IAM – Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique®

IAM is a simple combination of yoga, pranayama and meditation that takes just 20 minutes a day. It is a meditation technique for modern days.The technique is a synthesis of traditional, time-tested methods suited for the current mental conditions, time-constraints and needs of modern man. Amma’s disciples teach the technique, free of charge, in all parts of the world.

IAM Technique® is not only taught to Amma’s devotees, but also to organizations throughout the world, including corporations, education institutions and correctional facilities.In July 2007, MAM undertook the massive project of teaching IAM Technique® to India’s 2.5 million paramilitary personnel,in addition to teaching the technique in many business corporations, such as Infosys (one of the premier software companies of the world), BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited – a giant public sector undertaking Indian Telephone Industries), IIM (Indian Institute of Management – the premier management institute of the country). Students of various Universities have also been introduced to this technique.

Meditation is the art of mastering the mind. The way we perceive the world around us completely depends upon our mind. In our search for happiness, we essentially have two options—modify the entire world so that everything turns out exactly the way we want it or modify our mind so that we are able to be happy, content and peaceful, regardless of what happens in the external world. The former is obviously impossible. We have very little control over our external world. The only hope for happiness lies in controlling the inner world. Meditation is a key element in this process.

Amma says, “The remote control of our mind should rest firmly in the palm of our hand.” Imagine one with such mental control. Emotions, ideas and memories are at his beck and call. If anger comes, he can change the channel. The same with jealousy and greed. He can recall any past event, like reversing a DVD. If he wants ideas, he only need turn to the “idea channel” and a stream of creative ideas will flow forth. No more staring at the blank screen of writer’s block. Total and complete mental control—this is what IAM Meditation offers.

The mind is like a machine. But it is completely up to us to maintain that machine properly. Only then will we be able to get the maximum potential out of it. We should also know how to turn the machine off. This, sadly, has become a lost art, and the very reason we see so many people around us “blowing fuses.” IAM Meditation Technique is a daily mental maintenance system.

Through focusing on objects, sounds and sensations during meditation, our power of concentration increases. Observing our mental and vital functions, we gain awareness. Relaxing the mind removes stress. Expanding our concept of our self similarly expands our thinking in general, making us more creative.

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Glorious past looks for inspiration from Amma

(4 Jun '10)

From 25 – 27 May 2010 Br. Shubamrita Chaitanya visited Greece. Public programmes were held in the capital Athens and the islands Syros and Mykonos. The event in Athens was held in the centrally located Athens Gate Hotel and the hall was packed to the capacity. The audience was very keen on learning more about […]

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IAM meditation at Budapest

(10 May '10)

The third  Integrated Amrita Meditation course was conducted in Hungary’s capital Budapest at a beautiful place outside the city in April 2010 The participants where invited to join the regular satsang and meditation sessions. As many of the participants already knew Amma, they all had the strong wish that Amma will come to Hungary soon. […]

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Ammas visit will be like Hanukkah

(15 Dec '09)

Between the 3rd and 8th of December 2009 Br. Shubamrita paid his fourth annual visit to Israel. Public programmes were held in the cities of Tel Aviv, Pardes Hana and for the first time in Netiv Halamed Hey, a Kibbutz (community) near Jerusalem. An Integrated Amrita Meditation course was held in Tel Aviv, with nearly […]

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IAM meditation at Sri Sankara College

(30 Sep '09)

16 September 2009 — Kanchipuram Beginning in July 2009,  Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique (IAM Technique) began being taught at the Sri Sankara College of Arts & Science in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, a branch of the Sri Sankara Vishwa Mahavidyalaya, the university managed by Kanchi Kamakoti Math. The first classes were taught on July 15 and […]

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First IAM in Greece

(29 Sep '09)

The first Integrated Amrita Meditation courses conducted in Greece took place in September 2009. The courses took place on the beautiful island of Evia. After the courses satsangs were held in Athens where the participants  had the  opportunity to  learn more about Amma’s  teachings and learn some of Amma’s bhajans. – Tulasi share your joy:

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IAM meditation classes June-July 2009

(4 Sep '09)

Various IAM Meditation classes are taking place continuously in different parts of India and worldwide. Here in India, amongst others, classes were conducted, in Hyderabad during the third week of June, at the Central Industrial Security Force, in Vellore on 14th – 16th July, and at the AIMS Hospital in the last week of July. […]

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IAM for Tamil Nadu Police

(29 Apr '09)

On April 26 and 27, the Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM) held Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique® (IAM Technique®) classes for the special police of Tamil Nadu. A total of 56 policemen participated in the training—50 constables and six officers. Classes were conducted by Brahmachari Ajamrita Chaitanya at the Special Police Training Centre in Avadi, Chennai. The […]

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Taking Charge of Life in Kenya

(1 Mar '09)

Br. Shubamrita visited the Republic of Kenya from February 5th to 13th 2009. More than 350 guests attended the public talk, bhajans and meditation led by Br. Shubamrita held at the Oshwal High School Auditorium, Nairobi on February 7th  evening. The topic on which he spoke, “Take Charge of Your Life,” was well received by […]

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IAM classes for the Military

(14 Oct '08)

Members of the government approached Amma for advice regarding the inner psychological state of members of the Indian paramilitary forces. Amma decided to reach out to them through providing IAM Technique classes for the entire forces of the country – 2.5 million strong. The original IAM Techinque was modified to suit them and enable them […]

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Sw. Ramakrishna in Buenos Aires

(26 Sep '08)

20 – 21  Sep 2008, Buenos Aires, Argentina Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri conducted programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the 20th and 21st of September 2008. The first program on the 20th  evening was held in the heart of the city and was attended by an enthusiastic crowd of more than 600.  On the 21st evening […]

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