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Diane Hamiton: Bio and Events
August 04, 2006 19:20

Who is Diane Hamilton?

Diane Musho Hamilton is a dharma successor of Genpo Roshi, and is his first successor in the Big Mind lineage. She began her dharma study at Naropa Institute in 1983 with Trungpa Rinpoche, and became a Zen student of Roshiís in 1997. In 2003, she received ordination as a Zen monk with her husband Michael Zimmerman, and dharma transmission from Roshi in the spring of 2006. She is also the director of curriculum and trainer for the Integral Life Practice seminars at Ken Integral Institute.

For her, Zen practice is a fundamental commitment to experiencing reality as it is Ė beautiful, ungraspable and seamless, nothing other than your own life.

It is also a practice in fearlessness, in compassion, and in seeing the wisdom in all situations and greeting them with a joyous mind. Sometimes Zen practice is satisfying; sometimes it isnít. Sometimes you are able to make a kind of sense of it; most of the time you canít. But Zen teaching and sitting practice penetrate into your being in a way almost nothing else does, until you realize you are nothing but practice yourself.

Her favorite Zen saying: "The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.Ē

Also, she was the first Director of the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Utah Judiciary from 1994 -1999, where she established the original mediation programs in the state court system. She has extensive experience in facilitating large meetings, including public policy issues.

Diane received the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution Peacekeeper Award in 2001 and the Peter W. Billings Award for from the Utah State Bar for outstanding work in Dispute Resolution in 2003. She was a founding member of the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution, and serves of the Board of Trustees of Utah Dispute Resolution. Diane teaches mediation at the University of Utah Law School and Communications Institute.

Where can I meet Diane Hamilton?

Diane recently receive Dharma Transmission from her teacher Genpo Merzel Roshi. Together they teach at Kanzeon Zen Center. For more information on Kanzeon retreats led by Diane, Click Here!

Diane is also teaches at Integral Institute created Integral Life Practice and Integral WET (Weekend Experiential Training) workshops. For more information on I-I workshops led by Diane, Click Here!
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