Retreats, Courses & Weekly Meditation Group


Spring 2019

Awakening To The Infinite: The Heart of Non-Dual Awareness

March 15, 2019 – March 17, 2019

Meditation retreat led by Lawrence Edwards, PhD at the Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY.

Awakening to the Infinite is awakening to your true nature, an inexhaustible source of creativity, wisdom, love, and power beyond anything the ordinary mind can even imagine. The power of Consciousness that unfolds the fullness of our highest nature is known as Kundalini in the yogic tradition. It brings us to non-dual awareness, reveling in the ecstatic experience of the ever-present One.

This power of Consciousness is innate; you already possess it. It is often depicted as a great Goddess. We will explore the Divine Feminine as the Great Goddess, a way of knowing our own Self as both creator of the many forms that bind us and as liberator, releasing us from bondage and suffering. It is by Her grace, the grace of your own sublime Self, the Divine within, that lasting freedom is won.

This power of revelation and transformation is known in every spiritual tradition by different names – Holy Spirit, Kundalini Shakti, Chi, and bodhicitta. In this retreat you will be guided through practices that can awaken and unfold your inner power of Consciousness. With that light of Consciousness we will explore the archetypal realms of wisdom, grace, and transcendence. Through meditation, empowered mantra, chanting, breath work, and the profound tales of the Eastern and Western mystical traditions, we will further access the inner source of true knowledge, wisdom, and freedom.

We will explore the re-emergence of the Divine Feminine and archetypal forms of the Great Goddess who takes seekers to the Source, opening the heart to unbounded Love and non-dual awareness. That inner source is your own highest Self, the Divine within, beyond all forms. Awakening to that and living in radical freedom is your birthright. Kundalini, the power of the Infinite to know its Self in all it boundless glory, opens the most profound levels of meditation. There is nothing more potent, nothing more liberating, and nothing more empowering. Kundalini is the power that flows through Shaktipat Diksha, the great awakening to the all-pervasive divine Presence. Through this inner power of illumination we can truly know the deep meaning and purpose of our lives. Awaken to the Infinite illuminating your soul’s journey to radical freedom. Come to rest in the peace that surpasses understanding, the ultimate stillness of resting in the One.

Registration is typically limited to 24 to facilitate learning.  Please register early.  Program fee is $230, meals and accommodations are extra.  Garrison Institute adds the program fee and housing fees together at registration.

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Fall Courses

Mindfulness Meditation For Everyone!

A 6 Week Mindfulness Meditation Course

Tuesday evenings, Oct. 2-Nov. 6, 2018; 7-8:30pm
Anam Cara Meditation Foundation, 2 Byram Brook Pl., Suite 2, Armonk, NY 10504

Registration fee: $180
Advance registration with 50% deposit or payment in full is required.
Registration closed.

Learn all you need to establish a meditation practice at home. There is amazing scientific research showing the numerous health benefits of mindfulness meditation. It is effective in a broad range of applications, from reducing stress, blood pressure and cholesterol levels to increasing peak performance, focus and improving relationships. Mindfulness meditation calms and eases the mind, transforming everyday life. This 6 week course will give you the foundation to continue practicing meditation and expanding the benefits you experience for years to come. Taught by Lawrence Edwards, PhD, who has trained over 15,000 meditators in the US, Canada and India. He has been practicing meditation for over 45 years and trained as a monk in India.

Weekly Meditation Sessions

Open Meditation:

  • Thursday evenings – except major holidays
  • 7:15-8:45pm
  • Anam Cara Meditation Foundation, 2 Byram Brook Place, Armonk, NY 10504 (upper level)
  • No registration necessary.
  • Fee: by donation

Everyone is welcome!
Led by Lawrence Edwards, PhD, Founder & Director

Swatantriya Meditation – the meditation of absolute freedom. This is the form of meditation taught by Lawrence and includes practices from all traditions. Swatantriya Meditation is based on the inner power of Consciousness called Kundalini in the yogic tradition. It embraces and empowers all meditation techniques to take you beyond the confines of the ordinary mind.

We offer an ongoing nondenominational meditation class that meets every Thursday evening, except for holidays. People can come as frequently as they like. There’s no need to sign up for a series of sessions. We offer these meditation sessions to support people in their ongoing meditation practices. Enjoy!
Fee: All donations gratefully accepted ($20 suggested donation per session). Donations are tax deductible.

All donations go to support the Anam Cara Meditation Foundation. Beginners are welcome, along with experienced meditators. A wide variety of techniques and practices are taught, including chanting, mantra and mindfulness meditation.

If the group is going to be canceled on any evening due to bad weather or some other circumstance, then a message on 914-219-8600 will state that the group is canceled for that evening, otherwise we meet as scheduled.