Saturday, November 27, 2010

Website of interest

For those of you who are church people and for those of you are are interested in meditation in a variety of faith traditions, I want to tell you about the website of The World Community for Christian Meditation that I just found this morning.

This group was inspired by the teachings of the Benedictine monk, John Main, who died in 1982. I was fortunate enough to come across some tapes of his teachings some years ago -- to my very real benefit.

Here's a little quotation from the site:
It has become more and more evident in recent years that meditation, as a way of tolerance and compassion, builds a bridge of the spirit between peoples of different faiths, between rich and poor, and between all those suffering conflict or division. The great social and psychological distresses of modern society call for a deep contemplative response. John Main believed that each human being, whatever their lifestyle, is called to this contemplative depth.


  1. Thank you for sharing this resource, I will check out that website soon!

    I think it both wonderful and of no surprise that meditation (in its many forms) is quite universal..."contemplative depth" how poetic.

  2. Oh, I almost forgot, I imagine you've heard of taize...the best mediation I have experienced ever!

  3. I'm very glad to hear from you again, Jennifer. Yes, I'm familiar with Taize and their chant is truly wonderful!


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