Year 1

Letter 12: The importance of the weekly meditation group

The foundations of the World Community for Christian Meditation are the thousands of small groups meeting in homes, parishes, schools, prisons, hospitals in at least 100 countries all round the wor

Letter 11: Anywhere and anyone

Christian meditation can be done anywhere by anyone.

The hallmark of Christian Meditation is its simplicity.

Letter 10: The Way of the Mantra

It sounds quite incredible, almost unbelievable, to us when we first begin to learn to meditate that the discipline of saying this little word, our mantra, can be a profound spiritual path that gra

Letter 9: The universality of meditation

Meditation is a universal spiritual discipline to be found in most of the World Religions and Wisdom Traditions.

Letter 8: Thoughts, thoughts and once more thoughts

What to do about all those thoughts crowding in when you are longing for interior silence? An image comes to mind: I remember hearing years ago about an advertisement for meditation.

Letter 7: Stilling the mind

When we begin to meditate, we soon become aware of the fact that the discipline is simple but not easy.

Letter 6: The Practice

The discipline is simple:

Letter 5: How do we prepare for meditation?

John Main rediscovered meditation, the faithful repetition of a prayer phrase to lead us into the silence of ‘pure’ prayer.

Letter 4: Why do we start to meditate?

The impetus for starting to meditate is often the moment when we are faced with something out of the ordinary, something that shakes us out of our ordinary perception of reality.

Letter 3: How did John Main learn about meditation?

John Main was introduced to meditation when he was serving in the British Colonial Service in Malaya.