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           Anam Cara Meditation
         Nourishing meditators since 2001
  • Happy Holy Days!
  • New - Sangha Member Videos!
  • Silent 1 Day Virtual Retreat 12/12
  • Sofia's Wisdom Gifts
  • No Program on 12/23
  • Thurs eve zoom meditation!
  • Links to our YouTube channel
  • Meditation Resources
  • Podcast Interviews: click

Happy Holy Days!
Happy Chanukah!
Happy Bodhi Day!
Happy Solstice!
Happy Christmas!
Happy Kwanzaa!
Happy New Year!
Happy Divine Presence Everyday!

This is a selection from Bruce Singer's new collection of his poetry set to his music!  The multi-talented and great-hearted sangha member is also a deeply compassionate and skilled psychologist in private practice,  https://www.drbrucesinger.com.  He is the author of Black Duck Moments Every Day: Daily Affirmations for Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness, an inspiring book which you can learn more about on his website. Many sangha members will recognize him from retreats and our open sharing time at the end of Thursday night satsangs.  Please enjoy all he offers!
Rez Abbasi, composer and virtuoso guitarist, is another sangha member and dedicated meditator.  Enjoy his wide range of musical offerings: http://www.reztone.com/. You will also recognize him from the opening and closing music to our videos on the Anam Cara Meditation YouTube channel.  Kiran Ahluwalia, the extraordinarily talented vocalist, composer, and wife of Rez, composed and sang the words written by Pakistani poet Kishwar Naheed's stirring, radical, feminist poem, 𝗛𝘂𝗺 𝗚𝘂𝗻𝗲𝗵𝗴𝗮𝗿 𝗔𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻, translated as 𝗪𝗲 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ5PYQLTyII.  Rez accompanies Kiran on guitar. 
Divine Stillness - Divine Presence
Dec. 12th - 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.  This holiday season give yourself the gift of deep communion and union with the Divine.  On December 12th 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 to the teacher. People will be able to offer dana, monetary support for the teacher, Lawrence Edwards, via PayPal.  This isn't a tax-deductible donation.

To register please email info@anamcara-ny.org.

Sofia's Gifts


It’s a dance!
 
It’s a dance!  All of life!  Shiva Nataraj showing the way!
We so often feel compelled to say NO to things we've been bound to
in order to repossess our power to consciously and fully say YES! 
Yes as an empowered choice, not a conditioned pattern
just forcing itself on us. 
Our life unfolds as the Divine within the Divine. 
There's nowhere to go, nothing to escape, and nothing to possess that
you don't already have in abundance beyond imagining.
In this love-play, in this love-dance, we call life,
we put on different robes, which are then energized
and made radiant by the heart of Love just beneath the robe! 
The mind confuses itself with the robe, the role, the character summoned
 in the moment to play its part, but freedom comes from knowing
that you are the actor, the dancer, bringing love and attention to the part
you're given in your family, your community, and your wonderful dharmic work.
Delight in the dance!  Know the bliss of Shivo'ham - I Am Shiva!
I Am The Auspicious One!  Know the bliss of freedom!
 
Lawrence Edwards
 

Dear Friends,

Our mission at Anam Cara is 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 weekly programs now on Zoom, our website, YouTube, and this e-newsletter. 
 
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 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/665891390?pwd=RDBZSFBTd0dpNTZwQzFoKzVEUUtYdz09. 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.

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, le@anamcara-ny.org, 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 Foundation

Weekly Meditation Program
Thursday Evenings (except 12/23/21)   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

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/665891390?pwd=RDBZSFBTd0dpNTZwQzFoKzVEUUtYdz09

Meeting ID: 665 891 390   Password: OmKaliMa

Download Chants & Mantras and the Heart Sutra HERE.
If you have any questions please email info@anamcara-ny.org.
 
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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