Weekly Meditation Sessions, Courses & Retreats

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Weekly Meditation Sessions

Open Meditation:

  • Thursday evenings – except holidays
  • 7:15-8:45pm
  • Programs include instruction, chanting and meditation
  • Anam Cara Meditation Foundation, 2 Byram Brook Place, Armonk, NY 10504 (upper level)
  • No registration necessary.
  • Fee: by donation
  • First Thursday of the month: dharma talk
  • Second Thursday: Readings and contemplations from various traditions
  • Third Thursday: chanting
  • Fourth Thursday: Heart Sutra chant and Buddhist teachings

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.

Meditation Courses

Mindfulness Meditation For Everyone

A 6 Week Mindfulness Meditation Course

Tuesday evenings, dates to be announced
Registration fee: $180
7:15-8:45pm, Anam Cara Meditation Foundation, 2 Byram Brook Pl., Suite 2, Armonk, NY 10504
Advance registration with 50% deposit or payment in full is required.

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 and focus. 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.
Fee: $180

April 2018


Like a broken gong be still, be silent.
Know the stillness of freedom
Where there is no more striving.

Silent Meditation Retreat
Led by Lawrence Edwards, PhD
Date: April 28
Saturday 9:00am-4:30pm
Location: Lawrence’s home in CT

Fee: $85
The retreat is full and registration is closed.  Please email us if you are interested in future retreats.

Dive into the depths of meditation by living in silence, even for this brief span of time the effects are powerful. Deepen and expand your meditation practice by nurturing it with the time and attention it deserves. The Buddha said, “Better than a hundred years of ignorance is one day spent in reflection. Better than a hundred years of idleness is one day spent in determination.” 

A light vegetarian lunch is included.

All are welcome!

Preregistration required.  Registration is limited to the first 12 people to register.  Registration requires full payment of the $85 registration fee.  This is a non-refundable fee unless the event needs to be cancelled by Lawrence, in which case a full refund will be given. 
The retreat is full and registration is closed.  Thank you for your interest!


Fall 2018

Details to be announced!