Prowincjał Polskiej Prowincji Dominikanów – Krzysztof Popławski Provincial - E-mail: prowincjal@dominikanie.pl

October 21-23: Italy
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Health, Holiness and Hope”
Event & time: weekend silent retreat
Venue: Sereno Soggiorno Salesiano - Via Pacognano, 34 - 80069 - Vico Equense - Napoli – Italia - Tel.: (+39) 081.802.87.80 - 081.802.87.75 - Fax: (+39) 081.802.89.42 – Website: www.soggiornosalesiano.it
Contact: Claudio Maiorino – E-mail: clamada@tin.it

October 28-30: USA
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Event & time: US coordinators meeting
Contact: Eugene Bebeau – E-mail: gbebeau@gmail.com

October 28-30: Burlington, Vermont USA
Speaker: The Very Reverend Kenneth W. Poppe
Venue: Bishop Booth Conference Center, 20 Rock Point Circle, Burlington, Vermont
Event & time: School for Teachers of Christian Meditation - The Workshop will begin with dinner on Friday, October 28, 2011, and conclude with lunch on Sunday, October 30, 2011. Please contact Lucy Beck (stoltzhouse@gmail.com) for an application.
Contact: Lucy Beck - Email: stoltzhouse@gmail.com | Tel: (802) 864.0471

September 2011

September 1: UK

Speakers: Lama Geshi Tashi and Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Venue: London Christian Meditation Centre - St Mark's, Myddelton Square, London EC1R 1XX
Event: Meditatio Interfaith: Emptiness and Poverty of Spirit : What Christians and Buddhists can learn from each other.
Time: 19:00-21:30
Contact: London Christian Meditation Centre - St Mark's, Myddelton Square, London EC1R 1XX 
E.mail: uk@wccm.org or tel. 020 7833 9615

September 3-9: Italy
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Venue: Monastero Clarisse Eremte – Via Santa Maria in Castello – 02032 Fara Sabina – Italy – Tel: +39 0765 277021 – E-mail: clarisse.farasabina@libero.it
Event & time: International school – from Saturday 3 September evening until until Friday 9 September after lunch
Contact: Kathryn Houston – E-mail: <kathryn.houston@bigpond.com
 
September 14-24: Ireland
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Open Skies, Deep Seas”
Venue: Bere Island – Co. Cork, Ireland.
Event & time: 10 days silent retreat
Contact: International Office in London - E-mail: welcome@wccm.org - Tel: (+44) 020 7278 2070
 
September 26-30
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Ministry in the Priesthood of Christ”
Venue: The Ammerdown Centre - Radstock, Bath, Somerset BA3 5SW - Telephone 01761 433709 - Fax 01761 433094 – email: centre@ammerdown.org - Website: www.ammerdown.org
Event & time: An international ecumenical retreat for ordained Priests, Ministers and Pastors and those in training for ordained ministry
Contact: Fr Robin Burgess - Email: rmeburgess@aol.com T: 020 8998 4710 – Website: http://www.christianmeditation.org.uk/public_html/web/home.php

August 2011

August 8-11: Ireland
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Fruits of Crisis”
No one likes crisis but we can all learn from those times when we seem to lose control of events and become open in ways we could not be otherwise. Meditation too helps us let go and become open to the One who is infinitely open to us.
Venue: University College – Cork – Ireland
Event & time: pre-seminar retreat
Contact: Sylvia Thompson - www.jms11.com - Email: sylviajms11@gmail.com - Call 00 353 66 7137484
 
August 11-14: Ireland
Speaker: Thimothy Radcliffe
Title: “Alive in Christ”
What does it mean to be alive in Christ? This is a tough question in a society which is often secular and hostile. Timothy Radcliffe former Master of the Dominican Order will explore the roots of our identity and life as baptised people.
The crisis we face in the church and society today presents great challenges to Christain identity. No one knows better than Timothy Radcliffe - who in his years as Master of the Dominican Order has travelled the world and seen all sides of the church - how that identity is formed and reformed today. In this year's John Main Seminar, hosted by the Irish Christian Meditation Community Timothy Radcliffe goes to the root of that identity and rediscovers its perennial freshness and wonder". Laurence Freeman OSB
Venue: University College – Cork – Ireland
Event & time: John Main Seminar 2011
Contact: Sylvia Thompson - www.jms11.com - Email: sylviajms11@gmail.com - Call 00 353 66 7137484
 
