The New Zealand Community for Christian Meditation


Online Meditation during Coronavirus Lockdown

During the lockdown in New Zealand, it is no longer possible to meet together in person to meditate. If you still wish to join with others to meditate it is possible to do this online. You are always warmly welcomed to join and may find the opportunity to meditate with other people from around the world, is a gift at this time of crisis. Please check out the online groups which are available at

In addition we are in the process of setting up some more New Zealand online groups. If you would like more details about these groups please contact

Bonnevaux Website

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 a meditation group near you: