AMI Meditation - A Six-Week Scientific Journey to Spiritual Awakening
AMI Meditation - A Six-Week Scientific Journey to Spiritual Awakening
Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

Namaste. (I pray to the Divinity in you.)

Thank you for visiting my Foundation Course page. I am a Yoga Scientist, Philosopher and Psychologist at the American Meditation Institute. My mission is to share practical, modern-day interpretations of time-tested, scientific, spiritual wisdom to help you more fully know yourSelf and others, and to live free from the bondage of stress, worry, fear and anger. I invite you now to watch my brief video about this Foundation Course.

— Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

Classes Held
Sundays
@6:30pm ET

6 Week Course

AMI Meditation
The Foundation Course of Yoga Science
A Scientific Journey to Spiritual Awakening
Developed & Taught by Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev), AMI Founder

18 CMEs for Physicians, PAs & NPs 

Taught continually since 1996  •  For Mind, Body and Spirit

UPCOMING CLASSES

Attend IN-PERSON at the AMI Home Center or ONLINE via ZOOM

SUNDAYS:  JUNE 2 – JULY 7
6:30 – 8:30pm ET / 3:30 – 5:30pm PT  

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SUNDAYS:  JULY 28 – SEPT 8
6:30 – 8:30pm ET / 3:30 – 5:30pm PT
(excluding Sept. 1)

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What is the AMI FOUNDATION COURSE?

The AMI FOUNDATION COURSE is a practical, scientific and spiritual approach to life. It is the only such program offered today.

For thousands of years, countless women and men have developed methods to optimize their minds and bodies and nurture spiritual awareness—with the goal of achieving happiness and fulfillment in their lifetimes. It presents practical, modern day interpretations of time-tested scientific wisdom contained in the world’s oldest spiritual and meditation tradition.

The term “Yoga Science” describes the AMI FOUNDATION COURSE. This curriculum was developed and is taught at AMI by educator, philosopher and scientist Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev). It is a holistic program that incorporates Mind/Body/Spirit Medicine, AMI Meditation, Meditation-in-Action, Easy-Gentle Hatha Yoga, breathing practices, Ayurveda, philosophy, and psychology. Each weekly lecture combines the best of ancient Eastern wisdom with the practicality of modern Western medical science.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Clinical Study Finds
The AMI Meditation Foundation Course Curriculum
Reduces Burnout & Stress and Increases Compassion

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“Mastery of the mind and consciousness IS the next frontier of well being.  The AMI Meditation Foundation Course is a profoundly important bridge that connects modern quantum science with ancient spiritual wisdom.”

MARK PETTUS, MD – Lead Clinical Study Author

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AMI MEDITATIONin a Chair

In our Foundation Course instruction, AMI MEDITATIONis taught in a straight back chair. The practice is designed to help your body remain relaxed, stable and comfortable.

About Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev) Japa

Leonard (Ram Lev) is an American spiritual teacher, a direct disciple of medical pioneer Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and a living link to the world’s oldest health and wisdom spiritual tradition. A noted educator, philosopher and Yoga Scientist, Leonard is the founder of the American Meditation Institute, developer the AMI Foundation Course curriculum, and originator of National Conscience Month. He is the author of the award-winning books The Heart and Science of Yoga and YOUR CONSCIENCE, and the Mind/Body/Spirit Journal, Transformation. A rare and gifted teacher, Leonard’s writings and classes are enlivened by his inspiring enthusiasm, vast experience, wisdom, humor and a clear, practical teaching style. Leonard has presented courses at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, numerous medical colleges, Kaiser Permanente, the Commonwealth Club of California, the U. S. Military Academy at West Point and The New York Times Yoga Forum with Dean Ornish MD.

Change Your Mind, Change Your Experience

Yoga Science begins with an understanding of the Four Functions of the Mind, as described in the book YOUR CONSCIENCE by Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev). When you understand how your mind works, you can build  new habits that lead to spiritual awakening, better health and more joy. You have unlimited wisdom and creativity at your core. To access these Divine gifts, you just need a few tools that will train the voices of the Ego, the Senses, and the Unconscious Mind to honor the Super Conscious Wisdom of your Conscience.  Leonard shares his vast insights in every session of his AMI Foundation Course, and then supports you as you begin to employ this wisdom in your daily life.

“A problem cannot be solved on the level at which it appears. It must be solved on a higher level.”

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Why take the AMI Foundation Course?

In modern life, you are expected to balance personal and professional responsibilities, where you face many expectations and challenges. The AMI Foundation Course  provides a scientific spiritual perspective and teaches you to transform the debilitating energy associated with the stress and pressure we all encounter in life.

Since 2009, the AMI Foundation Course has been accredited by the American Medical Association for continuing medical education credits, a status awarded only to those educational programs that meet the highest standards of professional review.

The skills taught in the AMI Foundation Course are essential survival skills. You will learn a comprehensive set of daily self-care practices to immediately help you reduce stress and enhance your short and long-term physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health and well being. By using the tools you receive, you can:

  • Identify and manage challenges that lead to stress, burnout or interpersonal difficulties
  • Enhance your problem-solving abilities
  • Achieve a healthier, more spiritual balance in life by learning to actualize your intuitive Super Conscious Wisdom
  • Strengthen physical health, including boosting your immune system and reducing pain
  • Honor emotional and spiritual needs
  • Nurture loving relationships, including those with yourself
  • Deepen and revitalize your spiritual journey
  • Find inner peace, happiness, purpose and security
We invite you to experience the very practical nature of this scientific spiritual program in a loving, supportive community of seekers.

What will you learn in the AMI Foundation Course?

