Unlocking Freedom and Joy
Guest Speaker James Bishop
International Coordinator for Prison Outreach
The World Community for Christian Meditation
Author of A Way in the Wilderness,
A commentary on the Rule of Benedict with Fwd by Laurence Freeman
James Bishop, an oblate of The World Community for Christian Meditation, spent ten years as an inmate in the California Substance Abuse Treatment Center and State Prison. While there, he discovered Christian meditation. And it changed his life.
Few people would be grateful for having spent ten years in prison. But James Bishop was imprisoned for a decade, and hails it as a lifesaver.” Mary O’Regan, Catholic Herald, London
As James meditated, his mind became more clear. Soon James, an alcoholic with severe obsessive compulsive disorder, began to heal. Drawing on his years of experience in artificial intelligence computer software and his experiences in prison, James tells a compelling story of tragedy and triumph, and how Christian Meditation helped him discover the causes of his problems, as well as how to deal with them.
James has spoken to audiences all over the world and has given guest lectures at the University of Southern California and Georgetown University. His compelling and gripping story tells of the power of Christian meditation and how it can help those who feel imprisoned in their lives. For more information about James Bishop, visit his website at wccmprison.org
All are invited: Those who meditate
Those who want to know more about meditation
Saturday, February 24
9:00 – 11:30am, hospitality 8:30am