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The Zen of You and Me

The Zen of You and Me

by Diane Musho Hamilton
A Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone
"When two become one" | "Helpful to let go of toxic emotions"


The Zen of You and Me explains how to deal with interpersonal conflict–from a Zen perspective.

The people who get under your skin the most can, in fact, be your greatest teachers.  It’s not a matter of overlooking differences, as is often taught, but of regarding those difficult aspects of the relationship with curiosity and compassion–for those very differences offer a path to profound connection. Diane Hamilton’s practical, reality-based guide to living harmoniously with even your most irritating fellow humans—spouses, partners, colleagues, parents, children–shows that “getting along” is really a matter of discovering that our differences are nothing other than an expression of our even deeper shared unity.


Diane Hamilton
Author | Meditator | Mediator | Zen Teacher | Devoted to exceptional human relations; committed to transforming conflict into creativity

Derived from Diane’s LinkedIn Profile:

Diane Musho Hamilton is an exceptionally gifted mediator, master facilitator, author, and an authentic contemporary spiritual teacher for our time.

Diane has been a practitioner of meditation for almost 30 years. In 2003, she received ordination as a Zen monk with her husband Michael Zimmerman, 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. She has worked with Ken Wilber and the Integral Institute since 2004.

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 the author of Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution (Shambhala Publications) which applies mindfulness to work with and resolve the inevitable interpersonal conflicts that arise in all areas of life. Her newest book is The Zen of You And Me: A Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone (Shambhala Publications, March 2017) She is also featured in the book, The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women. (Wisdom Publications). 

She is well known as an innovator in conversations about culture, religion, race and gender relations. She has mediated a broad range of disputes and transactions including divorces, probate, employment, contracts, and multi-party negotiations. She works in a variety of settings including private industry, governmental agencies and non-profit and of course individuals.


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