Bonnevaux Centre for Peace
During the continuing situation caused by COVID-19 Bonnevaux has to operate under certain restrictions regarding visitors and guests until May 2021. We are accepting a few guests a month for a working retreat who are free to stay for a minimum of two weeks. If you wish to visit or come to stay during this time please contact the Abbaye here. We review the COVID situation twice a month and will update this message accordingly. Thank you.
The John Main Seminar 2020 Online
The John Main Seminar is an annual event established to honor the memory of Father John Main and his legacy to broaden and deepen the teaching of Christian Meditation.
It is organized by the Community in Mexico and will be held fully online, from 19 to 22 October 2020.
The purpose and objective of this year’s seminar is to explore and learn from the Wisdom and Spirituality of the indigenous cultures to build a common ground for the future.
A Contemplative Path Through the Crisis
Many things, good or bad, nourishing or destructive, true or false can bring us closer together. The global health emergency is doing it by reminding us, as the environmental emergency should, of the reality that we are a single family; we share a beautiful home; our differences are really interesting not threatening; and we need to learn how to share better and to live in a more joyful way. This crisis can bring us together for the sake of goodness, for new depth of wisdom and kindness. It is not all about fear.
Retreat & Conference Centre
The Retreat Centre (re-scheduled to open in 2021′) can host up to 39 guests. The Meditatio Conference Centre is a multipurpose facility for up to 200.
The programme highlights the contemplative dimension of modern life and society. In addition to meditation retreats, we host conferences and seminars with both a spiritual and professional focus. All of these events take place within the rhythm of daily meditation and the community’s life.
The central house is home to a residential community living in the spirit of the Rule of St. Benedict. The core community includes oblates, other residents and long-term guests. The daily round, built on the monastic rhythm of prayer, work and study; hospitality; and care for others; is the quiet heart of life at Bonnevaux.