August 14-16: Ireland
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Venue:to Ballinskelligs, Skellig Michael & onwards to Bere Island returning to Cork
Event & time: John Main Seminar pilgrimage
Contact: Sylvia Thompson - www.jms11.com - Email: sylviajms11@gmail.com - Call 00 353 66 7137484
 
August 18: Norway
Speaker: Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “New sight: the experience of faith”. An introduction to the nature and roots of Christian Meditation. Book launch.
Venue: Litteraturhuset, Nedjma, Wergelandsveien 29, 0167 Oslo
Event & Time: Evening talk (19:30-21:30)
Contact: Åse Markussen, Platougaten 3 a, 0190 Oslo, email: aam4411@live.no / wccm@wccm.no, tel: +47 23240038, +47 93804814 (No booking is necessary)

August 19: Norway
Speaker: Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Learning to meditate: an introduction to Meditation in the Christian tradition”
Venue: St. Dominikus Church and Monastery, The lecture room, Neuberggaten 15, 0267 Oslo
Event & Time: Morning workshop (10:00-13:00)
Contact: Åse Markussen, Platougaten 3 a, 0190 Oslo, email: aam4411@live.no / wccm@wccm.no, tel: +47 23240038, +47 93804814 (No booking is necessary)

August 19-21: Norway
Speaker: Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Love and desire. How meditation teaches us to live.”
Venue: Granavolden gjæstgiveri, Granavollen 16, 2750 Gran, Norway
Event & Time: Silent weekend retreat (Friday afternoon - Sunday lunch)
Contact & registration: Åse Markussen, Platougaten 3 a, 0190 Oslo, email: wccm@wccm.no, tel: 93804814
 
August 22: Finland
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: Learning to Meditate: an introduction to meditation in the Christian tradition
Event & time: Evening Talk, 19:00
Venue: Agricolan kirkko, Tehtaankatu 23, Helsinki
Contact: Timo Huotari, timo.huotari@ymail.com

August 23: Finland
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: New sight: the Experience of Faith. An introduction to the nature and roots of Christian meditation
Event & time: evening talk, 19:00
Venue: Agricolan kirkko, Tehtaankatu 23, Helsinki
Contact: Timo Huotari, timo.huotari@ymail.com  

August 24: Denmark
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Venue: Odense Domkirke, Klosterbakken 2, 5000 Odense C
Event: Christian Meditation – A day retreat with Fr.Laurence Freeman in the Cathedral of Odense
Contact: Anne Reiter: abre@km.dk, tel: +4566124642/+4530249780, Christina Mertz Fundrup: pastor@natkirken-odense.dk, tel: +4520582835

August 25: Denmark
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: ”How is a meditational praxis helpful in religious dialogue?”
Event & Time: Seminar, 12:30 - 15:00
Venue: Helligaandskirken, Niels Hemmingsensgade 5, 1153 København K
Coordinator: Elizabeth Knox-Seith, Knox-Seith@mail.dk 

July 2011
 
July 1: Ireland
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Who Meditates?”
The workshop will be an introduction to the tradition and practice of Christian meditation, situating it in the teaching of Jesus and the early church. It will also explore the universality of this experience and approach that illustrates how the Gospel is mystical and political and how Jesus dissolves division. For this reason the World Community or Christian Meditation has been led to share meditation with the poor, the imprisoned, the sick and dying, the homeless. Compassion flows from contemplation and so social as well as personal healing becomes deeper and more effective .
Venue: 'Spiritfest' – Website: www.spiritfest2011.com
Event & time: workshop – from 10:30 until 11:45 and from 16:00 until 17:30
Contact: Office of Pastoral Renewal and Family Ministry – OPRFM - Armagh Diocesan Pastoral Centre
The Magnet – Dundalk - Co. Louth - 'Spiritfest' – Website: www.spiritfest2011.com

Contact: Dr Tony Hanna - Office of Pastoral Renewal and Family Ministry – OPRFM - Armagh Diocesan Pastoral Centre. The Magnet, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland. Email: tonyhann@indigo.ie tel: 00353 42 933 6649 / 00353 87 6155 619
 
