The New Zealand Community for Christian Meditation


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Bonnevaux is the international meditation and retreat centre of The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM). A residential community lives in the spirit of the Rule of St Benedict together with volunteers from many parts of the world. Bonnevaux serves global peace and unity among all traditions through dialogue, silence and friendship.

For information about this wonderful centre, please visit:

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.

Meditation Groups in New Zealand

To find an in-person meditation group near you:

Alternatively you may like to join one of our Online Meditation Groups

If you are interested in joining any of our New Zealand online groups please contact the co-ordinator by email and they will send you the link to join.

Tuesday at 4pm (6 week rolling introductory course to Christian Meditation) run by Rosie
Tuesday 6pm run by Jane
Wednesday 10am run by Alison
Wednesday 5pm run by Lesley
Thursday 11am run by Jane
Thursday 4pm run by Teresa
Sunday 7,30pm run by Ken
and everyday at 5.30pm Annette is running an evening meditation

Alternatively, please check out the international online groups which are available at