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We Celebrate The Divine Eternally Revealing Its Glorious Presence!

May Your Holy Days Be Joyous,
Loving & Peaceful!
Sofia's Gifts

May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.
May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.
May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon.
May you respond to the call of your gift and find the courage to follow its path.
May the flame of anger free you from falsity.
May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame and may anxiety never linger about you.
May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul.
May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.
May you be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul.
May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.

John O'Donohue
A Blessing, Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong.
The Truth and the Way
Eternally present
Here and now
Summoning you,
Whispers of Love
On the wind,
Do you hear?
Are you prepared
For revelation?
For rapture?
Turn toward the One,
Grace will do
all that’s necessary.
Turn toward the One,
Gaze unwaveringly,
Creator and creation

Lawrence Edwards

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,

Peace on earth, good will to all! 

This month every spiritual tradition celebrates the Divine, the transcendent, revealing itself to humanity in various ways, in a manger, or under a bodhi tree, or wandering in the desert, or at the first light of dawn.  That revelation wasn't just an historic event many centuries ago, but here, now, always.  May you know the fullness of the Divine Presence in every moment!

As we end the year I want to give special thanks to all of you for your loving support. Because of your generous gifts we are entering our 19th year of serving meditators and seekers around the world.  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 the Foundations of Meditation course beginning later in January, and our annual Spring retreat at the Garrison Institute.  I hope you can join us for this joyous meditation retreat and delight in 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 on Dec. 26th. 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,, 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 12/26)
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.
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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