‘UNIFIED CONSCIOUSNESS: One Mind, One Heart’ is the theme of an online evening with Fr Laurence Freeman from 6.30pm-8.30pm (GMT) on Thursday 9 December 2021. The Zoom meeting will be chaired by Simon Barrow, director of the change network and think-tank Ekklesia.

Laurence Freeman OSB is a Benedictine monk, spiritual guide, and director of the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM), an ecumenical contemplative body. Before entering monastic life, his experience included working with the United Nations, in banking and in journalism.

An international speaker and retreat leader, Laurence Freeman is author of many articles and books, including The Selfless Self, Jesus: The Teacher Within, First Sight: The Experience of Faith and Beauty’s Field.

Fr Freeman has conducted dialogues and peace initiatives such as the historic “Way of Peace” with the Dalai Lama, and is active in interreligious dialogue with leaders of other faiths. He was awarded the Order of Canada in recognition of his work for dialogue and the promotion of world peace.

Freeman is also director of Meditatio, the outreach programme of the WCCM community, which engages with the secular world on the themes of education, mental health, business, addiction and recovery, interfaith engagement, and the environment.

He has been teaching an MBA course on Meditation and Leadership in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, Washington DC, since 2013, as well as the course on Health and Meditation: Healing From the Centre, at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland.

Through The World Community for Christian Meditation community Laurence Freeman continues the work of teaching Christian Meditation and restoring the contemplative as the essential and central dimension of all Christian spirituality.

This event has been organised by the Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace (EICSP). Cost: £12/£10 (Concessions)/£3 (Students). For a Registration Form (only required for paying by cheque).
Contact: Neill Walker, [email protected] (email preferred means of contact for the event), +44 (0) 131 331 4469.

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