IAM® Meditation Technique

Amma.org: IAM® Meditation Training
Free Meditation Courses for Everyone
Amma's meditation technique is taught free of charge to the public, students, prisoners - and to the 1.3 million members of India's paramilitary.
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What We Do

The IAM® - Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique is a short and simple approach to meditation that anyone can learn. It's a powerful way to reconnect with our real center and thereby experience true joy and peace in life. Born out of Amma's deep resolve for our spiritual enhancement, this technique, when practiced with dedication, is designed to bring integration into our lives - an integration of body, mind, intellect and heart.

It is taught for free by trained volunteers during retreats and throughout the year at many locations. It consists of energizing exercises, or yogic postures, followed by meditation. The technique integrates movement, breath, sound and visualization.

Versions have been taught to thousands of people worldwide, many of whom have been given instruction in company or organization-sponsored classes, such as: the Indian Army, Navy, and Paramilitary; Whole Foods Corporation; Genentech, USA; State University of New York; and the Juvenile Detention Center, Santa Fe, NM.

Currently, there are four versions of IAM-35: a 35 minute practice; IAM-20, a 20 minute practice; Youth, ages 15-18; and Youth, ages 10-14.

Upcoming Meditation Courses:


January 22, 2016: Spring Valley, CA
(San Diego area)

IAM-20: Friday, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Weng's Acupuncture & Herbs Clinic
9927 Campo Road, Spring Valley, 91977
Contact: Bhadra or 619-246-6339

January 24, 2016: San Francisco, CA
IAM-20: Saturday, 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Brahmananda Ashram (San Francisco Yoga Society)
2872 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA
Contact: Eknath

January 30 and 31, 2016: San Ramon, CA
IAM-35: Saturday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm MA Center
Contact: MA Center Events

February 5 and 6, 2016: Lakeview, OR
IAM-20: Friday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lakeview Senior Center
Contact: Bill

February 6, 2016: Oakland, CA
IAM-35: Saturday, 10:00 - 6:00 pm
Temescal Arts Center, 511 48th St.
Contact: Eknath

February 6, 2016: Washington, DC
IAM-35: Saturday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
MA DC Center, 9109 Harrington Dr
Potomac, MD 20854
Contact: Praseeta

February 6, 2016: San Ramon, CA
IAM-20: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
MA Center
Contact: MA Center Events

February 7, 2016: Washington, DC
IAM-20: Sunday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
MA DC Center, 9109 Harrington Dr
Potomac, MD 20854
Contact: Praseeta

February 7: Sacramento, CA
IAM-20: Sunday, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
IAM-20 Refresher: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Contact: Vina or 916-505-3037

February 11, 2016: Pittsburg, CA
IAM-20: Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Buchanan Park Community Center
4150 Buchanan Park Community Center,
Contact: Eknath

February 13, 2016: Albuquerque, NM
IAM-35: Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
University Heights United Methodist Church
2210 Silver Ave SE
Contact: Kristen or 505-400-6174

February 19, 2016: Spring Valley, CA
(San Diego area)

IAM-20: Friday, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Weng's Acupuncture & Herbs Clinic
9927 Campo Road, Spring Valley, 91977
Contact: Bhadra or 619-246-6339

February 20: Los Angeles, CA
IAM-20: Saturday, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Douglass Home, Topenga Canyon
Contact: Sahaja Douglass

February 20: Santa Fe, NM
IAM-20: Saturday, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Amma Center of New Mexico
Contact: Roberta

February 28: Pittsburg, CA
IAM-35: Sunday, 10:00 - 6:00 pm
Buchanan Park Community Center
4150 Buchanan Park Community Center,
Contact: Eknath

March 5: Los Angeles, CA
IAM-20: Saturday, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Douglass Home, Topenga Canyon
Contact: Sahaja Douglass

March 26: Santa Fe, NM
IAM-35: Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Amma Center of New Mexico
Contact: Jonathan

April 9: Albuquerque, NM
IAM-20: Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University Heights United Methodist Church
2210 Silver Ave SE
Contact: Kristen or 505-400-6174

April 30, 2016: Madison, WI
IAM-35: Saturday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friends Meeting House, 1704 Roberts Court
Contact: Sharad or at 608-257-6229.
For more info or to register: Amma Madison

July 30: Santa Fe, NM
IAM-35: Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Amma Center of New Mexico
Contact: Jonathan

September 10, 2016: Albuquerque, NM
IAM-35: Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
University Heights United Methodist Church
2210 Silver Ave SE
Contact: Kristen or 505-400-6174

