The World Community for Christian Meditation


The ancient Christian tradition of meditating on a single sacred phrase (mantra) was revived by the English Benedictine monk, Fr. John Main OSB (1926-82) who established an ecumenical Christian Meditation Centre in London (1975) and then, with Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB, founded a meditation community for religious and lay people in a Montreal monastery (1977).

The World Community for Christian Meditation was formed in London (1991) and is led by Dom Laurence and a Guiding Board of international members. The community exists to communicate and nurture meditation as taught by John Main for the unity of all. This mission is achieved through a publishing company (Medio Media), an International Centre (23 Kensington Square, London W8 5HN) a quarterly International Newsletter and the Annual John Main Seminar. Over 1700 Christian meditation groups gather in over 60 countries around the world.