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41 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
The Living Tradition of Silence with Laurence Freeman OSB
If you've enjoyed watching this video, you can become a Supporting Member and get access to the full course here: https://wccm.org/offerings/silence/
30 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Solitude as the Cure to Loneliness with Laurence Freeman
This is part of the Monte Oliveto 2018 retreat - Being alone together - which you can access on the wccm.org website here
69 minutes | May 29, 2021
Childhood: A milestone of life with Laurence Freeman
Get access to the full Milestones course here on the wccm.org website
47 minutes | May 13, 2021
The Saint, the Writer, the Mystic with Stefan Reynolds
In this podcast, Dr. Stefan Reynolds reflects on Etty Hillesum, Edith Stein and Simone Weil and how these three geniuses live the crisis of Europe. They were contemporaries, all Jewish and came to a similar practice of meditation and mindfulness as a response to a time of crisis. Stefan looks at their lives and the advice they give for challenging situations. All of them – in more dramatic ways than today – found that their opportunities were increasingly limited, and yet found meaning in the constraints they had to live under. It is a retreat for those looking for a wisdom and joy that can sustain us through times of change and uncertainty.
63 minutes | May 7, 2021
The Tradition of Meditation - Wisdom Living & the Joy of Connection with Laurence Freeman
This episode is part of the series of monthly talks Wisdom Living & the Joy of Connection a journey through the roots of meditation in the Christian Tradition as experienced in the circumstances of modern life by younger people. Learn more here Soundtrack: Aourourou by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.
52 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
God not Among the Gods with James Alison
This is the opening talk by James Alison of the retreat 'Basic Christianity: what does the “real thing” look like when all the kitsch has collapsed?' Online Seminar, 21-26 July 2020Coming soon: James is leading a new online retreat from Bonnevaux!5 - 9 May 2021: Basic Christianity: An Induction into the Life of Jesus the Forgiving VictimA 5-day retreat examining the central elements of the Christian faith, with James Alison. More info and registrations here.
24 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
The Loneliness of the World
This is the opening talk of the Monte Oliveto Retreat 2018 led by Laurence Freeman OSB and Giovanni Felicioni. This is also part of the course Being Alone Together which you can find in the Offerings section of the wccm.org website.
59 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Why do we meditate?
This is part of the Meditation as a Modern Spiritual Path course available on the wccm.org website.
64 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Success, Failure and Meaning with Laurence Freeman
This is part of the Monte Oliveto retreat which took place in 2015 led by Laurence Freeman OSB and Giovanni Felicioni. You can find the full content from the retreat in the WCCM Offerings section on the site.
32 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Vanity and Pride and the breath of true freedom with Laurence Freeman
This talk is part of the course the Eight Big Problems of Life available on wccm.orgIn this course, Laurence will develop the schema of the “eight principal faults” and show how understanding them as patterned states of mind will help us to overcome them – making both meditations, relationships and daily life a great deal easier.
32 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
What is Mysticism? with Prof Bernard McGinn
Bernard is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelly Professor emeritus of the University of Chicago, where he taught for thirty-four years before retiring in 2003. Since his retirement, he has continued to teach, lecture and write. His major work is a history of western Christian mysticism under the general title The Presence of God, seven volumes of which have been published between 1991 and 2017.To continue your journey on Christian Mysticism, we recommend the course The Roots of Christian Mysticism: First Term The entire course is divided into 3 terms and each term consists of 8 Lessons. Each lesson focuses on a mystic, and we learn about the times they lived in, their life witness and their spirituality. Each lesson also has extracts from their writings and inspirations to help us in our spiritual practice. There is also a bibliography, audio and visual recordings to allow you to explore further. This course is not just an intellectual exercise but a journey from the mind to the heart – a spiritual journey of discovery. So we invite you to meditate at the beginning of each lesson and to experience this contemplative dimension of faith.
