Christian Meditation

Meditation is a universal wisdom found in all the great religions. At Hou Mana Wai Mercy Wellsprings we practice the tradition as taught by John Main OSB. See more about the sessions below.
It helps all people to find a simple, practical and meaningful way to awaken and deepen their spiritual life.

The teachings of John Main, a Benedictine monk, on the use of the mantra in the Christian tradition are widely disseminated through the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM). He wrote:

“Although meditation is a solitary practice, it reveals solitude as the recognition and acceptance of each person’s eternal uniqueness and
the eternal and unique value we share with every creature in the cosmos.”

What does a session look like?

There is a 10 minute talk, followed by 25 minutes of silent meditation. Newcomers are welcome and previous experience is not necessary.

Weekly Sessions:

Excludes the weeks of Monday Public Holidays

Monday 7.30-8.15pm
McAuley Centre

Thursday 2.00-2:45pm
Cecilia Maher House Chapel

For further information contact:
Cathryn Wiles-Pickard rsm on 021 187 6986

"Hou Mana Wai Mercy Wellsprings is a welcoming and calm centre, well held and organised by Srs Cathryn and Rita. You can sense the many hours of community and spirit shared as soon as you you enter the building, and sit in the space. The comfortable buildings are surrounded by gardens, outdoor spaces, and well-planted older treed grounds out front. A lovely, simple venue with all that a group needs to refresh, replenish and learn together onsite."      
Simon d'Orsogna
Internal Family Structures, Australia and NZ
"Hou Mana Wai Mercy Wellsprings is a welcoming and calm centre, well held and organised by Srs Cathryn and Rita. You can sense the many hours of community and spirit shared as soon as you you enter the building, and sit in the space. The comfortable buildings are surrounded by gardens, outdoor spaces, and well-planted older treed grounds out front. A lovely, simple venue with all that a group needs to refresh, replenish and learn together onsite."      
Simon d'Orsogna 10.8.23
Simon d'Orsogna
Internal Family Structures, Australia and NZ
"The opening ritual of Hou Mana Wai Mercy Wellsprings in 2022 was a joy to attend. The presence of God’s spirit of life, love and joy was palpable ... the spirit permeates this place - an oasis of peace and restoration, a source of new life for those who breathe its air and absorb the prayerfulness that permeates the gardens and walls of the buildings … a precious gift for the people of Tamaki Makaurau and beyond ."
Adrienne Dunlop rndm
Spiritual Director
"The opening ritual of Hou Mana Wai Mercy Wellsprings in 2022 was a joy to attend.  The presence of God’s spirit of life, love and joy was palpable ... the spirit  permeates this place - an oasis of peace and restoration, a source of new life for  those who breathe its air and absorb the prayerfulness that permeates the gardens and walls of the buildings … a precious gift for the people of Tamaki Makaurau and beyond."
Adrienne Dunlop rndm 10.8.23
Adrienne Dunlop rndm
Spiritual Director
“Hou Mana Wai Mercy Wellsprings is central and close to the motorway; parking on site; facilities are meticulously clean; warm and inviting large room with comfortable chairs; delightful gardens. The true value of this centre is the dedication and care by the Sisters. A welcoming calm oasis in Auckland City .”
Jan Haworth
Mindfulness Aotearoa
“Hou Mana Wai Mercy Wellsprings is central and close to the motorway; parking on site; facilities are meticulously clean; warm and inviting large room with comfortable chairs; delightful gardens. The true value of this centre is the dedication and care by the Sisters. A welcoming calm oasis in Auckland City.”
Jan Haworth  1A0.08.23
Jan Haworth
Mindfulness Aotearoa
"The Centre is a sacred space offering contemplative practices and prayer. It is creatively curated, warmly welcoming, inclusive and built on a rich heritage of committed service, generous hospitality and an invitation to reflection, rest and renewal. It is a much appreciated gift, nourishing my soul. I highly recommend Hou Mana Wai Mercy Wellsprings."
Jenny Caston
Soulcare
"The Centre is a sacred space offering contemplative practices and prayer. It is creatively curated, warmly welcoming, inclusive and built on a rich heritage of committed service, generous hospitality and an invitation to reflection, rest and renewal. It is a much appreciated gift, nourishing my soul. I highly recommend Hou Mana Wai Mercy Wellsprings."
Jenny Caston (01) 10.08.23
Jenny Caston
Soulcare

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