July 2: Ireland
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: What does Contemplative Prayer mean?”
Prayer is like a great wheel, with each spoke expressing a different form of prayer – all valid and potent. But all forms of prayer converge in the hub, in the stillness of the mind of Christ. If we lose the contemplative dimension of prayer all aspects of Christian life will suffer today. How do we understand contemplation in our own day? And even more importantly, how do we recover it?
Venue: 'Spiritfest' – Website: www.spiritfest2011.com
Event & time: keynote – from 10:30 until 11:30 and from 14:45 until 15:30
Contact: Office of Pastoral Renewal and Family Ministry – OPRFM - Armagh Diocesan Pastoral Centre
The Magnet – Dundalk - Co. Louth - 'Spiritfest' – Website: www.spiritfest2011.com

Contact: Dr Tony Hanna - Office of Pastoral Renewal and Family Ministry – OPRFM - Armagh Diocesan Pastoral Centre. The Magnet, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland. Email: tonyhann@indigo.ie tel: 00353 42 933 6649 / 00353 87 6155 619

July 3: Ireland
Speaker: The Cardinal will be the celebrant and Fr. Laurence will give the homily.
Title: "Communion with Christ and one another"
Venue: Saint Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral - Cathedral Close, Armagh, County Armagh BT61 7DY, United Kingdom+44 28 3752 3142
Event & time: closing mass – begins at 15:00
Contact: Office of Pastoral Renewal and Family Ministry – OPRFM - Armagh Diocesan Pastoral Centre
The Magnet – Dundalk - Co. Louth - 'Spiritfest' – Website: www.spiritfest2011.com

June 2011

June 1-3: Germany
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Venue: Kloster Frauenberg - Am Frauenberg 1 • 36039 Fulda - Telefon: +49 (0)6 61/ 10 95-45 oder - Telefon: +49 (0)6 61/ 10 95- 2 17 - Fax: +49 (0)6 61/ 10
95- 2 16 – Website: http://www.kloster-frauenberg.de
Event & time: 2 days seminar - from Wednesday 17:00 until Friday late afternoon
Contact: Mathias Beißwenger -Tel +49 7361 912356 - Mobile: +49 173 8572785.
 
June 4: Germany
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB & Marcus Lübbering, Academie Kloster Eberbach
Title: “Developing the Gift of Distinction/Differentiation”
Venue: Academie Kloster Eberbach – Werte in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft e. V. Kloster Eberbach 65346 Eltville Tel. 06723 / 91 78 208 Fax: 06723 / 91 78
209 info@kloster-academie.de www.kloster-academie.de
Event & time: One day seminar – from 9:30 until 18:00
Contact: Mathias Beißwenger -Tel +49 7361 912356 - Mobile: +49 173 8572785
 
June 10: Canada
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: One Thing Necessary” - Contemplative Spirituality in an Active Ministry
Father Laurence’s talk will focus on how the contemplative richness of the Christian tradition can be integrated with the practical demands and challenges facing contemporary clergy.
Venue: Saint Paul University Amphitheatre - 223 Main Street, Ottawa, Ontario - K1S 1C4 - CANADA
Event & time: Clergy talk – from 9:30 until 13:00
Contact: Ron Dicks, Chair - 2011 Conference Planning Committee - 942 Weston Drive - Ottawa, Ontario K1G 1X2 – CANADA - Tel: 1-613-739-1046 (no mobile) - E-mail: rdicks@rogers.com
 
June 10-12: Canada
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “John Main and 20th Century Mystics”
Venue: Saint Paul University - 223 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario
Event & time: National Conference Canadian Christian Meditation Community – from Friday 15:00 until Sunday 13:00
Contact: Information: Simon Losinger - E-mail: 2011ccmcconference@gmail.com -Telephone: 1-613-219-5419 - Website: www.meditatio.ca
Registration: Mail registration form and payment to: Simon Losinger - 245 avenue du Bois Franc - Gatineau, QC J9J 2C9 – CANADA
NOTE: This conference is now full.
 
June 12: Canada
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Silence in the City: A retreat for Youth and Young Adults”
It can seem as though anxiety fuels our culture, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and directionless. As young people we are experiencing greater pressures and are bombarded by competing messages - and yet many of us are searching for spiritual meaning and purpose and to find balance in our lives. A personal meditation practice may be the key.
Venue: Saint Paul University Amphitheatre - 223 Main St, Ottawa, Ontario
Event & time: A retreat for Youth and Young Adults – from 14:30 until 18:00
Contact: Flora Benoit – E-mail: florab@sympatico.ca – Tel: 613-789-7138
 
