Integral Mindfulness Weekend Retreat
with Diane Musho Hamilton
Friday, April 29 – 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, April 30th – 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday May 1st – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
“Mindfulness meditation is a way to make your entire life a flow state.”
— Ken Wilber, author The Integral Vision: A Very Short Introduction to the Revolutionary Integral Approach to Life, God, the Universe, and Everything.
Join Zen Teacher and Integral pioneer Diane Musho Hamilton for a weekend that will introduce Integral Mindfulness, a powerful approach to awareness that engages classic mindfulness practices in multiple dimensions of your life, on and off the cushion. Integral Mindfulness will help you to uncover the “hidden maps” by which you navigate your thoughts, your relationships, your choices. By giving those maps your attention, through mindfulness, you will loosen the grip of your habitual habits of mind and body – freeing you to experience the freedom and fullness of flow in all areas of your life.
This weekend is appropriate for both beginners and those with experience in meditation.
In this weekend you will:
Be introduced to mindfulness meditation as life-enhancing practice and spiritual discipline.
Discover why mindful awareness is the ground of transformational learning, and is integral to your adult development.
Learn how mindfulness is a “four-quadrant” affair, and can illuminate your core beliefs, assumptions, and stories for closer examination and testing.
Explore the brain science and physiology of mindfulness, and the positive effect of mindfulness practice on your cognition and emotions.
Engage in group practice, to experience how mindful communications generates more authentic connections with others, and opens the door to unify sameness and difference in one experiential stream.
Diane Musho Hamilton Zen is co-founder of Two Arrows Zen and is a transmitted Zen Teacher in the White Plum Lineage of Maezumi Roshi. She has been practitioner of meditation for more than thirty years. Diane began her studies at Naropa University in 1983 with Choygam Trungpa Rinpoche, and received dharma transmission from Genpo Merzel Roshi 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.
As a mediator, she is well known as an award winning innovator in dialogues and conflict resolution, and masterfully facilitates groups in conversations on leadership, power, culture, religion, race and gender relations. In 2012 Diane co-founded Integral Facilitator®, certifying practitioners worldwide in a developmental approach to group facilitation.
Diane is the author of Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution (Wisdom Publications, 2013). For more, please see her website.
Costs and The Practice of “Dana”
Retreats at the Dharma Center have a 2-part “cost:” Because the teachings are considered priceless, the Buddha insisted that they are not to be priced and exchanged as a commodity, The Buddha taught a practice of giving called “Dana” (the Pali word for giving) where students make a voluntary, anonymous offering of no specified amount to the teacher. Our teachers offer the teachings to you freely, and we invite you to practice Dana by making an offering to the teacher, in gratitude and support of the teachings – as best fits your circumstances and brings you joy in giving. This is offered (by cash or check) on the day of the retreat, anonymously, into the Dana basket.
Secondly, we ask a sliding-scale registration fee to cover Diane’s expenses and the Dharma Center’s costs of putting on the retreat. Scholarships are always available and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. Please opt for the rate that best suits your circumstances:
Base Rate: $125
Student/Supportive Rate: $50 – 75
Sustaining Rate: $175
If you would like to ask for a scholarship (to pay an amount below $50), please email us and let us know, as part of your first step in registration.
Any amount offered above the $125 base rate is put toward our scholarship fund and considered a tax-deductible gift the the center. If you’d like 501c3 acknowledgement for your contribution, please let the registrar know when you check in. Thank you for your help in allowing us to offer generous scholarships and make the teachings available to all who seek them.
Step 1: Please email registrations@BozemanDharmaCenter.org
and list “INTEGRAL WEEKEND” in the subject line. Please include your full name, address, a contact number, your method of payment and the amount you are opting for your registration fee from our sliding scale.
You will receive a confirmation email through our automated system once we’ve read your email and placed you on the list (which may take a couple of days).
Step 2: Unless you have arranged other scholarship or payment plans with us over email, please submit your registration fee either by check (dropped off to the BDC or mailed in to the address at the very bottom of the page) or by credit card using our “Donate” portal – click here: and scroll down to the yellow Donate button.
Please write “INTEGRAL WEEKEND”” on the notation line of your check, as we have registration open for several events at this time.
Thank you for your interest in our programs. May they serve you well!