The programs listed below are available in 60 countries so please contact us to find out what is happening in your local area.
Introductory courses and workshops. These courses and workshops are designed to take participants on a gradual journey of understanding of both the practice and tradition of Christian Meditation. A 6-week Introduction to Christian Meditation is also available as an online course here
Supporting the Meditation Practice
It is helpful to meet with others in silence, friendship and learning and joining a weekly meditation group is recommended for supporting your meditation practice. There are also online meditation groups you can join. You can find a group near you here (WCCM Meditation Groups)
Please browse the General Resources for a wide range of materials for meditation groups and individuals. You can also subscribe to our Mailing List to receive the Daily Wisdom and Weekly Teachings on Christian Meditation.
The Essential Teaching Weekend
For those who are finding that meditation is becoming an established practice in their lives, the Essential Teaching Weekend (ETW) offers the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding. It is a residential experience with regular periods of meditation, simple teachings, and time for sharing and discussion. The style of the weekend is relaxed, informative and participative. It allows time to develop friendships and a sense of community.
Retreats, Seminars and Workshops
Further explorations are available through a rich program of workshops and courses conducted locally and nationally to support and inspire your ongoing journey of meditation.
These events may take the form of Workshops, Quiet Days or Weekend Retreats and expand on the themes of The Essential Teaching, The History of the Tradition including the mystics, The Stages of the Journey, and a variety of workshops on Leading Meditation Groups or Outreach to Specific Groups.
The School Retreat
The School Retreat is a week-long residential intensive. It is suitable for people who have been meditating seriously for some time in our tradition, and have some experience of integrating meditation into daily life. It forms a very natural progression from the Essential Teaching Weekend. It is a time of silence and stillness with a daily flow of meditation, short talks and regular meetings with one of the retreat leaders. It offers a profound integrated experience of both sides of the spiritual journey of meditation – of solitude and fellowship, and gently opens participants to explore how they are called to share the gift.