Ms. Miller founded IC with the understanding that an intrinsic wisdom exists in humanity to heal environmental and social injustice, through the expansion of consciousness. IC is an organization that seeks to facilitate this development of consciousness, through the exchange of wisdom between indigenous peoples and the modern world, so that we may collectively learn to live in harmony with nature and with each other, as we begin to recognize the true value of simplicity, collaboration, and compassion, as keys to happiness, prosperity, and peace.
In August 2019, Ms. Miller was part of the first international aid mission to arrive on the ground in Bolivia to combat the Amazon fires, along with the organization Global Empowerment Mission, experts in disaster relief. IC provided on the ground support to identify and map indigenous territories closest to the blaze, supporting efforts specifically aimed at protecting indigenous communities at risk from the fire.
Ms. Miller previously worked in the public and private sectors, in close coordination with the the UN, World Bank, and various IGO’s to implement cleantech infrastructure in Latin American and the Caribbean. In the process, she developed close relationships with members of government, the private sector, and the non-profit world. Ms. Miller holds a Masters in Management and is a member of the International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative Advisory Council.
“Menla is an amazing place to spend time. Delicious healthy food, comfortable bed, beautiful scenery, nature. Of course, some of my favorite teachers were there too… Krishna Das, Sharon Salzberg and climbing to the top Bob Thurman. Thanks to the staff who made it possible to enjoy such an inspiring place on this planet.”
“As a residential employee, Menla is a beautiful place to live. Work doesn’t feel like work when surrounded by the natural beauty of upstate New York. The co-workers are all caring and dedicated, and form a community, rather than a workplace. I am grateful to make my home in such an environment of compassion and peace, and to make a living here as well.”
“You know that thing when you think you soul might be finally crushed for good and the nameless, wordless, friendless dread of the city has sucked you dry? Well, this place has the cure. You can help with the grounds and garden, you can yoga and meditate, you can get the best massage in 48 states, you can eat the most delicious vegetarian cuisine, and my favorite, walk the trails and paths through bubbling brooks and over rushing waterfalls and regain your spirit and feel the beat of your heart in time to nature.”