IAM® Meditation Technique

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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 13: Oakland, CA
IAM-20: Saturday, begins at 10:15 am
Temescal Arts Center
511 48th St., 94609
Contact: Eknath

January 13: Chicago, IL area
IAM-20: Saturday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Soderworld Wellness Center
16 W. 501 Nielson Lane
Willowbrook, IL 60527
Contact: Radha

January 27: Sante Fe, NM
IAM-35: Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Amma Center of New Mexico
48 Stone Cabin Rd., 87505 Contact: Jonathan or 505-982-1144

February 10: Oakland, CA
IAM-20: Saturday, begins at 10:15 am
Temescal Arts Center
511 48th St., 94609
Contact: Eknath

April 14: Oakland, CA
IAM-20: Saturday, begins at 10:15 am
Temescal Arts Center
511 48th St., 94609
Contact: Eknath

May 5, 2018: Madison, WI
IAM-20: Saturday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friends' Meeting House
1704 Roberts Court, 53711
Contact: Sharad, or 608-257-6229

July 14: Oakland, CA
IAM-20: Saturday, begins at 10:15 am
Temescal Arts Center
511 48th St., 94609
Contact: Eknath

September 8: Oakland, CA
IAM-20: Saturday, begins at 10:15 am
Temescal Arts Center
511 48th St., 94609
Contact: Eknath

 

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 7: Sante Fe, NM
IAM-35 Refresher: Sunday, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Amma Center of New Mexico
48 Stone Cabin Rd., 87505 Contact: Jonathan or 505-982-1144

February 10, April 14, July 14, September 8
Oakland, CA

IAM-20 Refresher and Guided Practice
Saturdays, 1:00 - 2:45 pm
Temescal Arts Center
511 48th St., 94609
Contact: Eknath

Every Saturday
M. A. Center of San Ramon

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 Balakrishnan
or 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 Balakrishnan
or 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

Third Saturday of Every Month
MA Center Los Angeles
IAM-20 Refresher: 4:30 - 5:30 pm
RSVP required: Arpita

Fourth Saturday of Every Month
MA Center Los Angeles
IAM-35 Guided Group Meditation: 3:45 - 4:30 pm
(followed by Satsang)
Contact: Arpita

Every Other Month:
Amma Center of NM, Santa Fe

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

Last Thursday of each Quarter:
Albuquerque, NM

IAM-35 Refresher Class: 5:15pm to 7:15pm
December 15
University Heights United Methodist Church
2210 Silver Ave SE
Contact: Kristen or 505-400-6174
2015 Albuquerque IAM Schedule

 

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