Self-Care: The Missing Link in Health-Care

Self-Care: The Missing Link in Health-Care

A critical element is missing in the national debate on health-care reform. Politicians, medical experts and insurance executives struggle to formulate an affordable health-care system, but overlook the simplest, least expensive, yet most profound ingredient in the equation: Self-Care. The most effective way to reduce health-care costs is to reduce the demand for medical services. Read More

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The Yoga of Eating

The Yoga of Eating

Where there is food, a mouth will appear, and where there is a mouth, food will appear. Everything is somebody’s lunch. Sound horrific––like the bad storyline from a grade B movie? As unappetizing as this idea might seem, it is in fact a very real and amazingly efficient phenomenon. Every life form on Earth survives Read More

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The Yoga of Controlling the Weather

The Yoga of Controlling the Weather

The weather can definitely color the way you view the world. On a bright, sunny day you might feel optimistic; ready to handle any challenge. When an unexpected thunderstorm causes the cancellation of your golf or tennis game, you can easily become perturbed. In the cold, dark days of winter when the sky remains a Read More

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Welcome to the AMI Blog

Welcome to the <i>A</i>MI Blog

Welcome to the new AMI blog.  You are on a path to Self-Realization.  Leonard Perlmutter and The American Meditation Institute would like to provide you with the support and tools you need to enhance the quality of your life using meditation and the science of Yoga as mind/body medicine.  Follow this section for inspiration and to connect with like-minded seekers.

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Do You Sometimes Feel Like a Marionette?

Do You Sometimes Feel Like a Marionette?

  Over forty years ago I received some sage advice that, at the time, seemed of little value. But as my meditation practice deepened, and my ability to “see” and understand grew, that counsel proved to be profound. “Nothing is as it appears,” I was told. It was exactly the same observation made by 17th Read More

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What is Enlightenment?

What is Enlightenment?

What exactly is enlightenment, and should you even care? Enlightenment refers to knowing who you are, from where you have come, why you are here, what is to be done, and where you will go after death. Without this spiritual knowledge or insight, we remain enslaved to unconscious habit patterns that can bring pain, misery Read More

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