Newsletters – 2022 Issue 4

The latest issue of Meditation News, the UK Community Newsletter and the WCCM International Newsletter are now available to download and read here.  Printed copies should be with subscribers in the middle of November.

On the cover of Meditation News we look forward to the 2023 National Conference where Revd. Dr. Mark S. Burrows will lead us through How the Light Enters: Contemplative Wisdom for Flourishing in our Broken World.  The hybrid conference will be held at High Leigh Conference Centre and online  from 2nd to 4th June.  Mark led the SouthWest Retreat on the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke in September and there is a review of that by Claire Benians in Community News.

It was clearly a busy summer with a number of retreats and events taking place.  Pauline Steenberger writes about taking WCCM meditation and yoga to Greenbelt 2022; Phil Kitchen and Val Hilsley write about their experience at the Pleroma retreat at Bonnevaux in July; and Les Glaze reports on the Shallowford House Summer Retreat. 

The School has details of the 2023 Essential Teaching Workshop in January and the Silent Retreat in the autumn, and Joanne Caine has provided feedback from this year’s retreat.

There is a review by Stefan Reynolds of Ending and Unending, poetry by Margrit Daim.  Richard Eddlestone reminds us about the importance of Safeguarding and how it is the responsibilty of everyone; and in Ecology and Meditation Sarah Feeney updates us on the resources WCCM has available and how to access them.

In the latest International Newsletter Fr Laurence considers Seeing with New Eyes asking ‘What is the real goal of life?’ There is an article on the 2022 John Main Seminar – The Challenge To Democracy: The Challenge of Democracy and leader Herman Van Rompuy; and Taynã Malaspina looks at Democracy and the Young.  Nick Scriminti writes about Building the Church of the Future and Samuel Pestridge gives his thoughts on the One in Mind, One in Heart  Young Meditators’ Retreat.  In Focus talks to Johanna Wisoli from Indonesia.

The next issue will be available in February.  Please send articles for the next issue to: and events to: to reach us by 1 January  2023.

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