David Wood - Prefaces to Meditation
David Wood was an Anglican priest who lived and worked amongst declining industrial communities in Northern England organising and leading retreats and vigils of prayer, always exploring silence and solitude. When he met John Main’s teaching in 1988, after searching wilderness years, he simply knew he was ‘home’. With his wife Sheila he then worked to build up the Christian Meditation Community in Cumbria.
His recorded talks ‘Aspects of the Spiritual Life’ (2008) are introductions to meditation and are available on CD from Medio Media. In 2010 and 2011 he recorded two series of ‘Prefaces to Meditation’, a series of short thoughts that are suitable for groups meditating in the John Mail tradition. Sheila Wood has made these available under Open Source Licence.