Year 3

Letter 40: Interfaith Dialogue

The Interfaith element, respecting the Truth in all religions, which very much forms part of the ethos of the World Community of Christian Meditation, has also been an important element in the Chri

Letter 39: The tradition and practice of Christian Meditation (4)

What makes meditation Christian is our faith in Jesus. It is Christian too because it is in a historical and theological tradition that leads directly to the mind of Christ.

Letter 38: The tradition and practice of Christian Meditation (3)

Laurence Freeman continues: “In the second half of the last century John Cassian’s ‘Conferences’led John Main back to the practice of meditation in the Christian tradition, which he had fi

Letter 37: The tradition and practice of Christian Meditation (2)

Laurence Freeman continues: “The great theological minds and spiritual teachers of the modern era – Rahner, Balthasar, Lonergan, Merton, Main, Griffiths – have taken a decidedly mystical approach t

Letter 36: The Tradition and Practice of Christian Meditation (1)

Reconnecting with inner silence is not only important for adults but even more so in our noisy world for children and young people.

Letter 35: The Problem with Silence

In our Western Culture the need for silence and stillness is not acknowledged.

Letter 34: Self-knowledge and healing

To ask people to become more aware of what blocks them on the path to true self-knowledge often meets with resistance.

Letter 33: Self-knowledge as first step towards the Divine

The importance of having a spiritual guide when venturing into the silence cannot be overestimated. In the Christian tradition Jesus is our anchor as well as our door into the spiritual realm.

Letter 32: The importance of being rooted in a tradition

We live in an exciting age, when the teachings of the great world religions and wisdom traditions are available to all in books, through teachers or the Internet.

Letter 31: Meditation in the Christian Tradition

As it is a human quality to be able to switch into different modes of being, many of the things I have said apply not only to meditation in the Christian tradition but also to the form of silent, a