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

Seeking Unity in a Divided World -
A Three Day IN-PERSON retreat with Fr. Laurence Freeman in Ohio

One Mind, One Heart: Unified Consciousness - 5 Day Silent Retreat Led by Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB

WCCM-USA Online - Six Week Introduction to Meditation

The Urgent Need for a Contemplative Mind - A Local USA event with Fr. Laurence Freeman


Sunday | September 25 | Neptune Beach FL & via Zoom
4:00 – 5:15 pm EDT
14th Anniversary Celebration of the WCCM Center, Neptune Beach FL

Saturday | October 8 | California
Fr. Laurence Freeman at St. Mel’s Church | 10 am – 1 pm
The Urgent Need for a Contemplative Mind
Woodland Hills, CA

Wednesday | October 12 | 7:30 am – 9:30 am | Cleveland OHIO
Fr. Laurence Freeman | Authentic Leadership
 Cleveland Institute of Music – Mixon Hall

Wednesday | October 12 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Cleveland OHIO
Fr. Laurence Freeman | Spirituality for a Secular Age  
Church of the Covenant

Wednesday | October 12 | 6:00 pm | Cleveland OHIO
Fr. Laurence Freeman | Unified Consciousness 

Church of the Covenant

Save These Dates!

Save these upcoming USA events to your calendar! Check back as further information and registration links are added!

Saturday, October 29 | First of four part series: Special viewing of  1994 THE GOOD HEART John Main Seminar, featuring the Dalai Lama and panelists from WCCM.  Led by Eugene Bebeau and Paul Dunn | Online only 


Friday-Sunday, June 24-26  | Online only 

Saturday | October 8 | California
Fr. Laurence Freeman at St. Mel’s Church | 10 am – 1 pm
The Urgent Need for a Contemplative Mind
Woodland Hills, CA

WCCM Newsletter

Read the May, 2022 edition of  the International WCCM Newsletter, now with USA News supplement!

For Body & Spirit

Weekly Yoga classes with Giovanni Felicioni

Date: Tuesdays
Time:10:45 am Eastern
Location: Live Webcast on
Cost: Free

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.”

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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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