Meditation and the 11th Step

Silence is letting go of thoughts

Stillness is letting go of desires

Simplicity is letting go of self-analysis

Step 11 – “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.”

Christian Meditation as an 11th Step Practice is an outreach program for people in 12 step programs or recovery. Our purpose is to support one another in our journey of wholeness in the ‘joy of living’ to a spiritual awakening through love and service. All are welcome to join us – faith or no faith, agnostic or atheist.

Mission Statement

We are a group of men and women from 12 step programs, following the teachings of John Main and the World Community for Christian Meditation. We are not a replacement for, nor are we affiliated with, any 12-step program of recovery. We are here to share this ancient path of contemplative prayer as a way to practice the 11th Step.

How does Christian meditation as we practice it relate to the journey of the alcoholic and the addict?  Please read this short, powerful article, published in the Meditatio Journal on Mental Health, to explore this further.

Please visit our main page on the World Community’s international website:
http://www.wccm.org/category/category/addiction/11th-step .  We offer retreats, workshops and guidelines if you are interested in starting a group in your area.

Christian Meditation as an 11th Step Practice groups:

Texas:  Houston:
The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston
Christian Meditation as an 11th Step Practice (open to everyone)
Thursdays, noon – 1 PM,
303 Jackson Hill Street, Houston, 77007 (near Memorial Drive and South Shepherd). Anne Singley, 713-516-5812, (anne@singley.com) or Richard Kleiman, 713-851-3289, (richelsa@mac.com).

Jacksonville: Florida
WCCM Neptune Beach Center
Christian Meditation as an 11th Step Practice
Wednesday Evenings 7 pm-8:15pm
1112 Third Street Suite #9
Neptune Beach, FL 32266
(904) 241-4738
wccmneptunebeach@att.net

Western Springs: Illinois
St. John of the Cross Parish Center
Monday mornings 10:30 am – 11:30 am
5005 South Wolf Road
Western Springs, IL 60558
Janet (708) 246-4866
jccadc@sbcglobal.net

Philadelphia:  Pennsylvania
New Jerusalem Now
Tuesdays 2:00 – 3:00 pm
2011 West Norris Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Art Lerner (215) 499-7421
arthurlerner01@hotmail.com

In the UK:
Kairos Center
Mount Angelus Road
Roehampton
contact: maymbnicol@aol.com