That Mysterious Silence – 10 Years at the Centre

Celebrating ten years
Briji Waterfield

Leader

Briji Waterfield

Briji is a spiritual director, leads retreats and has had a life-long interest in meditation and the Christian mystical tradition. Recently retired as the Director of Meditatio for The World Community for Christian Meditation, she continues to participate in the life of the Community. She is also a Trustee of the Sisters of the Christian Retreat.

Other Leaders

Stefan Reynolds
Stefan Reynolds

Dr Stefan Gillow Reynolds is author of ‘Living with the Mind of Christ: Mindfulness in Christian Spirituality’ (DLT, 2016) and ‘The Wisdom of Love in the Song of Songs’ (Hikari, 2018) and ‘Letting Go and Coming Home: A Year of Poetry and Photos’ (Hikari, 2021). He has a PhD in Christian Spirituality from London University and runs retreats for The World Community for Christian Meditation and for the Cistercian Abbey of Mount Melleray where he works. He lives with his wife in Lismore, Co. Waterford.

Lucy Barnes
Lucy Barnes

Lucy Barnes is a dancer and British Wheel qualified yoga teacher, working in the WCCM community.  She is currently interested in Feldenkrais technique and T’ai Chi, both of which influence her teaching approach. Lucy has run classes and workshops at the Meditatio Centre for several years as well as running a private practice in London.

Lennie Charles
Lennie Charles

Lennie Charles has been performing music and poetry events from the works of classic mystic poets such as Rumi, Kahill Gibran , Lao Tzu , Omar Khayyam and Kabir to name a few, to local audiences for number of years. A Classical and Middle Eastern multi-instrumentalist and a big fan of BBC Radio’s “Words & Music” He wanted to bring that listening experience to a live audience. The music is often improvised and poems read twice, lines repeated and may also re-read against another poem. Poems he says need to be read and listened too twice sometimes, one for the head and again for the heart.

Laurence Freeman
Laurence Freeman

Laurence Freeman is a monk of the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto. He is the Director of Bonnevaux and of The World Community for Christian Meditation.

Terry Doyle
Terry Doyle

Terry Doyle works alongside people of all ages living on the margins of society. He believes in the human potential of people irrespective of background and has a passion for social justice. Terry works as a Holistic Wellbeing Coach and Tai Chi Teacher. He is a long-time meditator and Oblate of The World Community for Christian Meditation and active member of Meditatio it’s outreach initiative.

Mark S Burrows
Mark S Burrows

Mark Burrows is an associate member of the Iona Community and an oblate of Glastonbury Abbey, a Benedictine monastery near Boston, Burrows is also a poet and award-winning translator of German literature. His most recent volume of poems, The Chance of Home, was published in 2018, and he published two volumes of meditative poems with Jon M. Sweeney inspired by the mystical writings of Meister Eckhart: Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart (2017) and Meister Eckhart’s Book of Secrets (2019), with a third due out in 2023. www.msburrows.com

Date

Mar 18 2023

Time

UK Time
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

The Meditatio Centre
St Mark's, Myddelton Square London EC1R1XX

Please join us to celebrate our tenth birthday. 

We have chosen the theme  That Mysterious Silence, echoing the opening prayer written by John Main.

Lead us into that mysterious silence where your love is revealed to all…

We will meditate together and listen to guest contributors including Laurence Freeman,  Mark Burrows, Briji Waterfield, Terry Doyle and Stefan Reynolds who will reflect on how the Centre has been a place for sharing ‘that mysterious silence’ and a place for God’s love to be experienced and nurtured. 

Come along and meet old friends and new. Let’s share our memories and experiences of the Centre as we celebrate with  refreshments and music.  We will also be looking to the next 10 years and how the Centre can contribute to sharing the gift of meditation to all. 

So, please join us. This time together will be focused on thanksgiving and fun!

We have decided that this event will be in person only at the Centre although we will record some of the talks and make them available afterwards. 

Briji Waterfield

Leader

Briji Waterfield

Briji is a spiritual director, leads retreats and has had a life-long interest in meditation and the Christian mystical tradition. Recently retired as the Director of Meditatio for The World Community for Christian Meditation, she continues to participate in the life of the Community. She is also a Trustee of the Sisters of the Christian Retreat.

Other Leaders

Stefan Reynolds
Stefan Reynolds

Dr Stefan Gillow Reynolds is author of ‘Living with the Mind of Christ: Mindfulness in Christian Spirituality’ (DLT, 2016) and ‘The Wisdom of Love in the Song of Songs’ (Hikari, 2018) and ‘Letting Go and Coming Home: A Year of Poetry and Photos’ (Hikari, 2021). He has a PhD in Christian Spirituality from London University and runs retreats for The World Community for Christian Meditation and for the Cistercian Abbey of Mount Melleray where he works. He lives with his wife in Lismore, Co. Waterford.

Lucy Barnes
Lucy Barnes

Lucy Barnes is a dancer and British Wheel qualified yoga teacher, working in the WCCM community.  She is currently interested in Feldenkrais technique and T’ai Chi, both of which influence her teaching approach. Lucy has run classes and workshops at the Meditatio Centre for several years as well as running a private practice in London.

Lennie Charles
Lennie Charles

Lennie Charles has been performing music and poetry events from the works of classic mystic poets such as Rumi, Kahill Gibran , Lao Tzu , Omar Khayyam and Kabir to name a few, to local audiences for number of years. A Classical and Middle Eastern multi-instrumentalist and a big fan of BBC Radio’s “Words & Music” He wanted to bring that listening experience to a live audience. The music is often improvised and poems read twice, lines repeated and may also re-read against another poem. Poems he says need to be read and listened too twice sometimes, one for the head and again for the heart.

Laurence Freeman
Laurence Freeman

Laurence Freeman is a monk of the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto. He is the Director of Bonnevaux and of The World Community for Christian Meditation.

Terry Doyle
Terry Doyle

Terry Doyle works alongside people of all ages living on the margins of society. He believes in the human potential of people irrespective of background and has a passion for social justice. Terry works as a Holistic Wellbeing Coach and Tai Chi Teacher. He is a long-time meditator and Oblate of The World Community for Christian Meditation and active member of Meditatio it’s outreach initiative.

Mark S Burrows
Mark S Burrows

Mark Burrows is an associate member of the Iona Community and an oblate of Glastonbury Abbey, a Benedictine monastery near Boston, Burrows is also a poet and award-winning translator of German literature. His most recent volume of poems, The Chance of Home, was published in 2018, and he published two volumes of meditative poems with Jon M. Sweeney inspired by the mystical writings of Meister Eckhart: Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart (2017) and Meister Eckhart’s Book of Secrets (2019), with a third due out in 2023. www.msburrows.com

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