Group Meeting Discusses the Future of Bonnevaux

Bonnevaux hosted a meeting to discuss the future of its project from 22 to 24 November, with the participation of members of the international Community, French & local and the Bonnevaux core community. It was a time to discuss the different aspects of Bonnevaux, challenges, needs, plans, with the fundamental support of meditation periods. It […]

Bonnevaux project wins Gold at the 2019 London Design Awards

We are very happy to announce that the design for Bonnevaux by DP Architects has been awarded Gold at the London Design Awards. The project converts the site of a 12th-century abbey near Poitiers, France, into a campus of peace and meditation, and a new home for the World Community for Christian Meditation. Works on […]

The first Essential Teaching Weekend at Bonnevaux

The first Essential Teaching Weekend at Bonnevaux (11-13 October)⁣ A beautiful meeting to deepen the teaching of meditation and share silence, stillness and simplicity.⁣

Bonnevaux: In the Steps of the Present Past by Andrew McAlister

By Andrew McAlister At Bonnevaux we have a cloister that runs along the front of the Abbaye. This cloister is the last remaining section of what was once four sections of cloister. Before the French Revolution, there were three further sections of building that formed a square with the cloister running along its inside walls. This […]

Bonnevaux: Settling In(to Silence) by Andrew McAlister

By Andrew McAlister About four weeks ago I arrived at Bonnevaux. Bonnevaux is the International Retreat Centre of The World Community for Christian Meditation (The WCCM) and is located about 20 minutes south of Poitiers in the south-west of France. I am a part of the resident community for the retreat centre. I hope to write […]