John Main Christian Meditation - WCCM

By means of the mantra we leave behind all passing images

and learn to rest in the infinity of God himself.

- John Main O.S.B.

Christian Meditation CDs



An Introduction to Christian Meditation 12 Talks, John Main O.S.B.
An Introduction to Christian Meditation - 12 Talks
John Main, O.S.B.
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This CD has twelve short talks intended to serve as an introduction to Christian Meditation. The talks are between 4 to 9 minutes each and are frequently used at weekly meditation meetings. Also included is an opening and closing prayer for Christian meditation.

NoteThe opening and closing prayers are printed on our Rack Cards which you can order here.

There is no timed silence on this CD.

You can order 6 individual CDs of these talks with the music and timed silence built-in to each CD - see the next option below.

Listen to 2 minutes of the introduction [MP3 Audio - 960 KB]

An Introduction to Christian Meditation 6 CD Set, John Main O.S.B.
An Introduction to Christian Meditation - 6 CD Set - Including timed silence
John Main, O.S.B.
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This set of six CDs has two talks on each CD along with a period of 20 to 30 mins of timed silence after each talk (20 mins for talks 1, 2 & 6 - 30 mins for the rest).
Each talk is preceded by a short opening prayer by John Main OSB
There is some gentle music at the start and end of each timed silence period. After meditation there is a short closing prayer, also by Fr. John.

NoteThe opening and closing prayers are printed on our Rack Cards which you can order here.

It's a great set for those who do not like to set timers, or if you are starting your own meditation group. You can also import these talks and silent time into your music program, such as iTunes, and then import them to play on your iPhone or other similar music playing device.

Listen to 2 minutes of the introduction [MP3 Audio - 960 KB]

Timed Silence CD
Timed Silence
Donald Main
Price $11.99
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This CD starts with an introductory talk by Fr. John, How to Meditate & Why Should We MeditateThe talk is followed by two options for automatically timing your meditation sessions.
There is one timed silence period of 20 minutes and another one of 30 minutes.
Before each period of timed silence is a descending 3 gong chime, an introductory prayer by Fr. John and some gentle music. 
After the timed silence there is more gentle music, a closing prayer by Fr. John and an ascending 3 gong chime.

NoteThe opening and closing prayers are printed on our Rack Cards which you can order here.

Listen to 1 minute of How to Meditate [MP3 Audio - 1.2 MB]

An Introduction to Christian Meditation 4 Talks, John Main O.S.B.
An Introduction to Christian Meditation - 4 Talks
John Main, O.S.B.
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This CD has four slightly longer talks given by Fr. John, as an introduction to Christian Meditation. They each last about 15 minutes.

Listen to 2 minutes of the first talk [MP3 Audio - 1 MB]

A Theology of Meditation 4 Talks, John Main O.S.B.
A Theology of Meditation
- 4 Talks
John Main, O.S.B.
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This CD also has four talks and is intended to be a follow-up to the 4 talks entitled An Introduction to Christian Meditation. These talks last from about 13 to 16 minutes each.

Listen to 2 minutes of the first talk [MP3 Audio - 900 KB]

In Time of Anxiety - 6 Talks, John Main O.S.B.
In Time of Anxiety
- 6 Talks
John Main, O.S.B.
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This CD has six talks which help address the human predicament at times of anxiety.

Listen to 2 minutes of the first talk [MP3 Audio - 940 KB]

Fully Alive 6 Talks, John Main O.S.B.
Fully Alive
- 6 Talks
John Main, O.S.B.
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This CD has six talks which help deepen your understanding of, and your commitment to, Christian Meditation.

Listen to 2 minutes of the first talk [MP3 Audio - 873 KB]

The Hunger for Depth and Meaning - 8 Talks, John Main O.S.B.
The Hunger for Depth and Meaning - 8 Talks
John Main, O.S.B.
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This CD has a brief introduction on how to meditate which is followed by seven talks about Christian Meditation.

