True belonging--a sense of connection, freedom, and joy--is possible in any moment, in any circumstance, for anyone. However, true belonging is not a destination; it is the process of continually reconnecting to the present moment, including everything happening in our lives and in our world.
Join us for this day-long program where we will use meditation, contemplation and relational practices to explore reconnecting to ourselves and each other. Beginning by going inwards, we will establish a sense of stillness and belonging to ourselves. Connecting to the environment around us, we will create a sense of belonging to nature. And using guided relational exercises, we will cultivate a feeling of belonging to each other. Most of the day will be held in silence. Please bring a pen and journal or something with which to write.
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators. Everyone is welcome.
Sebene Selassie began studying Buddhism over 25 years ago as an undergraduate at McGill University where she majored in Comparative Religious Studies. She has an MA from the New School where she focused on race and cultural studies. She is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader (CDL4) program at Spirit Rock and continues her training with her primary teachers, Thanissara and Kittisaro. Sebene serves on the boards of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and Sacred Mountain Sangha. She is passionate about making the dharma accessible and relevant for our times and teaches regularly in New York City and nationally.