Links to Our Friends

Here are some external links we recommend you to visit:

The International Benedictine web portal

It is the mother-house of the Olivetans, Fr Laurence's Congregation. It is also a place where the WCCM hosts the traditional Monte Oliveto Retreat every year.

Ligugé Abbey, formally called the Abbey of St. Martin of Ligugé is a French Benedictine monastery in the Commune of Ligugé, located in the Department of Vienne (about 12 quilometers from Bonnevaux). Dating to the 4th century, it is the site of one of the earliest monastic foundations in France. The original abbey having been destroyed during the French Revolution, the current monastic community dates from 1853, and belongs to the Solesmes Congregation.

The Center for Action and Contemplation seeks to empower individuals to live out their sacred soul tasks in service to the world through contemplative programs and resources.

Contemplative Outreach is a spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel. The common desire for Divine transformation, primarily expressed through a commitment to a daily Centering Prayer practice, unites our international, interdenominational community.

L'Arche creates communities with a culture of shared lives between people with and without intellectual disabilities, from which they can work together to build a more human society.

The Taizé Community is an ecumenical Christian monastic fraternity in Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France. It is composed of more than one hundred brothers, from Catholic and Protestant traditions, who originate from about thirty countries across the world. It was founded in 1940 by Brother Roger Schütz, a Reformed Protestant. Guidelines for the community’s life are contained in The Rule of Taizé written by Brother Roger and first published in French in 1954.

Shalem is grounded in Christian contemplative spirituality yet draws on the wisdom of many religious traditions.

The Scientific and Medical Network is working with full awareness and appreciation of scientific method, but exploring and expanding, in a spirit of open and critical enquiry, frontier issues at the interfaces between science, health, consciousness, wellbeing, love and spirituality, to explore how to rediscover a meaningful spirituality to help rebalance our lives.

The official website of the Office of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. The Dalai Lama has a strong connection with the WCCM. He met John Main and Laurence Freeman for the first time in Montreal and joined the Community for the Series The Way of Peace, led the John Main Seminar 1994 (The Good Heart) and other events.

Alan Wallace has taken a prominent role in dialogues and research between Buddhists and scientists and is an outspoken critic of the detrimental limitations placed on science by the unquestioned beliefs of materialism. This dogmatism is just as crippling to science as fundamentalism is to religion, and the solution is to adopt a spirit of radical empiricism to break down the barriers of the past. He has been a frequent presence in interfaith dialogues and events with WCCM.

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