Featured Events Virtual
January 18 - March 8, 2022 Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm MT 90-minute class Via Zoom + Optional weekly practice groups MT and AEDT Join Diane Musho Hamilton, author of Everything
January 18 – March 8, 2022
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm MT
90-minute class Via Zoom
+ Optional weekly practice groups MT and AEDT
Join Diane Musho Hamilton, author of Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution, for an in-depth exploration of conflict resolution as an evolving life and spiritual practice.
In eight intimate, live, interactive teaching sessions via Zoom, Diane will guide you in the development of a creative response to conflict, and help you to cultivate a vital set of essential skills for mature, dynamic, and reliable relationships that will serve in your workplace, at home, and in your community.
Open to the enlivening potential of conflict, and experience how working with difference, dissent, and discomfort is a sure and swift path to true intimacy with your own life.
Required Reading: Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution by Diane Musho Hamilton (Shambhala Publications, 2013)
Session 1, January 18: Conflict is Good News
- Change the way you see and experience conflict
- Experience the essential role that conflict plays in your spiritual growth and development
- Recognize the creative potential of conflict free of patterns of avoidance, accommodation, or aggression.
Session 2, February 25: Inner Peace, Outer Peace
- Focus on the inner experience of conflict, and the tremendous gift that meditation provides in overcoming our internal divisions
- Explore the nature of the dualistic mind, the mind that works with two
- Establish a meditation practice as a basis for being one, to work more harmoniously in the world with others.
Session 3, February 1: Intention, Attention, and Awareness
- Discover the power of intention
- Cultivate mindfulness and awareness in the domain of human interaction and conflict.
- Engage conflict to get to know the ego
Session 4, February 8: Scary, Yet Exciting
- Work with states that accompany conflict
- Explore different kinds of “threats”
- Experience essential vitality
Session 5, February 15: Three Conflict Styles
- Discover and explore your own conflict style
- Investigate habits of body and mind: Clinging, compromising and competing
- Develop skillful responses through curiosity and freedom.
Session 6, February 22: Speak for Yourself: The Importance of the First Person Perspective
- Taking perspectives – the primary skill in conflict resolution
- Coming from ego or authentic individuality?
- Accommodating healthy self-interest
- Taking responsibility: intention, action, and impact
Session 7, March 1: Listening: The Art of Second Person
- Real listening – the essential skill in conflict resolution
- Exploring common ground and distinctive differences
- Intimacy and communion through listening
Session 8, March 8: Witnessing: Through the Lens of Third Person
- Appreciating “just the facts”
- Curiosity and awareness of things as they are
- Meditation: the art of innocent observation
(Tuesday) 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom Conference Platform
2022 Online with Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi Zen Roots–The First Thousand Years Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:45 pm MT via Zoom Conferencing (5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm ET) 37 Classes in 2022 Segment 1: Jan 18 -
2022 Online with Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi
Zen Roots–The First Thousand Years
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 pm MT via Zoom Conferencing
(5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm ET)
37 Classes in 2022
Segment 1: Jan 18 – Mar 22 (10 classes)
Segment 2: Apr 12 – June 14 (7 classes)
Segment 3: Jun 21 – Aug 2 (7 classes)
Segment 4: Sept 13 – Dec 6 (13 classes)
The 2022 Zen study program with Mugaku Roshi will focus on readings from Red Pine’s Zen Roots: The First Thousand Years. This will be a tour through a collection of revered and varied Buddhist texts drawn from the first thousand years of Zen’s history. In addition, we will begin by reading Karen Armstrong’s, Buddha, her rendition of the Buddha’s life, and several works by other contemporary authors to supplement our reading as we go along.
The course will be infused with practice, dialogue, small group work, and excellent sangha. When you finish, you’ll feel like a well educated Zen Buddhist!
The 2022 ONLINE WITH MUGAKU ROSHI SERIES includes:
- 37 weeks of instruction and practice with Michael Mugaku Zimmerman Roshi.
- Access to MP3 recordings of all class sessions via Soundcloud.
- Access to Zoom Video recordings for two weeks after each class session.
ENROLL IN ONLINE WITH MUGAKU ROSHI
2022 FULL-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION
TAZ Member: $570 in one annual payment
Non-member: $760 in one annual payment
TAZ Member: 12 installments of $47.50
Non-member: 12 installments of $71.25
Reduced rates are available for students and persons <30. Scholarships are available to support the diversity of our community. Please CONTACT US for more information.