October 8, 2016: Albuquerque, NM
IAM-20: Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University Heights United Methodist Church
2210 Silver Ave SE
Contact: Kristen or 505-400-6174

October 22: Santa Fe, NM
IAM-20: Saturday, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Amma Center of New Mexico
Contact: Roberta

 

Refresher Classes & Guided Group Meditation

Guided Meditation takes 45 mins: Participants who have already taken the IAM-35 course, are verbally guided through the relaxation exercises and sitting meditation steps. People get to practice the meditation together as a group. There is no teaching or Q&A. Guided meditation helps to deepen and support an individual's daily practice, as meditation in a group is beneficial for all who participate.

The IAM Refresher is 2 hours long. An IAM Instructor will go over benefits, review the exercises and meditation steps, see how everyone's practice is going, if there are any obstacles being experienced, and answer questions. Then, there will be a guided meditation as part of the refresher. It is a "teaching" format for those who have newly taken the course, or for those whose meditation may have fallen away, to reinforce the practice. We recommend refreshers to everyone to support them in developing their own personal daily practice.

January 24, 2016: San Francisco, CA
IAM-20 Refresher: Saturday, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Brahmananda Ashram (San Francisco Yoga Society)
2872 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA
Contact: Eknath

January 31: San Ramon, CA
IAM-35 Refresher: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
MA Center
Contact: San Ramon Events

February 6, 2016: Oakland, CA
IAM-35 Refresher: Saturday, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Temescal Arts Center, 511 48th St.
Contact: Eknath

Saturday, February 6: Washington, DC
IAM-35 Refresher: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
MA DC Center, 9109 Harrington Dr
Potomac, MD 20854
Contact: Praseeta

Sunday, February 7: Washington, DC
IAM-20 Refresher: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
IAM-35 Refresher: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
MA DC Center, 9109 Harrington Dr
Potomac, MD 20854
Contact: Praseeta

February 7: Sacramento, CA
IAM-20 Refresher: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Contact: Vina or 916-505-3037

February 11, 2016: Pittsburg, CA
IAM-20 Refresher: Thursday, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Buchanan Park Community Center
4150 Buchanan Park Community Center,
Contact: Eknath

February 20: San Ramon, CA
IAM-35 Refresher: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
MA Center
Contact: San Ramon Events

February 28, 2016: Pittsburg, CA
IAM-35 Refresher: Sunday, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Buchanan Park Community Center
4150 Buchanan Park Community Center,
Contact: Eknath

Every Saturday
MA Center, San Ramon, CA

IAM-35: Guided Group Meditation
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Main House Puja Room
Contact: San Ramon Events

Saturdays
Atlanta, GA

IAM-20: Guided Meditation/ Refresher
4:00pm to 5:00pm
3113 Roberta Dr. NW, 30327
Contact: Bindu Balakrishnanor call, 404-409-5227

Sundays
Atlanta, GA

IAM-35: Guided Meditation/ Refresher
10:00am to 11:00 am
3113 Roberta Dr. NW, 30327
Contact: Bindu Balakrishnanor call, 404-409-5227

First Saturday of the Month:
Amma Center of NM, Santa Fe

IAM-35 Guided Meditation / Refresher:
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Contact: Jagrati or 505.670.5126

Every Other Month:
Amma Center of NM, Santa Fe

IAM-20 Guided Meditation / Refresher
Saturdays and Sundays
Contact: Jagrati or 505.670.5126

First Thursday of the Month: Pittsburg, CA
Guided IAM-20 Practice 6:30 - 7:00 pm
The Buchanan Park Community Center
4150 Harbor Street
Contact: Eknath, or 925.206.1659

Fourth Sunday of the Month: Los Angeles, CA
IAM-35 Guided Group Meditation
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Contact: Arpita

Last Thursday of each Quarter:
Albuquerque, NM

IAM-35 Refresher Class: 5:15pm to 7:15pm
February 25, July 28, September 29, and December 15
University Heights United Methodist Church
2210 Silver Ave SE
Contact: Kristen or 505-400-6174
2015 Albuquerque IAM Schedule

Last Saturday of the month following the IAM-20 courses listed above:
Albuquerque, NM

IAM-20 Refresher Class: 9:00 - 10:00 am
April 30 and October 29
University Heights United Methodist Church
2210 Silver Ave SE
Contact: Kristen or 505-400-6174
2015 Albuquerque IAM Schedule

 

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