The latest issues of Meditation News, the UK Community Newsletter and the WCCM International Newsletter, are now available to download and read here. Printed copies of the UK Newsletter have been sent to subscribers and the International Newsletter will be included with the next mailing in August.
In Meditation News there is a final call to sign up for this year’s conference Touch the Earth Lightly – places are still available, book here. – and aligned with that Sarah Feeney provides her view on the new role of Special Interest
Coordinator for the Environment. Julie Roberts looks at how the UK Community has changed over the past two years and how this will shape the future and there is an update on the Annual Appeal from Roz Stockley.
Jacqueline Russell provides her thoughts on the UK Community / Bonnevaux online retreat The Heavenly Jerusalem and we look forward to a summer of ‘on the ground’ retreats with details of the Meditatio Retreat at Ampleforth Abbey in June, the Bonnevaux Pilgrimage and Retreat in July, the Summer Retreat at Shallowford House in July and the School of Meditation Silent Retreat in Whalley Abbey in September. Gwen Hindley gives her Experience of Meditation and the support from her local group she has found as a new meditator and there is information about the Meditation In Schools webinar in June along with new support material. The is a review by Roz Stockley of Psalms for Praying – an invitation to wholeness by Nan C Merrill (Bloomsbury, 2007).
There are details of UK and Oblate events and some selected WCCM online talks and there is an updated Contacts list.
The core of the WCCM Newsletter is devoted to Fr Laurence’s Ukraine Journal written during his visit to Lviv at the end of April and reports on the online events with the Ukraine meditation community (recordings are at http://tiny.cc/wccmukrh). There is a report on the new WCCM Young People’s Council which met in March and on WCCM Trinidad’s New Ministry in Prisons. Meditatio have two events in late June: the Meditation in Schools Trauma: Teaching Meditation to Children and The Joy of Encounter a Meditatio Retreat at Ampleforth Abbey. In Focus introduces Sérgio Peixoto Junior, the new Brazilian National Coordinator.