30th anniversary Spring Appeal: Together towards the future
The WCCM 30th Anniversary Spring Appeal: Together towards the future is a celebration of the first 30 years of the community, now helping to shape the vision of the next 30 years. It will take place from 24 to 31st March 2023. We need the help of our entire community in every possible way.
Your generosity will help us in all aspects of our mission:
- Vibrant National Communitiesin 63 countries 2376 meditation groups (+ 628 online)
- In 2022, the first year of the Guesthouse, Bonnevauxhosted 20 retreats and events such as the John Main Seminar
- An international team composed of volunteer and paid professionals
- Inspiring online programme(retreats, seminars, talks) with more than 6000 participants (2022)
- Multimedia resources: daily and weekly mailings, books (and e-books), online courses, audio& video recordings
- The WCCM Academystarts in March 2023 with students from 13 countries
- Teaching meditation to childrenin 23 countries
- Special projects for Young Adults, with retreats, courses and free online series
- Meditation for prisoners and the marginalised
- Meditation for business and leadership, the medical profession, interfaith dialogue, in addiction & recovery, the Earth Crisis
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WCCM 30th anniversary Spring Appeal | WCCM
The Christian tradition of meditating on a single sacred phrase (mantra) was revived by the English Benedictine monk, Dom John Main (1926-82) who established an ecumenical Christian Meditation Centre in London (1975) and then, with Dom Laurence Freeman OSB, founded a meditation community for religious and lay people in a Montreal monastery (1977). The World Community for Christian Meditation was formed in London (1991) and is led by Dom Laurence and a Guiding Board of international members. The community exists to communicate and nurture meditation as taught by John Main for the unity of all. This mission is achieved through a publishing company (Medio Media), an International Centre in London, a quarterly International Newsletter and the Annual John Main Seminar.
The foundation of this global community is the local meditation group, which meets weekly in homes, parishes, offices, hospitals, prisons, and colleges in over a hundred countries. The World Community sponsors retreats, seminars, lectures, and other programs, including interfaith dialogue. Information on current programs and where to find local meditation groups in South Africa can be found on this website. For information on groups, events, and news around the world, please visit the World Community’s international site, www.wccm.org. The World Community for Christian Meditation welcomes people of all faiths to join us in this shared tradition of deepening the spiritual life.
For an introduction to the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) by Fr Laurence Freeman > Click Here
To see the constitution of the South African branch – WCCM (SA) > Click Here
Donations can be made to:
Account name: World Community for Christian Meditation
Branch code: 19130500