The Fellowship of Meditation

Contemplative Meditation

See our Dorset retreat Menu

Our Digital Archive

A new and exciting development for the Fellowship in 2023 is our Marian Dunlop Legacy Project - the beginnings of a complete digital archive of more than 900 meditation papers from 1938 to the present day. This is available not only to our members for their use but also via the internet as a searchable database. 

Follow this link  to see the beginnings of this archive.  

Our Library

The Library of the Fellowship currently holds some 1000 titles. The core of the collection was Marian Dunlop’s personal library. This has been augmented by donations from members and a small number of titles are purchased each year.

Books

The focus of the collection is on spirituality, religious experience and mysticism. It includes the experience and practice of other faiths.

The library is open to members at any time when Marian Dunlop House is open. Books are freely available on loan and may be requested by post. Non–members need to seek permission in advance and will be asked for a £25 deposit.

Recent Additions to the Library - January 2024 

 Title                                                                                                 Author                              

Made for goodness                                                                    Desmond and Mpho Tutu 

Mastering Sadhana                                                                   Carlos Valles

Learning to walk in the dark                                                 Barbara Brown Taylor                                   ... is an inspiring guide for those times in life when we don't have all the answers. It explores our tendency to associate all that is good with light, and all that is difficult and dangerous with darkness, and asks whether God doesn't work at night too? With characteristic grace, wit and charm, the author invites us to discover all that darkness can teach us. .... Like seeds buried in the dark ground, we will find how darkness is essential for our own growth and flourishing.

Daily readings - Silence & Stillness in Every Season             John Main                                                     

Reaching for the Invisible God                                                   Philip Yancey                                                ..... offers deep, satisfying insights that affirm and dignify the questions we're sometimes afraid to ask. The author explores six foundational areas: our thirst for God, faith during times when God seems unavailable, the nature of God himself, our personal relationship with God, stages along the way, and the end goal of spiritual transformation.

Seeds of Silence                                                                             R Melvin Keiser                                            .... delving into the depths of Quaker spirituality and their philosophy, showing us that we require silence to unlock our relationship with God. The author questions the modern world's addiction to distractions and instant gratification, and leads us toward a semi-forgotten Christian tradition of contemplative thinking.                                      

A complete index of the Marian Dunlop Collection is available as a pdf, please click on this link to download.

See Publications for booklets and pamphlets based on the Fellowship’s method of meditation, available from the Office Manager, including stories of how lives have been changed through practising meditation.