The Zen of You and Me with Diane Musho Hamilton

Diane Musho Hamilton is a teacher of Zen and Integral Spirituality, an author, professional mediator, and facilitator. She has been a practitioner of meditation for more than 30 years and is a lineage holder in the Soto Zen tradition. Diane lives in Utah, where she is the Executive Director of Two Arrows Zen, a center for Zen study and practice, established in 2008 with her husband Michael Mugaku Zimmerman. Diane is considered a pioneer in articulating and applying the insights of an Integral Life Practice based on work of Ken Wilber. Since 2004, she has worked with Ken Wilber and the Integral Institute in Denver, Colorado. In 2012 she co-founded Integral Facilitator® offered by Ten Directions, certifying practitioners in a developmental approach to group facilitation. She is the author of Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution, Shambhala Publications, 2013. Her newest book is The Zen of You and Me: A Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone, Shambhala Publications, March 2017. She is also a contributor to The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women, Wisdom Publications, 2013.

We’re delighted once again to offer an evening program with Zen teacher and professional mediator, Diane Musho Hamilton. It’s her fourth appearance with us and we are always happy to bring her unique gifts to the Bay Area.

Diane’s presentation will be based on her new book, The Zen of You and Me: A Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone, a practical, reality-based guide to living harmoniously with your most irritating and interesting fellow humans.

Join Diane for a lively evening of dialog and practice to discover how the harmony that includes our differences is deeper and more durable than the one that doesn’t.

Traditional spiritual practice leads to discovery of fundamental unity with all that is. But in order to discover deeper harmony in relationship we need to relate with and integrate our very real human differences. An Integrally-informed developmental view reveals that we grow and evolve through encountering and embracing difference as well as by recognizing the deeper unity.

In this evening program participants will explore:

  • how sameness and difference are experienced differently in the body.
  • how practicing listening skills creates deeper communion.
  • how expressing our differences is exciting and challenging.
  • how we can learn to tolerate those challenges in order to grow.

We hope to see you at the event!

The Zen of You and Me with Diane Musho Hamilton

Thursday, May 4, 7:00 to 9:30pm
The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley

Pre-Registration: $20 regular, $12 senior/student/hardship
(Pre-registration ends 11:30pm the day before the event)

Day of Event: $25 regular, $15 senior/student/hardship
No one turned away for lack of funds

Volunteer Comp: A few available for this event; see the Volunteer page for details