september, 2019

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21sep9:00 am10:30 amZen Study & Practice Fall 2019 - A Climate Change Inquiry9:00 am - 10:30 am MST

Event Details

Zen Study & Practice with Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi & Rob Daishin McNamara
A Climate Change Inquiry
September 21 – December 21 (14 Classes)
9:00 – 10:30 am MT Via Zoom Conferencing

Special guests: Daniel Schmachtenberger, Dr. Zachary Stein, & Deborah McNamara

This telecourse will confront climate change and the challenges of talking together about it. We will explore the science, the emotions, the strategies, and the peril, and examine our experience based on first person, second person, and third-person perspectives.  

Each week, in 90-minute sessions, we will explore one dimension of the conversation. We will also draw on participants’ experience and expertise including short, informational presentations with opportunities for questions and answers. 

Meditation practice will be emphasized, as well as communication skills and compassionate, effective activity regarding our culture and systems, and the need for immediate personal and collective change. 

Our hope is that the conversation will be deep, compelling, and broad, and will equip us to better support the conversations about climate that are happening all around us. 

Live participation is strongly encouraged to engage fully in the course. If you cannot make a session or want to review previous classes, mp3 recordings will be distributed each week.

Two Arrows Zen Members $329
General Admission $399

14 Class Meetings
Online via Zoom conferencing
Saturdays, September 21 – December 21, 2019
9:00 – 10:30 am MT (90 minutes)

Sept. 21, Session 1: Realizing Our Situation
Sept. 28, Session 2: The Essential Practice of Unity, Coherence, and Wholeness
Oct. 5, Session 3: Emotional Maturity: Dealing with Threat and Difference
Oct. 12, Session 4: Painting the Big Picture with Special Guests, Daniel Schmachtenberger and Zak Stein
Oct. 19, Session 5: Making Sense of “It”
Oct. 26, Session 6: Cultivating Awareness in Difficult Circumstances
Nov. 2, Session 7: The Wicked Problem of Rivalry and Competition
Nov. 9, Session 8: Addressing the Use of Expertise
Nov. 16, Session 9: The Economics of Change with Deb McNamara of
Nov. 23, Session 10: Envisioning Our Future Part 1: Focus on Culture & Education with Zak Stein
Nov. 30, Session 11: Envisioning Our Future Part 2: Focus on Systems & Civilization with Daniel Schmachtenberger
Dec. 7, Session 12: Deeper Relationship to the Natural World
Dec. 14, Session 13: Responsiveness, Planning, and Action
Dec. 21, Session 14: Resilient Optimism

Rob Daishin McNamara

Rob McNamara is author of The Elegant Self and Strength to Awaken. He is a leadership coach and human performance expert serving clients world wide. McNamara is the co-founder of DELTA Developmental, he is a partner at Ten Directions and is an Integral Zen Dharma Holder. McNamara’s coaching specializes in helping leaders resolve their persistent painful limitations to become more powerful, proficient and aligned with what matters most in life.

Rob is currently a faculty member and coach for the Integral Facilitator program with Ten Directions. He has contributed to the Integral movement for nearly fifteen years as a leading integral practitioner. While working with Ken Wilber and the Integral Institute he was a founding faculty member for the Integral Life Practice seminar series. Rob has contributed to Integral Life, taught at Boulder Integral, served as a faculty member of the Integral Spiritual Experience for three years and was a faculty member of The Integral Center. Rob’s expertise includes the intersection of integral practice, adult development, leadership, human performance and integral strength training.

Daniel Schmachtenberger

Daniel Schmachtenberger’s central interest is civilization design: developing new capacities for sense-making and choice-making, individually and collectively, to support conscious sustainable evolution to bring about a world commensurate with our highest potentials.

He’s also the co-founder and Director of Research and Development at Neurohacker Collective where he is focused on developing processes and technologies for advancing medicine and human optimization.

His blog is at

Dr. Zachary Stein

Dr. Zachary Stein is a writer, speaker, and transformative educator working to bring a greater sense of justice and sanity to education. Zak was educated at Hampshire College and Harvard University, during which time he co-founded Lectica, a non-profit organization dedicated to redesigning standardized testing infrastructures. He has taught classes at Harvard University and Meridian University, and has been invited to speak at a wide range of venues, from the National Security Agency to off-the-grid spiritual retreat centers. Zak currently serves as the academic director for the Center for Integral Wisdom, and offers human development and learning science consultations to schools, organizations, and educational technology companies. He lives with his wife in Vermont.

Deborah McNamara

Deb McNamara is Campaign Coordinator for She has over 15 years of non-profit experience with a focus on sustainability education and action, empowering grassroots leadership, climate change, and sustainable food. She studied Environmental Policy at Boston University and received a Master’s degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. She has been the Director of Partnerships for the Northwest Earth Institute where she helped to launch programs focused on clean energy solutions and climate change. She also works on the Drawdown EcoChallenge in partnership with Project Drawdown, an online action tool focused on empowering people to take action on the 100 most substantive solutions to climate change. Deb is an Adjunct Faculty member at Naropa University, where she teaches in the Environmental Studies Department.


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