Lizard Licking Donegal And Other Poems
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Author's Name: Hamilton Diane
Diane is an award-winning mediator, and a uniquely gifted, playful, and awake group facilitator, consultant and teacher of Integral Spirituality and Zen. She is a lineage holder in the Soto Zen tradition, and has collaborated with the Integral Institute and Ken Wilber since 2004, developing the Integral Life Practice seminars and the Integral Spiritual Experience global events.
Diane is well known as an innovator in facilitating group dialogues, especially conversations about culture, religion, race and gender relations. She was the first Director of the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Utah Judiciary, where she established mediation programs throughout the court system. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards for her work in this area, including the Peter W. Billings Award and the UCCR Peacekeeper Award.
She has studied and practiced Buddhadharma for over 25 years, beginning at Naropa Institute in 1984 with the teachings of Choygam Trungpa Rinpoche. She was ordained as a Zen priest in 2003 and received dharma transmission from her teacher, Genpo Roshi, in 2006. She is a facilitator of Big Mind Big Heart, a process developed by Roshi to bring the insights of Zen to Western audiences.
With her husband, Zen teacher and lawyer Michael Mugaku Zimmerman, she established Two Arrows Zen, a center for the study and practice of Zen. They maintain two facilities – an urban center in downtown Salt Lake City, and a rural retreat center in the red rocks of Southern Utah where traditional Zen meditation is joined with nature-based practices and shamanic disciplines.
Hammering on words in isolation, Diane Hamilton here weaves a myth of a family, of love and loss. Solemn and tragic, these very American traveling poems attempt to seek roots of a family, of a father who got lost on the street where he lived, of a mother who was a Job's comforter, and of a friend who died in an explosion. Diane has power to be intense without being melodramatic, of remaining passionate without being obtuse or erudite. "Like a tropical breeze," her poems are "slow and patient /like a worm, like the Wind.
- Publisher's Name: Nirala Publications Delhi
- Publish Year: 2011
- Binding: Paperback
- Subject: Poetry
- Language: English
- Pages: 81ISBN
- ISBN: 8182500338