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Living Meditation: Deepening & Integrating Practices

Spring Meditation Retreat Led By Lawrence Edwards, PhD - March 20-22, 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. Living Meditation uplifts our home life, work, health and all that we engage in. 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.  In this retreat you will learn how to deepen your practices, further empower the transformative process of meditation and discover the state of radical freedom, the state of Living Meditation.  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 Spring 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. 

We make meditation training available through free weekly programs, our website, retreats, courses, and this e-newsletter. We're looking forward to a new meditation course soon to be announced for January-February and our annual Spring retreat at the Garrison Institute.  I hope you can join us for this joyous meditation retreat and enjoy the blossoming of Spring on the majestic Hudson River!

The free weekly Thursday evening meditation programs are open to everyone, nothing to join, no registration needed, just come!  Please note that our Thursday night program will not be held Nov. 14th and Nov. 28th.  We will meet on the 21st and be back to regular scheduling in December. If a program is cancelled due to weather or other circumstances there will always be a cancellation announcement on our phone service - 914-219-8600.

As a non-profit educational organization we are grateful for the support of participants and donors whose generosity makes all this possible. As the year comes to a close please consider making a tax deductible donation to Anam Cara. 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  7:15-8:45pm (except 11/14 and 11/28)
Anam Cara Meditation Center
2 Byram Brook Pl., Armonk, NY 10504
Open to everyone.  The program includes meditation instruction, chanting and silent meditation. Click here for more information.
Sophia' Gifts




The mind can easily get lost in "doing" so many different practices of meditation, chanting, yoga, prayer, contemplations, and on and on!  The mind is addicted to doing.  In fact that is its existence.  Thinking is the mind's doing as well!  If it gets bored with doing one practice is seeks another and thus keeps us bound to its incessant doing, now dressed up as spiritual doing. 

What is it avoiding?

The utter stillness and silence in which it will disappear.  It craves movement, it exists as movement and it will even provoke bodily pain to get you to move, rather than dissolve into stillness in meditation.  Yet it is in the stillness, the silence, where the Infinite is directly known and boundless compassion, patience and Love emerge. Calming the mind and body with practices sets the stage for dissolution in the One.  Enter the stillness to know you are a wave of the Infinite, a wave of Love, as well as the ocean of Love we know as the Infinite, the Divine. 

Emaho!

Lawrence

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