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Mini-retreat: Living Meditation: Deepening & Integrating Practices

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

One day mini-retreat at the New York Open Center, 30th and Madison Ave., NY, NY
NY Open Center Members: $125; Non-members: $145

Led by Lawrence Edwards, PhD, poet, author, mentor and teacher.

Living Meditation will take you into the rich meditative practices and teachings found at the most profound levels of the great spiritual traditions, where the ultimate state of non-dual awareness is all that exists.  In this one day retreat you will learn to deepen and integrate meditation into everyday life.  Meditation uplifts our work life, our home life, our health and all that we engage in. Meditation begins as a set of practices and then the transformative power of meditation processes becomes apparent as we shed old conditioned patterns of mind.  The transformative processes 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 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, but 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 One.

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.

Registration now open (click)!

Lawrence Edwards, PhD, LMHC, BCN has been teaching and practicing meditation for over 45 years and trained as a monk in India.  He’s also trained in Tibetan Buddhist practices, Jungian psychology, and neurotherapy.  He is a licensed psychotherapist in Armonk, NY.  He is the founder and director of the Anam Cara Meditation Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to making meditation practices available to everyone.  He has done meditation training with hospice staff as well as physicians, nurses and people from all walks of life.  He has been on the faculty of New York Medical College since 1998.  He is the author of The Soul’s Journey: Guidance From The Divine Within, Kali’s Bazaar – a collection of poetry, and Awakening Kundalini: The Path To Radical Freedom (7.5 hour audio program and companion book published by Sounds True).  He also created the audio CD Om Namah Shivaya – chants and meditation to support people in their practices.


September 29, 2018
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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