Welcome to Anam Cara Meditation!

“The world we have made as a result of the level of thinking we have done thus far, creates problems that we cannot solve at the same level of consciousness at which we created them… We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humankind is to survive.”
Albert Einstein, Nobel Laureate

The mission of Anam Cara Meditation is to freely teach meditative practices from many traditions to anyone interested in learning how to meditate. Meditation develops that “new manner of thinking” referred to by Einstein, which many discover is also an eternal, timeless mode of expanded awareness that frees you from stress and reactivity. Meditation opens the door to the radically different type of consciousness necessary not just for survival, but for the relief of suffering and the unprecedented flourishing of human creativity, intelligence, joy and compassion. Meditation gives people access to the inner resources necessary to accomplish this.

Meditation can be approached through practices from all the great spiritual traditions. In the state of meditation, freed from the confines of the ordinary ego mind, we naturally feel lovingly and compassionately connected to all life. That awareness transforms individuals, groups and nations.

Anam Cara Meditation is also dedicated to making meditation instruction available to those who may not even be aware of its tremendous benefits, or be able to come to a program. These benefits, which have substantial scientific research behind them, include improved cardio-vascular health, reduced stress and anxiety, improved immune responses, more positive mood, increased focus, enhanced performance, better anger management, reduced cholesterol levels, reduced blood pressure, improved sleep, and the list goes on and on. Meditation holds the key to enhanced health, optimal performance, peak mental fitness, spiritual fulfillment and true peace. When COVID isn’t an issue, we offer programs at hospitals, hospices, universities and other centers where we are invited to teach meditation. Through the Anam Cara Meditation online programs, our website and our monthly e-newsletter we offer free meditation instruction and support for deepening your meditation practice.

On this site you will find free meditation instructions, the Heart Sutra and chanting sheets, and free audio files of a guided meditations. There are also Events listed in the above menu for the meditation programs offered, including our twice monthly open meditation group which is now meeting via Zoom to keep everyone safe.  It meets at 7:15pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month.  See the Calendar listing for details.

The Anam Cara Meditation YouTube channel has has over 100 of the video recordings of the weekly programs we’re offering for free through Zoom.  You can view the videos by clicking HERE.

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We rely on the generous donations of people like you to offer these free resources and program. All donations are gratefully accepted.  To donate via Venmo: @ACMeditation, or through PayPal: paypal.me/drle.