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
Account number: 1171190328
Branch code: 19130500