In Somerset we have a thriving community of meditators meeting in local halls, churches, chapels and private homes. We welcome the opportunity to share the gift of Christian meditation with newcomers and experienced meditators and with people of all beliefs, faith traditions or none.
There are groups in: Axbridge, Butleigh, Glastonbury, Ilminster, Martock, Norton St Philip, Taunton and Wells.
If you would like to come along to one of our groups please click the link Find a Christian Meditation Group above to find details of the groups which are near to you. If there isn't one please get in touch and let us know of your interest.
If you have never meditated before or would like to know more about meditation in the Christian tradition you might like to have a look at the How to Meditate link above and for more information see www.wccm.org
As well as our regular group meetings which vary in their frequency from weekly to monthly we hold Somerset events throughout the year which you can read about below and there are also South West region events offering days and retreats.
The World Community for Christian Meditation is a community which brings together those interested in the practice of meditation... there are no joining fees or membership and our newsletters and many of our resources are free. Being part of a community is invaluable in helping us all to encourage and support each other in our practice.
An ‘Introduction to Christian Meditation’ course is a great way to find out about Christian meditation, to experience the practice in a small group, to learn about its origins, and discover its relevance as a form of prayer in the contemporary world.
If you would like to hold an introductory course at your Church or a local venue in Somerset please contact Julie Roberts, Somerset Co-ordinator on 01458 832704.
Saturday 22nd April 2017
The Journey of Meditation – Breaking through from Illusion to Reality
The Somerset region will be welcoming Kim Nataraja, one of the WCCM’s most experienced teachers, to lead a day exploring the transformative experience of meditation.
Venue : The Lecture Hall, Wells & Mendip Museum, Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE
Date : Saturday 22nd April, 1030 -1630 ( registration from 1000)
Cost: £12. Refreshments provided. Bring own lunch or plenty of local cafes.
Details and to book: John Roberts, 01458 832704,
There is a flyer / booking form here.
Everyone welcome - new and experienced meditators from all faiths or none.
Short Talks and Meditation at The Minster, Ilminster
You are invited to monthly short talks and meditation at the Minster, Ilminster TA19 0DU from 7pm till 8pm:
- Wednesday April 5th Br. Sam from Hillfield Franciscan Friary will be speaking about the experience of meditation in a monastic community.
- Wednesday May 3rd Rev Nigel Done will be sharing his experience of a recent trip to India.
- Wednesday 7th June, the Ilminster Literary Festival poet, Ian Adams will be speaking.
Somerset Meditators 'Bring and Share' Summer Lunch
Thursday 20th July - noon till 3pm
This year our social event will be hosted by the Ilminster group and we hope that your group members will be able to come along. Details to follow.