The A.R.E. Meditation Garden in Virginia Beach was renamed the Harris Prayer and Meditation Garden after being renovated, expanded, and beautified, thanks to a generous donation by A.R.E. member Samuel D. Harris. A wooden stairway leads to the peaceful garden which has a waterfall, a footbridge, stone walkways, relaxing benches, and lighting. It is a mystical place filled with peace.
The motivation behind Dr. Harris' gift was Edgar Cayce, the man. Dr. Harris remembers reading about Edgar Cayce in the book There Is a River nearly 20 years ago.
Dr. Harris says the meditation garden is a way for him to show his appreciation for Cayce, his work and his legacy.
"I just want people to enjoy it as much as I do - that's all."
To be able to remember the sunset, to be able to remember a beautiful conversation, a beautiful deed done where hope and faith were created, to remember the smile of a babe, the blush of a rose, the harmony of a song – a bird's call; these are creative. For if they are a part of thyself, they bring you closer and closer to God.
-- Edgar Cayce reading 1431-1