What is Bonnevaux?
Bonnevaux is the international meditation and retreat centre of The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM). A residential community lives in the spirit of the Rule of St Benedict together with volunteers from many parts of the world. Bonnevaux serves global peace and unity among all traditions through dialogue, silence and friendship.
Bonnevaux is the spiritual home for the WCCM. The Community is now present in more than 100 countries with 67 National Coordinators. Each National Community serves the WCCM mission of sharing the gift of meditation with all “in the spirit of serving the unity of all”. Bonnevaux also serves as a place for forming teachers and the next generation of WCCM. It has a special concern for young people facing the challenges of modern life.
Our hope is that everybody who visits Bonnevaux will have been touched by the spirit of peace and a deeper experience of silence. With this seed of transformation they will then be better able to develop the contemplative dimension in their own lifes and in the lives of those they live and work with.