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The Practice

Meditation is a universal spiritual tradition. We find it in all the great wisdoms traditions of the human family. Meditation takes us to the depths of our being, to our true self and to the pure experience of God in the ground of our being. It opens up the common ground that lies at the heart of our shared humanity.

The WCCM draws from the wisdom of the Gospel’s teachings and the later tradition. In the light of this wisdom we see that the teaching of Jesus on prayer is a contemplative teaching. In the early monastic tradition we find the practical instructions on how to pray in what Jesus called the “inner room” and “in spirit and truth”. We also find insight and wisdom into the meaning of this experience. 

Below you will find resources with which to connect and to explore the richness of this tradition. It is more important to meditate than to study it. However, to enrich and sustain your journey knowledge of the tradition is important. It is this combination of personal experience and the tradition which is awakening the contemplative christianity of our times. 

Whether you have just started to meditate or have been on the path for a long time, there are rich resources for everyone to support and deepen their practice.

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Paul Demeyer Animator

A new animation introducing meditation

A short animation film introducing meditation to people that have never meditated before – especially Christians who think it is not part of the Christian traditions.

Fully Alive

To be fully alive, John Main (1926-82) says, is to experience life in the power of Jesus, to live our lives in union with him.

Twelve Talks for Meditators

These talks by John Main OSB (1926-82) are intended to help you prepare for the silence of meditation. They are designed to help you bring

Questions on Meditation

Questions on Meditation by John Main OSB and Laurence Freeman OSBMeditatio Talks Series 2012 D Oct-Dec Newcomers to meditation usually ask basic questions on the

The Essential Teaching

The Essential Teaching by Laurence Freeman OSBMeditatio Talks Series 2011 B Apr-Jun These talks focus on meditation as a necessity in every human life to

Meditation and Aging 2016

The WCCM’s 2016 Meditation and Aging Talk Series took place from 19 through 20 Novemeber, in Sydney, Australia.

Paul Demeyer Animator

A new animation introducing meditation

A short animation film introducing meditation to people that have never meditated before – especially Christians who think it is not part of the Christian traditions.

Fully Alive

To be fully alive, John Main (1926-82) says, is to experience life in the power of Jesus, to live our lives in union with him.

Twelve Talks for Meditators

These talks by John Main OSB (1926-82) are intended to help you prepare for the silence of meditation. They are designed to help you bring

Questions on Meditation

Questions on Meditation by John Main OSB and Laurence Freeman OSBMeditatio Talks Series 2012 D Oct-Dec Newcomers to meditation usually ask basic questions on the

The Essential Teaching

The Essential Teaching by Laurence Freeman OSBMeditatio Talks Series 2011 B Apr-Jun These talks focus on meditation as a necessity in every human life to

Meditation and Aging 2016

The WCCM’s 2016 Meditation and Aging Talk Series took place from 19 through 20 Novemeber, in Sydney, Australia.

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