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The weekly WCCM audio podcas: Talks, Interviews and dialogues.

The weekly WCCM audio podcas: Talks, Interviews and dialogues.
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The weekly WCCM audio podcas: Talks, Interviews and dialogues.

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Laurence Freeman — Milestones Series, Maturity

9/13/2019
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This is the second talk in the Milestones series. In this episode Fr Laurence Freeman speaks about maturing into the contemplative consciousness. Laurence Freeman is a Benedictine monk and the spiritual successor to John Main. He is the Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation. Author, retreat leader and international speaker. This Talk was recorded at the Meditatio Centre, in London. Music Credits: Aourourou by Blue Dot Sessions

Duration:01:04:03

Allan Wallace —Salvation Or Enlightenment?

9/6/2019
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n this dialogue Dr Wallace explores the themes of enlightenment and salvation and responds to questions such as: Are salvation and enlightenment the same? Is grace at work in the individual journey? At what levels do (or can) different traditions achieve sameness? Is the origin of grace within or without yourself, and where is the demarcation? Does Christianity treat God as an emotional projection? Alan Wallace is a prominent voice in the emerging discussion between contemporary...

Duration:01:14:37

Bernard McGinn — Praying with the Masters (I)

8/30/2019
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In this episode we’ll hear Bernard McGinn speak about the nature of mysticism, its development and its importance for the contemporary world. Professor McGuinn recaptures the riches of the mystical tradition and invites us to enter into the practical character of it. Bernard McGinn is widely regarded as the preeminent scholar of mysticism in the Western Christian tradition.. This talk was part of a John Main Seminar held at the University of St Thomas, in Houston, Texas. Music Credits:...

Duration:00:50:39

Laurence Freeman — The Wisdom of the Mantra

8/23/2019
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Fr. Laurence speaks about the need of teaching the richness of our contemplative tradition and the knowledge and wisdom behind the simple repetition of a sacred word. This talk was part of a John Main Seminar at Quest University in Squammish, Canada. Music Credits: Aourourou by Blue Dot Sessions

Duration:00:51:46

Kabir Helminski — The Spiritual Psychology of Sufism (I)

8/16/2019
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Underlying Rumi’s magnificent poetry is a coherent world-view and spiritual psychology. A living tradition of human transformation has continued in the spirit of his legacy. Through contemplative practice, ceremony, metaphysical reflection, artistic expression, and community service a process of psycho-spiritual maturity has been refined. We will explore the fundamentals of this tradition and consider how they might be applied in today’s world. Kabir Helminski is the Co-Director of the...

Duration:01:06:06

Herman Van Rompuy — Politics and the Management of Division

8/9/2019
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Herman Van Rompuy speaks about the crisis of democracy and what habits leaders need to be learned in order to give people some hope in the future of democracy. Herman Van Rompuy is a Belgian politician and former President of the European Council. This talk was part of a John Main Seminar in Bruges. Music Credits: Aourourou by Blue Dot Sessions

Duration:00:27:48

Zen Practice with Robert Kennedy

7/26/2019
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There is no Christian zen but Christians can do zen and grow in wisdom. Zen is about personal liberation and growth. Zen is about the opening of the heart. Robert E. Kennedy, S.J. directs a number of communities practicing interfaith zen in the metro New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area. Roshi Kennedy is an American Jesuit priest and a Zen master. He is the founding teacher of Morning Star Zendo in New Jersey. His books include "Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit" and "Zen Gifts to Christians."...

Duration:01:07:43

Teresa Forcades — Faith and Belonging

7/19/2019
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This Talk on Faith and Belonging was part of the John Main Seminar 2018: A Contemplative Response ​to the Crisis of Change 20-23 Sep, Bruges, Belgium. Teresa Forcades, a Spanish Benedictine nun, theologian, physician and political activist, is one of Europe’s leading radical thinkers. She came to prominence for her eloquent condemnation of abuses by some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies. She founded a leading Catalonian anti-capitalist independence movement and is one of the...

Duration:01:07:32

Jean Vanier — Where the Light Comes In (III)

7/12/2019
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This is the third talk Jean Vanier gave at the John Main Seminar in Trosly, France in 2016. Jean Vanier, who died in May 2019, was the founder of L’Arche. Why do we fear those different from us? Through the mission of L’Arche Jean Vanier explains how people grow and discover the beauty of their being. This is done by not changing people but revealing to them, by presence, that they are beautiful because they are children of God. The biggest revolution is imitating God by remaining silent...

