The World Community for
Christian Meditation - USA

In Silence • Stillness • Simplicity

Our Shared Practice Creates Community

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The all-important aim in Christian Meditation is to allow God’s mysterious and silent presence within us to become more and more not only a reality, but the reality in our lives; to let it become that reality which gives meaning, shape and purpose to everything we do, to everything we are.

- Fr. John Main OSB

What is Christian Meditation?

Fr. John Main taught that meditation is as natural to the spirit as breathing is to the body. Meditation is to be found in many spiritual traditions around the world. Ours has its roots all the way back to the lived teachings of the Christian Fathers and Mothers who fled to the Egyptian desert in the Third Century.

Map of WCCM Meditation Group Locations

Meditate with Us

We have over 200 local groups throughout the United States, as well as a growing online listing.  There is never a charge to learn more or to participate.

Upcoming Events - USA

Taking place this week!

Widen Your Tent

The 2024 John Main Seminar

The Eight Big Problems of Life ~
Vanity & Pride and the Breath of True Freedom
#2 in the Video Series by Fr. Laurence Freeman

WCCM INTERNATIONAL APPEAL: Embracing Change: Emerging Stronger

Join us ONLINE the first Mondays of every month for Evening COMPLINE and MEDITATION

The Good Heart Teachings - Session 4
Original Video with Discussion:
The Gospel of John

Ongoing International Events

Go to for a complete list

WCCM Newsletters

New! May/June Edition

USA News:  
Spring 2024 edition below!

July 2024

Lately I have found myself to be a curmudgeon. That may be the strangest way to describe oneself in a letter, meant to invite people to a deeper reflection on meditation and to delve deeper into the practice of silence, stillness, and simplicity yet lately….

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Reflections for Group Leaders

From  Kevin Maksym


WCCM Academy

A two-year programme of interdisciplinary study in the context of contemplative practice.

Fr. Laurence Freeman celebrates Eucharist Sundays from Bonnevaux

Date: Sundays
Time: 6:00 am Eastern
Location: Live Webcast on
Cost: Free


“Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.” Matthew 10:8

Children Meditating WCCM-USA

Children & Youth

Young children are natural meditators. They enjoy just being with God. Just as they are happy paying attention when their parents or grandparents read them a story, so they are happy to be quiet and still in prayer.

Addiction and Recovery, Beach path

Addiction & Recovery:

Meditation as an 11 Step Practice

Addiction and Recovery outreach offers a way to practice Step 11 of the 12 Steps to a spiritual awakening. “Faith is more than our greatest gift; sharing with others is our greatest responsbility.”

Gene Bebeau Volunteering with WCCM-USA

Helping with the Work of Our Community

Whether making a friendly call to check in with far flung group leaders, taking photographs at local community events, sharing skills in bookkeeping, or writing newsletter articles, there are many opportunities to volunteer, strengthening and connecting our community!


The World Community for Christian Meditation in the USA is one of 175 national communities that make up The WCCM global family. WCCM-USA  currently has over 200 groups in many states. We meet in churches of every denomination, and in other venues such as online, in hospitals, prisons, YMCA’s, and private homes. Our online groups are a growing presence. Our organization is run entirely by very dedicated and hard working volunteers.

The Mission Statement of  The WCCM is part of our WCCM-USA Constitution, in common with other national communities:

To communicate and nurture meditation as passed on through the teaching of John Main in the Christian tradition in the spirit of serving the unity of all.

Support Our Community

Tax deductible donations help to support our modest infrastructure, connecting our meditation communities and spreading our practice to a world hungry for inner peace. US donors who also wish to support our new WCCM Meditation Center in Bonnevaux, France should click here as well.

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