General Information

Welcome!

  Since 2005, The John Main Center for Meditation and Inter-Religious Dialogue at Georgetown University, in the heart of Washington D.C., has provided students, faculty, and staff of one of the world’s leading universities with a tranquil space for the practice of meditation. The Center is open to believers of all faiths and those in search of(…)

Location and Hours

Location and Hours

          The John Main Center is located in the McSherry Building on the Georgetown University Campus. The building is open all day during the week for private meditation, and at various times during the week for group meditations: 12.30 – 1.00 pm, Monday through Friday 6.00 – 6.30 pm, Monday through(…)

Meditation: What is it and How to do it?

Meditation: What is it and How to do it?

      Meditation, an ancient practice sometimes called contemplative prayer, is common to most major faiths and wisdom traditions. A growing body of scientific research is also now documenting its benefits for both physical health and mental well-being.  Cultivation of silent, attentive alertness is, therefore, a rare bridge, not only between historically distinct (and(…)

Who was John Main?

Who was John Main?

          Our center for meditation and inter-religious dialogue is named for John Main, OSB, an English Benedictine monk who died in 1982.  (The OSB after his name stands for “Order of St. Benedict,” indicating his formal affiliation with the monastic movement dating back to the sixth century.) John Main’s biography is(…)

Support Us

Support Us

With our “recurring donation” option you can give a small amount every month. Students: for the price of a couple of café lattes and a monster cookie at Saxby’s you can become a philanthropist! (Low impact on you; high impact on us.)  To make donation now, please click here. The John Main Center is grateful for(…)