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What is Yoga Science?

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.


CONGRATULATIONS to the 2022 National Conscience Month
Essay Contest Winner — 


Mia Compton-Engle, 2022 National Conscience Month Essay Contest Winner

National Conscience Month Scholarship winner Mia Compton-Engle placed first in this year’s Midwest Meet of Champions, setting her personal record along with a Shaker High School record.


The American Meditation Institute proudly announces that Mia Compton-Engle of Shaker Heights, Ohio, is the winner of the 3rd Annual National Conscience Month Essay Contest. This year’s honoree will receive a $2,200 scholarship toward higher education for describing her personal rewarding experiences of using her Conscience as her sole decision-making guide.

In her award-winning entry, high school senior and cross country running champion at the Shaker Heights High School Compton-Engle writes that by using her Conscience to determine her thoughts, words and deeds, “I won the race, but I only remember the opposition frontrunner’s sincere congratulations afterwards, a rewarding validation made possible solely by concession to my Conscience. My Conscience has taught me that win or lose, ultimately kindness prevails. And our relationships with others are all the better for it.”

National Conscience Month, observed each January, is intended to encourage individual citizens, governments, school systems, faith leaders, non-profits, community organizations and corporations across the United States to celebrate and raise awareness about the value of consciously using your conscience as an inspired guide in making better decisions.

According to Leonard Perlmutter, founder of The American Meditation Institute, author of “Your Conscience” and originator of National Conscience Month, “Today, a new reliance on our Conscience as our guide can make it possible for each of us to access and integrate intuitive wisdom, and to establish greater personal security, creativity and peace of mind.”

Enter the 2023 National Conscience Month Contest

Calling all high seniors — ENTER for a chance to win a $2,000 scholarship!

Here’s a special opportunity for high school seniors across the nation!  You’re now invited to participate in a unique and creative way––by writing a short essay about using the Conscience. Think of a real situation in your life––or create an imaginary scenario––in which you allowed (or chose not to allow) your Conscience to guide your thoughts, words and actions.  What were the results?  Were there benefits?  Or unexpected consequences?  What did you learn from this experience?



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"The great value of this human life is that it provides both the capacity and means to end our pain and suffering."

How often do we find ourselves troubling or in pain after an encounter with a coworker, friend, or family member? How often are we presented with a choice that seems difficult or confusing? Have you ever caught yourself saying, well that's just me? That pain we experience is our own internal alarm system, to remind us that something is needs to be reviewed. We can use these types of experiences to learn a new way to overcome life's challenges, to improve our mindset, and to grow.

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Since 1996 AMI has served thousands of 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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