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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Sacred fencing at Nellai

(29 Jan '08)

28 Jan, Nellai, Tamil Nadu, Bharata Yatra 2008 Amma held her first public program in the city of Tirunelveli, in southern Tamil Nadu. This district is well-known for its diverse landscapes; it contains everything from deserts, forests, rivers, mountains, to sea coasts. The name ‘Tiru-nel-veli’ means ‘sacred fenced paddy.’ One of the ancient stories is […]

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Category : Around Amma | Meditation Classes

IAM Meditation classes in 2007

(31 Dec '07)

Here is a selection of photos from I AM Meditation classes throughout India from the year 2007   share your joy:

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Category : Announcements | Meditation Classes | Spiritual

Hong Kong programmes

(22 Sep '07)

Swami Ramakrishnanandaji and Br Shantamritaji were in Hong Kong from Friday, September 14 to Sunday, September 16, 2007. The first programme was in the Kowloon Hindu temple and consisted of Satsang and Bhajans . The attendance was marked by enthusiasm and great devotion. The next day, the IAM Technique was taught, after which many people […]

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Philippines programe

(22 Sep '07)

Swami Ramakrishnananda and Br. Shantamrita held a series of programmes in Manila, Philippines, from September 8-12. The programmes consisted of talks, meditation, and bhajans. Over 100 people attended in Makati, a suburb of Manila, many of whom had never met Amma before. Well-attended Homams (fire ceremonies) were held at two separate locations in Metro Manila. […]

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China programme

(21 Sep '07)

Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri visited Shanghai, China on September 6th and 7th of September. It was his second visit to the city. A special ½ day IAM course was taught by Swamiji, accompanied by Br. Shantamrita. A local person wrote in after the first evening, “Thank you for making this world we live in a better […]

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IAM instructors

(15 May '07)

A three day IAM Meditation camp for a new batch of instructors, started at Amritapuri today. share your joy:

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IAm in Chile

(27 Apr '07)

200 people took part in the 1st IAM course offered in Chile on Saturday and Sunday april 21- 22, 2007. share your joy:

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Amritam 2007

(24 Apr '07)

From 8 – 12 May There will be a special Children’s Camp held at Amritapuri.The five-day camp is open to children aged 10-17 and is free of charge. Food and accommodation will be provided. The Malayalam-medium Camp’s mission is to help the children acquire balance of mind, the ability to face the challenges of education, […]

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Devotees teach meditation in U.S. prison

(24 Aug '06)

24 August 2006 — Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Since 2003, devotee Steve Schmidt has been spending his weekends teaching Amma’s IAM Meditation Technique™ {news } to groups of devotees throughout America, mostly in devotees’ houses. Two months ago, however he entered a completely different teaching environment: the Santa Fe Juvenile Detention Home in New […]

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For 6000 euros, could you hatch an egg?

(5 Dec '05)

5 December 2005 – Amritapuri “If someone were to say to you, ‘I will give you 6,000 euros if you can hatch this egg for me right now,’ would you be able to do it?” Amma asked. “Or what if they were to give you a flower bud and then tell you that they will […]

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Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2005 | Meditation Classes | Satsang | Symbolism
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