John Main Seminar 2020

Theme: One Heart, One Hope


About the John Main Seminar


Please note that the John Main Seminar (19-22 October 2020) is now online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For up-to-date INFORMATION click here. For the PROGRAM click here. To REGISTER click here.

It has been organized by the World Community for Christian Meditation in various countries and has become an annual event since 1984. It was established to honour the memory of Fr. John Main and his legacy to broaden and deepen the teaching of Christian Meditation. Previous hosts include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Cardinal Walter Kaspar, former Irish President Mary McAleese, and contemplative Christians Abbot Thomas Keating, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, and Father Richard Rohr.

About the 2020 John Main Seminar


The purpose and objective of the Seminar JMS2020, is to explore and learn from the Wisdom and Spirituality of the indigenous cultures to build a common ground for the future.

An ancient poem from the Cree people says:

Some day the earth will become sick,
the oceans will become dark.
the birds will fall down from the sky,
the fish will die and float on the river.
Little before it is too late,
the indigenous people will recover their spirit,
and will teach the white man to respect the earth.

After a 3-day silent retreat led by Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB, we will learn from experienced speakers, how they have received the knowledge and wisdom kept by small groups that still are present and embody vibrantly and with courage their customs, tradition and spirituality.

During the seminar, the workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and perform, the daily activities of native artisans, understanding how they practice their beliefs and transform them in work as they continue their traditions and immerse them in the actual world.

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