For Group Leaders

Audio Resources

Fr. Laurence Freeman gave the pre-conference retreat at the 2017 John Main Seminar in Houston Texas on the subject of The Inner Room. This track, which is the opening reflection, would provide a wonderful way to help us slow down at a busy time of year, such as Christmas and really examine what is meant by Jesus' teaching in Matthew 6:6: But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 

The entire series of 6 talks that make up the retreat is available for listening here:  The Inner RoomThe sixth track is notable because it is a commentary on, and was recorded inside, the Rothko Chapel in Houston.

Video Resources

Recommended videos



Written Materials

Recommended Resources

Catalog of Resources may be the first place to browse to guide either your purchases or your recommendations to other meditators.  Rather than simply a listing, it is organized according to general topic headings.  

The School of Meditation Resources page outlined below organizes books and materials according to specific needs, whether for newcomers to meditation, those with specific concerns or interests, or as teaching materials.

An Index to Fr. John Main's books - When we read Fr. John Main's works, we often find there are particularly meaningful passages that jump out at us.  Perhaps you have wished for some way of finding your way back to some of these when someone asks a question or  you find yourself in a discussion, and you remember that you read something particularly useful for sharing, but have no memory of exactly where.  Thanks to a wonderful volunteer effort, an impressive alphabetical topic index, has been created.

Weekly Readings - for the individual meditator

Current Weekly Teachings - for group formation

Weekly Teachings showing all 5 years of their cycle, beginning with the most basic introduction.  Useful for teaching.

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The resources of the School of Meditation are available to all through our International School website.
Group leaders will find ready made introductory materials, syllabi, and recommendations for readings, under the Resources tab.
Also check our USA current events page for specific School of Meditation events!