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           Anam Cara Meditation
         Nourishing meditators since 2001
  • New Satsang Video
  • The Soul's Journey - 6 week course
  • Sofia's Wisdom Gifts
  • Thurs eve zoom meditation changed to 1st and 3rd Thursdays
  • No meditation tonight 1/13/22
  • Links to our YouTube channel
  • Meditation Resources
  • Podcast Interviews: click
This first satsang of 2022 focused on the root practice of mantra as a means for entering the boundless spaciousness of pure Being, beyond all names and forms, the state of meditation. Mantra is the quintessential practice for kali yuga. It is easily accessible to everyone and can be engaged at any time, in any place. Take refuge in mantra and your are taking refuge in a throb of the Infinite. The mantra of the great Siddha Guru Padmasambhava from Tibet is discussed and chanted. Also known as the Vajra mantra it carries the Shakti, the pure power of the entire lineage, and serves as a sublime refuge for the mind.
Om Ah Hung Benza Guru Pema Siddhi Hum.

The Green Tara mantra offers another sublime refuge for the heart and mind scorched by the world and all its suffering. Rest in Tara, rest in
Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha!

For more information about Lawrence Edwards, PhD, his books and recordings, as well as how to contact him for a consultation, please visit



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


Did the rose
Ever open its heart

And give to this world
All its

It felt the encouragement of light
Against its

We all remain



Hafiz, p.121

Dear Friends,

The New Year brought 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 twice a month via Zoom, courses and retreats, through our website, YouTube, and this e-newsletter.  We've switched to offering evening meditation twice per month on the 1st and 3rd Thursday.  We're offering new programs in 2022. The one day Divine Stillness - Divine Presence retreat on January 9th was a great success, and now the 6 week course on The Soul's Journey will be starting on January 16th.  All are welcome!  Registration closes on the 15th!
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!

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. 

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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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