2019 National Silent Retreat

January 13th – 16th, 2019, University of Waikato, Hamilton, NZ

Light and Shade, led by, Laurence Freeman,

Benedictine monk and Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation

For further details please download the brochure : Meditatio LIGHT AND SHADE


Meditatio Seminar
Contemplative Care

Healthcare and Meditation

January 17 & 18, 2019

With New Zealand healthcare professionals and Laurence Freeman OSB

Clinical Education Centre
Auckland City Hospital

For further details please go to: www.meditatio.org.nz

Brochure may be downloaded here: Meditatio brochure

A similar Meditatio seminar in Europe featured Dr Barry White a Dublin based Haematologist talking about contemplative medicine. We encourage you to take the time to view this short video to get an idea about what our upcoming seminar will be about.



The New Zealand Community for Christian Meditation

An invitation to meditate

We invite you to practice meditation with the support of a group and for spiritual companionship.

Our groups are growing communities of people who chose Christian Meditation as a spiritual practice. We value the support and learning we receive from each other. We acknowledge a common life source that nurtures our unfolding, even though we might call the experience by different names – God, Christ, Love, Spirit, Universe, Creator.

Every time we sit to meditate we are entering a tradition.

Fr John Main

We can meditate outside of any spiritual tradition but, it will always lead us back home where we belong: the heart.

Fr Laurence Freeman

Christian Meditation, an ancient form of contemplative prayer, is deeply anchored in the teachings of the Early Christian Desert Fathers and Mothers of the 4th and 5th centuries.

It echoes the spirit of the psalmist’s words:


The present day global spread of meditation in the Christian tradition expresses a universal human need for stillness and presence in a world ruled by a pace of change not previously experienced in human history.

Prayer today, often dominated by our intellect, can lose its connection with the heart. Meditation in the Christian tradition reconnects us with the heart, the spirit within, and opens us to its transforming influence in our lives.