Seminar Date

October 19 - 22, 2020

Seminar Location

Online seminar

       JOHN MAIN SEMINAR 2020

ONE HEART, ONE HOPE

Indigenous wisdom and the future of humanity.

Explore ancestral wisdom and spirituality to chart a common path to the future.

About the John Main Seminar

It has been organized by the World Community for Christian Meditation in various countries and has become an annual event since 1984. It was established to honor the memory of Fr. John Main and his legacy to broaden and deepen the teaching of Christian Meditation. Previous hosts include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Cardinal Walter Kaspar, former Irish President Mary McAleese, and contemplative Christians Abbot Thomas Keating, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, and Father Richard Rohr.
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Time Zones

We are so excited to have attendees, speakers, and volunteers from all over the world, and that means different time zones!

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Seminar Program Online

Day 1  Monday, October 19

MEXICO
(UTC-5)
ACTIVITY AND THEME SPEAKERS All sessions will have simultaneous translation
14:00 to 14:45 CONFERENCE 1  INDIGENOUS WISDOM Fr. ALEX ZATYRKA  MEXICO (Spanish)
14:45 to 15:15 Meditation time Global attendees
15:15 Dialog Online, Q & A Fr. ALEX and Fr. LAURENCE Dialog (English)

Day 2  Tuesday, October 20

MEXICO
(UTC-5)
ACTIVITY SPEAKERS
7:00 to 7:45 CONFERENCE 2  CARE OF MOTHER EARTH HILARIO CHI CANUL  MEXICO (Spanish)
7:45 to 8:15 Meditation time Global attendees
8:15 Dialog Online, Q & A HILARIO and Fr. LAURENCE Dialog 
Break
10:00 to 10:45 CONFERENCE 3  LITURGY PULENG MATSANENG  SOUTH AFRICA  (En)
10:45 to 11:15 Meditation time Global attendees
11.15 Dialog Online, Q & A PULENG and Fr. LAURENCE Dialog 
Break
14:00 to 14:40 CONFERENCE 4a  HEALING TAU HUIRAMA  NEW ZEALAND (English)
14:40 to 15:20 CONFERENCE 4b  HEALING VANESSA ELDRIDGE  NEW ZEALAND (English)
15:20 to 15:50 Meditation time Global attendees
15:50 Dialog Online, Q & A TAU, VANESSA and Fr. LAURENCE Dialog (English)

Day 3  Wednesday, October 21

MEXICO
(UTC-5)
ACTIVITY SPEAKERS
10:00 to 10:45 CONFERENCE 5  RECONCILIATION RON BEREZAN and IVAN ROSYPSKYE CANADA (English)
10:45 to 11:15 Meditation time Global attendees
11:15 Dialog Online, Q & A RON, IVAN and Fr. LAURENCE Dialog 
Break
14:00 to 14:45 CONFERENCE 6  INDIGENOUS WISDOM Fr. ALEX ZATYRKA MEXICO (Spanish)
14:45 to 15:15 Meditation time Global attendees
15:15 Dialog Online, Q & A Fr. ALEX and Fr. LAURENCE Dialog 

Day 4  Thursday, October 22

MEXICO  
(UTC-5)
ACTIVITY SPEAKERS
10:00 to 10:45 CONFERENCE 7  BUILDING BRIDGES ANA MARIA LLAMAZARES ARGENTINA(Spanish)
10:45 to 11:15 Meditation time Global attendees
11:15 Dialog Online, Q & A ANA MARÍA and Fr. LAURENCE Dialog
Break
14:00 ONLINE PANEL    INDIGENOUS WISDOM CONCLUSIONS Fr. ALEX ZATYRKA and Fr. LAURENCE
15:00 Online Concelebrated Holy Mass Fr. ALEX ZATYRKA and Fr. LAURENCE

Seminar Speakers

Laurence Freeman OSB

WCCM Director

Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation. Laurence Freeman was born in England in 1951 where he was educated by the Benedictines and studied English Literature at New College,

Puleng Matsaneng

Jesuit Institute of South Africa

Puleng Matsaneng was born in Johannesburg and grew up in Soweto. She attended school at Mohaladitoe Senior Secondary School in the Free State. Puleng then completed her BA degree

Ana María Llamazares

Anthropologist, Researcher and professor Argentina

Anthropologist (UBA) with postgraduate training in Epistemology. Researcher at CONICET and professor of the Master's Degree in Cultural Diversity at the Tres de Febrero University and at the Master's

Alex Zatyrka SJ

Seminar main speaker Mexico

Doctor of Theology, University of Innsbruck, Austria. Master of Science with a specialty in Agricultural Economics, University of Cornell, United States. (more…)

Vanessa Eldridge – Ngāti Kahüngunu and Rongomaiwahine

Manager, Day Hospice at Mary Potter Hospice, Wellington, New Zealand

Vanessa is Manager Day Services at Mary Potter Hospice in Wellington New Zealand. Vanessa has a background in nursing and now leads a diverse work programme including Maori and

Tau Huirama, Tainui

Internationally trained indigenous Māori speaker, New Zealand

Tau is an inspirational indigenous, cultural and spiritual story teller and public speaker with wide life and cultural experience that provides him with deep rich and entertaining stories to

Ron Berezan

Permaculture and organic agriculture consultant and Anglican “Eco-Deacon”

(Rev) Ron Berezan lives in the traditional territory of the Tla’Amin First Nation (Powell River, BC, Canada). He is a permaculture and organic farming teacher and consultant working with

Ivan Rosypskye

Artist and a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation

Ivan Rosypskye is an artist and a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation on the Northern BC coast of Canada. He is a highly sought after wood carver, weaver,

Hilario Chi Canul

Mexican linguist of Maya ethnicity and Professor of Maya at the University of Quintana Roo

Hilario Chi Canul (Born 16 October 1981) is a Mexican linguist of Maya ethnicity who worked as a translator and Yucatec Maya language coach in the production of the
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