november, 2021

17nov5:30 pm7:00 pmYoung Urban Zen: One Taste5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Details

Young Urban Zen: One Taste
November 17 – December 1, 2021 (3 weeks) 

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 pm PT | 6:30 – 8:00 pm MT | 8:30 – 10:00 pm ET
Via Zoom

Young Urban Zen’s One Taste is a 3-week online class that will introduce participants (40 years of age and under) to Zen inquiry and practice. Our vision for Young Urban Zen 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, human development, and interpersonal skills. Each class will be delivered by one of our three presenters: Diane Musho Hamilton, Alana Anyo Felt, and Gabriel Kaigen Wilson.

3-week course

Diane Musho Hamilton is a transmitted Zen teacher and co-founder of Two Arrows Zen. She combines decades of work in conflict resolution with a depth of experience in sitting meditation. With extraordinary warmth, depth and insight, she encourages us to work with our differences, while discovering our fundamental unity.

Diane has been a practitioner of meditation for over 35 years. She began her studies at Naropa University in 1983 with Choygam Trungpa Rinpoche, and became a Zen student in 1997. In 2003, she received ordination as a Zen monk with her husband Michael Zimmerman, and received dharma transmission from Genpo Roshi in 2006. For her, Zen practice is a fundamental commitment to experiencing reality as it is — beautiful, ungraspable and seamless.

Diane is the author of Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution, (2013, Shambhala Publications), The Zen of You and Me: A Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone (March 2017, Shambhala Publications), Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart, in-press with Gabriel Wilson and Kimberly Loh (May, 2020, Shambhala Publications.)

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) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Zoom Conference Platform