The Essential Teaching


Photograph courtesy of: Denise Chng Lisan

The selection of writings below is drawn from the teachings of spiritual masters. The teachings help us understand meditation as a profound spiritual practice that is rooted in the Christian tradition. Christian meditation is not a self-help technique but a way of leaving self behind to be a true follower of Jesus.



The Teaching of

JOHN MAIN OSB on

Meditation and Christian Faith

  1. Meditation and Christian faith
  2. Meditation and our Relationship with God
  3. Meditation and Following Jesus
  4. Meditation and Union with God through Jesus
  5. The Aim of Christian Prayer
  6. Meditation on the Journey of Prayer
  7. Meditation and the Prayer of Jesus
  8. The Significance of the Mantra
  9. The Purpose of the Mantra

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The Teaching of

LAURENCE FREEMAN OSB on

Meditation and Christian Prayer

10. The Seven Teachings of Jesus on Prayer
11. The Wheel of Prayer

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 The Teaching of

JOHN MAIN OSB on

WHY We Meditate

12. Fullness of Being
13. Fullness of Life
14. From Self-centredness to God-centredness
15. Living from the Centre
16. The Experience of Love
17. Leaving Self Behind

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