Listen to 2 minutes of the first talk [MP3 Audio - 767 KB]

Radical Simplicity: Mediation for Everyone, John Main O.S.B.
Radical Simplicity:
Mediation for Everyone
John Main, O.S.B.
Price $14.99
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This is a Book & accompanying CD set in which John Main advises us that all we have to do is to begin, and keep on beginning. There are no difficult theories to master or techniques to perfect. Perfectionism and the idea of success are the first things we need to let go of.

The 14 talks have been compiled from original recordings, so some parts may not be of high quality.

Collected Talks of John Main, John Main O.S.B., VIII CD Set
Collected Talks of John Main
John Main, O.S.B.
VIII CD Set
Price $249.99
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A set of 8 CD collections, including: Word into Silence, The Christian Mysteries, Prayer and Sacrament, Moment of Christ, The Way of Unknowing, The Heart of Creation, Word Made Flesh, Door to Silence and In the Beginning.

Also available to order individually below.

Word into Silence, John Main O.S.B., I of VIII
Word into Silence
John Main, O.S.B.
I of VIII
Price $25.99
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This set of 4 CDs, with 14 talks in total, was given in the 1970s in England as an introduction to meditation and a means of encouragement for those who had begun to meditate.

The Christian Mysteries: Prayer and Sacrament, John Main O.S.B.
The Christian Mysteries:
Prayer and Sacrament
John Main, O.S.B.
II of VIII
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This 2 CD set contains 8 of John Main’s talks.
John Main believed that meditation verifies the truths of Christian faith from one’s own experience. His reflections on the Sacraments show how this verification springs first from the heart where experience is direct before it touches our minds.

Moment of Christ, John Main O.S.B.
Moment of Christ
John Main, O.S.B.
III of VIII
Price $37.99
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This 8 CD set contains 30 of John Main’s talks.
These talks were given at his monastery in Montreal to groups who came on weekday evenings to listen to and meditate with him. The talks were meant to persuade ordinary people, many of whom came straight from work, of the importance of meditating and the simplicity of the Christian tradition and practice of it.

The Way of Unknowing, John Main O.S.B.
The Way of Unknowing
John Main, O.S.B.
IV of VIII
Price $39.99
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This 9 CD set contains 39 of John Main’s talks.
Listening attentively to his voice prepares you for the silence and stillness of meditation. These talks were designed to introduce meditation to people for the first time, and also to encourage people already meditating to deepen their regular practice.

The Heart of Creation, John Main O.S.B.
The Heart of Creation

John Main, O.S.B.
V of VIII
Price $35.99
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This 7 CD set contains 30 of John Main’s talks.
The talks were given to meditation groups meeting each week at the Priory in Montreal. John Main is a teacher in the apophatic tradition of imageless, non-conceptual prayer. This form of pure prayer transcends all thought and imagination – not looking at God, but into God.

Word Made Flesh, John Main O.S.B.
Word Made Flesh
John Main, O.S.B.
VI of VIII
Price $30.99
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This 5 CD set contains 19 of John Main’s talks.
For John Main, meditation was a supremely incarnate way of prayer, leading the person as a whole into wholeness, into a harmony of body, mind and spirit.

Door to Silence, John Main O.S.B.
Door to Silence
John Main, O.S.B.
VII of VIII
Price $25.99
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This 4 CD set contains 19 of John Main’s talks.
John Main saw meditation as opening us to the experience of “being”, which is the right basis of all right action and healthy living. As we are slowly transformed by knowing God’s presence within, we begin to see ourselves and others in a new light.

In the Beginning, John Main O.S.B.
In the Beginning
John Main, O.S.B.
VIII of VIII
Price $37.99
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This 8 CD set contains 31 of John Main’s talks.
John Main teaches meditation as a simple but demanding discipline, and advises the beginner to simply begin, and persevere. All that matters is to be on the way and to be faithful to the daily practice.


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for reflections from Fr. John Main, and others, about this wonderful Christian tradition.