Transform your experience of conflict.
Diane Musho Hamilton—long-time Buddhist practitioner and professional mediator—teaches us how to meet conflict with curiosity and fearlessness in this innovative online course.
Conflict is going to be a part of your life—as long as you have relationships, a job, or dry cleaning to be picked up. Bracing yourself against it won’t make it go away, but if you approach it consciously, you can navigate it in way that not only honors everyone involved but makes it a source of deep insight as well.
In this online course, Diane Musho Hamilton—long-time Buddhist practitioner and professional mediator—teaches us how to resolve the inevitable conflicts that arise in all areas of life. You’ll learn to turn toward conflict rather than away from it, which will help you unlock the creative potential inherent in every difficult situation. You’ll develop an understanding of the three styles of conflict that we all possess, including their strengths and weaknesses. And you’ll be given the tools you need to begin practicing conflict resolution skills in your own life, with guidance from Diane Musho Hamilton and the support of the learning community.
By the end of this course, you will:
- Grow your confidence to work with conflict consciously
- Understand your own conflict style and learn ways of engaging differently
- Practice essential conflict skills like listening, reframing, and basic negotiation
- Increase your capacity for curiosity and fearlessness when conflict arises
This online course is designed for anyone wanting to improve their conflict skills in order to support more authenticity, efficiency, and creativity in relationship. Managers, coaches, leaders of organizations or groups, teachers, and anyone interested in adult development will benefit from this course.
This course includes:
- Six 20–30-minute lessons in audio or video format, which you can download or stream
- Three hour-long live teleconference chats with Diane Musho Hamilton on August 11 at 8 p.m., August 22 at 11 a.m., and September 15 at 8 p.m. Eastern time (Recordings will be made available.)
- A download of the eBook version of Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution
- Guided meditation audios
- Practices to help you embody the lessons in real time
- Facilitated discussion forums
- Bonus materials and supplemental reading
- Class transcripts so that you can review the lessons in detail
- Self-assessment questions to test your understanding of the material
- Access to all course materials for six months
This course will begin on August 3. Enrollment will close on September 3.
NOTE: Additional discounts do not apply. Instructure.com's Canvas is the online learning system we have partnered with to bring you this course. Once you purchase the course here on our site, you will receive an e-mail from Instructure.com with a link to log in to the course. If you already have an account with Canvas, log in at shambhala.instructure.com to access the course after purchasing your registration here.
This course can be completed in six weeks (supposing you can commit 2-3 hours per week to study and practice) but you can also go at your own pace as needed. After registering, you will have access to the course for six months.
More about Diane Musho Hamilton:
Diane Musho Hamilton is an exceptionally gifted mediator, group facilitator, and one of the authentic contemporary spiritual teachers of our time. Combining decades of innovation in conflict resolution with an enthusiasm for life, she knows how to address the challenges of our modern experience with an uncommon spiritual perspective. With extraordinary warmth, depth and insight, she encourages us to consciously evolve beyond old and limited ideas of who we are so that we might discover our own unique expression of wisdom and of compassion in this time.
“Diane is a very special teacher. She has a true integral realization, nurtured by a deep Zen practice. Her transmission is sparking and alive, yet grounded and relevant to today’s living. Work with her if you get the chance!”—Jeff Salzman, Boulder Integral
“Diane is a very special person—compassionate, caring, and wise. Her facilitation and teaching skills are beyond question. I very much appreciate and recommend her timeless and yet timely integral zen work.”—Lama Surya Das, Buddhist meditation master
“Diane is one of the most skilled, gifted, and compassionate facilitators I know. It’s a deep joy to work with her, and to experience her brilliant applications of the Big Mind process.”—Swami Sally Kempton, spiritual teacher
“Diane is a gifted and profound facilitator. Just to be in her field is healing. Her capacity to lead a group is very gentle, and yet she is able to bring out broad perspectives from Big Mind to Deep Shadow. Her work is really transformative.”—Marcielo Cardoso, HR Director, Natura
Praise for Everything Is Workable, the book
“There is perhaps no greater challenge in our personal relationships than conflict. In this wonderfully engaging, perceptive, and wise little book, Diane Musho Hamilton shows us how to negotiate this delicate terrain with skillful means.” —William Ury, coauthor of Getting to Yes and author of The Power of a Positive No
“A wonderful, down-to-earth, and very useful book on conflict resolution. I had my first ‘integral’ awakening when I realized that every conflict and seeming opposition was actually an opportunity to find a deeper unity of perspectives, and it is this same leading-edge integral vision that guides Diane’s terrific book. Read it professionally, read it as a layperson, read it for work, read it for relationships, read it for your own inner conflicts—but read it for sure, and find a genuine peace and contentment under all of your seemingly intractable conflicts. You’ll be delighted you did!” —Ken Wilber, author of The Integral Vision: A Very Short Introduction to the Revolutionary Integral Approach to Life, God, the Universe, and Everything
“A groundbreaking, creative account of how the qualities of nonattachment, equanimity, and flexibility of mind that are cultivated in meditation practice can help inform and enliven the vital work of mediating human conflicts and misunderstandings.” —Jan Chozen Bays, author of Mindful Eating and How to Train a Wild Elephant