If you seek God and seek Him for your own profit and bliss, then in truth you are not seeking God. (German sermon 11, trans M.OC. Walshe)

Other Upcoming Events

Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart: A Day Retreat for Restless Souls
Led by Prof Mark Burrows
Saturday 30 June
10.30 am – 4.00 pm

at Meditatio in London.
Cost £30 Concessions £20
Please bring a packed lunch.  Coffee and tea provided

A day-retreat for those who hunger for depth in life and for deeper and truer love, focused on new poetic renderings of the Meister by Mark. The day will offer a chance to live into Eckhart's wisdom, drawing on Mark’s poems together with selections from Eckhart's sermons. The question that will guide us, as it did Eckhart, is what it means to live into love as the very heart of our lives? Eckhart, a towering giant in his day, ran afoul of the church for ideas far ahead of his age; we seem finally to have caught up with these ideas, or they with us.

Mark is a poet, teacher, and scholar of historical theology. He is also a lover of Rilke, cats, and German pinot noir. A longtime resident of New England, he teaches religion and literature at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences in Bochum (Germany).  His most recent publications are The Chance of Home (2018), Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart, with Jon M. Sweeney, and translations of Rilke’s Prayers of a Young Poet (2016) and SAID’s 99 Psalms (2013). He is an Oblate of Glastonbury Abbey, in Hingham, MA, and member of Bochumer Literaten, a writers group in Germany. www.msburrows.com

Booking is available online here https://io-wccm.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=190


June also sees the book launch of Tom Stacey’s new novel A Dark and Stormy Night. Of interest to those This short novel, appearing in paperback at £10, has been universally acclaimed pre-publication by figures of literary and spiritual eminence. Andrew Roberts has written  “Tom Stacey again confronts life’s great issues in his superb new novel A Dark and Stormy Night. God and Mammon, music and faith, pain and bereavement, the passing of time and nature of friendship and grief, it opens with the hero getting physically lost in a forest in Provence at the time of the Great Crash. But is he spiritually lost too? All this plus Dante, pygmies and a brilliant twist in the tale.” The relevance of this to members of our Society is plain enough!


Saturday 7th July
Festival of Prayer
A varied programme of talks and workshops including two sessions entitled MEISTER ECKHART AND PRAYER led by Anthony Finnerty.
Ripon College, Cuddesdon, nr Wheatley, Oxford OX44 9EX

Cost: £30 per person. Full details: https://www.brfonline.org.uk/festival-of-prayer


Saturday 14th July
CONTEMPLATIVE REFLECTIONS with Martin Laird O.S.A. God is Your Centre.
This is a WCCM event at Meditatio in London. Fr Martin has spoken at one of our events in the past and is an exemplary speaker and retreat leader. He is an expert in the spiritual traditions of Christianity. 


The 31st Annual Conference of The Eckhart Society is scheduled for
September 14th – 16th 2018 at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Herts.
The theme of this conference is
Meister Eckhart: Wellness and Vulnerability


Find out more about upcoming Eckhart Society events.