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

Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser for WCCM-USA's NEPTUNE BEACH, FL CENTER

WCCM-USA Essential Teaching Weekend

THE PEACE OF CHILDHOOD Introducing Meditation to Children:

Children experience God before they think about God

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

The John Main Seminar: New Wine, New Skins

Andrew Harvey
Andrew Harvey
Cynthia Bourgeault
Cynthia Bourgeault
Laurence Freeman
Laurence Freeman

Dates: Sept 14 – 17th, 2023
Led by:  Cynthia Bourgeault, Andrew Harvey and Laurence Freeman
Location: Online and at Bonnevaux Center for Peace, France

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

Upcoming International Events

Holy Land pilgrimage


Chicago IL – July 21 – 23, 2023
Cleveland, OH – October 20 – 22, 2023
The Peace of Childhood
Introducing Meditation to Children

Cleveland, OH – August 1-3, 2023


WCCM Newsletters

New! September – October 2023 edition!

USA News
 Read the June –  July edition!


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.