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           Anam Cara Meditation
         Nourishing meditators since 2001
  • New Year Blessing!
  • Silent 1 Day Virtual Retreat Jan. 9th
  • The Soul's Journey - 6 week course
  • Sofia's Wisdom Gifts
  • Thurs eve zoom meditation changing to 1st and 3rd Thursdays
  • Links to our YouTube channel
  • Meditation Resources
  • Podcast Interviews: click
New Year Blessing
As the old year comes to a close
May you deeply inhale all
The gifts and blessings it brought
And exhale fully all
The pain and suffering you endured.
Let the knowledge and strength you developed
Moving through the past be fully present as you
Greet the New Year!
May you know the living presence of the Divine
That warms and comforts your soul
Like the gentle rays of the sun
Caressing your face on a winter day.
May you feel the living presence of the Divine
In the tides of your breath, the drum beats of your heart,
The light in a loved one's eyes and the warmth of their touch.
May your presence in the world
Be a quiet reminder for others
Of God’s gracious and generous presence,
For you carry the One in your heart
Wherever you go, whether you know it or not.
May you tread your path through time
Leaving footprints of love, compassion and wisdom.
May you greet the New Year
With wonder and delight,
And the courage born of knowing
The Divine’s embrace
At all times,
In every place.

Lawrence Edwards
New Year 2022


Divine Stillness - Divine Presence
January 9, 2022 - Virtual One Day Silent Meditation Retreat
7am-7pm, in your home!

In the profound stillness of meditation we come to know the living Presence of the One, the Self of all.  Start the New Year by giving yourself the gift of deep communion and union with the Divine.  On January 9th this one day silent meditation retreat will be offered via Zoom and include silent meditation, chanting, contemplation, walking meditation and more. Registration is now open, just use the email below. The retreat will begin at 7am and conclude at 7pm (NY time zone).  Group practices via Zoom will be at 7-9am, Noon-2pm, and 5-7pm.  In between those times participants will continue on their own doing meditative and contemplative practices given in the retreat.  Fee: Donation. People will be able to offer dana, the Buddhist term for a donation in support of the teacher, to Lawrence Edwards, via PayPal:  This isn't a tax-deductible donation. If you would rather donate using a different method such as Venmo or Zelle please email your request to

To register please email


The Soul's Journey - 6 week course
Sundays – January 16 – February 20, 2022
4-5pm via Zoom.  Registration required.

Studying the archetypal themes of your soul’s journey through life, the great quest and purpose of your life, empowers you to engage more fully in your path.  The meaning and purpose of life that we are given in a materialist culture lacks the depth to feed our souls.  We're infinitely more than consumers and ambitious goal seekers.  Entering and contemplating the depths of our being give greater power, consciousness and heart to our lives.  The ancient path of Kundalini awakening and unfolding further illuminates our path as C. G. Jung and Joseph Campbell discussed in their writings.  The course is based on the book: The Soul’s Journey: Guidance From The Divine Within.  The course will be a live interactive discussion group and audio recordings of the sessions will be available to registered participants. 

Participants need to purchase the book from their favorite bookseller or online at Amazon, though I hope you order it from a local bookseller!

Registration: To register email 

Fee: Donation to the teacher. People are invited to offer dana, the Buddhist term for monetary support offered to the teacher, Lawrence Edwards. You can do this via PayPal:  If you prefer to pay by another method please email  This isn’t a tax-deductible donation.

Sofia's Gifts

The best way to live
is to be like water
For water benefits all things
and goes against none of them
It provides for all people
and even cleanses those places
a man is loath to go
In this way it is just like Tao.

Live in accordance with the nature of things:
Build your house on solid ground
Keep your mind still
When giving, be kind
When speaking, be truthful
When ruling, be just
When working, be one-pointed
When acting, remember - timing is everything

One who lives in accordance with nature
does not go against the way of things
He moves in harmony with the present moment
always knowing the truth of just what to do.


Dear Friends,

The New Year will bring program changes, but our mission remains the same: to make the highest meditation teachings and practices freely available to everyone and to support people in their ongoing meditation practices. We do this through free evening meditation programs on Thursday evenings via Zoom, courses and retreats, through our website, YouTube, and this e-newsletter.  We're switching from offering the evening program every week to offering it twice per month on the 1st and 3rd Thursday.  We're offering additional programs in 2022 starting with the one day Divine Stillness - Divine Presence retreat on January 9th and then the 6 week course on The Soul's Journey starting on January 16th.  All are welcome!
You can subscribe to our YouTube channel for free and "like" the videos you enjoy!  Simply doing this helps to make our offerings more available to others.

The Thursday night meditation group Zoom link with added security is Please keep your audio and video off during the program, at the end we open it up to everyone.  This ensures the best quality recording for posting on YouTube. Meeting 665 891 390.  password: OmKaliMa. The program begins at 7:15pm NY time on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

May our practices empower us to be agents of wakefulness, love and compassion as we work to transform our world.

Meditation is key to our inner and outer transformation. Through meditation we directly experience our innate fullness, free of want or need.  In meditation we directly experience our unity with all - the illusion of "other" is dispelled. 

There is only One, the Divine, known by many different names, but always One. One all-embracing Divine, One all-embracing Love.  Tat Twam Asi!  Thou Art That!

As a non-profit educational organization we are grateful for the support of participants and donors whose generosity makes all this possible. Because of your generous gifts we are in our 21st year of serving meditators and seekers around the world. I deeply appreciate the many ways people help us to fulfill our mission, including sharing this newsletter with others and telling people about our programs.  It's a privilege for me to serve the Anam Cara community.  Please contact me,, if you have anything you would like to share with me. 

With love and respect for all,

Lawrence Edwards, PhD - Founder & Director
Anam Cara Meditation

Weekly Meditation Program
Twice a month: 1st & 3rd Thursday Evenings     7:15-8:30pm Eastern time
Online Anam Cara Meditation
Everyone is welcome to our Thursday evening virtual satsangs.  This is a recurring meeting for Thursday night meditation starting at 7:15pm New York time. 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 665 891 390   Password: OmKaliMa

Download Chants & Mantras and the Heart Sutra HERE.
If you have any questions please email
Meditation Resources:
  • Free written and guided meditation recordings from Anam Cara Meditation.  Click here.
  • Podcast interviews with Lawrence by Tami Simon, BATGAP, Wisdom Talks, click here.
  • Meditation, Mantra and Kundalini resources from Lawrence.  Click here.
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