Jesus says to “go into your inner room, shut the door and pray… in that secret place”. He is clearly a teacher of contemplation. Meditation is a way to this inner room – more than a technique it is a deepening of discipleship. Paradoxically this inner journey creates community and energises us for the service of others.
Laurence Freeman is a Benedictine monk and teaches meditation in the Christian tradition around the world. Close to his heart is the integration of contemplation and action, the spiritual education of the young and friendship between different faiths. His books include The Selfless Self and Jesus: The Teacher Within.