American Meditation Institute (AMI) will conduct the inaugural celebration of National Conscience Month during January. The highlight is an event at 7 p.m., January 9, 2020, at Cohoes Music Hall. Philosopher, acclaimed author and world champion gymnast Dan Millman will be present for a special screening of the movie Peaceful Warrior, based on his spiritual classic The Way of the Peaceful Warrior.
The inspiration for National Conscience Month is the connection between the concept of the conscience—the inner voice that guides us to choose skillful actions and avoid actions that will cause pain—and the law of karma, which states that thoughts lead to words, actions and eventually to consequences. The goal is to increase awareness of and to celebrate the role of conscience as an ever-available, ever-reliable guide to living our best lives. AMI believes that the law of cause and effect, embraced by all great scientists from Sir Isaac Newton to Albert Einstein and today’s quantum physicists, is as true and unavoidable as the law of gravity.
Immediately following the screening, Millman will join AMI founders Leonard and Jenness Perlmutter in a discussion about the movie and the importance of using our conscience as a guide for a healthy, happy, and productive life.
Perlmutter says, “National Conscience Month and the screening of the film are especially important for anyone interested in harnessing the power of the human mind to make the best choices and live their best lives. A space satellite has no inner guidance to determine its destiny. You, however, can escape the failings of the culture or your own past mistakes, and thrive in the world, simply by letting the conscience be your guide in thought, word and deed.”
Millman notes, “Everything you’ll ever need to know is within you; the secrets of the universe are imprinted on the cells of your body.”
The American Meditation Institute was founded in 1996 and is located in Averill Park.