Welcome to the WCCM Friends online Art Show. Our hope is to bring together the generosity of our contributing artists, and the gracious offerings for these extraordinary times found on the WCCM’s A Contemplative Path through the Crisis website.
All the art exhibited here has been produced by meditators and donated for this online art show. All proceeds go to The World Community for Christian Meditation’s Friends Programme. The prices for each artwork are in Australian dollars.
Despite greatly reduced income during this crisis, the WCCM intends offering both the online events and the resources of ‘A Contemplative Path’ as a free will offering opportunity. This fundraiser is your chance to support this wonderful initiative.
Many things, good or bad, nourishing or destructive, true or false can bring us closer together. The global health emergency is doing it by reminding us, as the environmental emergency should, of the reality that we are a single family; we share a beautiful home; our differences are really interesting not threatening; and we need to learn how to share better and to live in a more joyful way. This crisis can bring us together for the sake of goodness, for new depth of wisdom and kindness. It is not all about fear.
These are the artworks available for purchase. Simply click on any piece to see a full size photo of the work, you can magnify details if you wish. (Every effort has been made to offer high resolution photos.) The title of each work is shown with the artist’s name, as well as the Art Page (1,2, or 3) on which you will find it. Once a work has been selected, you will then be able to scroll through the entire exhibition.
To go to an Art Page simply click on the menu bars to select the relevant page. Once there you can view your chosen work again, this time with details about size and medium used and the suggested (minimum) donation. The works come unframed and without a mount, unless otherwise stated.
To make a purchase complete the details in the space at the bottom of each Art Page and then send to us at email@example.com. For purchases within Australia, your art work can be posted for $15, or it can be picked up from our meditation community store in Lavender Bay (North Sydney, NSW). For international purchases, we can discuss postage costs via email.
In the menu you will also find each artist’s biography, along with descriptions of the inspiration behind some of the artwork exhibited.
If you would like to be notified when new artworks are added to this website for purchasing, or any other news, then please add your email address via the website’s sidebar. The sidebar can be accessed by clicking/touching on the little cog at the top of this page, underneath the exhibition’s title.
Thank you for your support and enjoy this online exhibition.
Questions and Comments
Judi and Paul Taylor are The WCCM’s International Friends Co-ordinators. If you have any questions or comments please contact Judi either via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (+61) 0412 456 845.
Meditation is a universal spiritual wisdom and a practice found at the core of all the great religious traditions, leading from the mind to the heart. It is a way of simplicity, silence and stillness. It can be practised by anyone, wherever you are on your life’s journey. Meditation in the Christian tradition uses a mantra, or prayer word (wccm.org).
How to Meditate
Sit down. Sit still with your back straight. Close your eyes lightly. Then interiorly, silently begin to recite a single word – a prayer word or mantra. We recommend the ancient Christian prayer-word “Maranatha”. Say it as four equal syllables. Breathe normally and give your full attention to the word as you say it, silently, gently, faithfully and above all – simply. The essence of meditation is simplicity. Stay with the same word during the whole meditation and from day to day. Don’t visualise but listen to the word as you say it. Let go of all thoughts (even good thoughts), images and other words. Don’t fight your distractions but let them go by saying your word faithfully, gently and attentively and returning to it immediately that you realise you have stopped saying or it or when your attention is wandering. Meditate each morning and evening for between 20 and 30 minutes.