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:


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

July 22: Chicago Area, IL
IAM-20: Sunday, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Inner Balance
350 Pfingsten Rd. #107
Northbrook, IL 60062
Contact: Radha or 847-224-0244

July 28: Santa Fe, NM
IAM-35: Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Amma Center of NM, Temple
48 Stone Cabin Rd, 87505
Contact: Jonathan or 505-982-1144

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

September 22: Madison, WI
IAM-35: Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friends Meeting House
1704 Roberts Court, 53711
Contact: Sharad at 608-257-6229

September 22: San Diego, CA
IAM-20: Saturday, 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Weng's Acupuncture Clinic
9972 Campo Rd, Spring Valley, 91977
Contact: Bhadra or 619-246-6339

September 15: San Ramon, CA
IAM-20: Saturday, Time TBA
M. A. Center of San Ramon
Contact: San Ramon Events

September 27: San Ramon, CA
IAM-20: Thursday, Time TBA
M. A. Center of San Ramon
Contact: San Ramon Events

 

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.

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: 5:15 - 7:15 pm
University Heights United Methodist Church
2210 Silver Ave SE
Contact: Kristen or 505-400-6174

 

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