Meditation Creates Community

John Main OSB

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

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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

John Main Seminar 2022

The Challenge TO Democracy: The Challenge OF Democracy

Democracy is too important to leave to politicians. Everyone is affected, everyone is responsible. A leading international statesman of our time – and a meditator – believes that:


Like meditation, democracy isn’t easy. But we are better human beings because of it. Our lives and that of the next generation will depend on how we heal and grow our damaged democracies. So, this year’s JMS will also be a conversation between generations to recover the spiritual depth of this insight.

Tayna Malaspina and other younger members of the community will be part of this conversation throughout the Seminar led by Herman Van Rompuy. Jenny Scott, a leading communications expert, will be the Chairperson for these hope-filled and energising days.

Annual Programme 2022

A special online series on the WCCM theme for 2022: spiritual teachers, social leaders, thinkers and writers with contemplative wisdom will explore its meaning for us today.

Online Courses & Self-Paced Retreats

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

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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

In Solidarity with Ukraine: resources & information

Watch the videos of the recent visit of Laurence Freeman to Lviv and learn more about the fund to help refugees.

Join Us Live

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

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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.

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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