56 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
Sarah Bachelard: A Church Come of Age
Sarah Bachelard is an internationally respected theologian, retreat leader and priest. She is the founder and leader of Benedictus Contemplative Church in Canberra, Australia and an honorary fellow at the Australian Catholic University. Sarah was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University where she studied theology with former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. She is the author of two books, Experiencing God in a Time of Crisis and Resurrection and Moral Imagination.Listen to all talks here.You can book to the John Main Seminar 2020 here.
17 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
The Necessity of Lament with Sarah Bachelard
Sarah Bachelard is a theologian, retreat leader and priest in Anglican Orders. She lives in Canberra in Australia where she has taught in the areas of theology, ethics and spirituality at Charles Sturt University. She is currently director of Benedictus Contemplative Church. She is a member of the WCCM and was a keynote speaker at the John Main Seminar in Montreal in 2007 and at the John Main Seminar 2019 in Vancouver, with the theme “A Contemplative Christianity for our Time”.
53 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Being and Doing Human by Professor Peter Gilbert
Professor Peter Gilbert was Professor of Social Work and Spirituality at Staffordshire University. He worked as the Project lead of National Spirituality and Mental Health Forum and Chair of the National Development Team for Inclusion. His latest book is called Spirituality and Mental Health which promotes an understanding of people’s belief systems and proves the increasing importance of spirituality in health and social care.This talk was part of the Meditation and Mental Health Seminar which took place in London in 2011. You can watch the full recordings of the seminar by visiting the WCCM website.
78 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
The Contemplative Conscious Mind: A Conversation with Herman Van Rompuy
You can read the full article hereAbout Herman Van RompuyHerman Van Rompuy is a Belgian politician, who served as Prime Minister of Belgium from 2008 to 2009 and then as the first permanent President of the European Council from 2009 to 2014. More recently, in 2018, he was one of the speakers at the John Main Seminar 2018, in Belgium addressing the theme Politics and the management of division.
51 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Working with the poor prepared me for meditation with Sr. Ruth Montrichard
Servol is an organization of weak, frail, ordinary, imperfect yet hope-filled and committed people seeking to help weak, frail, ordinary, hope-drained people become agents of attitudinal and social change in a journey which leads to total human development. Servol was born out of the challenges of the country’s Black Power Revolution of 1970 in which a number of persons and groups sought to challenge racial inequality and force social, economic and political change. Learn more here.
39 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
The Animated Meditator: An interview with Paul Demeyer
You can watch the animation video What is Christian Meditation? by Paul Demeyer here.
28 minutes | Dec 12, 2020
Introduction to the Essential Teaching of Meditation with Laurence Freeman OSB
This is talk one of Sources of Wisdom, an online retreat on essential teaching of meditation provided by The School of Meditation. The time of self-isolating and social distance that we are currently experiencing is a kind of extended Lent: a voluntary restriction which reminds us of the limited control we have in reality – at any time – over the circumstances of our daily lives. A willing and conscious entering into these limitations can, paradoxically, bring us to an unexpected experience of limitless freedom. This is also how a retreat will work. Another way of thinking of our new collective social reality is that we are undertaking an enormous global retreat. Some are following it more attentively than others; some are quite unaware that they are on this retreat, but more and more are quieting down and joining in. Given that most of our communication and exploration is – for the moment – online, what better time to take part in an online retreat? You can learn more about this retreat and register here.
51 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
Listening to the Child with Prof. Anne Graham
Australian researcher and academic, professor Anne Graham worked as a professor of childhood studies, leading research at a centre for children and young people. Anne Graham is Professor of Childhood Studies and Founding Director of the Centre for Children and Young People at Southern Cross University. A primary school teacher and sociologist by background, Anne has worked in teacher education for 20 years
47 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
A Politician Who Learned To Listen with Jack Murta
Born on a farm in Alberta, Canada, Jack Murta entered politics young. Driven by a large dose of ambition, he was also guided by his faith and easy connection with ordinary people. After a successful career in Ottawa, he became involved in caring for the homeless of Ottawa while also nurturing the spiritual aspect of the lives of many politicians. As a meditator now for nearly 20 years, he became WCCM Canadian National Coordinator.This talk was part of the Contemplative Path Through the Crisis Programme. You can learn more here.
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