June 1-25: Italy
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: "Caring"
When we truly care for someone - or something - we give them a precious kind of attention that also carries the gift of self. It changes them and us and helps us see why the love of God radiates through all human forms of love. During the retreat we will explore what caring means - beginning with the daily care of the soul we practise in meditation and following it to the highest level of caring that we call salvation
Venue: Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore - 53041 - Chiusure (SI)
Event & time: Monte Oliveto retreat - from Saturday 18th at 17:00 until Saturday 25th at 10:00
Contact: WCCM Monte Oliveto – St. Mark's – Myddelton Square – London EC1R 1XX - tel: + 44 20 7278 2070 - email: welcome@wccm.org
 
June 25: Switzerland
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB & other major speakers on Hesychasm
Venue: Via Cordis - Haus St. Dorothea - 6073 Flüeli-Ranft – Schweiz - Tel. +41 (0)41/660 50 45 - Fax +41 (0)41/660 90 47 - info@viacordis.ch - www.viacordis.ch
Event & time: the European Symposium on Hesychasm and the Prayer of the Heart
Contact: Johannes Schleicher - Co-Leiter Bildung und Marketing - VIA CORDIS - Haus St.Dorothea - Hubel 2 - CH - 6073 Flüeli Ranft - Tel: +41 (0)41 660 50 46 - Mail: johannes.schleicher@viacordis.ch

Monte Oliveto

May 2011

May 4-5: UK
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Meditation and Mental Health”
Venue: Seminar at Regents College, Regents Park, London
Event & time: Meditatio Mental Health Seminar
Contact: Briji Waterfield – Tel: 07980 581351 – E-mail: meditatio@wccm.org – Website: www.wccm.org
 
May 6-8: UK
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Venue: Hertfordshire
Event & time: mental health seminar residential retreat
Contact: Briji Waterfield – Tel: 07980 581351 – E-mail: meditatio@wccm.org – Website: www.wccm.org
 
May 13-15: Venezuela
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “A Meditation and Silence Retreat with Laurence Freeman OSB” - from Friday dinner until Sunday lunchtime
Venue: Casa de retiros Maria Mazarello, Los Teques.
Event & time: Weekend retreat
Contact: Antonio Sosa – E-mail: Wccm.venezuela@gmail.com - Ph. +584122092334
 
May 15-16: Venezuela
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Venue: Casa de retiros Maria Mazarello, Los Teques.
Event & time: Latin America Regional Coordinators Meeting
Contact: Antonio Sosa – E-mail: Wccm.venezuela@gmail.com - Ph. +584122092334
 
May 17: USA
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Who is My Neighbour?: The Politics of Fear and the Contemplative Insight.”
What light might the ancient way of meditation or contemplative prayer shed on our contemporary culture wars? The hallmark of the culture wars is identification of the enemy, from among the boundless differences that contain us: race, religion, class, gender, sexual preference. The hallmark of the contemplative way is recognition of our neighbour, especially where we least expect to meet him. Join us to more fully understand the seductions and dangers posed by the politics of fear and to more fully grasp the transforming remedy of contemplative prayer.
Venue: St Theresa Catholic Church. 6622 Haskell Street, Houston, Texas, 77007.
Event & time: evening talk
Contact: Claudia Morgan at 713.668.1209, claudiamorgan@comcast.net or go to www.wccmtexas.org
 
May 18: USA
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “The Nature of Forgiveness: Healing and Reconciliation in the Light of Meditation”
Venue: St. Martin’s Episcopal Church - Bagby Parish Hall - 717 Sage Rd. - Houston, TX 77056
Event & time: Day Retreat – from 9:30 until 15:30
Contact: Claudia Morgan at 713.668.1209, claudiamorgan@comcast.net or go to www.wccmtexas.org
 
May 18: USA
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB & J. Pittman McGehee
Title: “The Nature of Forgiveness, Healing and Reconciliation”
Venue: St. Martin’s Episcopal Church - Bagby Parish Hall - 717 Sage Rd. - Houston, TX 77056
Event & time: dialogue – from 18:30 until 20:30
Contact: Claudia Morgan at 713.668.1209, claudiamorgan@comcast.net or go to www.wccmtexas.org
 
May 19: USA
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Meditation and the Hunger for Depth and Meaning”
Venue: Holy Family Retreat Center, 9920 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713.
Event & time: evening talk – begins at 19:00
Contact: Claudia Morgan at 713.668.1209, claudiamorgan@comcast.net or go to www.wccmtexas.org
 
