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The American Meditation Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization devoted to providing comprehensive training in Yoga Science—the world’s oldest holistic mind/body medicine and the core principle of every spiritual tradition. Yoga is the sacred science that provides proven benefits by facilitating the union of the superconscious mind with the physical, mental and emotional elements of everyday life. Founded in 1996 by Leonard and Jenness Perlmutter, AMI combines ancient Eastern wisdom and modern Western science in a practical, empowering curriculum. The foundation course of this curriculum is AMI MEDITATION.

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Learn more about AMI Meditation at bit.ly/2SFahBd
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Everything you encounter in your daily life is an opportunity to awaken to the Truth. Learn how to make choices that are aligned with your Inner Wisdom and experience the delight and freedom of being perfectly at ease in the world. Course info at bit.ly/2GQ7EuM1#AMIMeditation #freedom ... See MoreSee Less

Everything you encounter in your daily life is an opportunity to awaken to the Truth. Learn how to make choices that are aligned with your Inner Wisdom and experience the delight and freedom of being perfectly at ease in the world. Course info at bit.ly/2GQ7EuM1#AMIMeditation #freedom

 

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The Bhagavad Gita takes place on a battlefield and represents the internal struggle of the human condition. Learn how to face & overcome fears, worries and challenges by studying this practical spiritual handbook for Self-Realization. bit.ly/2UsHv8s #AMIMeditation #Gita ... See MoreSee Less

The Bhagavad Gita takes place on a battlefield and represents the internal struggle of the human condition. Learn how to face & overcome fears, worries and challenges by studying this practical spiritual handbook for Self-Realization. http://bit.ly/2UsHv8s #AMIMeditation #Gita

Put this on your calendar today - tickets at bit.ly/2EQIA4M Watch movie trailer at bit.ly/2HlYRkH
The Last Temptation of Christ is an important yogic film brilliantly directed by Martin Scorsese. Without question it is one of the most serious, literate, complex, and deeply felt spiritual films ever made. The movie script was adapted from Nikos Kazantzakis’s imaginative retelling of the life of Jesus the Christ. Martin Scorsese, a Catholic by birth, began attending the Cathedral College Seminary in New York in 1956 at the age of 14. His intention was to enter the priesthood. During that period of time, the Kazantzakis novel became an inspiration to the future Academy Award winning director. During his early filmmaking years Scorcese began to see The Last Temptation of Christ as an opportunity to create a religious epic like no other––a “Passion project” if ever there was one. The Last Temptation of Christ, according to Kazantzakis himself displays the “part of Christ’s nature which was profoundly human and helps the reader [and now the movie viewer] to understand and love him and to pursue his passion as though it were our own. If he did not have within himself this warm, human element, he would have been able to touch our hearts with such assurance and tenderness; he would not be able to become a model for our lives.” And so instead of portraying Christ as a remote icon, Scorsese’s film explores what it meant for Jesus to be fully human––valiantly struggling with his animal nature in order to be fully united with the Divine. With this journey to Christ-consciousness as the central focus, other familiar figures from the story—particularly Judas and Mary Magdalene—can now also be seen in a fresh yogic light. As for the work’s title, the “last temptation” is simply the human desire for a normal life. #Christ
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Put this on your calendar today - tickets at http://bit.ly/2EQIA4M Watch movie trailer at http://bit.ly/2HlYRkH 
The Last Temptation of Christ is an important yogic film brilliantly directed by Martin Scorsese. Without question it is one of the most serious, literate, complex, and deeply felt spiritual films ever made. The movie script was adapted from Nikos Kazantzakis’s imaginative retelling of the life of Jesus the Christ. Martin Scorsese, a Catholic by birth, began attending the Cathedral College Seminary in New York in 1956 at the age of 14. His intention was to enter the priesthood. During that period of time, the Kazantzakis novel became an inspiration to the future Academy Award winning director. During his early filmmaking years Scorcese began to see The Last Temptation of Christ as an opportunity to create a religious epic like no other––a “Passion project” if ever there was one. The Last Temptation of Christ, according to Kazantzakis himself displays the “part of Christ’s nature which was profoundly human and helps the reader [and now the movie viewer] to understand and love him and to pursue his passion as though it were our own. If he did not have within himself this warm, human element, he would have been able to touch our hearts with such assurance and tenderness; he would not be able to become a model for our lives.” And so instead of portraying Christ as a remote icon, Scorsese’s film explores what it meant for Jesus to be fully human––valiantly struggling with his animal nature in order to be fully united with the Divine. With this journey to Christ-consciousness as the central focus, other familiar figures from the story—particularly Judas and Mary Magdalene—can now also be seen in a fresh yogic light. As for the work’s title, the “last temptation” is simply the human desire for a normal life. #Christ

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Theres no magic in sitting cross-legged. Choose a meditation seat that is comfortable for you. If you were raised in the West, a cushioned, straight-back chair is typically more comfortable. How to meditate bit.ly/2uaoPPv Register bit.ly/2C41m6F #AMIMeditation
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Since 1996 AMI has served nearly 3000 students—teaching practical skills to enhance personal, professional and spiritual growth. Now, we turn to you—to assure that the practical teaching of Yoga Science will continue to grow. As a non-profit educational organization, AMI is not financially self-sustaining. We ask your help in supporting the Institute’s mission of service.

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