Meditation is a spiritual practice found in all the great religious traditions. In Christianity, this tradition of contemplative prayer goes back to the Jesus of the gospels and the early Christian mystics. Both practical and simple, meditation is powerfully relevant for those who want to enrich their Christian spirituality today.
The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) was founded by John Main, an Irish Benedictine monk. It aims to be a ‘monastery without walls’; nurturing and communicating the ancient practice of meditation in the Christian tradition for everyone.
“In contemplative prayer we seek to become the person we are called to be, not by thinking of God, but by being with God. Simply to be with God is to be drawn into being the person God calls us to be”
This new series aims to help anyone who would like to practise meditation and wants to know how to begin. We are offering it in response to requests from people who want to learn to be more contemplative.
The sessions stand alone, you can come all of them or one of them.
Each session will include DVD input, a time of meditation, readings from the spiritual classic ‘The Cloud of Unknowing’ and a chance to ask questions
1. An Introduction to Christian Meditation
2. The Daily Practice
3. Meditation Creates Community
4. Meditation for the World
Barry Whitehead and Raylia Chadwick have years of experience of meditation and facilitating WCCM groups in the Manchester Area.