Meditation Creates Community

John Main OSB

WCCM is a global contemplative family in the Christian tradition committed to serving the unity of all.

About Us

2021 is the 30th anniversary of the launch of WCCM. In this time we have been growing as a global contemplative network, a spiritual family rooted in Christian faith. Committed to building a way of peace in our time of conflict, we serve unity among all to build a community of faith composed of people with many beliefs. Meditation for us is a way to open the common ground of humanity. So we work with other faiths and the secular world to develop the consciousness needed for a new, just way of living as a human family in harmony with our natural environment.

Becoming A Supporting Member...

helps us share the gift of meditation more widely and gives you access to an ever-growing body of recorded retreats, seminars and online courses. A monthly donation of your choice is the way, so please

John Main Seminar 2021 Online

Introduced by Laurence Freeman from Bonnevaux

Introducing 2021

The WCCM Year of Health

The sixty-seven National Coordinators of WCCM are engaging in many different ways with the theme of health from a contemplative perspective. To lead  this year’s reflection process, a series of monthly seminars are being led by Dr Barry White and Fr Laurence Freeman.

We live in the golden age of medicine. Breakthroughs, cures and life-expectancy have all flourished with medical science. The present Covid-19 pandemic shows the value and necessity of this dimension of medicine. It seems, to many medical practitioners and to patients, that we have gained so much but neglected something essential: our capacity for deep and transformative healing.

Join Us Live

We offer a range of regular opportunities to share immediately with other meditators in silence, body work, worship and teaching

Visit Our Retreat Centre

Bonnevaux centre for Peace

The international home of a monastery without walls, Bonnevaux is developing on the site of a 12th century Abbey energised by centuries of contemplative silence in the humane spirit of St Benedict. A resident community lives here in the spirit of Benedictine wisdom following a daily rhythm of life, balancing daily times of prayer, work and study. Hospitality for guests, retreats and conferences share the peace of Bonnevaux with many so they can transmit it to others.

Upcoming Retreats & Events

Our events offer many opportunities to learn to meditate and to integrate the practice into daily life, to deepen its fruits in the service of others, to share the experience of meditation inclusively, coming to self-knowledge in the discovery of our interconnectedness

Online Offerings

Learn the essentials of meditation, contemplative Christianity, inter-faith dialogue, and both personal and social transformation.


How to Meditate

A 3-part mini-course showing you the basics of how to start your meditation journey

Free for Supporting Members

Sources Of Wisdom

A 6-part retreat for a time of self-isolating and social distance

We are growing as a community of meditators in more than 100 countries, committed to developing a contemplative Christian life for our time and to dialogue between religion, science, business and art, body and mind. At the heart of this community is the meeting of many weekly groups, both physically and online, which introduce the essential teaching of meditation and help to deepen the inner journey. Personal transformation leads then to social and global transformation.

"Experience is the Teacher"
Meditators speak of the fruit of silence

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