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:


World Meeting of Families, RDS, Dublin, August 2018

Christian Meditation Ireland will participate in the World Meeting of Families which takes place in Dublin from 22nd to 25th August next at the RDS in Dublin. This important international event, which brings together families from across the world together to celebrate, pray and reflect upon the importance of family as the cornerstone of society and the Catholic Church.
We will be involved on two levels. Firstly, in promoting the practice of meditation – in particular, meditation with children; to this end we have been invited to participate in facilitating the children’s programme at the gathering and we are delighted to do so.
We will also have an exhibition stand for Christian Meditation Ireland and we are asking for your help in tending the stand, answering queries from those attending the gathering who would like to find out more about the practice of Christian meditation. We need volunteers to help us at our stand and we would love to hear from anyone who intends to visit the gathering on any of the three days. If you intend to be there, would you be willing to give a few hours assisting at the exhibition stand on the day you visit?
You will appreciate that we will need plenty of cover over the three days, so any time you can give to help us will be greatly appreciated. If you think you could help us for a few hours on 22nd , 23rd, or 24th August, please contact Eithne White to let her know what day(s) you will be attending, when you would be willing to assist us and for how long. You can contact Eithne by email to or by post to Eithne White, 12 South Hill Park, Booterstown, Co. Dublin, A94 YP02 or by phone on 086 8176655

CMI Annual Retreat Day

We are delighted to say that Fr Laurence Freeman will facilitate our next national retreat day which will take place on Saturday 1st September 2018 at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. It will begin at 10 a.m. with Registration/Tea & Coffee from 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at 4 p.m. As usual, the day will include a number of talks by Fr Laurence on aspects of Christian Meditation interspersed with periods of silent meditation. Further details will follow. However, please note that the date is earlier in the year than usual so early booking is strongly advised.
 Date:               Saturday 1st September 2018
 Venue:             The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
 Time:               10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  (Registration, Tea and Coffee from 9:30 am) 
For booking please contact: Eithne White 086-8176655/ 01-2882659 or email or by post to Eithne White, 12 South Hill Park, Booterstown, Co. Dublin, A94 YP02
The hotel has agreed to reserve a small number of rooms at a discounted rate up to 28th May. If you wish to avail of that offer please contact the hotel directly on 01 230 0030 before 28th May.

John Main Seminar 2018

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.