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Laurence Freeman OSB

Dom Laurence Freeman OSB is a monk of the Olivetan Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation. Fr Laurence was born in England in 1951 where he was educated by the Benedictines and studied English Literature at Oxford University.

Before entering monastic life he had experience with the United Nations, banking and journalism. In the monastery his spiritual teacher was John Main with whom he studied and whom he helped in the establishment of the first Christian Meditation Centre in London.


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Meditation is a universal wisdom found in all the spiritual traditions. We have found and teach it from within the Christian tradition, It shows how Christian faith is ecumenical, open to dialogue with other faiths and the secular world - and how it makes us ready for just and loving action.

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