May 20-26: USA
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: Getting Rid of God ”
A Christian mystic once wrote, "I pray to God to rid me of God". Jesus cried out his feeling of separation from the Father as he returned to him. After his Resurrection he told his disciples not to "cling" to him. In many places in the Christian scriptural and mystical tradition losing sight of God is the way to see God, unknowing is the way to full knowledge. Throughout this silent weeklong meditation retreat Fr. Laurence will illustrate this aspect of the Christian mystery as it is found in our life today”
Venue: Manresa Jesuit Retreat House - Detroit, Michigan
Event & time:  US National retreat - from Friday 19:30 until Thursday 26th of May at noon (12:00pm)
Contact: Eugene Bebeau – E-mail: gbebeau@gmail.com
 
May 27: USA
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Why we need to remember what prayer really means”
Prayer has many forms and depths but at its heart there is the pure act of attention which opens the heart in love and to the vision of God. Simplicity is the way.
Transformation is the fruit.
Venue: St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh - Bethlehem Pike and Camp Hill Road, P.O. Box 247, Fort Washington, PA 19034 - Phone (215)233-3970 Fax (215)233-2893 Email: info@stthomaswhitemarsh.org
Event & time: evening conference – from 19:00 until 21:00
Contact: Anita Burke - Rector's Assistant - St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh – Tel: 215-233-3970 ext 121 – website: www.stthomaswhitemarsh.org
 
May 28: USA
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “The Great Chasm: Spirituality in a time of austerity”
Through a contemplative reading of the parable of the rich and the poor (in Luke 16) Fr Laurence Freeman OSB points to a renewal of values and the meaning of well-being that begins with the opening of the heart and works outwards to change our world
Venue: St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh - Bethlehem Pike and Camp Hill Road, P.O. Box 247, Fort Washington, PA 19034 - Phone (215)233-3970 Fax (215)233
2893 Email: info@stthomaswhitemarsh.org
Event & time: day event – from 09:00 until 16:30
Contact: Anita Burke - Rector's Assistant - St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh – Tel: 215-233-3970 ext 121 – website: www.stthomaswhitemarsh.org

April 2011

April 1-3: Switzerland
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Venue: Communauté des diaconesses de Saint-Loup - à la Montagne de prière - CH-1318 Pompaples - Tél. +41 21 866 52 06 - Courriel : diaconesses.mont.priere@saint-loup.ch – Website: www.saint-loup.ch
Event & time: Coordinators meeting
Contact: Catherine Charrière – E-mail: catherine.charriere@gmail.com – Phone: +41 21 824 3062 – Mobile: +41 78 830 3298.
 
April 4-5: Ukraine
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: Meditatio-Kiev” 2011 - Christian meditation - contemplative way of Church in modern desert.
Venue: “Dominican Monastery of the Holy Virgin Mary and St.Vladimir”, st. Jakira 13, Kiev
Event & time: 2 days seminar
Contact: Albert and Maria Zakharova – E-mail: wccmua@mail.ru - Tel. number and mobile number: +380973678436
 
April 13-14: UK
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Addressing Tipping Points”
Venue: The Kavli Royal Society International Centre - Chicheley Hall, Chicheley, - Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes 16 9JJ – Telephone - 01234 868650
Event & time: Royal Academy conference
Contact: Professor Tim O’Riordan – E-mail: t.oriordan@uea.ac.uk
 
April 17-24: Ireland
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman
Venue: Bere Island
Event & time: Holy Week Retreat
Contact: for the young meditators: Stefan Reynolds – E-mail: stefandreynolds@yahoo.co.uk - Tel: 079 30679905
For others registration is handled through the website or directly with the International Office in London (E-mail: welcome@wccm.org - Tel: (+44) 020 7278 2070).

Retreat 1

March 2011

March 3-4: India
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Contact: Christopher Mendonca – E-mail: cjwm1943@gmail.com
 
March 5-6: India
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “The Essential Teaching of Christian Meditation”
Event: two-day seminar

Venue: St. Joseph's Primary School Hall, Bandra
Contact: Christopher Mendonca – E-mail: cjwm1943@gmail.com

Bernadette – 2534 8281 / 2541 3556,
Christopher – 2422 7551,
Deborah - 2649 8986
Gemma - 98205 97543
Glena - 2636 6633
Hector - 98205 31077
or email. wccm2010.@gmail.com.

