As with all gifts of a spiritual nature, meditation is deepened by giving it away – by sharing it with others who, like you, are searching for God at greater personal depth. To share this gift of meditation you may be inspired to start a group.
There are many ways you can gather a group of people together to meditate on a regular basis. It could be done informally by word of mouth, through an organized event or through a course. Here you will find the necessary resources to help you do what is most appropriate for your situation.
You can begin by contacting your National Coordinator who will share many resources with you and help you with publicity and connect you to the wider community of mediators. They can also help you to invite a seasoned speaker to come and give an introductory talk to launch your new group.
Please inform your National Coordinator of your plans!
To help you start, A Pearl of Great Price by Laurence Freeman OSB is essential reading. This little book offers encouragement and practical suggestions about how to start a group, and then how to sustain and nurture it. (To purchase this book, please view the “Things to Buy” section at the bottom of this page.)
Downloads to help you give an introductory talk
“On Groups” by Paul Harris
Introduction to Christian Meditation by Kim Nataraja (presentation)
Essential Teaching Presentation, by Peter Ng
This course teaches you how to meditate and helps you to establish it as a regular practice. It also tells the story of how meditation was rediscovered within the Christian tradition as a form of contemplative prayer and how it is practiced by many Christians around the world.