Talks on Meditation


Introduction

The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) provides a range of resources which can be downloaded for free and this page explains how you can access and download them.  To begin with, Meditatio, an outreach of WCCM, provides every one of  its meditation groups worldwide with four CDs each year. Christian Meditation Ireland provides these free of charge to every group in Ireland, with the national executive being responsible for the finances of running the scheme, which is administered by a committee of volunteers from the Cork region. The CDs are distributed by them to the Regional Coordinators who post them on to the group leaders in their region. CMI is deeply appreciative of all involved in these voluntary networks.

In recent years, all of the CDs since the scheme began have been stored on Soundcloud and may be played on your PC or phone or other device or they may be downloaded free of charge. The steps required for downloading are described below; once downloaded, the files remain wherever you have stored them on your device and can be accessed whenever you wish even without an internet, wifi or data connection. 

In addition to the sound files, each set of talks on every CD have been transcribed and saved as Adobe pdf files and these too can be downloaded and stored on your own device. The steps for doing so are set out below.

While these resources are free, WCCM invites you from time to time to consider making a donation to help make the resources freely available to all. You may donate by clicking here.

And finally, all talks given by Fr Laurence and others at WCCM events and retreats in recent years have been recorded also and these too can be accessed, played and downloaded freely. The details are set out below.

And, don't forget that Medio Media, which publishes books and CDs for WCCM has an online shop, which you can purchase online by clicking on the Medio Media logo to the left.

 

The Meditatio CD Library

The Meditation CD Library is stored on SoundCloud. Click on the image on the right to access the CDs. When this pages opens, you may see a copy of the latest CD at the top of the page and one can click on and play the tracks from it directly online.

Below this you will see a list in table form showing all of the CD's issued for groups since 2005. You can scroll down through the list at your leisure and you can choose to listen to or download any of the CDs by following the instructions below. In addition you can read and/or download a transcript of the CDs of your choice.

The first column in each row of the table shows the year and the quarter when that CD was issued to meditation groups around the world. The second column shows the title of the CD and the third the name of the speaker.

The next column offers you the opportunity to read or to download the transcript of the CD. If you left-click on the words 'Read/Download', a new page is opened up which contains a pdf of the transcript of that CD and you can read it directly; or, if you wish, you can download it to your PC or other device. To do this, just scroll your mouse to above the top of the booklet until a black bar appears above it which contains the name of the booklet, the number of pages and, over to the right, you will see three symbols. Click on the middle symbol, the downward arrow, to download the document or click on the one to the right (the printer icon) if you wish to print the contents instead. When you click the downward arrow, a dialogue box will open up which asks you to choose a folder on your computer where you want to store the file. Of course, you can always print it later if you wish once you have downloaded it.

The last column in the row contains the words 'Listen/Download'. If you left-click on those words a new webpage opens up the SoundCloud page where all the files are stored by WCCM. At the top of the page you will see the first track is ready to play which you can do by pressing the white arrow in the red circle. Down below you will find a short description of the CD and below that a listing of the various tracks  on the CD. Click on any track to play it.

Although it is not immediately obvious, the tracks may also be downloaded to your PC or device. As your cursor highlights any track, the background of that track turns grey and four symbols appear over to the right-hand end of the grey background.The first (the heart) allows you to 'like' that track! The third one allows you to share it on FB or other social media and the last one (...) opens up further options in a drop-down menu and the third of these additional options reads 'Download'. Click there to download the track and repeat for each track you wish to download, saving them to the folder of your choice on your device.

WCCM Recorded Events Library

All talks given by Fr Laurence and others at WCCM events and retreats in recent years have been recorded also and these too can be accessed, played and downloaded freely. Click on the image to the right to access the library. You can scroll down through the page to see the range of events that have been recorded. Choose any event by left-clicking on its title or on the image to the left of it.

As described above, you can then scroll down to the list of trackes recorded at that event and listen to them. Although it is not immediately obvious, the tracks may also be downloaded to your PC or device. As your cursor highlights any track, the background of that track turns grey and four symbols appear over to the right-hand end of the grey background.The first (the heart) allows you to 'like' that track! The third one allows you to share it on FB or other social media and the last one (...) opens up further options in a drop-down menu and the third of these additional options reads 'Download'. Click there to download the track and repeat for each track you wish to download, saving them to the folder of your choice on your device.

WCCM Media Page

In April 2018, WCCM launched a new media page which can be accessed by clicking on the image to the right or by clicking here.

It represents another way of accessing the CDs but this page also includes Videos and DVDs - in time this page may become the only way to access the latest CDs and Videos.

The sound files are presented differently. Just clcik on the CD or DVD cover of your choice and the talk(s) associated with that CD will appear. Click on any track and you can listen to it. If you wish to download a track, simply click the download button towards the top right-hand corner of the screen. The download symbol is an arrow facing downwards onto a short horizontal line.

While these resources are free, WCCM invites you from time to time to consider making a donation to help make the resources freely available to all. You may donate to WCCM by clicking here.