We will not escape the world of form in our lifetime. Indeed there is no other "world." But we can recognize that which is formless as the essence of all form, including our "own." From formlessness comes the recognition that we are in the world, but not of it--and that all form will change, and come and go, but love and stillness and silence remain.
Ami ChenAmi Chen Mills-Naim is author of State of Mind in the Classroom and The Spark Inside: A Special Book for Youth. With her late father, Dr. Roger Mills, she co-founded the non-profit Center for Sustainable Change. She has been an international trainer of the “Three Principles” for more than 17 years, as well as a “trainer of trainers.” Ami spent some of her childhood on Salt Spring Island, where her father became a student of Mr. Sydney Banks. Later, Ami became a student of Mr. Banks, too. Besides the Principles, Ami’s spiritual studies from a young age have spanned a wide range of teachers, authors and traditions.
Ami has worked with children, youth, families and communities for more than 20 years. Through her writing, teaching and project leadership, Ami has made a significant impact on spiritual consciousness, globally, and has been instrumental in producing literature and video programs on applications of the Principles with youth, families and in communities across the USA.
She is former Director of the National Community Resiliency Project, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In addition, Ami is an award-winning writer and journalist, and former host of her own bi-weekly radio show, “On the Front Porch with Ami Chen: Spiritual Dialogues for the 21st Century.”
Her current focus is on sharing and expanding an understanding of the Principles, of the living Truth. Moreover, Ami shares the profound potential of our true nature, and the simple power of Love to help end needless suffering.