The Real LIFE Bootcamp

2 1/2 Days
May 26 - 28, 2023
Two Arrows Zen - Artspace City Center
Salt Lake City, Utah

Thank you so much for your interest in the Real LIFE Bootcamp.

Real means seeing things as they actually are. LIFE stands for Leadership, Integral, Facilitation, and Energy.

The Bootcamp is a 2 1⁄2 day in-person skill-building intensive for working with people. The proposition underlying this training is that bettering your people skills means bettering your relationship to yourself. It involves awareness, work, play, and not knowing.


This training is based on action-learning: learning by doing in a feedback-rich environment. It is highly experiential and engages the group in dialogue and exercises to awaken our understanding and capacity to work with challenging occasions, turning them to opportunities for deeper bonding and growth.

This experience weaves in live demonstrations and unique “pointing out” instructions, making the subtle group dynamics more visible to everyone. Like a sports team reviewing the last play on the sidelines, you will have the opportunity to freeze frame and zoom in and out of the group dynamics.

Lastly, because this is a training environment you will have opportunities to practice facilitating group conversations and receive real-time coaching and feedback from your lead trainers, coaches, and peers.


  1. INTEGRAL PRACTICE. The ability to seek, take, and integrate perspectives
  2. SELF DEVELOPMENT. Using your own awareness, emotional intelligence, and presence as a barometer for working with your group
  3. ATTENTION TO ENERGY. Sensing the energetic qualities in the room (more than what people say) such as coherence, differentiation, vitality, or sluggishness, in order to better serve the whole.

With a special emphasis on conversation in the culture wars because us-versus-them is one of the deadliest forces on the planet, fracturing our relationships and fragmenting our meaning-making.


  • Seeing clearly over group think
  • Creative tension over polarization
  • Meaningful expression over policing of speech
  • Flex flow over identity politics
  • Productive over damaging conflict
  • Human contact rather than ideology


  • 18 hours of live instruction, practice, and Q&A with gifted facilitators Diane Musho Hamilton and Gabriel Wilson
  • Live demonstrations with real-time commentary to make group dynamics visible
  • Sessions to practice group facilitation and receive real-time coaching and feedback
  • Access to mp3 audio files of all teaching sessions


2 1/2 DAYS
May 26 - 28, 2023
9:00 am - 5:30 pm (except May 28 when we end at 12:30 pm)

Two Arrows Zen - Artspace City Center
230 S 500 W, Suite 155, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101


You must participate in 100% of the Bootcamp (no stepping out to take a work call, etc).

The Bootcamp ends at 12:30 p.m. on the last day, so please arrange your flights accordingly. In other words, do not leave the Bootcamp early.

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$1499 USD EARLY REGISTRATION (Until March 24)

Registration is limited to 24 participants. Scholarship opportunities are available for those under 30, people of color, and those with a negative currency exchange against the US dollar.


The Real LIFE Bootcamp will process a full refund of program fee deposits, less a $250.00 admin fee, when a written request for withdrawal is received by April 28, 2023. The program will process a 50% refund of fees paid when a written request for withdrawal is received between April 29 and May 12, 2023. After May 12, 2023 if a registered participant withdraws from the Real LIFE Bootcamp there are no refunds for any reason, unless the space fills from a wait list.

The Real Life Bootcamp

Diane Musho Hamilton


I am a mediator and a meditator. Mediation deepens our relationship to oneness; mediation puts it into action. I was the Director of Dispute Resolution for the Judiciary in Utah, mediating many kinds of matters, but was recognized for my skills in facilitating the more difficult conversations. I enjoy the intimacy of conflict, and its creative potential. I began to work with Ken Wilber in 2004, and for fifteen years held transformative containers for many people interested in their own development. I teach meditation in the Soto lineage of Zen. I’ve written three books, most recently Compassionate Conversations, co-authored with Gabe and Kim.

The Real Life Bootcamp

Gabriel Wilson


I am an Integral facilitator, advisor, and co-author of Compassionate Conversations. I grew up in New York City and in Rio de Janeiro; my father is Black and my mother is White, so my life naturally led me to explore the power of radical collaboration in committed, diverse relationships. Through Stanford’s Masters program in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies (POLS) I studied design thinking, adult developmental psychology, and leadership. Recently, I founded “Freedom and Fairness”, a program devoted to helping individuals and groups enact greater freedom, fairness, and compassion. I practice Zen at Two Arrows Zen.


The venue for the Real LIFE Boot Camp is Two Arrows Zen, 230 South 500 West, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101. The location is in downtown Salt Lake City. There are many hotels nearby. If searching Airbnb, listings in the Marmalade District, Downtown listings that reference the Salt Palace and Vivint Center, or the Capitol Hill district might be fruitful. Listings that say "near Gateway" are very close.

Please arrange flights to arrive in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 25. Departing flights can be booked for an afternoon or evening departure on Sunday, May 28. The airport is about 15 minutes from the venue. Most airlines require check-in 2 hours before flight time.