March 11-13: UK
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Venue: Kairos Centre - Maryfield Convent - Mt Angelus Rd, LONDON SW15 4JA, U.K. - 020 8788 4188
Event & time: European coordinators meeting
Contact: Susan Spence – E-mail: susan@wccm.org
 
March 24: Scotland
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB


Venue: The Lauriston Jesuit Centre, 28 Lauriston St. Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ - www.lauriston.org.uk
Event & time: Evening talk – begins at 19:30
Contact: Robert McElvanney – E-mail: rmcelvanney@yahoo.co.uk – Tel: 0131 442 1411
 
March 25: Scotland
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Who am I? The First Step ... How Meditation Leads to Self-Knowledge and a more caring World”
Venue: Partick South Church 259 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6AB - http://www.particksouth.org.uk
Event & time: evening talk
Contact: Caroline Thompson carolinemt2001@yahoo.co.uk – Tel: 0141 931 5368
 
March 26: Scotland
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Care of the Soul: Why Meditation serves Peace and Justice”
Venue: St Stephen’s Parish Church (Church of Scotland). Powis Place, Aberdeen AB25 3TS
http://www.st-stephens.co.uk/Home_Page.html
Event & time: afternoon talk – begins at 15:00
Contact: Christa Roodt – E-mail: c.roodt@abdn.ac.uk – Tel: 01224 648747
 
March 28: UK
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: "Praying with Silence: Christian Meditation".
Venue: St Albans Cathedral – Abbey – Holywell Hill – Sumpter Yard – St Albans – Hertfordshire AL1 1BY –
Event & time: evening talk – from 19:30 until 21:00
Contact: Carole Dixon – E-mail: carole@caroledixon.me.uk - Tel no 01727 865204 - mobile 07989 424635

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February 2011

January 30 – February 3: New Zealand
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Seeing the World for the First Time: Meditation, Ecology and the New Creation”
Venue: Catholic Cathedral, 494 Gray Street, Hamilton Ph +649-856-6486.
Event: National retreat
Contact: Peter Murphy – 162 Waimumu Road, Massey, Auckland 1008, New Zealand. Ph. 09-833-7420 – Mobile: +6421-251-9930 E-mail: frpetermurphy64@gmail.com - and ccm@ihug.co.nz  - Jane Hole – E-mail: holejane66@hotmail.com
 
February 4-5: Australia
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “The Nature of Forgiveness: Healing and Reconciliation in the light of meditation”
Venue: Clairvaux MacKillop College 4 Klumpp Road Upper Mount Gravatt QLD
Event & time: National conference - Friday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and Saturday from 9.30am to 3.30pm
Contact: www.christianmeditationaustralia.org (click on Queensland) or call Gabby Nelson - Ph 07 3711 4227 - Mobile 0488 592 770
 
February 10-13: Malaysia
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Event: Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator meeting
Venue: Maranaha Retreat House - c/o SFX Church, 135 Jalan Gasing, 46000 Petaling Jaya: Maragaret +6017 668 6429 - Fax: +603 7876 2734 - email: margaret@maranatharetreathouse
Contact: Pat Por, wccm.malaysia@gmail.com, Tel. 60122338820
 
February 13: Malaysia
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Prayer of the Heart and the Heart of prayer'
Venue: Church of the Divine Mercy in Shah Alam - Church of the Divine Mercy, Shah Alam. 26, Jalan Pemaju U1/15,. 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor D.E. Malaysia. TEL : 603-55691802
Event & time: evening talk - from 18:30 until 20:00
Contact: Pat Por, wccm.malaysia@gmail.com, Tel. 60122338820
 
February 19: UK
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “The Great Chasm: Spirituality in a time of austerity” - Through a contemplative reading of the parable of the rich and the poor (in Luke 16) Fr Laurence
Freeman OSB points to a renewal of values and the meaning of well-being that begins with the opening of the heart and works outwards to change our world
Venue: Westminster Cathedral Hall – London
Event & time: day retreat - from 10:00 until 16:00
Contact: Eileen McDade – e-mail: - emcdade@talktalk.net - tel. 020 7231 6278 - Mob. 0797 385 9496
 
February 21: Portugal
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: "What is real?"
Venue: Colégio do Sagrado Coração de Maria - – Av. Manuel da Maia, n.º 2 1000-201 Lisboa
Event & time: Meeting with teen students and teachers for 90 min.
Contact: Maria Cristina Guedes de Sousa – E-mail: mcristinags@netcabo.pt – Mobile: +351919264907
 
