Date & Time
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Living Meditation will guide 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 not only deepen your meditation and integrate that practice into everyday life, but you will begin an ongoing process of shedding old, conditioned patterns and uplifting your work life, your home life, your health, and all activities in which you engage. These 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. As you further empower the transformative process of meditation and discover the state of radical freedom, you will locate 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; whatever we decide to call it, though, it exists 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 us to further integrate the practices.
A One-Day Workshop
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Members $125/ Nonmembers $145
New York Open Center
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; founder and director of the Anam Cara Meditation Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to making meditation practices available to everyone; and 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 and 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. He also created the audio CD Om Namah Shivaya —chants and meditation to support people in their practices.