The AMI Foundation Course offers an introduction to the key elements of the comprehensive system of Yoga Science, including:

WEEK 1

YOGA SCIENCE & MANTRA SCIENCE
    • An educational body of knowledge for health & healing
    • How to access the “Super-Conscious” mind
    • Understanding pain as an agent for healing
    • Increasing energy, will power and creativity
    • The power of desire & attention
    • Creative actions rather than reactionary responses
    • Antidotes for worry, stress and depression
    • Introduction to Mantra Science

WEEK 2

AMI MEDITATION(Seated Silent Meditation and “Meditation-in-Action”)
    • Systematic procedure for seated meditation
    • How to diminish distractions
    • Training one-pointed attention for creativity
    • The One-Minute-Meditation
    • Meditation-in-Action: using what you’ve learned to respond skillfully when you’re emotionally triggered
    • The world’s greatest mantras and how to use them
    • How mantra vibrations promote health

WEEK 3

BREATHING
    • The meaning of prana (life force)
    • How breathing irregularities foster dis-ease
    • Diaphragmatic breathing for pulmonary health
    • Complete (three-part) yogic breath
    • The health promoting powers of the Vagus Nerve
    • Yogic postures for healthy breathing
    • Alternate nostril breathing for energy & psychological balance, and access to higher consciousness

WEEK 4

YOGA PSYCHOLOGY
    • Coordinating the Four Functions of the Mind
    • Managing thoughts, desires and emotions
    • How to experience freedom from fear
    • The power of the present moment
    • Balancing the four primitive urges
    • Anatomy of your real being
    • Building and healing relationships
    • How to deal with internal weather patterns

WEEK 5

EASY-GENTLE YOGA & AYURVEDA
    • Understanding the physiology of Easy-Gentle Yoga
    • Two sets of Easy-Gentle Yoga stretches & exercises offered in Videos provide long-term support
    • Introduction to Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga – including the three doshas (body constitutions): Vata, Pitta, and Kapha — and how to support each one

WEEK 6

MIND/ BODY/ SPIRIT CARE PLAN
    • The practical benefit of contemplation
    • Creating a personal therapeutic care plan
    • Learning to budget your time
    • Integrating spiritual beliefs
    • The healing power of prayer
    • How to keep a meditation practice going & working for you
    • Ways to keep a meditation practice regular, productive and rewarding

During this class Leonard will guide you to answer these important questions for yourself:

          • Who am I?
          • From where have I come?
          • Why am I here?
          • What’s to be done?
          • Where will I go when the body is no more?

What Participants are Saying About
This Scientific Spiritual Approach

YOU WILL RECEIVE “THE  SCIENTIFIC FORMULA FOR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS”

AMI Thought Energy Equation

By attending the AMI Foundation Course, you will learn how to use the scientific formula D = E + W + C in your daily life. This formula will enable you to transform the contracting and debilitating power of FEAR, WORRY, ANGER and SELF-WILLED DESIRE into positive and expansive reserves of HEALING ENERGY, WILL POWER AND CREATIVITY!

POSITIVE RESULTS FROM FORMER STUDENTS

Participants who recently completed the AMI Foundation Course report many life-enhancing changes, including:

  • Decreased anxiety, worry and depression

  • Lowered blood pressure

  • Improved restorative sleep

  • Improved energy levels

  • Increased creative capacity

  • Diminishment of migraine headaches
  • Decrease of irritable bowel symptoms

  • Enhanced happiness, optimism and spiritual awareness

UPCOMING CLASSES

Attend IN-PERSON at the AMI Home Center or ONLINE via ZOOM

SUNDAYS:  JUNE 2 – JULY 7
6:30 – 8:30pm ET / 3:30 – 5:30pm PT  

Register

SUNDAYS:  JULY 28 – SEPT 8
6:30 – 8:30pm ET / 3:30 – 5:30pm PT
(excluding Sept. 1)

Register

This course is offered in-person at the AMI Home Center and online via ZOOM.
All classes are recorded and links are made available to you following each class. 

If attending via ZOOM, meeting room information will be sent to you via e-mail within the week prior to the start of the class.  No special computer equipment is required.  Our distance learning classes are compatible with most major browsers, tablets and phones.  If you would like to check specific system requirements, visit the ZOOM website by clicking here.

REGISTRATION

 Registration includes:

  • Lifetime support for your well-being
  • FREE Guided AMI Meditationdigital recording
  • FREE access to “Transformation” AMI’s Journal of Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body/Spirit Medicine
  • FREE informative guidebook on the Physiology of Easy-Gentle Yoga

Required texts:

The Heart and Science of Yoga 1

The Heart and Science of Yoga®, by Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

Your Conscience book by Leonard Perlmutter

Your Conscience, by Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

Recommended texts:

“Traditional medicine is very good at treating physical illness. However, studies show that the state of one’s health has more to do with lifestyle choices than with heredity or medical care. Patients need something beyond what modern medicine can offer them. Leonard Perlmutter’s AMI Meditation Foundation Course empowers you to relieve stress, think more clearly and helps to control many chronic illnesses — all at very low cost and a small investment of time. We are all fortunate to have the excellence of AMI in our area.”

RICHARD RUBIN MD
Internal Medicine, Slingerlands, NY

REFUND POLICY

Cancellation notification must be received three days prior to the first class for a refund to be granted.  No refunds will be given after this date.  A 5% administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds.

DISCLOSURE POLICY: The American Meditation Institute (AMI) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards and Policies. It is AMI’s policy that those in a position to influence the content of a CME activity (such as planners, faculty, authors and reviewers) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials.  Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data presented.