Meditation is a universal spiritual wisdom. All traditions recognise the value of a contemplative practice and the need for the community that flows from it. The School of Meditation in The World Community for Christian Meditation supports this.

Meditation both creates community and empowers the spirit of active service.

The World Community for Christian Meditation is present in more than a hundred countries. It shares the teaching on meditation, the prayer of the heart, as part of the contemplative tradition handed on by John Main. It also engages in dialogue with other faiths and secular institutions.

Meditatio is the outreach of the community conducted through seminars, media and the formation of young contemplatives in the world.

Learning to pray is learning to live
as fully as possible in the present moment.

John Main OSB

On these pages you will find a description of the role and the activities of The School of Meditation in the Community.
In addition you will find here many different kinds of resources. There are those that:

  • are aimed at you as an individual on the path of meditation.
  • will support you in leading a group.
  • will help you to deepen your knowledge of the tradition.
  • will support you organizing general events for meditators or specific ones for group leaders in your area.
  • will guide you to meditate with children.

Do explore these webpages, which are there to nurture and support each one of you on the journey of meditation.
Do feel free to contact me, if you are looking for additional materials or guidance.

Kim Nataraja
Director of The School of Meditation

Sharing the Gift

Resources Book for Passing on Christian Meditation

This book contains a wealth of articles to support you in sharing the gift of Christian Meditation with others at all levels.

Now available at MediaStore.

Materials for Introducing Meditation

New Six Week Introductory Course

This is a comprehensive course intended to help you introduce meditation to beginners. All you need for this is available online here: including the updated edition of 'A Pearl of Great Price' by Laurence Freeman OSB and some audio files. This will make it easier for you to present this course with confidence. You will find additional materials to support this under 'Resources' - 'Materials' on the School of Meditation webpage.

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The School of Meditation has a program of events held throughout the World Community. It supports and guides the whole journey of the Christian meditator from the first steps in the practice to the sharing of the gift with others. It helps people to develop the balance in their lives that is needed to find depth and meaning.

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