Diane Musho Hamilton

Diane Musho Hamilton

Diane Musho Hamilton Sensei is a gifted mediator, facilitator, and teacher of Zen and Integral Spirituality.

She has been a practitioner of meditation for more than 30 years and is a lineage holder in the Soto Zen tradition. Diane holds a Master Degree in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University. She began her Buddhist studies with Choygam Trungpa Rinpoche. In 2003, she received ordination as a Zen monk from Genpo Merzel Roshi, and received dharma transmission in 2006. Diane facilitates Big Mind Big Heart, a process developed to help elicit the insights of Zen in Western audiences.

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.

Diane was the first Director of the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Utah Judiciary, where she established mediation programs throughout the court system. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards for her work in this area. 

In 2008, Diane co-founded Two Arrows Zen, a center for Zen study and practice in Salt Lake City and Torrey, Utah with her husband Michael Mugaku Zimmerman. Her most recent project is Integral Facilitator®, a uniquely developmental approach to group facilitation mastery.

Diane is the author of Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution, Shambhala Publications. She is also featured in The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women, Wisdom Publications.


This Speakeasy is presented in association with Naropa University.

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