School of Meditation
Weekly Teachings Letter
Here, each week, we will post a one page teaching on meditation in the Christian tradition prepared by the WCCM ‘School’. The aim of these Letters - as of the School - is to help deepen a meditator’s understanding of the teaching and of the tradition in which we meditate.
Over time, these letters will cover the essential teaching of our Community. They are arranged in a three-year cycle. On Sundays, beginning January 30th 2011, a new Letter will be posted.
Although these regular letters will use many words remember that our practice of meditation is rooted in the silence, stillness and simplicity of a very simple twice-daily practice:
Sit down. Sit still and upright. Close your eyes lightly. Relaxed and alert. Silently, interiorly, begin to say a single word. We recommend the ancient Aramaic prayer phrase, Maranatha (1Cor 16:22). Listen to the word as you say it, faithfully, gently and attentively. Let go of all thoughts, words and images as they arise. Keep returning simply to the word. Meditate between twenty to thirty minutes each morning and evening.
International Coordinator, WCCM School of Meditation