Christian Meditation Ireland


Welcome to our website. We hope you find it informative and useful. It aims to give you a brief outline of meditation from within the Christian tradition and keep you up to date on the activities of Christian Meditation Ireland.

Who are we

We are men and women from all walks of life who come together to share and express a desire for deeper meaning in our lives through meditating together. Throughout Ireland there are groups which meet to meditate weekly in homes, parishes, offices, hospitals, prisons, schools and colleges, in a spirit of openness and sharing with all. We welcome those of all Christian traditions, of other religious traditions and of none.
The governing body of the community is Christian Meditation Ireland Ltd, a not-for-profit company with charitable status, with a voluntary board of directors and no paid employees. Our aim is to animate and support the practice of Christian meditation in Ireland by communicating and nurturing the teaching and practice of the tradition. [Company Registration No.: 530525 Registered Charity No.: 20082349]. The Memorandum and Articles of Association may be downloaded here. The Covenant with WCCM may be downloaded here. Please click here for the current Governance Manual of Christian Meditation Ireland.

Upcoming Events:

The last Dublin Meet-Up will took place on Saturday, 19 October 2019 at Wynne's Hotel in Dublin from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our guest speaker, Helen Gallivan, gave a wonderful talk on the theme of meditation as a constant struggle, illustrating her theme with references to the desert journeys of Abraham, Moses and Elijah. Helen's talk can be downloaded by clicking here - her slides are included in the pdf.

Learning to Meditate Retreat: This retreat takes place at Bonnevaux in France, the new spiritual home of the World Comuniuty for Christian Meditation. The retreat begins on Friday,18 October, 2019 @ 4:30 pm and concludes on Sunday, 20 October, 2019 @ 2:30 pm and is available for the reduced cost of €130 (shared room) or €170 (single room). Click here to find out more and here to book a place and register.

The next Regional Coordinators’ Meeting will take place on Saturday, 16 November 2019 in Dublin from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Annual Forum and AGM will take place on Saturday 4 April 2020 at the Gresham Hotel, Dublin.

The Annual Retreat for 2020 will be led by Fr Laurence Freeman and will take place on Saturday, 16 May 2020 at the Talbot Hotel in Stillorgan.

Bonnevaux is the international meditation and retreat centre of The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM). They hold a range of events throughout the year. The current programme of events can be accessed by clicking the image to the right.

The School of Meditation (WCCM)

Perhaps the simplest way to learn about Christian Meditation is to join a group near where you live. However, that is not always possible. The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) has an online School of Meditation which gives paid access to a number of online courses that may be helpful to those who are seeking information on Christian meditation or who want to deepen their knowledge and practice and who, for one reason or another, are unable to attend a weekly group. Click here to find out more.

An Irish Newsletter will appear quarterly, primarily in digital form and will be emailed out to group leaders who can print copies for their groups or share the link as it is downloadable from the Irish Newsletter page. Those who specifically want a printed copy can contact Theresa Hobbs in the CMI secretariat (086-1621803; email to have it posted for a small fee.