Dom Laurence Freeman OSB is a monk of the Olivetan Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation
He has conducted dialogues and peace initiatives such as the historic "Way of Peace" with the Dalai Lama and is active in inter-religious dialogue with other faiths as well as in encouraging the teaching of Christian meditation to children and students and in the re-appropriation of the contemplative wisdom tradition in the Church and society at large. He is the Director of the WCCM Benedictine Oblate Community. In 2010 he launched the MEDITATIO outreach programme of the Community to mark the celebration of its twentieth anniversary.
Laurence Freeman is the author of many books and articles including "Light Within", "Selfless Self", "Web of Silence", "Common Ground", "A Short Span of Days", "Your Daily Practice", "Jesus: The Teacher Within" and "First Sight: the Experience of Faith". He is also the editor of John Main’s works and a member of the Board of Medio Media, the publishing arm of the World Community.
During his visit to Mumbai. India. Fr Laurence Reeman visited Fr. Joe H. Pereira, Founder Managing Trustee of Kripa Foundation, and the National Coordinator for WCCM- India at Mount Mary Basilica Kripa office, and discussed various issues on WCCM in India . Present for the meeting were Fr. Terrance Murray, Ms. Joan Manohar, Ms Laura Rodrigues, Mr. Francis Fernandes and Bosco D'Souza webmaster for WCCM-India.
Later Fr. laurence later visited Kripa Foundation, Bandra, Mumbai office and interacted with the patients and staff. Fr. Freeman was accompanied by Leonardo Correa, Direector of Communication WCCM London.