Saint Andrew’s Foundation Public Lecture

Saint Andrew’s Foundation Public Lecture

Issued: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:26:00 GMT

Saint Andrew’s Foundation Public Lecture

Father Laurence Freeman OSB

‘Christian Meditation in Schools’

The World Community for Christian Meditation is an ecumenical contemplative community. It is teaching Christian Meditation in twenty-nine countries, including Scotland, to thousands of children and young people. During this lecture, Father Laurence Freeman will teach the practice of meditation, talk about its value to the development of the whole child and also about the peace and joy it brings to pupils and to the school.

Laurence Freeman is a Benedictine monk and the spiritual guide and Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation, an ecumenical contemplative community. Before entering monastic life, Laurence Freeman had experience with the United Nations, in banking and in journalism. An international speaker and retreat leader, he is the 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 inter-religious dialogue with leaders of other faiths. He is Director of Meditatio, the outreach programme of the Community, which engages with the secular world on the themes of Education, Mental Health, Business, Addiction and Recovery, Interfaith and the Environment. He has been teaching an MBA course on Meditation and Leadership, at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, Washington DC, since 2013, as well as a course on Health and Meditation ‘Healing from the Centre’, at the Royal College of Physicians Ireland.

Thursday 1st February 2018


408 Alistair Frame Lecture Theatre

Rankine Building

University of Glasgow

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