Christian Meditation Ireland


Welcome

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 meditatingtogether. 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.T

                

This series of videos has been developed as a response to the pandemic crisis. For other aspects of the response of the World Community for Christian Meditation visit the webpage A Contemplative Path Through the Crisis.

The last Dublin Meet-Up took place on Saturday, 8 February 2020  in Wynns Hotel, Abbey Street, Dublin. The guest speaker was Mr Colm Wells, an experienced meditator and teacher of meditation -- his talk can be accessed by clicking here. The poems quoted can be dowlnloaded by clicking here.

Upcoming Events - NOTE - Because of the COVID-19 threat to public health many events have been postponed to dates unknown. Others may be postponed as we get closer to an event, in light of advice from the health authorities and Government:

Saturday 21 March 2020: Breaking Through to the Real in Daily Life 

 This event will take place at the Pastoral Centre, Church of Our Lady and St. Brendan, Tralee from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with registration from 9:30 a.m. The speaker will be Jane Mellett, who is a founding member of ‘Anam Ashram’, Dublin. She will explore and share the practices of an Irish Christian Ashram. The cost is €20, incl. tea/coffee; however, lunch not included - participants will bring a packed lunch or eat locally.

Prior Booking is essential. For further information and booking, please contact: Sylvia Thompson 085 863 2623  sylviajms11@gmail.com or Ann Fagan, 064 6632381       

Saturday, 21 March 2020: Guided Christian Meditation: Giving & Receiving Love

This event will take place at the Emmaus Retreat & Conference Centre in Swords. Counsellor and psychotherapist Marian Burke will explore the path to inner peace by teaching the practice of meditation and mindfulness in the Christian Tradition. Contact Emmaus Retreat & Conference Centre for further details and booking. 

Saturday, 4 April 2020: The Annual Forum and AGM will take place on Saturday 4 April 2020 at the Gresham Hotel, Dublin. The AGM was provisionally be rescheduled to take place immediately after the national retreat on 9 May, but, as that event has been postponed on Government advice it will be reschedules as soon as conditions allow.

Saturday, 9 May 2020 - Annual Retreat: Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled -Teachings from Contemplative Christianity for an Anxious Age.

The Annual Retreat for 2020 will be led by Fr Laurence Freeman and will take place on Saturday, 9 May 2020 at the Talbot Hotel in Stillorgan. The fee for the day will be €55, including lunch. Prior booking is essential: For booking please contact Eithne White 086-8176655/ 01-2882659 or email eithnewhite12@gmail.com. It is vital that you email Eithne or phone her to let her know you are coming so we can be sure to have ample seating and appropriate arrangements in place for lunch. Free parking is available at the hotel for attendees. The 46A bus route connects guests to the city centre, which is 5K away.  Please click here for the booking form.

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 theresawccm@gmail.com) to have it posted for a small fee.