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Bonnevaux News February

YOUNG ADULTS RETREAT (24-31 JULY): DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE Gallery: Bonnevaux February 2019

Bonnevaux 2019 Calendar important dates

We will shortly publish more events, but for now, these are two important dates for this year: 15 June: Blessing of Bonnevaux A blessing will open the Abbaye and Conference centre while the work on the Guesthouse continues with scheduled completion for December 2019. 24 July – 4 August: Young Adults Meditation Retreat ‘Young’ is […]

Bonnevaux News October 2018

The 2019 calendar brings images from Bonnevaux, expressing the natural beauty, the contemplative atmosphere and the community life already growing at the WCCM’s new home. All photographs taken by Laurence Freeman with words from John Main. You can pre-order the calendar here.

Bonnevaux News September: The First Pilgrimage to Bonnevaux

A Group of meditators from Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia and the USA visited Bonnevaux in September (12-14). It was part of a special pilgrimage to celebrate the 25th anniversary of WCCM Malaysia. Because of the renovation work, they stayed in a hotel nearby and came each day to Bonnevaux for talks by Fr Laurence and […]

Stillness of mind and body: the backbone of life at Bonnevaux Abbey

Whatever you may be doing: reconciling the accounts, transplanting leeks in the potager, making beds for the next arrival of volunteers, preparing lunch: when the bell in the bell tower rings you down tools, wash your hands and make your way to the Chapel for Meditation. At 6.15 am, 12.15pm and 6.15 pm the core […]

Summer heat and silence

Like most of western Europe, we had a sweltering start to August at Bonnevaux with temperatures regularly over 35 C. Meditation at 6h15 has been at the coolest part of the day and made a refreshing start to the daily rhythm. Because of the heat, the work of volunteers in the vegetable garden and in […]