Anam Cara in the Celtic tradition means soul friend and draws on ancient traditions of friendship which encourage us to deepen awareness of our desires for intimacy, freedom and love. Anam Cara is also the name of our meditation group that meets every week for meditation to help cultivate silence and stillness. Our weekly practice draws on the tradition of Centering Prayer, which is drawn from the ancient practices of the Christian contemplative heritage, and the practices described in the anonymous fourteenth century classic The Cloud of Unknowing and in the writings of Christian mystics such as Elizabeth of the Trinity, John of the Cross, Thomas Keating, Thomas Merton and many others. Our weekly meditation is based on the wisdom saying of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount:
People of all faith and meditation traditions and none, are warmly invited to join us. Please bring your own meditation stool or cushion. Meetings run for 60 minutes and consist of two 25 minute periods of silent meditation. They are held every Wednesday (except during school holidays) and we have coffee in the local Alstonville after the meeting. Meetings are held at:
St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Alstonville, 9.00am – 10.00am.
If you are interested in joining Anam Cara please contact Robyn.