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Laurence Freeman

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Success, Failure and Meaning with Laurence Freeman

Contemplative Revolution

This is part of the Monte Oliveto retreat which took place in 2015 led by Laurence Freeman OSB and Giovanni Felicioni. Soundtrack: Aourourou by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.

1hr 3mins

26 Mar 2021

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Vanity and Pride and the breath of true freedom with Laurence Freeman

Contemplative Revolution

This talk is part of the course the Eight Big Problems of Life available on wccm.orgIn this course,  Laurence will develop the schema of the “eight principal faults” and show how understanding them as patterned states of mind will help us to overcome them – making both meditations, relationships and daily life a great deal easier.Soundtrack: Aourourou by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.


19 Mar 2021

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Session with Fr Laurence Freeman OSB

Inner leadership Podcast

Some of you guys know that in the last two years I have started to explore a journey in meditation. This was initiated by a meeting with Fr Laurence Freeman. Fr Laurence’s non-denominational approach to meditation has garnered him many admirers particularly within the financial community. He has promoted the concept of contemplative leadership in business. In fact he has designed a programme on meditation which is thought on the MBA course at Georgetown University.I was very grateful that when I asked Fr Laurence to do a webinar, he agreed.  The session went off brilliantly and the Video version - which includes a meditation practice can be found at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDQg1NVUmbI&list=PL5uP_RVj9F9VRFcnXdrEYiXc0aYCkb2GgPlease share with whoever you may think would find this interesting and please subscribe to our YouTube channel

1hr 2mins

2 Jul 2020

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Laurence Freeman — Milestones Series, Maturity

Contemplative Revolution

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

1hr 4mins

13 Sep 2019

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Laurence Freeman — The Wisdom of the Mantra

Contemplative Revolution

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


23 Aug 2019

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Laurence Freeman — Contemplative Revolution

Contemplative Revolution

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 re-appropriation of the contemplative wisdom tradition in the Church and society at large. He lives at the international centre of the WCCM, at Bonnevaux in France. Music Credits: Aourourou by Blue Dot Sessions


16 May 2019

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Interview with Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB

Contemplate This!

Guest Laurence Freeman Bonnevaux - WCCM new International Centre WCCM | The World Community for Christian Meditation Meditatio – Outreach of The World Community for Christian Meditation I first met Fr. Laurence at the New Contemplative Exchange in Snowmass Colorado in August of 2017. He was there as one of the representatives of what we affectionately call the “Big 4” networks of Christian contemplative practice - along with Fr. Thomas Keating (Contemplative Outreach, Ltd.), Rev. Dr. Tilden Edwards (Shalem Institute), Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM (Center for Action and Contemplation). Laurence Freeman was born in England in 1951 where he was educated by the Benedictines and studied English Literature at New College, Oxford University. Before entering monastic life, he had experience with the United Nations in New York, banking and journalism. Today Fr Laurence is a Benedictine monk of the Monastery of Sta Maria di Pilastrello, Lendinara, in the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto. He is Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation. In the monastery, his spiritual teacher was John Main. He helped Fr John to establish the first Christian Meditation Centre in London. At the invitation of the Archbishop of Montreal, in 1977, he accompanied John Main to establish a Benedictine community of monks and laypeople dedicated to the practice and teaching of Christian meditation. Fr Laurence studied theology at the Universite de Montreal and at McGill University. He made his solemn monastic profession in 1979 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1980. After the death of John Main in 1982, he continued the work of teaching meditation that had already begun to develop a global community. In 1991, Fr Laurence returned to England to establish the International Centre of the newly formed World Community for Christian Meditation, now present in more than a hundred countries and which has become a ‘monastery without walls’, in which he travels and teaches widely. Links Support the podcast

1hr 11mins

27 Feb 2019

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Noel Bell chats to Fr Laurence Freeman, Director of WCCM

Noel Bell's psychotherapy Podcasts

My interview with Fr Laurence Freeman, Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation or WCCM. Laurence Freeman is the author of many books and articles including "Light Within", "Selfless Self", "Web of Silence", "Common Ground", "A Short Span of Days", "Your Daily Practice" and "Jesus: The Teacher Within". He is also the editor of John Main’s works and a member of the Board of Medio Media, the publishing arm of the World Community. The interview took place at the WCCM conference on meditation and addiction the way through which took place in London in October 2012 organised by Meditatio, the outreach part of WCCM. I started the interview by asking Laurence the role of meditatio. You’ve been listening to an interview with Fr Laurence Freeman. For more podcasts please visit noelbell.net/podcasts Noel Bell is available for both short and long term psychotherapy or counselling in London. I can see clients in Sydenham, SE26, serving Crystal Palace, Penge and Dulwich, (see here for more details: http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/noel-bell?uqs=759514 ) or Paddington, West London, serving St Johns Wood, Marylebone and Bayswater, (see here for more details: http://noelbell.net/counselling-london/counselling-paddington/ ). Call me on 07852 407140 to discuss how we could work together.


5 Nov 2012