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John Main Seminar and Pre-seminar Silent Retreat


Mon 12 Jan 2015, 2:00pm–8:00pm
Thu 15 Jan 2015, 5:00pm–8:00pm

Where: University of Waikato, Knighton Road, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: vincentmaire568

The 2015 John Main Seminar and pre-seminar Silent Retreat are being organised by the New Zealand Community for Christian Meditation. The is an annual event run by the World Community for Christian Meditation and each year is held in a different country. This year it was in Chicago, last year Hong Kong and other cities to have hosted the JMS include Sao Paulo, Montreal, Cork, Canterbury, Singapore and Sydney to name just a few. Up to 300 Christian meditators from around the globe are expected to attend with members of the New Zealand Community being joined by meditators from Australia, Canada, Fiji, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malaysia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. You can be certain this list will grow as we get closer to the registration cut-off date of November 30th.

The 2015 John Main Seminar and pre-seminar Silent Retreat are being held at Waikato University in Hamilton. It’s a beautiful campus with some lovely walks and we have used it many times in the past for our national retreats.

The Spiritual Leader of the World Community for Christian Meditation, Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB is leading the Silent Retreat and his theme is Meditation as a Modern Spiritual Path.

Australian academic David Tacey is leading the John Main Seminar. David is truly an original thinker who will talk about Spirituality and Religion in a Secular Age.

The Silent Retreat starts on the afternoon of Monday 12 January and ends lunchtime Thursday 15. The John Main Seminar starts Thursday evening and ends at lunch time on Sunday 18 January.
Time will be set aside each day for meditation and contemplative prayer.

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