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Saturday May 5, 2012 at 9:30 AM PDT
Saturday June 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM PDT

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Internet video conference (computer and/or phone) 
We like you to connect via computer if you can. If not, you also will be able to dial in by phone.

Foundations in The Principles - Online Class

Please note, this class is now FULL. Registration is only for pre-approved scholarship recipients. To join a wait list, please send an email to And please subscribe to the CSC e-newsletter for advance notification of future educational events.

  Deepening Our Understanding Together

 "[This class] provided me a path back to myself that requires'nothing to do.' I am wise as I am, my wisdom always exists, and is available as a resource to me and others."

This small group series is both an introduction to the Three Principles of Sydney Banks, and an ongoing exploration of how deeper understanding of the Principles unfolds in day-to-day life. "Foundations" is part of the CSC's commitment to facilitating dialogues in which we reflect on the spiritual gifts that allow us to experience every moment of our lives--from the mundane to the extraordinary. This format allows us the time and space to reflect together on issues & insights that anyone may bring to the group ...

What is the relationship of "form" (as parent, teacher, business owner; as the feelings we experience daily) to the Formless, that which creates all form, and is the source of our constant well-being? Whether you are new to the Principles, or would like to see them "anew," we would love you to join us.

Some topics we expect to cover during this time together are:

  • The Principle of Mind, Your "Spiritual Insurance"
  • Finding Well-Being in the Heart of Conflict & Distress
  • The Unlimited Wellspring of Wisdom, Within
  • Ultimate Simplicity
  • Thinking Ruts and Obsessive Thinking
  • The Root of Identity & Suffering
  • Going Beyond "Issues"

This list does not limit our sessions to these topics. We'll be guided by wisdom in the moment, yours and ours, and the agenda is open to whatever is alive for you.

Six weeks of group small group discussion & reflection will be led by CSC facilitators:

Ami Chen Mills-Naim, Gabriela Maldonado-Montano and Elese Coit

For complete bios, please click here.

These limited registration, small group classes convene on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time, U.S., and end at or before 11 a.m. Sessions will be recorded for future use of the group, and for those who must miss a class. However, they will not be distributed to the general public. For a small fee ($25), Certificates of Participation will be mailed to those who request them, and attend all 6 classes.

Included in registration is a private individual session with Ami or Gabriela.

"Thought is a divine tool that is the link between you and your divine inheritance, and is at the core of all psychological functioning." --Sydney Banks, The Missing Link

Here are more details:

All are welcome. It does not matter if you are new to the "Three Principles." The first session will begin with an introdcution to these Principles.

Who Are We?

The class is offered by the Center for Sustainable Change and led by CSC staff:

AmiGabrielaElese Coit

     Ami Chen Mills-Naim,  Gabriela Maldonado Montano,  Elese Coit

Please click here for complete bios.

When and Where?

There will be 6 classes by video and/or phone conference (you can dial in from your computer, or use your phone). Optional individual sessions will be scheduled separately.

Sessions begin May 5th, and are held on Saturdays at 9:30 am Pacific Time, 12:30 pm Eastern Time.  Sessions will be 1 to 1 & 1/2 hours long.

We will convene each week, except for the Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 26.

* Classes will begin on this date assuming we have the minimum number of enrollments, if not, the start date may be subject to change, or the class may be cancelled.

How much?

Cost of the program is $495.00

Pay it Forward?

A signficant portion of all CSC training revenues supports our not-for-profit work in schools and communities, & provides scholarships for those eager to learn, but without the financial means to pay for classes. 

If you would like to make a donation to provide a scholarship to  someone in need, look for the Scholarship Donation button during registration. 

You may name someone you know as the recipient, or simply give a scholarship to someone on our waiting list.  The amount of this class ($495) will be added to your total at check-out, and the recipient will be notified. 

Your donation is tax deductible. 

You may remain anonymous if you wish.

Thank you for helping to support the work of the Center for Sustainable Change in  bringing The Principles to Communities in need!

To apply for a scholarship, please download, fill in and return our scholarship application form and send it in to us at  Scholarships are subject to approval and available funds.

If you are requesting a scholarship, please submit your form and wait for us to be in touch with you to let you know if you've been awarded a place.

Contact if you have questions.