The Toughness to Trust this Human Life

A conversation on May 16, 2020
hosted by Terry Patten

with his guest

<h1>Diane Musho Hamilton</h1>

Diane Musho Hamilton

Show Notes

Zen Roshi, professional mediator, and author Diane Musho Hamilton joins Terry to explore the deep human crisis of relationship and communication that underlies so many of our current challenges by emphasizing our divisions and disabling our ability to work together or make intelligent collective choices. Diane identifies key insights and practices that can transform our participation in any conversation. She spoke to our most difficult conversations about crisis, race, religion, gender, politics, and other societal challenges, and how they present opportunities for compassion and healing. Ultimately, she celebrated the courage and toughness that we all have as humans, and she transmitted an absolute ground for trusting every moment in this mysterious human life.

Diane Musho Hamilton is an award-winning professional mediator and a compassionate, funny, dazzling facilitator. She is a Zen lineage holder and the Executive Director of Two Arrows Zen in Utah, a trainer of Integral Facilitation. Diane has authored three books: Everything Is Workable, The Zen of You and Me, and her new book Compassionate Conversations is now available.

Compassionate Conversations – How to Speak and Listen from the Heart

Diane’s new book, Compassionate Conversations, co-authored with Gabriel Menegale Wilson and Kimberly Myosai Loh, explores the dynamics of uncomfortable and often contentious topics of race, religion, gender, sexuality, and politics. Diane and her co-authors empower us to transform these conversations into opportunities to bridge divides and mend relationships by providing the basic set of conflict resolution skills we need to be successful, including listening, reframing, and dealing with strong emotions. It addresses the long history of injury and pain for marginalized groups and contains practices and reflection questions to help readers feel more prepared to talk through polarizing issues, listen to others more effectively, and become more intimate with expressing our truths. Learn more and order the book here.

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Guest: Diane Musho Hamilton
Diane Musho Hamilton is a Zen Roshi, award-winning mediator, and author. Her work explores how we can "speak and listen from the heart" and engage our most difficult conversations so they can become opportunities for compassion and healing. She is a Zen lineage holder and the Executive Director of Two Arrows Zen in Utah, a trainer of Integral Facilitation. Diane has authored three books: Everything Is Workable, The Zen of You and Me, and her new book Compassionate Conversations.
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Host: Terry Patten

Terry Patten is a philosopher, teacher, activist, consultant, and social entrepreneur. He is the author of  A New Republic of the Heart – An Ethos for Revolutionaries and the co-author with Ken Wilber and others of Integral Life Practice. Terry is the founder of the nonprofit A New Republic of the Heart and the creator of the State of Emergence podcast .

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