The World Community for Christian Meditation

The World Community for Christian Meditation


BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD – Psalm 46:10

“The all important aim in Christian Meditation is to allow God’s mysterious and silent presence within us to become more and more not only a reality, but the reality which gives meaning, shape and purpose to everything we do, to everything we are…."   - John Main, OSB

The World Community for Christian Meditation, which is inclusive of all denominations, shares a commitment to the discipline of meditation, inspired by the early Christian Desert Fathers and Mothers, and John Cassian in particular,  which was taught and articulated by Fr. John Main, OSB (1926-1982).  It transforms our lives in its twice daily practice and creates a community that constitutes a monastery without walls.

Our commitment is to share the teaching and practice of Christian meditation throughout the world, leading to an ever-deepening union with the living Christ present within us all.  As we incorporate a daily practice of meditation into our lives, we are then turned outward into practical care for all members of the human family and experience from within an increasing respect for the interdependence of all creation. The worldwide activities and programs of WCCM, now led by Fr. John’s successor, Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB can be viewed at www.wccm.org.

We believe that understanding the gift of meditation is truly gained in the experience and practice of meditation, more than in the reading or study about it, so we welcome you to visit a group near to you or find an introductory event to attend.  Meditation creates community.