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Compassion & Love in Challenging Times

September 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am MDT

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 2, 2020

We live in difficult, transitional times. The most reliable and stabilizing we can do is to deepen our meditation practice, opening our hearts to others and to our ever changing lives.

Compassion and Love in Challenging Times is a 10-week online course led by Diane Musho Hamilton and Caty Hartung. The course will engage Zen Buddhist and Tibetan teachings and practices for opening the heart. It will also use contemporary methods such as active listening to support our practice in relationships, at work, and in the world.

Compassion & Love in  Challenging Times
Fridays, 10:00 – 11:15 am MT
September 18 – November 20, 2020
Via Zoom

We will study Zen’s activity of bodhisattvas, and the six perfections of Mahayana Buddhism: generosity, morality (meaningful behavior), patience, energy, meditation, and wisdom. We will also look into the four kinds of love: love, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. We will engage the practices of sitting meditation, loving-kindness, tonglen (giving and receiving), and Loving-Eyes.

Each class will include small group breakout sessions, practices, and homework. The live calls will be recorded and distributed weekly to course participants.

Now is the time for you to deepen your practice in a culture of like-minded seekers and practitioners who understand the challenges that we all face at this time. Please join us.

This 10-week online course will be easeful and accessible. You don’t have to be a Buddhist to benefit yourself and others.

Registration is open until October 1.

General Admission $249
Recordings Only $149
Reduced rate requests: CONTACT US

DIANE MUSHO HAMILTON is an award-winning professional mediator, author, and teacher of Zen meditation. She has been a practitioner of meditation for more than 35 years and is a lineage holder in the Soto Zen tradition.

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.

She is the Executive Director of Two Arrows Zen, a practice in Utah, and offers training programs oriented to personal development and advanced facilitator skills.

Diane is the author of Everything Is Workable and The Zen of You and Me. Her newest book, Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart is co-authored with Gabriel Menegale Wilson and Kimberly Myosai Loh (Shambhala, July 2020).


CATY HARTUNG is an Integral Buddhist coach drawing from a unique 35-year background in Buddhism and her rich life experience as a cosmopolitan. Born in Germany, she began her university studies of French, pedagogy, and physical education in 1984, at the same time when her curiosity grew for Buddhist meditation.

In 1991, Caty’s Buddhist teacher, Lama Ole Nydahl, asked her to help him, while traveling together around the world. She soon took a leading role in developing his international network, known as Diamond Way Buddhism. In the 25 years of their intense cooperation, the organization grew to over six hundred meditation centers.

She has trained as an Integral Facilitator with Diane Musho Hamilton and is also certified as an Integral Coach by Integral Coaching Canada.

Today, Caty accompanies leaders in their conscious change process and human development and helps organizations to grow and implement their vision. She continues her meditation practice under the guidance of the 17th Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje.



September 18, 2020
10:00 am - 11:15 am




Two Arrows Zen