Online Meditation

 


The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) has been a pioneer in online meditation. This page is your starting point for all of the resources you need to start meditating with others online. Click on one of the links below to go to the section you want to learn about.

Meditation is the practice of gently and repeatedly letting go of your thoughts, and thus letting go of desires or self analysis, and learning to just be.  It's simple but not easy.  Many forms of meditation thus encourage group practice; in the WCCM it is seen as a means of encouragement and support for your fundamental individual practice, and a way offering the same to others.  Online group meditation simply means that the group you are meditating with is meeting online, rather than physically.

Christian Meditation is meditation with the understanding that a quiet mind is a mind that is more receptive to God. In the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM), we practice Christian meditation as taught by Fr. John Main. Please see the references throughout this website.

Online meditation makes use of video conferencing tools to meet together. Some of the advantages of online meditation include these:

You can meditate with people from all over the world.

You can find a group that meets at a time convenient to you.

You don’t need to drive or find parking.

You can continue meeting with your group(s) even when traveling.

 

All you need to try online meditation is the following:

A computer, tablet, or smart phone with a camera and microphone (most systems today include these.)

A headset is helpful, but not absolutely necessary.

An internet connection. You can use a data plan but online meditation uses a lot of data. You are better off with an internet connection.

If you are using a tablet or a smart phone, you need to install the Zoom application. If you are using a computer, this will be installed automatically the first time you enter a group.

An interest in trying meditation.

  •  Open the next accordion tab below this one,  to see the listing of all USA groups and contacts.  Choose your preferred time and day and proceed via the link to our International listing of WCCM online meditation groups here.  That secure application system will ask where you are located, your name and email address.
  • It will inform the group leader of your interest, and you will then receive an email from them asking about your experience with meditation, so they can determine if an introduction should precede your first participation in their group.
  • If you have a tablet or smartphone, you should download the free Zoom software (click on "What do I need to do"? above).  For those with desktops and laptops, you can test your connection and see the Zoom environment here.
  • After you respond to the group leader's questions, you will be sent a link to join the meditation session at the time they lead it.
  • We recommend joining the group about 5 minutes before the scheduled start of the session.  The group leader you have corresponded with can assist with any technical questions you may have; most people find using Zoom very easy so there probably won't be any!
  • Please note!  The online meditation group calendar will read your actual location and present times as they would be in your time zone.  To verify that, look at the top right hand corner of the calendar where it shows the time zone being presented to you.  Click on it to change that if necessary.
  • Note: There is no cost to joining any of our online meditation groups!

To request to join any of these groups, please click here , find that leader's name, and then click the green 'Join this Group' button, to send your email request.  For ease of viewing you may want to select 'English' in the language filter at the top left of that page.

  • Monday 6:30 am Eastern Time: | Lucy Beck

  • Tuesday 4:00 pm Central Time: | Betty Divine

  • Tuesday 7:30 pm Central Time:  | Mo Dunn

  • Wednesday 8:15 pm Eastern Time: | Therese Upperman

  • Thursday 6:15 pm Eastern Time: |Dennis McAuliffe

  • Thursday   7:30  pm  Eastern Time: | Laura Waters

  • Friday 9:00 pm Eastern Time:  | Roberta Gomez

  • Sunday 4:00 pm Eastern Time: | Linda Kaye | Led as Christian Meditation as an 11th Step Practice, but open and welcoming to all.

  • The US Benedictine Oblates of WCCM also gather online for meditation and reflection on the Rule of St. Benedict on Tuesday mornings, and on the last Sunday of the month at 1:30pm ET.  These groups are open to those with an established daily meditation practice, interested in exploring the Oblate path.  Please see our information page here.