"In this book we can finally see the actual contours of a tomorrow where compassionate conversations are the very core of our society, where an all‑inclusive love is the coin of the realm, where we embrace each other in all of our dialogues."

-Ken Wilber

"In this book we can finally see the actual contours of a tomorrow where compassionate conversations are the very core of our society, where an all‑inclusive love is the coin of the realm, where we embrace each other in all of our dialogues."

-Ken Wilber

When a conversation takes a turn into the sometimes uncomfortable and often contentious topics of race, religion, gender, sexuality, and politics, it can be difficult to know what to say or how to respond to someone you disagree with.
Compassionate Conversations empowers us to transform these conversations into opportunities to bridge divides and mend relationships by providing the basic set of conflict resolution skills we need to be successful, including listening, reframing, and dealing with strong emotions. Addressing the long history of injury and pain for marginalized groups, the authors explore topics like social privilege, power dynamics, and political correctness allowing us to be more mindful in our conversations.

Each chapter contains practices and reflection questions to help readers feel more prepared to talk through polarizing issues, ultimately encouraging us to take risks, to understand and recognize our deep commonalities, to be willing to make mistakes, and to become more intimate with expressing our truths, as well as listening to those of others.

COMPASSIONATE CONVERSATIONS: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart

TEN WEEK ONLINE COURSE

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Through our unique online courses, my co-authors and I create powerful, growthful containers that will help you have more effective, humanizing conversations about what matters most. By integrating body and breath, learning to stay present and engaged, we will engage open dialogue and practices to foster self-expression, deep listening, emotional authenticity, and address our defensive patterns, unconscious biases, and power dynamics. Most importantly, our training will awaken the qualities of self-confidence, wisdom and compassion for ourselves and others.

 

• We believe in the power of conversation to transform us for the better.

• We believe dialogue is the cornerstone for all social change.

• We believe learning to sit in the fiery crucible of conflict will teach us what we need to know about love.

 

To register for the South America course please email hello@compassionateconversations.com

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Margaret Wheatley

Author of Leadership and the New Science and Who Do We Choose to Be? 

There is a depth of wisdom and practice in this book that makes it unique and necessary. It grounds the conversation in Zen wisdom of who we fundamentally are and how we can claim that awareness as we engage in the challenges of being together in deep conversations. It brings this wisdom to our current divisive challenges of intolerance and conflict, including political correctness, social privilege, inclusion, and identity politics. For its clarity and bravery, its deep and practical guidance, its gentleness and fierceness, I wholeheartedly recommend this book.

 

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Jules Shuzen Harris

Author of Zen beyond Mindfulness

“This book is a must-read at a time when we absolutely need more successful strategies for navigating conflict and difference.” 

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Oren Jay Sofer

Author of Say What You Mean

“This book is a must-read for anyone interested in bringing spirituality to the realm of meaningful conversation and social transformation.”

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Ken Wilber

Author of A Brief History of Everything

“Not only does Compassionate Conversations address the fundamental issues involved in current public debates, it does so using a framework that can actually unite and integrate the various parties in the fractured culture wars. This book shares a series of incredibly useful skills to help you advance genuinely compassionate conversations and find a way to make room for all the parties that are engaged in conflict.” 

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Wendy Egyoku Nakao

Zen Center of Los Angeles

“The world today needs this book. The authors skillfully engage their unique cultural, ethnic, and spiritual perspectives to confront the perplexing questions of how we, as individuals and as a society, can have wise and compassionate conversations. Truly an exciting book for our times.” 

Publishers Weekly

“Any reader will gain insight from this helpful guide to communication and conflict resolution.” 

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"There is a depth of wisdom and practice in this book that makes it unique and necessary. It grounds the conversation in Zen wisdom of who we fundamentally are and how we can claim that awareness as we engage in the challenges of being together in deep conversations. It brings this wisdom to our current divisive challenges of intolerance and conflict, including political correctness, social privilege, inclusion, and identity politics. For its clarity and bravery, its deep and practical guidance, its gentleness and fierceness, I wholeheartedly recommend this book."

— Margaret Wheatley Author of Leadership and the New Science and Who Do We Choose to Be? 

Conversations on Compassion

Welcome to my Compassionate Conversations resource library! Browse video recordings, webinars, reviews and interviews related to this unique collaborative project co-authored by Diane Musho Hamilton, Gabriel Menegale Wilson and Kimberly Loh.

FEATURED DIALOGUES

Facebook Lives – playlist on Youtube

In the lead up to the publication of Compassionate Conversations in summer 2020, my co-author Gabriel and I went live on Facebook to share a series of exchanges and invite our…

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Bridging the Space Between You and Me: Compassionate Conversations in Action

Join a conversation with Kimberly Loh and Gabriel Wilson, co-authors (with Diane Musho Hamilton) of “Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart”. This conversation was hosted by…

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ACR-GNY Roundtable Breakfast: The Neurology of Sameness and Difference

Neuroscientists are coming to understand far more deeply the functioning of the brain and nervous system and its relationship to conflict. This understanding has tremendous relevance to the work of…

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Mediation Beyond Borders: Mediation and Evolving Worldviews

At a time where polarization is heightened, taking larger, more inclusive perspectives is not only helpful, but necessary. In this session, we invited participants into a powerful experience that can…

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Leaning into conflict

During these turbulent times, mediators are uniquely positioned to lead by helping weave narratives that give meaning and direction. Catch the recording of Meditators Beyond Borders’ engaging online discussion with…

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Shambhala Publications book release announcement

When a conversation takes a turn into the sometimes uncomfortable and often contentious topics of race, religion, gender, sexuality, and politics, it can be difficult to know what to say…

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PODCAST: Peacemindedly with Sara S. Jamishidi

When a conversation takes a turn into sometimes uncomfortable and often contentious topics of race, religion, gender, sexuality, and politics, it can be difficult to know what to say or how to respond to someone you disagree with.

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PODCAST: Womanhood & International Relations

Hear my conversation with Natalia Bonilla, strategic communications consultant, mentor and media producer. Natalia Bonilla is a freelance journalist and documentary producer with focus on conflict, peace and gender issues in Latin America.

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PODCAST: Inside Personal Growth

In my interview with Greg Voisen,, we speak about my new co-authored book entitled ” Compassionate Conversations-How to Speak and Listen from the Heart” In our world today what we speak about in this podcast is so very important and worth listening too.

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