On 26 January, the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business will be hosting a workshop entitled “Cura Personalis, Meditation and Leadership.” Join Sean Hagan, General Counsel of the International Monetary Fund, and Fr Laurence Freeman OSB, international speaker, educator and director of the World Community for Christian Meditation, for an in-depth look at the role of meditation in leadership.
At Georgetown University, Cura Personalis, or care of the whole person, is a cornerstone of the experience they offer to students. This workshop explores how we can bring body, mind and spirit to our community roles as leaders, educators, and administrators.
For more information and to register, click here.
On Saturday 24 September was performed for the first time in Argentina a Christian Meditation Day in schools: a hope in your hands, in Elmina Paz de Gallo School, Buenos Aires province.
In a climate of warm receptivity, the organizing team of The WCCM Argentina shared with attendees from seven schools and a representative from a diocese.
Discussed were the foundations of Christian Meditation as a practice of contemplative prayer and its teaching in schools, from the experience that has been ongoing for several years in two schools in the Greater Buenos Aires area: Instituto Niño Jesús (Child Jesus Institute, Santos Lugares) and Escuela Sagrado Corazón (Sacred Heart School, Lomas de Zamora), with the respective pastoral coordination of Gaston Diéguiz and Br. Daniel Impellizzieri.
The Meditatio Seminar “Hope for the Future: Meditation in Schools”, was held at Heythrop College, London on 29 June. The Seminar was fully booked withover 200 participants from education around the world. The keynote speaker Dr.Rowan Williams, Laurence Freeman OSB, Dr. Cathy Day and Ernie Christie (Townsville Catholic Education Office, Australia), Sister Ruth Montrichard (WCCM National Coordinator for the Caribbean), Paul Tratnyek (WCCM School Liaison in Canada), Patricia Por (WCCM National Coordinator for Malaysia) and Clare Marie Burchall (retired Head Teacher from the UK). A WCCM report on “The Heart of Education: Meditation with Children”, was presented by Jim Green who compiled the report. Briji Waterfield, WCCM Director of Special Projects, presented a trailer on “Share the Gift” – an online course for teachers.
You can watch all videos here or in the player below:
See a gallery with images from the Seminar here.