Retreats, Courses & Bi-Weekly Meditation Group


Listening To The Divine Within: Readings & Contemplations From “Gently Falls Her Rain Of Light: collected by Kalidas”

June 4-July 30; 4-5:30pm ET each Sunday for 8 weeks – skip July 2nd for the holiday weekend.

Fee: $295

In this 8 week, 12 hour contemplative course we’ll dive into the gifts of the Divine heard by Kalidas and offered in this unpublished new collection.  This kind of sacred poetry invites us to enter the joyous, grace-filled world of our inner mystic, our inner knower of the Truth, where revelation and transformation naturally arise and the state of meditation is always fully present.  That state is the state of your highest nature.  Knowing that fully and living it into the world is the ultimate aim of all meditative and yogic practices.

The deep sharing and communion that unfolded within the sessions of these courses has led to tears of joy, profound new vistas and clearer ways of perceiving the living presence of the Divine, here, now, always.  People shared what the poetry stirred in them, questions, insights, even their own poetry. This unique type of satsang then informs our meditation practices and our everyday lives.

The book isn’t published yet so private copies of the poems discussed will be available to participants. The sessions will be audio recorded and made available to everyone for 3 months after each session. Participants sign up for the whole course. The fee is $295 per person.  If a person can’t afford that, then they can contact me at and we’ll make sure that all who want to participate can.  Some people offer more for courses than required and that allows us to offer reductions for those who can’t be as generous as they would like to be.  We’re very grateful to those who are so generous and for the joy they share in anonymously giving support to others. We’ve had people donate money even when they themselves can’t participate in the programs, just to support others.  By their grace and large heartedness Anam Cara Meditation offers all it can.

To register: email and make your payment to Venmo @Lawrence-Edwards-3 or via PayPal:  For other ways to make your offering for the course please email

The Zoom link for the course will be provided to all registered and paid participants.
If you have any questions please email them to

I look forward to seeing you in the course!

Divine Stillness – Divine Presence

One day silent retreat via Zoom – December date to be announced

In the profound stillness of meditation we come to know the living Presence of the One.  Start the New Year with the Divine!  Give yourself the gift of deep communion and union with the Beloved. This one day silent meditation retreat will be offered via Zoom and it will include silent meditation, chanting, contemplation, walking meditation and more.  Registration is not yet open.   The retreat will begin at 7am and conclude at 7pm.  Group practices via Zoom will be at 7-9am, Noon-2pm, and 5-7pm.  In between times participants will continue on their own doing meditative and contemplative practices given in the retreat.  Fee: Donation to the teacher. People are invited to offer dana, monetary support for the teacher, Lawrence Edwards, via PayPal:  This isn’t a tax-deductible as a charitable donation.

Registration is required by – date to be announced.

Anam Cara Bi-Weekly Meditation Sessions

Open Meditation:

  • 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings – except major holidays, resumes 9/1/22 
  • 7:15-8:30pm
  • Live on Zoom!  Click HERE for link.
  • Anam Cara Meditation
  • No registration necessary.
  • Fee: by donation

Everyone is welcome! Led by Lawrence Edwards, PhD, Anam Cara Meditation 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 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings of the month, 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). Donate via PayPal: . Donations are not tax deductible. Beginners are welcome, along with experienced meditators. A wide variety of techniques and practices are taught, including chanting, mantra and mindfulness meditation.