CBD 2022: Evolving World Views: A Workshop with Diane Musho Hamilton

October 30, 2022 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

In this experiential session, Diane Musho Hamilton will guided a journey through evolving world-views, and demonstrate how we can cultivate our capacity for more complexity, competence, and compassion. The session builds upon Hamilton's Lecture titled "Sameness and Difference" delivered on Friday, Oct. 28 at 12:15pm.

This interactive program  will interactively explore four developmental levels: ego-centric, ethno-centric, world-centric, and kosmic-centric, drawing upon the work of Ken Wilber. The session will close with practical advice for how to integrate your workshop experience into your daily activity, leadership, civic engagement, and service.

Studies in human development describe that we move from narrower perspectives to greater ones that are wider and more inclusive. When we learn to recognize these differing world-views and work with them in ourselves and in others, we grow in our competence and capacities as change-makers and global citizens.

Diane Musho Hamilton is a Zen teacher, author, professional mediator, and facilitator. She has been a practitioner of meditation for more than 35 years. 

Diane began her studies at Naropa University in 1983 with Choygam Trungpa Rinpoche, and became a Zen student of Genpo Dennis Merzel Roshi in 1997. In 2003, she received ordination as a Zen monk and received dharma transmission in 2006. Diane facilitates Big Mind Big Heart, a process developed by Genpo Roshi to help elicit the insights of Zen in Western audiences. She has worked with Ken Wilber and the Integral Institute since 2004.

As the first Director of the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Utah Judiciary, Diane established mediation programs throughout the court system and won several prestigious awards for her work in this area.

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. 

She is the author of Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution,
(Shambhala Publications, 2013) and The Zen of You and Me: A Guide to Getting Along
with Just About Anyone
, (Shambhala Publications, 2017). Her most recent book, coauthored with Gabriel Wilson and Kimberly Loh, is Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart, (Shambhala Publications, 2020.)

She is also a contributor to The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of
Awakened Women
, (Wisdom Publications, 2013) and The Dharma of Dogs: Our Best
Friends as Spiritual Teachers
, Tami Simon, ed., (Sounds True, 2017.)

Information on Hamilton's earlier lecture, "Sameness and Difference" delivered on Friday, Oct. 28 at 12:15pm is here.

Evolving World Views is part of the free Contemplation by Design Summit, Oct. 9 – 16 and Oct. 28 – Nov. 2, 2022.

The full Summit schedule is posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit. All events are FREE and online.

Registration is now open here: https://stanfordcbdsummit-2022.eventbrite.com/