Reawakening Our True Belonging
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What You'll Learn
Consider how the many global crises we are now experiencing can be heard as a call to reawaken our true belonging
Explore how gently opening to all that has been cut off in ourselves, our societies, and our ancestral lineages can be a profound gateway into deeply re-embodying our true belonging and ability to love
Be guided in a mindfulness of the 4 elements practice and directly feel the nourishing primal energies of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air circulating through your body and connecting you with the natural world
About Sebene Selassie
Sebene Selassie is a teacher & author who guides people to remember and trust their belonging. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Washington DC, she began studying Buddhism 30 years ago as an undergraduate at McGill University. She has an MA from the New School, where she focused on race and cultural studies. She offers courses, workshops and retreats online and in person and teaches on the Ten Percent Happier meditation app. Her first book, You Belong: A Call for Connection is published by HarperOne.
You can learn more about her work on her website.
About Shankari Goldstein
Shankari Goldstein is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Regenerative Black Farmer. She has spent years connecting to breath, body, strength, movement, and energy to cultivate a holistic approach to being with the land. She is a Program Manager and host of the “Inspiring Minds Series” at the Mind & Life Institute, a Certified Yoga of Recovery Instructor, and an Accessible Yoga Ambassador. An avid race and environmental activist for over a decade, Shankari is an advocate for propelling the voices of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) or the Global Majority forward to share their embodied practices and wisdom.
I gained something from each and every speaker. Thank you for giving a community that lives the way I live. Lets all continue our development.
Thank you, Sebene and Shankari, for that session reminding us of our interconnectedness.
You’re welcome. Thank you for being present and receiving….Blessings
Thank you so much so beautiful. I loved the sounds of Brooklyn NY in the background it didn’t disturb at all I just noticed with thanks. I live in the countryside in Ireland and with Covid restrictions, I long to visit a big city hopefully I will soon.
What a beautiful, peaceful, enlightening session! Thank you so much. I will do
my best to remember the four elements. 🙏❤️
Muchas gracias por esta práctica tan hermosa para conectar con lo esencial.
Saludos desde México
Thank you. That session was very relaxing and full of warmth. I also live in a big city (Montreal) and as you spoke, Sebene, I too had cars, horns, buses. They contributed to the life I was sensing as you spoke. Much gratitude to both of you!
Thanks for this warm conversation to bring home to all of us. Meditation practice at end of the day, gave me sense of belonging.
Sebene, I so resonated with connecting with the elements and your sharing on belonging. Beautiful! Thank you and many blessings!
Sebene, I so resonated with the elements meditation and your sharing on belonging. Beautiful! Thanks so much and many blessings!
Sebene and Shankari, Many thanks for this warm hearted exchange and meditation on the mindfulness of the four elements and our at oneness with them and each other. I live in a small town on the great lakes and all you said really speaks to me.
Thank you so much. The practice made me feel all four elements as such different sensations throughout my body. It broadened my feeling of being part of a much bigger world that I share with everyone. All the practices are great gifts.
Sebene Selassie, thank you for the elements of the earth meditation. We take for granted these elements and many a times forget to be grateful to them.
This was so nice. I have been listening to and enjoying these last four days so many talks, discussions and practices. I consider this my last treat from the summit and it was wonderful and beautiful. May you all be happy, safe and in peace. Namasté from the Netherlands.
Thank you both for this thoughtful presentation of a clear, simple, understanding and method of grounding our inner self and connecting with all of our peoples on the earth. I was actually listening to you while I was doing my daily aerobic excise on a Nordic Track Ski Machine. I used your flexible encouragement to apply the meditation while doing this exercise and followed you. You lead me to a very unique and enriching experience while exercising. I wish you both well.
Gracias por recordar con esta práctica que también estamos conectados con estos elementos que nos dan vida y que aquí pertenecemos, fue muy grato sentirlos.
Thank you Sebene and Shankari, for this wonderful practice on four elements. Gratitude for letting us into simple ways to connect with these elements as we go about our daily lives.
Such a beautiful meditation on the elements! I practice Chinese Medicine which uses the philosophy of the elements in our bodies but I guess it was always a cognitive approach. “Feeling” the elements gave me a new perspective. Thank you,
Thanks for noticing that us white folk are waking up this year. At the 8:55 minute mark. You should read the chapter The End of Misunderstanding, in the book Reconciliation by Thich Nhat Hahn. It may help you understand what you did there. Your beliefs give my heart space for compassion.
This was my favorite talk/practice of the whole summit. I’ve often felt a lack of connection and belonging throughout my life and this was exactly the experience I needed today on many levels. Thank you for the unique and soothing practice to connect with the elements even as I sit in my own noisy apartment. I’ll be reading your book soon!
Thank you, that was beautiful and wise
Thank you for these very relaxing, beautiful, enlightening & life changing talks!
I really, really loved this talk
Deeply, deeply thank you
Really loved this session on belonging, very enlightening. Beautiful meditation. Very grateful. What a gorgeous smile Sebene has! 💗🙏
I really appreciated this beautiful reflective engaging conversation and practice of the four elements. Heartfelt thanks to Sebene and Shankari for your connected warmth.
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to listen and learn from so many wonderful speakers.
Hope you have more of these heart-filled events- I will be there…!!!
Muchas gracias! Cada conferencia fue maravillosa.
A través de los movimiento que realizamos con el cuerpo también estamos expresando los 4 elementos.
Muchas gracias de nuevo a cada conferencista, que bonita experiencia escucharlos, realizar las meditaciones, realmente fueron 4 días maravillosos.
Abrazos de luz y amor