Diane Musho Hamilton


Diane Musho Hamilton

Diane Musho Hamilton is a gifted professional mediator, author, master Integral Facilitator,, and teacher of Zen and Integral Spirituality.

She has been a practitioner of meditation for more than 30 years. Diane facilitates Big Mind Big Heart, a process that elicits the insights of Zen in Western audiences. Diane is considered a pioneer in articulating and applying the insights of an Integral Life Practice. She has worked with Ken Wilber and the Integral Institute in Denver, Colorado, since 2004.

In 2009 Diane established Two Arrows Zen, a center for Zen practice in Salt Lake City and Torrey, Utah with her husband Michael Mugaku Zimmerman. And most recently, in 2012 she co-founded Integral Facilitator, her uniquely developmental approach to group facilitation mastery.

She is the mother of four children, and the best friend of Ali, the Wonder Dog.

Diane is the author of Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution (Shambhala Publications), which applies mindfulness to the inevitable interpersonal conflicts that arise in all areas of life.  She is also featured in The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women, (Wisdom Publications).


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Monday, October 26, 2015
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The Fourth Turning media program features a staggering 21 hours of in-depth explorations of the evolution of Buddhism, offering a powerful and comprehensive guide for enlightened living in the 21st century. Features Ken Wilber, Diane Musho Hamilton, Doshin Michael Nelson Roshi, Patrick Sweeney, Andrew Holecek, and Jun Po Kelly Roshi.

Friday, January 2, 2015
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What kind of leadership is required to meet the challenges of our 21st century lives? How can we better navigate our conflicts and work together to create a more stable, more equitable, and more abundant world? What role can you play in this exciting new phase of our collective unfolding? Listen as Diane Musho Hamilton, Rob McNamara, and Rebecca Colwell explore a comprehensive new approach to leadership and group facilitation — one that might just help us turn the next corner at this critical stage of human evolution.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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How can we better practice together as a community and effect real change in the world, when the integral community is dispersed all over the planet? Watch as Ken shares his own thoughts about how the Integral movement can continue to grow as a powerful catalyst of transformation for today’s world — including some very exciting announcements about the possible emergence of an Integral Ukraine!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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The integral approach is often misunderstood as a merely intellectual pursuit, something like a grand indexing system for the universe that is removed from the blood, sweat, and tears of everyday life. “Spirituality is about the heart,” we hear, “not the head.” But integral is so much more than an abstract head trip—it is a heart-seeking missile aimed directly at the very center of your being, that place where the streams of thought, passion, and volition all flow together, connecting heaven and earth, mind and body, intellect and emotion. Here Ken talks about how his own work attempts to "lead from the heart”, anchoring even the most intellectual components in the warm, expansive glow of the heart.

Monday, July 21, 2014
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Diane Musho Hamilton welcomes the conference attendees with a brief reflection on how exceptionally precious this present moment is—a preciousness we are so completely immersed in, it can be almost impossible to see. She invites us to bring our full attention, passion, and volition to this very moment, right now, while acknowledging the ridiculous symphony of circumstance that gathers us in time and space and leads us to this everlasting moment.

Monday, April 21, 2014
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Helen offers a stunning presentation about the narrative tradition of the Enneagram, taking us on a guided journey into the experience of archaic peoples the world over who accomplished great feats by following their instincts.

Sunday, January 19, 2014
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Tibetan Buddhism is unique among religious traditions for its “turnings,” the recognition of its own evolutionary unfolding. Whereas most of the world’s religious institutions are purposely designed to preserve tradition and withstand the pressures of an ever-changing world, Buddhism is often praised for its ability to evolve as new knowledge and wisdom comes to light. Is Buddhism now ripe for yet another turning of the wheel?

Sunday, November 24, 2013
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Diane Musho Hamilton talks to Ken Wilber about her new book, Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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What are the deeper meanings of the virtues that are in tension—transparency vs. privacy and security vs. freedom? Have we entered the post-privacy world? Does our public persona compromise our basic authenticity? What is evolution up to?

Monday, October 1, 2012
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Integral Post

What is it that we are seeking? Some people I have worked with seek the truth. Some seek peace; others, enlightenment, love, union, realization. Sometimes, we don’t know what we are seeking, but we are drawn to something greater than ourselves. It is hard to express this desire with a word because words are inadequate. But the feeling of yearning or longing is unmistakable. When did you become a seeker? What were the circumstances? Have things changed since you began your search? What have you found? How is your seeking different now than some years ago?