About Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

Founder and director of The American Meditation Institute, Leonard is the author of “Transformation,” The Journal of Meditation as Mind/Body Medicine and the award-winning book “The Heart and Science of Yoga® : A Blueprint for Peace, Happiness and Freedom from Fear.” His AMI MEDITATION entry-level course has been accredited by the Albany Medical College, American Medical Association, American Psychological Association, the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses and American Nurses Association to receive medical education credit. Leonard has been a student of Yoga Science since 1975 and a direct disciple of mind/body medicine pioneer Swami Rama of the Himalayas.

Balancing Your Inner and Outer Life

Marcus Aurelius, one of the most respected emperors in Roman history was born in the year 121 and died in the year 180. His greatest intellectual interest was a philosophy that emphasized reason and self-discipline. I have no personal knowledge of his awareness of Yoga, but his writings indicate to me that he was, at the very least, an intuitive Yoga Scientist. Marcus Aurelius wrote: “Today I escaped anxiety. Or rather, I should say I discarded it because it was within my mind, in my own perceptions, and not outside.”

The realization of a purposeful and […]

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The Spiritual Gift of a Glass of Water

A brilliant young student, feeling proud of his great knowledge, once asked his teacher, Narada, to explain to him why it is that everyone can’t see the Eternal Truth, cul­tivate one-pointed attention, make discrimi­nating choices and, in that spiritual awaken­ing, end their sorrow. With great love for the disciple and an understanding of his limita­tions, the master agreed to share this knowl­edge, but only after the young man fetched a glass of water from a nearby house to quench Narada’s thirst.

The eager disciple approached the house and knocked. When the door opened, the most beautiful woman he had ever seen […]

On Spirituality

At the subtle-most core of every human being there resides a deep, compelling desire to know the meaning of life, and to directly experience and understand the eter­nal, omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent force from which the entire universe, includ­ing you and me, has evolved. Direct experi­ence of this profound Truth provides a per­son security, optimism, wisdom, love, cre­ativity, happiness, and strength.

But today, even in the midst of an unprecedented technological revolution that makes our lives so much easier than life in any previous age, human beings suffer from a lack of purpose and self-confidence, and are troubled by dissatisfaction, dread, […]

American Meditation Institute Research Scientist Claims to Have Discovered the Antidote to Lying

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Optimize Your Innate Creative Powers by Learning to Coordinate The Four Functions of the Mind

New Book Predicts: Coordinating the Four Functions of the Human Mind Can Resolve All Conflicts and Suffering

But why should you […]

Rediscover Your Love of Medicine and Life

A Personal Journey by Kristin Kaelber MD, PhD

When I first attended the AMI physicians’ conference, my intention was to heal from burnout. At that time, I truly believed that if I found the “right” job, then (and only then) I would be able to heal. I never imagined that healing could occur within the same job. I thought I needed to find a job where the clinic allowed me to emphasize lifestyle practice for reversal of disease, gave me enough time to see patients, and diligently supported physicians so that they could focus only on doctor work and not menial […]

The Secret of Living Joyfully In the Presence of Fear and Anger

These days almost every situation can trigger the fight-flight-freeze stress response. Life in the 21st century so far feels as if we’ve been hijacked into a bizarre Rod Serling “Twilight Zone” episode from the 1960s.

Suddenly, what once seemed stable and reassuring now feels uncertain and potentially threatening. Fear, anger, anxiety and depression are now commonplace in our minds, our homes, our politics, at work and school, in hospitals, concert halls, vacation resorts, on television and the internet—even in our sacred houses of worship.

Nothing feels quite as normal nor as optimistic as it once did. A clear, sobering indicator comes from […]

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