Embracing Conflict As Path

Diane Musho Hamilton & Miles Kessler

What is your relationship to conflict? Is it something you prefer to avoid? Or do you like to lean into a good fight? Recently, Diane Musho Hamilton and I held our 3rd Community Call in our “Dharma & The Evolution Of Conflict” 3-part series. In this call, together with the global sangha, Diane & I dove into this very topic as we explored “Embracing Conflict As Path.”

The Inherent Potential In Difficult Moments

Diane Musho Hamilton & Miles Kessler

There are no two ways about it; from time to time, life can be tough. Creating the skill to work with life’s arising challenges is essential. Meditation, for example, is a sort of “superpower” that gradually increases your capacity to hold and be with life’s challenges. It will help you to weather the storm. But you also need to develop competencies to skillfully work with, and discover the inherent potential in difficult moments.

THE 3 SHIFTS IN AWAKENING

Aikido Dharma Talk w/ Miles Kessler

The main focus on this blog is the exploration of what it means to “Walk A Higher Path Of Practice.” All “higher paths” are teachings, practices, or methodologies that progressively lead you, in one way or another, to the awakening of spirit absolute. Aikido, meditation, yoga, and the many other disciplines that come out of the spiritual traditions are all examples of higher path practices towards awakening. All such practices for awakening will progressively lead you forward through a process called “the 3 shifts in awakening.” 

Relating As One Living System

Dharma Bite w/ Diane Musho Hamilton & Miles Kessler

How do you see the relationship between unity and diversity? For millennia spiritual traditions have pointed to the spiritual truth that we are all One. Yet, we live in a world of diversity. A diversity which most of us celebrate as a rich tapestry of humanity. It is at this very junction of unity and diversity that Diane Musho Hamilton & I continue our “Dharma Bite” series on “Relating As One Living System.”

Relating As One Living System

Dharma As Your True Nature

Diane Musho Hamilton & Miles Kessler

Last Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018, it was my pleasure to host Diane Musho Hamilton for the first of 3 community calls on “Dharma & The Evolution Of Conflict.” We were joined by some 40 members of the global sangha for an exploration of “Dharma As Your True Nature.”

Dharma As Your True Nature

Meditation As The Fundamental Practice

Dharma Bite w/ Diane Musho Hamilton & Miles Kessler

What is the most fundamental practice for you? What single practice informs all other practices that you do? In the below “Darma Bite” I continue in my series of Dharma Discussions with Integral Facilitator & Zen Sensei Diane Musho Hamilton on this very topic. In this excerpt from one of our longer discussions, we explore how we see “Meditation As The Fundamental Practice.”

Meditation As The Fundamental Practice

“Dharma & The Evolution Of Conflict” | 5-Day Retreat w/ Diane Musho Hamilton & Miles Kessler in beautiful southern Utah

Date: July 11, 2018—July 15, 2018
Event: Dharma & The Evolution Of Conflict | 5-Day Retreat w/ Diane Musho Hamilton & Miles Kessler
Topic: Dharma & The Evolution Of Conflict
Sponsor: Two Arrows Zen
Venue: Boulder Mt. Zendo
Location: Torry, Utah
U.S.A.
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.