Duration:00:54:03

Laurence Freeman — Milestone Series, Childhood

7/5/2019
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This is the first talk in the Milestones series. In this episode Fr Laurence Freeman speaks about the spiritual and psychological aspects of our life journey and how the practice of meditation leads to the recovery of the essential childlike state. John Main saw meditation as the recovery of our innocence. We recover the essential qualities we had as children, our innocence, through our mature relationship to our Source, our ontological parenthood in God as the ultimate ground of our...

Duration:01:08:35

Sarah Bachelard — Faith as The Ground of Action

6/28/2019
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This is the second talk Sarah Bachelard gave on the Silent Retreat at the University of Waikato in 2017. She expands on the relationship between contemplative practice and active life: how contemplation changes the agent and shifts his/her vision to see the nature of reality, and the context in which he/she is acting. Experiencing God is not about having a particular experience, it is about having the ground or the context for all our experiences. God is that in which everything else is...

Duration:00:41:38

Charles Taylor — New Ways of Wisdom

6/21/2019
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This Talk on New Ways of Wisdom was part of the John Main Seminar 2018: A Contemplative Response ​to the Crisis of Change 20-23 Sep, Bruges, Belgium. Charles Taylor is a Canadian philosopher known for his examination of the modern self. Taylor’s first major work, Hegel (1975), was a large study of the 19th-century German philosopher that emphasized the ways in which Hegel’s philosophy continues to be relevant to contemporary political and social theory. In 1989 Taylor published Sources of...

Duration:00:51:38

Jean Vanier — Where the Light Comes In (II)

6/14/2019
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This is the second talk Jean Vanier gave at the John Main Seminar in Trosly, France in 2016. Jean Vanier spoke about the discovery of the light through the cracks in our world, the fear of the different and the human transformation experienced through the proximity with the weak. Why do we fear those different? Through the mission of L’Arche Jean Vanier explains how people grow and discover the beauty of their being. This is done by not changing people but revealing to them, by presence,...

Duration:00:56:22

David Tacey — Spirituality and Religion in a Secular Age

6/7/2019
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This Talk was part of a John Main Seminar in Hamilton, New Zeland. David Tacey is Emeritus Professor of Humanities at La Trobe University, Melbourne, and Research Professor at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Canberra. He is an interdisciplinary scholar and public intellectual who has written extensively on spirituality, religion, youth experience and mental health. He is the author of fourteen books, including The Spirituality Revolution.

Duration:01:00:57

Barry White — A contemplative practice to transform healthcare

5/31/2019
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This Talk was part of the John Main Seminar 2018: A Contemplative Response ​to the Crisis of Change 20-23 Sep, Bruges, Belgium. The concept of Contemplative Medicine which places meditation at the centre of its insights is being developed by Dr Barry White, a consultant haematologist at St James’s Hospital, Dublin and member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. SLIDE PRESENTATION - Download here: adobe.ly/2OlCJKc Music Credits: Aourourou by Blue Dot Sessions

Duration:01:16:49

Allan Wallace —Salvation Or Enlightenment?

5/23/2019
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In this dialogue Dr Wallace explores the themes of enlightenment and salvation and responds to questions such as: Are salvation and enlightenment the same? Is grace at work in the individual journey? At what levels do (or can) different traditions achieve sameness? Is the origin of grace within or without yourself, and where is the demarcation? Does Christianity treat God as an emotional projection? Alan Wallace is a prominent voice in the emerging discussion between contemporary...

Duration:01:14:47

Laurence Freeman — Contemplative Revolution

5/16/2019
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This talk was held at Saint James Episcopal Church, in Lancaster, PA, USA. In 2018 Laurence Freeman is a Benedictine monk of the Congregation of Monte Oliveto and Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation. He has conducted dialogues and peace initiatives such as the historic Way of Peace with the Dalai Lama and is active in inter-religious dialogue with other faiths as well as in encouraging the teaching of Christian meditation to children and students and in the...

Duration:00:48:15

Jean Vanier — Where the Light Comes In (I)

5/9/2019
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Jean Vanier explained how people grow and discover the beauty of their being. The biggest revolution a human being can experience is imititating God by remaining silent and listening, by being present. Jean Vanier was a philosopher, writer, religious and moral leader and the founder of two major international community-based organizations, L’Arche and Faith and Light, that exist for people with intellectual disabilities. https://jean-vanier.org/en/meet-jean/introduction Music Credits:...

Duration:01:12:52

Meditatio Conversations August 2017

8/28/2017
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Meditatio Conversations August 2017Dialogue between Prof Bernard McGinn and Laurence Freeman OSBAugust, 2017 - Houston, USA

Duration:00:45:01