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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The Yoga of Emotional Fitness

The Yoga of Emotional Fitness

Millions of Americans are spending part of their weekly paycheck in search of a slimmer, stronger, more muscular body. Based on individual preference, there are many possibilities for staying fit. Some people choose to join a gym or tennis club, while others play golf, lift weights or practice Hatha Yoga. But did you know that Read More

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10 Tools for Freedom, Health and Happiness

10 Tools for Freedom, Health and Happiness

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence proclaimed that Americans were “free and independent,” and “endowed by their Creator with [the] unalienable rights [of] life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” But merely declaring the belief that we were free in 1776 did not assure that we would live free of pain, misery and Read More

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Getting Started in Meditation

Getting Started in Meditation

  Have you thought about trying to meditate, but never had the time or necessary instruction? Would you like to learn how to start, and how to stick with a daily meditation practice? Here are some basics that will explain how meditation can help you gain profound inner calm, better health, more creativity and a Read More

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