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Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself


Allowing Space for What Is: Silent Daylong for People of Color
Gina Sharpe, Sebene Selassie
Fee by donation: No registration necessary

September 22, 2013
10:00 am - 05:00 pm

Silent meditation practice is an opportunity to pause and create stillness in your life, to train and cultivate the mind and heart, and to see clearly the nature of things just as they are. In essence, to allow space for what is.

This daylong will offer extended practice of sitting, standing and walking meditation – an opportunity for deepening your personal practice within the people of color sangha.

Individual interviews with Gina will be available.

It is suggested that participants bring their lunch to maintain the meditative atmosphere and concentration. 

The daylong is open to all those who identify as people of color.


Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $50 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations are split evenly between the teacher(s) and NYI.


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Gina Sharpe Gina Sharpe was born in Jamaica and immigrated to New York at the age of 11.  After retiring from the practice of law, she co-founded New York Insight Meditation Center where she serves as Guiding Teacher. She has taught at Retreat Centers and other venues around the United States including a maximum security prison for women. She has been teaching the Dharma since 1995 and is particularly inspired by the potential and application of Dharma to transform and illuminate interpersonal and multicultural relations.

sebene selassie

Sebene Selassie Sebene Selassie is a meditation teacher and certified Integral Coach®. She has been studying Buddhism since majoring in Comparative Religious Studies as an undergrad at McGill University. For over 20 years she worked with children, youth, and families nationally and internationally for small and large not–for–profits. Her work has taken her everywhere from the Tenderloin in San Francisco to refugee camps in Guinea, West Africa. She aspires for her practice and teaching to be authentic, relational, pragmatic, and joyful.

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