Postponed: Exploring the Power of the Feminine – A Daylong Workshop for Women

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Postponed: Exploring the Power of the Feminine – A Daylong Workshop for Women
with Tracy Cochran and Sebene Selassie
Saturday, March 28th, 2020 | 10:00am – 5:00pm

Due to COVID-19, this program will postponed to a future date. We will honor all requests for refunds. We recognize that the COVID-19 emergency has a devastating financial impact on all of us. If it is affordable for you to have a generous heart, please pause and consider accepting credit towards a future program, or turning your registration into a donation. Thank you!.
What is feminine power? Is it something to be acquired? Or uncovered and reclaimed? Join us for a day of meditation, writing exercises, and group sharing aimed at exploring these rich questions. What are true feminine values? And how can we have true impact and affect change in the world guided by these values?

We will explore in practice: making space for the unknown, for darkness, for receptivity and generosity. And we will explore off the cushion, remembering memories or connection to the feminine–in nature, in relationships, and within ourselves. Together we will open to a presence, a capacity for connection and the sacred that cannot be the property of any one tradition.

We will also touch our separation, making space for our cultural and social differences. Together we will explore the work we might undertake to better support and befriend one another as women. There will be time for affinity groups where people of color and white people can explore and investigate their particular experiences.

The workshop is open to all who identify as women.


Tracy Cochran

Tracy CochranTracy Cochran is an editor of Parabola magazine. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Boston Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, New York Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Psychology Today, and other publications. Her stories have been included in anthologies including The Best Spiritual Writing series; Writing for Their Lives; and Sacred Voices: Essential Women’s Wisdom Through the Ages. In addition to working in publishing and in the film industry, she is certified as a Community Dharma Leader by the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, teaching mindfulness meditation and mindful writing retreats in the greater New York area.

“All conditioned things are impermanent’ — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering.” The Buddha

Sebene Selassie

Sebene Selassie

Sebene Selassie is a teacher, author and speaker who explores the themes of belonging and identity through meditation, creativity and spirituality. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Washington DC, Sebene began studying Buddhism 30 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. For over 20 years Sebene worked with children, youth, and families nationally and internationally for small and large not-for-profits. She has been teaching classes, workshops and retreats for the past decade. Sebene is a three-time cancer survivor of Stage III and IV breast cancer. Her first book is You Belong: A Call for Connection (HarperOne).