Big Presence: An Interview with Diane Hamilton
Diane Hamilton is a trainer for Integral Institute and a senior student of Zenmeditation. She is also professional mediator, group facilitator, and trainer in conflictresolution.She was the first Director of the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the UtahJudiciary from 1994 -1999, where she established the original mediation programs in thestate court system. She has extensive experience in facilitating large meetings, includingpublic policy issues.Diane received the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution Peacekeeper Award in 2001 andthe Peter W. Billings Award for from the Utah State Bar for outstanding work in DisputeResolution in 2003. She was a founding member of the Utah Council on ConflictResolution, and serves of the Board of Trustees of Utah Dispute Resolution. Dianeteaches mediation at the University of Utah Law School and CommunicationsInstitute.Diane has been a student of Zen for over 20 years. She has a Masters Degree inContemplative Psychology from Naropa Institute, in Boulder, Colorado. She is a seniorstudent of Genpo Merzel Roshi, Abbot of the Zen Center of Utah and serves as afacilitator of Big Mind, a process designed by Genpo Roshi to bring the insights of Zenmeditation to western audiences.
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Q: Diane, you were described as a student of Genpo Roshi and an authorized Big Mindprocess facilitator. I had never heard of Diane Hamilton and all of a sudden she shows upat the Integral Organizational Leadership Workshop in Colorado and does thisextraordinary job of leading 50 plus people through Big Mind. From what I got fromdoing interviews with participants and from the evaluations at the end of the workshop,it was hugely impactful on everyone in the room. Rarely have I seen anything sopowerful in terms of the responses people had to you and the process. Virtually everyoneindicated that your presentation was the most powerful experience of the whole week. Inthat context that is very powerful and positive feedback. Now I find out that you are alsodoing the Integral Practice Seminar in Europe and elsewhere. Last spring I knew thatthe Integral Institute was recruiting trainers for some of the programs that they’ve beendeveloping. So, apparently, you ended up in that role, is that correct?
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