By: Laurence Freeman
John Main (1926-1982), an English Benedictine monk, pioneered the practice of Christian meditation. His genius was to recover a way into the contemplative experience for ordinary people within the Christian tradition. Hailed by Bede Griffiths as the "most important spiritual guide in the church today," Main’s work inspired the foundation of the World Community for Christian Meditation and a network of hundreds of meditation groups around the world.
Laurence Freeman, OSB, is the founder and spiritual guide of the World Community for Christian Meditation. He has edited many of John Main’s works and is the author of Jesus: The Teacher Within.