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Anam Cara Meditation Foundation
         Nourishing meditators since 2001
  • New Weekly Zoom satsang!
  • Sophia's Gifts - Wisdom from around the world.
  • Living Meditation Retreat - postponed to Oct 30-Nov1
  • Meditation Resources
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Thursday Evening Meditation Session

We're shifting our free Thursday night meditation program to Zoom in order to continue safely supporting people in their meditation practices and to offer a calm center in the midst of the turmoil that we are facing.  From now on our extended sangha, which spans the world, will be able to join us in the loving heart of meditation, which envelops us all, regardless of what continent we're on.  
 
When we're able to resume our weekly meditation programs at our center in Armonk, NY, we will continue to use Zoom to support those who can't attend in person.  I look forward to hearing how this works for you and any suggestions you might have for improving things.  You are welcome to email questions, comments or greetings that we can share in the program.  This will be a recurring meeting for Thursday night meditation at 7:15pm New York time.

Join Zoom Meeting: use this link Thursday evening
https://zoom.us/j/8120097048?pwd=MzRPZjIvdE94dCtxRTJ3WU03LzZpZz09

Meeting ID: 812 009 7048
Password: OmKaliMa

Anam Cara is a 501 C 3 nonprofit and we depend on your generous support for putting on our meditation programs.  Though we won't be meeting at our center, our rent and other expenses continue. If you can make a donation to support our mission to make meditation available to everyone please use this link: 
 
For the benefit of all our loved ones and all we care about, we need to be fully present in the moment.  The fear driven mind so easily drags our attention into the past or the future, diminishing our power in the present moment.  Through meditation we empower ourselves to be fully present, clear, awake and aware with our capabilities and skills available to support us acting skillfully and compassionately. Plus, meditation boosts our immune system!  Let's strengthen our meditation practices together! 
 
Yours in love and service,
Lawrence 
Sofia's Gifts
 

The Dhammapada - The Sayings of the Buddha
Rendered by Thomas Byron, pp. 49-51

Better than a thousand hollow words
Is one word that brings peace.

Better than a thousand hollow verses
Is one verse that brings peace.

Better than a hundred hollow lines
Is one line of the dharma bringing peace.

It is better to conquer yourself
Than to win a thousand battles.

Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you.
Not by angels or by demons,
Heaven or hell...

Better to live one day
Wondering
How all things arise and pass away.

Better to live one hour
Seeing
The one life beyond the way.

Better to live one moment
In the moment
Of the way beyond the way.



 
Living Meditation: Deepening & Integrating Practices

Spring Meditation Retreat Led By Lawrence Edwards, PhD has been postponed to Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2020
Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY. 

Living Meditation will take you into the rich meditative practices and teachings found at the most profound levels of the great spiritual traditions.  This is where the ultimate state of non-dual awareness unfolds in all its ecstatic glory!  During this retreat you will learn to deepen and integrate meditation into everyday life, opening the mind and heart to the boundless love, joy and expanded consciousness of one's true nature. Meditation begins as a set of practices and then the transformative power of meditation becomes apparent. We shed old conditioned patterns of mind that have us stuck.  The transformative processes of meditation develop and ripen, opening the boundless domain of the state of Living Meditation, also known as sahaja samadhi, in which the waking, dream and deep sleep states are illumined and transformed. This is the state of the Living Presence that already exists within you as your true nature.  Some call this their Buddha nature, or their Christ nature, or their Divine Self. Whatever we call it, it is beyond words, beyond the mind, yet at the very heart of our Being.  Come to know your state of radical freedom, come to know the living presence of the divine within.

The retreat will include instruction for all levels of practitioners.  We will dive into meditation, chanting, mantra, contemplations and integrative practices for bringing it all home. Discussions and Q&A time will help to further integrate the practices.  All the classic forms of Shaktipat Diksha are incorporated in the retreat and pass the living flame of Kundalini Shakti to everyone wanting to receive it.Give yourself this weekend retreat to joyfully deepen your meditation practice and immersion in the Divine. 

Program Fee: $230, plus Garrison Institute's accommodations fees. Visit the registration page for details.
Join us for a wonderful autumn weekend on the banks of the Hudson River!
Click here for more information and registration. 
Space is limited, please register early.


 

Dear Friends,

Our mission at Anam Cara is to make meditation training freely available to everyone and to support people in their ongoing meditation practices. Given the state of turmoil in the world it is especially important that we have an inner state of calm centeredness that empowers us to bring wisdom, compassion and transformation into the world. Because of your generous gifts we are in our 19th year of serving meditators and seekers around the world.

We make meditation training available through free weekly programs now on Zoom, our website, retreats, courses, and this e-newsletter. We're looking forward to our annual Autumn retreat at the Garrison Institute.  I hope you can join us for this joyous meditation retreat and delight in the fall foliage on the majestic Hudson River!

As a non-profit educational organization we are grateful for the support of participants and donors whose generosity makes all this possible. 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  7:15-8:30pm
Online Anam Cara Meditation Center
For the next several weeks we will have a virtual meditation group via Zoom.
Everyone is welcome.  This is a recurring meeting for Thursday night meditation starting at 7:15pm New York time.

Join Zoom Meeting: use this link Thursday evening
https://zoom.us/j/8120097048?pwd=MzRPZjIvdE94dCtxRTJ3WU03LzZpZz09

Meeting ID: 812 009 7048
Password: OmKaliMa

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.
  • Meditation, Mantra and Kundalini resources from Lawrence.  Click here.
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