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The John Main Seminars

The John Main Seminar has been an annual event since 1984. It was established to honour John Main’s memory and develop the influence of his teaching in new fields and dialogue with the modern world. Presenters include the Dalai Lama, Bede Griffiths on John Main, Mary McAleese on Reconciliation of Conflict, Bernard McGinn on Christian Mysticism, Richard Rohr, Charles Taylor, Thomas Keating and Sarah Bachelard and  multiple speaker events on The Crisis of Change and Indigenous Wisdom.Click on each teacher’s bio to browse their publications, talks, and writings. 

  • Available Seminars

JMS 2011: Alive in Christ

The 28th John Main Seminar was hosted by WCCM Ireland in Cork, led Timothy Radcliffe OP former Master of the Dominican Order.

JMS 2003: Panel on Bede Griffiths

The 20th annual John Main Seminar took place in Reading, UK, and welcomed Andrew Harvey, Shirley Du Boulay, Bruno Barnhardt OSB Camspeakers as the featured speakers.

JMS 2001: Spirit in the Desert

The 18th annual John Main Seminar took place in Sydney, Australia, and welcomed Archbishop Rowan Williams as the featured speaker.

JMS 2000: The Way of Peace

The 17th annual John Main Seminar took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and welcomed The Dalai Lama & Previous Presenters as the featured speakers.

JMS 1998: Heart of the World

The 15th annual John Main Seminar took place in San Francisco, USA, and welcomed Thomas Keating as the featured speaker.

JMS 1997: Reconciled Being

The 14th annual John Main Seminar took place in Dublin, Ireland, and welcomed Mary McAleese as the featured speaker.

JMS 1995: On Jesus

The 12th annual John Main Seminar took place in San Diego, USA, and welcomed Laurence Freeman OSB as the featured speaker.

JMS 1994: The Good Heart

The 11th annual John Main Seminar took place in London, UK, and welcomed The Dalai Lama as the featured speaker.

JMS 2011: Alive in Christ

The 28th John Main Seminar was hosted by WCCM Ireland in Cork, led Timothy Radcliffe OP former Master of the Dominican Order.

JMS 2003: Panel on Bede Griffiths

The 20th annual John Main Seminar took place in Reading, UK, and welcomed Andrew Harvey, Shirley Du Boulay, Bruno Barnhardt OSB Camspeakers as the featured speakers.

JMS 2001: Spirit in the Desert

The 18th annual John Main Seminar took place in Sydney, Australia, and welcomed Archbishop Rowan Williams as the featured speaker.

JMS 2000: The Way of Peace

The 17th annual John Main Seminar took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and welcomed The Dalai Lama & Previous Presenters as the featured speakers.

JMS 1998: Heart of the World

The 15th annual John Main Seminar took place in San Francisco, USA, and welcomed Thomas Keating as the featured speaker.

JMS 1997: Reconciled Being

The 14th annual John Main Seminar took place in Dublin, Ireland, and welcomed Mary McAleese as the featured speaker.

JMS 1995: On Jesus

The 12th annual John Main Seminar took place in San Diego, USA, and welcomed Laurence Freeman OSB as the featured speaker.

JMS 1994: The Good Heart

The 11th annual John Main Seminar took place in London, UK, and welcomed The Dalai Lama as the featured speaker.

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