February 21: Portugal
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Venue: Capela do Rato, Calçada Bento Rocha Cabral, Lisboa
Event & time: launching of John Main’s book Word in to Silence - begins 20:30
Contact: Maria Cristina Guedes de Sousa – E-mail: mcristinags@netcabo.pt – Mobile: +351919264907
 
February 21: Portugal
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Being Myself: How Meditation Deepens life”
Venue: CUPAV ( university youth center) - Estrada da Torre, 26, 1769-014 Lisboa
Event & time: evening talk – begins at 21:45
Contact: Maria Cristina Guedes de Sousa – E-mail: mcristinags@netcabo.pt – Mobile: +351919264907
 
February 22: Portugal
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “New horizons for Christian spirituality”
Venue: Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Palma de Cima, 1649-023 Lisboa
Event & time: morning talk – begins at 1130
Contact: Maria Cristina Guedes de Sousa – E-mail: mcristinags@netcabo.pt – Mobile: +351919264907
 
February 23-26: Morocco
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB + other speakers from different traditions
Venue: Guerrand-Hermes Forum in Marrakesh
Event & time: Interfaith forum
Contact: 2 Taht Sour, Sidi Ghanem, Zaouia El Abassia, Médina, Marrakech 40030 – MAROC - Tel : +212 5 24 38 03 86 - 04 54, Fax : +212 5 24 38 30 98, e
mail : xavierguerrandhermes@menara.ma

Retreat 2

January 2011

January 7: USA
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Silence, Stillness and Simplicity-A Spirituality for Today"
Venue: Christ Episcopal Church At San Pablo - 2002 San Pablo Road South - Jacksonville, FL 32224-1032 – Tel: (904) 221-4777
Event & time: day retreat - from 10:00 until 16:00
Contact: Eugene Bebeau – E-mail: gbebeau@gmail.com – Website: www.wccm-usa.org
 
January 8: USA
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Silence, Stillness and Simplicity-A Spirituality for Today"
Venue: Riverside Presbyterian Church - 849 Park Street - Jacksonville, Florida 32204 - Phone: 904-355-4585
Fax: 904-355-4508
 - Email: office@rpcjax.org
Event & time: day retreat - from 10:00 until 16:00
Contact: Eugene Bebeau – E-mail: gbebeau@gmail.com – Website: www.wccm-usa.org
 
January 9: USA
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Silence, Stillness and Simplicity-A Spirituality for Today"
Venue: Marywood Retreat and Conference Center
 - 235 Marywood Drive
 - St. Johns, FL 32259 - Toll free (888) 287-2539 - Tel: (904) 287-2525
 - Fax (904)
287-9738 - email: info@marywoodcenter.org
Event & time: day retreat - from 10:00 until 16:00
Contact: Eugene Bebeau – E-mail: gbebeau@gmail.com – Website: www.wccm-usa.org
 
January 14-16: France
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB and Bertrand Vergely
Title: "Les chemins de la pensée"
Venue: Association de Valpré – 1 Ch. Chalin – 69131 Ecully – Tel: 04 72180505 – Fax: 04 72180599 –
Event & time: week-end retreat - from Friday 17:00 until Sunday 15:00
Contact: Mme Claude Decourchelle - 804, chemin de Combarinel, 69390 MILLERY
Tél. +33 (0)4 72 30 14 99 – E-mail: claude.b.decourchelle@orange.fr - site : www.wccm.fr
 
January 20: UK
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: "Meditation: Waking beyond thought"
Venue: Windsor Building - Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX
Event & time: evening talk – begns at 18:15
Contact: Briji Waterfield – Tel: 07980 581351 or briji@wccm.org
 
January 25: UK
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Venue: Ealing Abbey - 2 Marchwood Crescent, W5 2DZ London –
Event & time: service for week for prayer for Christian unity – begins at 20:00
Contact: Robin Burgess – E-mail: rmeburgess@aol.com
 
January 30: New Zealand
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Prayer in the 21st century: Meditation and Tradition"
Venue: Catholic Cathedral, 494 Gray Street, Hamilton Ph +649-856-6486
Event & time: evening talk - from 19:00 until 21:00
Contact: Peter Murphy – E-mail: frpetermurphy64@gmail.com

Retreat 3

December 2010

24th - Midnight Mass Meditatio, London
29th - 3rd Jan Young Meditators Retreat, Bere Island, Ireland

Retreat 6