(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Zoom Conference Platform
Young Urban Zen: The Wholehearted Way of Meditation January 26 - March 30, 2022 Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 pm PT | 6:30 - 8:00 pm MT | 8:30 - 10:00 pm ET Via
Young Urban Zen: The Wholehearted Way of Meditation
January 26 – March 30, 2022
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 pm PT | 6:30 – 8:00 pm MT | 8:30 – 10:00 pm ET
Young Urban Zen: The Wholehearted Way of Meditation is a 10 week course guiding students through meditative practices offered through Two Arrows Zen for those 40 years of age or younger. Our vision is to provide accessible, warm, and inviting programming that is relevant and appeals to a younger generation through highly experiential, community based, and practical online sessions on Zen meditation and practice. Classes will dynamically combine guided meditation practice, group awareness work, and small group discussions.
This course is for those students who are seeking a community of like minded practitioners interested in practices that help them be more present, available, and wholehearted to the complexities of their lives and our collective experience in these pandemic times.
The 10-week segment of Young Urban Zen: The Wholehearted Way of Meditation includes:
- 10 weeks of instruction and practice with Alana Anyo Felt and Gabriel Kaigen Wilson.
- Video recording access of all class sessions.
Required reading: Inside of the Grass Hut, by Ben Connelly
If you intend to enroll, then please make a firm commitment to participate fully in all the classes, and be intentional about those you may need to miss because of work or other life events. We value creating a connected community space so we’ll request your cameras be on during our class time. Please respect the container of the virtual environment just as much as you would if we were in the same physical room together.
The Young Urban Zen year-long series is facilitated by:
Alana Anyo Felt has been a student of Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi at Two Arrows Zen since 2011. As an ordained monk, she weaves Zen insight into her work as a leadership coach and integral facilitator. Alana is currently supporting clients in both grief work and/or through life transitions. She is passionate about helping people explore their relationship to loss and change, through which clients deepen their emotional and embodied wisdom, hear the truth of their hearts, and find strength and meaning in the face of pain and loss.
Gabriel Kaigen Wilson is a Zen practitioner at Two Arrows Zen and was ordained as a monk by Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi. Out in the world, he is a leadership coach and organizational consultant, with a specialty in diversity and inclusion efforts, and a co-author of Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart. Through his work, Freedom and Fairness, Gabe takes purpose driven organizations to the intersection of social justice, design thinking, human psychology and group dynamics in service of supporting them in creating cultures of greater equity, diversity, and inclusion.
(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom Conference Platform
January 27, 2022 7:00 - 8:00 pm Via Zoom Join Monks of the Two Arrows Zen Steelyard Sangha for a free 60-minute introductory call previewing the new Zen for Beginners series. Hosted by
January 27, 2022
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Join Monks of the Two Arrows Zen Steelyard Sangha for a free 60-minute introductory call previewing the new Zen for Beginners series. Hosted by Craig Tokushin Carter and Matt Yuso Thomas.
January 27, 2022 7:00 – 8:00 pm
CLICK HERE to register for the free introductory call.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zen for Beginners 6-week series Thursdays, 7:00-8:15 pm MT Online, via Zoom February 10 - March 17, 2022 Two Arrows Zen welcomes all “beginners”–anyone who wants to explore Zen history, philosophy, psychology, and
Zen for Beginners
Thursdays, 7:00-8:15 pm MT
Online, via Zoom
February 10 – March 17, 2022
Two Arrows Zen welcomes all “beginners”–anyone who wants to explore Zen history, philosophy, psychology, and ethics, and who’s willing to try experimenting with Zen practices in ordinary life.
In this course, facilitated by Two Arrows Zen Steelyard Sangha senior monk Craig Tokushin Carter, we’ll investigate an essential Zen topic each week:
- The historical Buddha’s enlightenment story
- The 4 Noble Truths
- Zen meditation: Posture and mind
- Zen ethics: The Eightfold Path and the Ten Precepts
- Zen community: The sangha
- Zen lineage, and the student-teacher relationship
This course is an opportunity to learn about the history and basis for Zen thought, with a focus on Zen in everyday life. You’ll gain a basic understanding of the practice in a modern context, and methods for approaching life’s questions and challenges through Zen inquiry in a way that helps us clarify our intentions and bring greater balance to all we do.
As we recite in the famous Zen poem, The Song of the Grass Hut, ”Thousands of words, myriad interpretations, are only to free you from obstructions.” We hope this course will help you along that path of liberation.
$75 Two Arrows Zen Members
$90 General Admission
Two Arrows Zen offers scholarship support as part of our commitment to diversity and equity. Scholarships, funded by generous members and donors, provide opportunities to enter Zen practice for young people under 35, BIPOC, and those in life transitions with financial need. To inquire, CONTACT US.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Zoom Conference Platform